8.11.2013

Zainnia Vegas and Her Lakota Grandmother Blackwolfe

Photo: Me and my Grandma Blackwolfe!  <3 this woman to the end of the world and back!  A TRUE Lakota warrior woman!
Zainnia Vegas (left) is with beloved Lakota grandmother Blackwolfe on the prairie in South Dakota. Born to Irish/Blackfoot and Puerto Rican parents, Zainnia traces her Borikua heritage on her mother's side to the early migrations of Puerto Rican farmworkers and merchant marines to California and Hawaii -- where she still has family. She's never been to Boriken, but Ziannia is very proud of her Taino heritage.