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A State of Emergency has been declared on the Pine Ridge Lakota “Sioux”
Indian Reservation. People have died. Many more people are at risk of
freezing to death. Another cold front is coming in, yet where is the
national media coverage?
Does the ‘Lacreek Electric Company’ – a non-Indian utility often thought
to be prejudice, care that people are suffering, since they are pulling
meters every day? (which is illegal throughout the rest of the u.s.
during the winter months).
What will Obama and the federal government do about this? While they dig
out Haitians, indigenous people right here may freeze to death. What are we going to do about it?
Help put this message out for help. The children and families of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation need our help now. It is urgent that all 40,000 residents of the Oglala Nation have electricity and propane.
Call LaCreek toll free at 800-655-9324 or (605)685-6581 to see how you can
help pay into a customer’s account, example $5 into ten customers would
require a $50 donation by you. Tell LaCreek to make sure tanks are full
for ALL area residents between the months of November to March – and to
collect any delinquent payments between April and October.
Also, check out this non-profit to see if it is appropriate for you:
Arlene Catches The Enemy 605-867-5771 Ext 13.
Tax Deductable, Non-Profit (501-c-3). She can take credit cards over the
phone: Pine Ridge Emergency Fund, C/O Economic Development Administration
PO Box 669, Pine Ridge, SD 57770-0669
And call Lakota Plains Propane at 605-867-5199 and find out what homes have elderly or children and if they need money put down on their account to be
able to have a warm home tonight.
List to assist Elders at Pine RidgeShare
Below are several Elders in the Kyle Community of Pine Ridge that are in immediate need of assistance. The contact information has been confirmed and permission has been granted to share their information with you.
There are several ways I will mention where assistance is needed and I’ll share here before I begin the information for where you can assist in paying for Propane for those who need it or to contact a local grocery store to pay for food for families who need this. Other ways of assisting the individual families will be listed with their contact information below.
To pay for propane for any individuals listed below use the information here and be sure to make your payment to the account of the individual(s) you choose to help. The propane company requires a minimum order of $120 of fuel before they will make a delivery to the individual. You can also pay for a persons propane and they will credit the individuals account so that when they do run out of any fuel they may have at the moment they can simply call and the company will deliver more.
Lakota Plains Propane (will take credit card)
Pine Ridge, SD 57770
Be sure to request a receipt and use the contact for the person you are helping to call and followup to be certain they received the help you paid for.
Kyle Grocery (will take credit card)
Owner: Liz May
Again be sure to follow up with the person you make a donation for to be sure they received the appropriate credit for purchasing food.
Elders in need are as follows:
Adolph Bull Bear
He remains in need of continued assistance for propane, his son who is disabled lives with him and he is in need of food assistance which you can contact Kyle grocery (above) to make a donation for food. He will also need help with his electric bill.
Arlene Talks (age 72)
She has a daughter and a granddaughter (age 7) who lives with her and is in need of propane and food assistance and you can contact the propane and grocery above to assist. You could also contact her for mailing address to send items for her granddaughter such as clothes, etc.
Janice One Feather (age 61)
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 44, Kyle SD 57752
For Propane Delivery give House # 307
She has two grandsons living with her. Asa Steele age 7 and Dillon Westover age 9. You can mail donations for the two boys to the mailing address above for her and if you mail by fedex, UPS, etc use the house #307 Kyle SD 57752. She is in desperate need of food assistance and propane and you can use the info for propane and grocery companies above to pay for those items.
She has two grandchildren (Boy and girl), you can contact her for an address to offer assistance in clothes, etc for the children. She is in need of Propane and food assistance and you can use the info above for both companies to assist them with that.
Lilly Mae Red Eagle (age 88)
Mailing address: P.O. Box 2, Kyle SD 57752
For propane delivery give House #HC2
She is in need of Propane and food assistance. You can use the info above for both companies to assist them with that. For deliveries by fedex, ups, etc use the house #HC2 Kyle SD 57752
Perlene Yellow Wolf (age 65 approx)
She is in need of propane and food assistance. She lives with her daughter Crystal and three children. You can use the info above for both companies to assist them with that. They have a lot of problems with pipes freezing so if anyone in the immediate area could help with this that would be greatly appreciated.
May you be richly blessed for sharing your blessings with these elders and ensuring some relief to their suffering. Please help now as the need is immediate but please remember to help again in the future if you are able to as their needs are continual. Thank you in advance for sharing your love and helping these elders.
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The Mendota community need bottled water. If you can bring some water to the community please call first. 651-452-4141 Office or 651-307-7190 Sharon’s cell. Pidamaya ye
Yes Cops were just here, electricity will be out for possibly more then 2 more weeks. Water is getting scarce. Pathwaystospirit.org is doing the best they can, they are in contact with Vice Chairman. Sad that news does not pick up on this serious matter as much as other news. I am sure there are other organizations that are trying to assist, don’t know their information. But people can go to the website and see how they can assist, they have a good track record., they assisted in tornado victims in Pine Ridge before.
On 26/1/10 6:04 PM, “kelly morgan” wrote:
Just spoke to my sister down in Eagle Butte. She said they have no water again. That the pump house flooded after the pipes froze and broke. She said that she saw the Red Cross there and that she heard that Walmart delivered a truckload of supplies. She also said that there is very little communication to the community as to what is going on. That there are members of the National Guard there and that they are doing some things. Yet there is not much communication of what is happening getting out to them in the community. They do have power right now in Eagle Butte but that REC will have to shut it off again as they continue to repair poles.
I am certain, as with my brother West of McLaughlin, that there are many without power and heat in the outer districts on Standing Rock, Cheyenne River and everywhere else in South and North Dakota where this dangerous situation is occurring. I graduated from high school in McLaughlin and have relatives on both Standing Rock and Cheyenne River. I hope that they and your brother are all safe as we enter into a very cold below zero night in this part of the country.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton considers starting a state run casino in the Twin Cities to raise money
Dayton says he would consider supporting a Twin Cities casino to raise money for Minnesota’s ailing budget, but not for a new Vikings stadium.
The former senator says a metro-area casino would raise about $200 million a year, and would bring “much needed competition” to Mystic Lake Casino, the only tribally run casino in the Twin Cities area.
The Prior Lake casino is owned by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux community.
Dayton says he wants to raise taxes on the wealthy, including tribal members who have received million-dollar casino pay-outs.
He says the money would pay for services such as public schools.
Dayton talked about the idea at a wide-ranging Capitol news conference Monday.
The former U.S. senator says a metro-area casino would raise about $200 million a year.
He says such a facility would bring “much needed competition” to Mystic Lake Casino, the only tribally run casino in the Twin Cities. The Prior Lake establishment is owned by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.
Dayton says he wants to raise taxes on the wealthy, including tribal members who have received million-dollar casino pay-outs. He says the money would pay for services such as public schools.
Dayton says he is not only considering a state-run casino but also tax increases on couples who make more than $150k.
After a news conference last week in which he ducked most reporters’ questions, DFL gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton reappeared at the Capitol on Monday with more details about his campaign.