Stop Moping! Time To Act!

Okay people, the time to be moping around and fearful is OVER!  When have we Americans not helped someone in need?  We now have a disaster that has and is still occurring inside the borders of the United States.  What?  You did not hear about it on CNN?  You are not going to be hearing about this disaster on any MSM in the United States.  Here’s why…it concerns the Lakota Nation in South Dakota and the blizzard on November 7th.

It is time to get out your credit cards and send aid to Americans!  Go here; you can read the rest of the article after you do that.  Thank you in advance for whatever help you may be able to give, and you may be surprised at how much better you feel afterwards!!!  Bloggers, please repost this and leave a link everywhere you go!

On November 7th, a blizzard of epic proportions hit South Dakota.  According to the AP:

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — As snowfall neared 4 feet in the Black Hills and winds gusting higher than 50 mph continued to howl, state officials had a simple message for anyone thinking of trying to drive in western South Dakota’s blizzard: Don’t.

The storm already has dropped 45.7 inches of snow near Deadwood, in the northern Black Hills. Reports of 10 inches to 2 feet of snow were received from many West River counties. In some towns, residents reported drifts were blocking their doorways, and in the southwestern corner of the state, 20-foot snowdrifts were reported on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

What has was not stated and has not been written about is what is contained in an email I received:

It is not often I send something like this out, and am sad to have to do so.
However, anything any of you can do would be great, mention it on your radio
shows and blogs, call and help or even call the state reps. and committee of
indian affairs…Here is the email I got,,,

Where is the Red Cross?  Where is FEMA?  Where is the National Guard?
The Lakota Reservation in South Dakota has been struck with a huge,
early season snow storm. Elderly people are without propane, there is
a great lack of food, medicine and warm winter clothing.

According tho the president of the Reservation, the State of South
Dakota is doing almost nothing. The roads are still not plowed and
people are dieing.

They need our help in way of wood, propane, warm winter clothing,
food and assistance with plows.

If you are in the area and have the heart to help these folks, go to
the Porcupine School or call 605-867-1111.

If you can, send money, call and get details on arrangements. If you
can send materials, as this is going to be a long winter for the sick
the elderly and the children, the address is

Republic of Lakotah
P.O. Box 99
Porucupine, SD 57772

Winters are brutal in this area, and this one is worse than they can
deal with. Any and all help will be remembered by the people for
their entire lives, and lives is what this is about.

Please, with our Holidays coming, help these people NOW while we can
still help. People are dieing right now.

Feel free to contact John for more information.

John Stroebel
PO 166 Centennial Wyoming 82055
307-745-3493

or this from the Republic of Lakota website and Russell Means (because the tribal leaders are missing):

STATE OF EMERGENCY

INTERNATIONAL DISASTER DECLARATION

info@republicoflakotah.com, 605-867-1025

RE: Oglala Sioux Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
STATE OF EMERGENCY

Governor Michael Rounds of South Dakota has declared the State a disaster area. However, Indian Reservations are NOT included in the declaration.

I, Russell Means, due to the total absence of Tribal Government and its leadership, and as candidate for Tribal President and Chief Facilitator of the Republic of Lakotah, am declaring an INTERNATIONAL STATE OF EMERGENCY.

The reason for this declaration is two-fold: 1) The current life-threatening severe weather conditions and 2) The ongoing genocidal policies of the United States Government that still remain unaddressed:

  • Unknown thousands are still stranded by high snow drifts for 3rd straight day.
  • Unknown number of people without heat and/or electricity.
  • Impassable road conditions preventing emergency services and propane deliveries.
  • Confirmed fatality due to inability to get to dialysis treatment. Status of other dialysis patients is unknown.
  • Second fatality bled to death due to no emergency services.
  • Tribal President Steele and Vice President Brewer’s whereabouts unknown as reported by Officers of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (B.I.A.).
  • Officers rescue mother with new born and 2-year old child from heatless home.
  • Tribal Police dispatch unable to determine road conditions.
  • Wide-spread telephone service interruptions.
  • Hardest hit is the eastern portion of the Reservation, which includes Pass Creek, Eagle Nest and Medicine Root Districts. Also Red Shirt Table, Cuny Table, Slim Buttes,Oglala and Porcupine communities.
  • Unconfirmed reports of National Guard due to arrive today.

Genocidal Results of the Failed American Indian Policies of the United States Government:

MORTALITY:

  • Lakotah men have a life expectancy of less than 44 years, lowest of any country in the World (excluding AIDS) including Haiti.
  • Lakotah death rate is the highest in the United States.
  • The Lakotah infant mortality rate is 300% more than the U.S. Average.
  • One out of every four Lakotah children born are fostered or adopted out to non-Indian homes.
  • Diseases such as tuberculosis, polio, etc. are present. Cancer is now at epidemic proportions!
  • Teenage suicide rate is 150% higher than the U.S national average for this group.

POVERTY:

  • Median income is approximately $2,600 to $3,500 per year.
  • 97% of our Lakotah people live below the poverty line.
  • Many families cannot afford heating oil, wood or propane and many residents use ovens to heat their homes.

UNEMPLOYMENT:

  • Unemployment rates on our reservations are 80% or higher.
  • Government funding for job creation is lost through cronyism and corruption.

HOUSING:

  • Elderly die each winter from hypothermia (freezing).
  • 1/3 of the homes lack basic clean water and sewage while 40% lack electricity.
  • 60% of Reservation families have no telephone.
  • 60% of housing is infected with potentially fatal black molds.
  • There is an estimated average of 17 people living in each family home (may only have two to three rooms). Some homes, built for 6 to 8 people, have up to 30 people living in them.

DRUGS AND ALCOHOL:

  • More than half the Reservation’s adults battle addiction and disease.
  • Alcoholism affects 9 in 10 families.
  • Two known meth-amphetamine labs allowed to continue operation. Why?

DISEASE:

  • The Tuberculosis rate on Lakotah reservations is approx. 800% higher than the U.S national average.
  • Cervical cancer is 500% higher than the U.S national average.
  • The rate of diabetes is 800% higher than the U.S national average.
  • Federal Commodity Food Program provides high sugar foods that kill Native people through diabetes and heart disease.

INCARCERATION:

  • Indian children incarceration rate 40% higher than whites.
  • In South Dakota, 21 percent of state prisoners are American Indians, yet they only make up 2% of the population.
  • Indians have the second largest state prison incarceration rate in the nation.
  • Most Indians live on federal reservations. Less than 2% of Indians live where the state has jurisdiction!


THREATENED CULTURE:

  • Only 14% of the Lakotah population can speak the Lakotah language.
  • The language is not being shared inter-generationally. Today, the average age of a fluent Lakotah speaker is 65 years.
  • Our Lakotah language is an Endangered Language, on the verge of extinction.
  • Our Lakotah language is not allowed to be taught in the U.S. Government schools.
  • Since our government is not helping the Lakota Nation that was placed on this reservation:

    How to Send Relief Aide

    1. Food and Clothing can be sent to:

    Relief
    T.R.E.A.T.Y. SCHOOL
    P.O. BOX 99
    444 Crazy Horse Drive
    Porcupine, SD 57772

    2. Republic of Lakotah Emergency Propane for the Elderly:

    can be purchased directly from Lakotah Plains Propane via Mastercard/Visa at: 605-867-5199 . Via mail to P.O. Box 1994, Pine Ridge, SD 57770

    3. Send Contributions of Relief Aide to T.R.E.A.T.Y. Total Immersion School

    3 thoughts on “Stop Moping! Time To Act!”

    1. Clyde,
      Mahalos for stopping by and many more if you post something about this on your great site!! Time for us to lead and set an example!

      Diamond

    2. Great minds think alike. Now that we are getting the attention of the coalition, I am writing a short series of posts at Oh my valve and the Confluence on the past and future of Lakotah. It’s not every day you get to witness and support the birth, er…rebirth of a nation.

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