Reservations With Needs
The following organizations and reservations have contacted me this week. If it is possible, please donate the following items. Send items "parcel post" as this is the cheapest way. The packages will reach their destination in appx. 5-7 days.
Giving is a two way street. If any of our members are in an emergency situation or live on a reservation that is facing critical conditions, please email me immediately. Your name will be kept confidential with me as packages can be sent "resident of" with your address.
*****TWO RESERVATIONS ARE FACING EMERGENCY SITUATIONS. THESE RESERVATIONS ARE IN NEED OF CLEAN WATER. THEIR PIPES ARE ANCIENT AND CRACKED, WHICH MAY BE CAUSING ASBESTOS PARTICLES TO FLOW INTO POTABLE WATER. THEIR DRINKING WATER IS BROWN WITH RUST. KEEP IN MIND THE MANY AILMENTS THAT WILL AFFECT OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IF THIS SITUATION IS NOT RECTIFIED IN A HURRY. ***I WILL BE TYPING UP A DONATION LETTER TO BRITA AND OTHER WATER FILTER COMPANIES TO DONATE INDIVIDUAL WATER FILTERS FOR OUR MEMBERS TO DOWNLOAD, SIGN AND MAIL. THIS IS ONLY A BANDAID, BUT IT WILL HELP UNTIL THE GOVERNMENT PAYS FOR NEW PIPING (I HAVE A PLAN ABOUT THIS!)*****
CHEYENNE RIVER RESERVATION
CHEYENNE RIVER SIOUX TRIBAL COUNCIL
GREGG BOULAND, CHAIRPERSON
P.O. BOX 590
EAGLE BUTTE, SD 57625
FON: 605-964-4155 FAX: 605-964-4151
CROW CREEK RESERVATION
CROW CREEK SIOUX TRIBAL COUNCIL
DUANE BIG EAGLE, CHAIRPERSON
P.O. BOX 50
FORT THOMPSON, SD 57339
PLEASE SEND PURIFIED WATER, SPRING WATER AND/OR GERBER BABY WATER (TO MIX WITH POWDERED BABY FORMULA)
BLEACH, PLASTIC CANISTERS, COFFEE FILTERS, TO SANITIZE AND FILTER WATER
WATER FILTERING CANISTERS
118 15TH STREET N.E.
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA 52402
ATTN: JOHN MILLER
Healing Circle is a brand new halfway house for those coming out of drug/alcohol rehabilitation facilities and those being released from prison. This is a family oriented facility which houses the person's family also to help all family members with the re-entry process.
Healing Circle is in need of the following items:
Clothing/Shoes: All sizes from infant to adult, male and female articles (please send articles that are in like new condition).
Food: All none perishables (*please see our discussion board for suggestions).
Toiletries, Grooming items (nothing containing alcohol).
Ceremonial herbs: wood, cedar, sage, sweet grass, bitter root, bear root, loose tobacco.
CALIFORNIA MEN'S COLONY
P.O. BOX 8101
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93409
ATTN: MARTY CANTU,
NATIVE AMERICAN SPIRITUAL LEADER
This is a men's prison which is in need or reading materials. Please send
books, magazines, puzzle books, bibles.
Please remember our adopted soldier fighting in Iraq. He is Native American and is circulating our petition to his entire battalion. His email address can be found on our discussion board.
All it takes is a small sacrifice from each of us to help. Give up a manicure one week, let your hair grow an extra week, give up a $5.00 coffee twice a week and that will be enough money to send a gallon of water via parcel post. Think of how good and connected you will feel with others who share our Mother Earth.
Please put yourself another's mocassins. Mentally walk a mile in them. Give with love. They are our brothers and sisters.
*****REMEMBER, NEVER SEND CHECKS OR MONEY. NOT EVER. NOT ALL PEOPLE ARE HONEST AND IT COULD WIND UP IN SOMEONE'S POCKET.*****
Lots of love and a ton of blessings to all,
star (noquisi tsisqua)