Lakota Nation Elders STILL In Urgent Need Of Heating Assistance
November 22, 2010
Pine Ridge, South Dakota, Lakota Nation
Cante Tenza, the Strong Heart Warrior Society of the Lakota Nation is issuing a second emergency appeal for heating assistance for a group of 13 traditional Elders on Pine Ridge, Reservation in South Dakota.
Lakota Grandmothers and Grandfathers are in dire need of propane heating fuel and small electric heaters for the winter. Already, temperatures are plunging below zero, and just last night a foot and a half of snow fell on Pine Ridge.
At the same time, these Elders, many who speak limited English, have been denied assistance from Oglala Tribal Government due to racist requirements in the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.
These are the same Grandmothers who stood against tribal government a few weeks ago and nearly went to jail defending the children. Some in Tribal Government may be using their influence to withhold money from these Grandmothers who stood for justice and tradition.
Cante Tenza needs emergency donations to buy propane for these Elders. We also need small electric heaters or gift cards to buy heaters at Home Depot or Walmart.
As Strong Heart does not have a bank account in our name, please address all checks and donations to Cante Tenza Headsman Duane Martin Sr. at:
Duane Martin Sr.
c/o Strong Heart Warrior Society Elder Care
Hill City, South Dakota 57745
Duane Martin Sr. can be reached at 605-454-0449 if you need additional information or verification.
Thank you for your donation! It is both needed and appreciated!
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Cante Tenza Okolakiciye - Strong Heart Warrior Society
Free & Independent Lakota Nation
Hill City, South Dakota, 57745
605-454-0449 or 605-517-1547
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Cante Tenza Okolakiciye also known as the Strong Heart Warrior Society of the Lakota Nation is an ancient Lakota warrior society as well as a broad-based civil rights movement that works to protect, enforce and restore treaty rights, civil rights, and sovereignty of Native people and their communities across Turtle Island.
In addition to activist efforts to protect the land and people, each year Cante Tenza collects and freely distributes shoes, winter coats, school supplies, food, and other support to Oglala Lakota elders, children and families.
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