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THE OGLALA SIOUX TRIBE
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OGLALA SIOUX TRIBE DISASTER RELIEF
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In response to a historic winter storm and flooding in 2019, Th Oglala Sioux Tribe has created a focal point for emergency relief information. We work hard alongside our volunteers to help the Oyate with information, support, services, and a means to access in our area. Our work is dedicated to funding and delivering charitable services and goods. We strive to inspire and improve the lives of those who need assistance in times of emergencies and natural disasters.
The Oglala Sioux Tribe has been working to provide relief and recovery to the members effected by 2019's Winter Storm Ulmer in March. The resulting flooding and road destruction has created a state of emergency for the OST as many of our tribal members have been displaced, many left without home or belongings.
The donations received are earmarked for the recovery efforts being conducted by several tribal programs including the Emergency Management System and Road Maintenance. Nearly all of the heavy equipment that the tribe owns and utilizes year round has been damaged or destroyed further hindering the recovery effort. Man power is at an all time low with many employees unable to leave their property or being needed at their own homes to assist their families and communities.
The generosity being shown from across the country has been tremendous; caravans of cars and trucks and trailers filled with much needed donated items have been pulling onto the reservation daily and are greatly appreciated. However, the need for the vehicles and equipment to access those tribal members who most need these items is critical. There are still families who have not been reached since March 13 with much more than water and some food items due to the impassability of the roads.
Every donation is appreciated and is applied directly and solely to the Rescue and Recovery effort.
DECLARATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY
For the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota, due to severe winter weather, severe flooding, and blizzard conditions.
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Oglala Sioux Tribe
PO Box 2070 Pine Ridge, SD 57770
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Alexandra Jacobo / NationofChange / News Report - March 26, 2019
On Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, thousands of Native Americans are stuck in what is being labeled as a “state of emergency” and a “humanitarian disaster”, flooding resulting from an overwhelming amount of melted snow.
By Blake Nicholson ASSOCIATED PRESS APRIL 09, 2019
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) —
The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, one of the poorest areas in the nation, is bracing for another major winter storm and the prospect of renewed flooding that is also forecast to hit a wide swath of the Plains and Midwest just a month after the last weather blast.
By Cristal Campos | Posted: Sat 4:12 PM, Mar 30, 2019
PINE RIDGE, S.D. (KOTA TV) - Problems in Pine Ridge continue with blocked roads and water issues, but organizations are bringing in donations to help in any way they can. Some of these organizations are sending semi-trucks from out of state.
Posted: Tue 3:35 PM, Mar 26, 2019 | Updated: Tue 3:49 PM, Mar 26, 2019
PINE RIDGE, SD- Flooding that has hit parts of the Midwest hard has nearly paralyzed an American Indian reservation in southern South Dakota.
April 3rd, 2019
PINE RIDGE INDIAN RESERVATION —
With South Dakota still in crisis following destructive flooding nearly three weeks ago, Oglala Sioux (OST) Tribal Chairman Julian Bear Runner said Tuesday that the people living on the Pine Ridge Reservation have gone without federal aid for too long.
If you or your family are in immediate danger, please call 911. Shelters are being implemented and organized in response to flood waters surrounding homes. Contact your CAP Office/Service Center for more information. The South Dakota National Guard is being deployed to the Pine Ridge Reservation and will be setting up portable water tanks in the communities without water.
For the most up to date information follow the OST Emergency Management page on Facebook, along with the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s Facebook Page for other information.