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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
 
September 24, 2005
 
To everyone,
 
I am on the telephone right now with my friend in Louisiana.  Her mobile home was destroyed.  Her vehicle was destroyed.  No water, no food, no electricity, no money, no job, no home, no car, nothing!  But SHE DOES HAVE CHILDREN!!! 
 
I have been searching for my friend, Debbie, since the day Hurricane Katrina landed in Louisiana's southeastern region.  I have been unable to contact her by telephone.  Just yesterday I received emails from every place I posted her information only informing me that she had not been located yet.  Then she called me out of the blue tonight.  To say the least, I was happy to know she and her family are alive!!! (Barely!)
 
Her husband is with her and can not go back to work offshore (in the Louisiana oil fields).  Apparently, the company he works for sent him home the day after the hurricane made landfall.
 
I am blown away because she is telling me that FEMA, Red Cross, etc. have not been to her area yet.  It has almost been one month since the hurricane.  She is begging for me for "HELP".
 
They are forced to live in their piece of a moblie home, and it is raining inside the home as I talk to her and write you.  She can not leave because of the looters trying to steal what she has managed to salvage from her broken home.  She is telling me they are under marshall law.  Everyone in her area is carrying guns in holsters on their hip or carrying shot guns.
 
The electric company would not restore power to her mobile home because of the damage.  She was able to get a generator, but has spent ALL of her money trying to run it.
 
I called FEMA and they hung up on me a number of times; other times I was forwarded from person to person and accomplished nothing.  I call Red Cross and continued to get disconnected.  I called the Orangeburg Red Cross Office and was told that the office in Orangeburg can do nothing for anyone in Louisiana.  Can you believe that??  They can't call their national headquarters?  Why not?
 
Instead, her neighbor's daughter from Tennessee brought $800 worth of supplies collected by a Tennessee church immediately after the hurricane (as soon as people could drive to that location) and dropped it off.  That is ALL that has come to her area.
 
In one conversation with FEMA, I was directed to the Small Business Administration.  WHY???  She and her family are in dire need of EMERGENCY assistance.
 
I know how tired everyone is of hearing "Please Donate" or "Please Help".  However, my friend called me begging for help.  Now I am turning to you to help me help her.  If you can help, please contact me.
 
Michelle Pounds
CEO, Carolina Indian Heritage Association
Orangeburg, S.C.
(803) 533-4331
 

 

 
 

Don't let the United Houma Nation be forgotten !

Click here to find out how you can help by either volunteering or contributing to these noble people in their time of need.

 

 

 

3,500 Native American Hurricane Survivors need our help--

Here is an  update that I just got from Indian Country and those affected by
the  flood.

After talking with Kevin Billiott yesterday, who is with the Inter  Tribal
Council of La, he told me that the hardest hit of the Nations were the  Houma
Tribe and referred me to Brenda Dardar, who he said is the Principal Chief  of
that Tribe.

I just got off the phone with Brenda who said that 3,500  members were
displaced and would need everything in the long run. Most were  living in the
poorest places in New Orleans area. She is now in trying to locate  all tribe
members. Most tribe members were living in extended family  situations.

Most of the homes are still under water. And of course they  do not know how
long it might be before any of them could move back. Most of the  people are
in some kind of shelters.

Let me repeat this, 3,500 Native  Americans need our help.

When asked what they needed now, Brenda said,  "Number one we need all your
prayers, that is first and then perhaps something  like Walmart Cards at this
time might be very helpful, however in the future  everything would be needed
from furniture to cleaning supplies, you name  it."

She also said the only way she has been able to get any information  to
anyone was thru the various Indian Nations and Indian News. Go  figure.

So, please post this e-mail to everyone you know and ask them to  also post
it.

It is interesting how everything goes in circles as this  was one of the
tribes that we met in Washington, DC last year at the march  before the opening of
the Smithsonian's Nation Museum of the American  Indian.

For more information about the Houma Tribe please go to:
http://www.unitedhoumanation.org




If  you are able to send anything to them, they are opening up storage to put
items  in, or send a gift card if you can to: The United Houma Nation
Hurricane Relief,  20986 Hwy 1, Golden Meadow, LA 70357.

You can also contact Brenda Dardar  at:  _bdr@UnitedHoumaNation.org




Or  for further information concerning any of the Nations/Tribes you can
contact  Kevin Billiott of the Intertribal Council of LA. Please contact me for
his  contact information as I only have his cell phone number because all e-mail
is  still down at this time.

Wa Do,
Teresa


Robin Carneen  (360)766-6282...
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On Sep 7, 2005, at 9:44 PM,  littlefeatherspirit66 wrote:



I just receive word one of the churches in Little Rock Arkansas  are
housing about twenty choctaw women and children while the single 
choctaw men are staying at the fair grounds. Has there been any 
information as to which tribes are helping indian people at this time? 
Arkansas just is not the best place to be dispaced, already Conway and 
Russellville are doing mandatory background checks on those who just 
arrived. Anyone who is found to have offenses can be removed from 
conway and russellville and sent else where. These families have 
enough to deal with without being subjected to further stereotyping 
and infrigments on their civil rights. Any information will be 
helpful. Thanks!

K. Wesho-Bauer


 

 
   


Tribes need help shipping bison meat to hurricane victims

By JARED MILLER
Tribune Regional Reporter
----------------------------------------------------------------------
----------


FORT BELKNAP - The Fort Belknap tribes hit a snag this week in their
plan to slaughter 10 bison and donate the meat to victims of
Hurricane Katrina.

Coordinators of the relief effort don't have any way to ship the
estimated 5,000 pounds of meat from Montana to refugee stations in
other parts of the nation.

Tribal officials are looking for spare room in a refrigerated truck
headed to Utah, Colorado or Texas next week.

"If anybody in the state has something going that way and had some
extra space, we would appreciate being contacted," said Janice
Hawley, coordinator for the tribes' relief effort.

The Fort Belknap tribes joined others across the nation last week in
offering assistance to victims of the hurricane.

The Fort Belknap Human Services Department is stockpiling clothing,
bedding and money to send to displaced victims.

Another tribal department is collecting school supplies and
children's books to replace those destroyed in one of the nation's
worst natural disasters.

The National Congress of American Indians last week set up a relief
fund to assist tribes and their members in Alabama, Louisiana and
Mississippi.

Six federally recognized tribes are located in the three states,
which were hit by wind, rain and flooding.

NCAI President Tex Hall has called for a unification of Indian
Country to help the displaced tribes.

About 10 Fort Belknap residents offered prayers and held a pipe
ceremony Wednesday morning to prepare for the slaughter of the bison.

"To slaughter the buffalo, to do those things, is a very spiritual
thing," Hawley said.

The actual slaughter probably won't happen until the tribally owned
Little Rockies Meat Packing Plant in Malta has time to process the
meat, probably next week, Hawley said.

The animals also won't be killed until tribal officials are sure they
have a way to ship meat to the hurricane victims, Hawley said.

In addition to the transportation needs, the tribe must raise about
$1,000 for butcher paper, tape and boxes, Hawley said.

Between Havre and Malta on the Hi-Line, the Fort Belknap Reservation
is home to the Fort Belknap Gros Venture and Assiniboine tribes. The
tribes own about 600 bison, which live on the reservation.

Meanwhile, the Chippewa-Cree Tribe of the nearby Rocky Boy's
Reservation also is considering some type of hurricane relief
measures.

The Chippewa-Cree Business Committee could take up the matter on
Friday, said Councilman Jonathan Windy Boy.

Reach Tribune Regional Reporter Jared Miller at (406) 791-6573, (800)
438-6600 or at jarmille@greatfal.gannett.com

 

 
 

 

Tulsa Native Americans roll up their sleeves to help hurricane ...
Native Times -
When the Tulsa Urban League needed to quickly send supplies to their sister office in Louisiana, local Native Americans were there to help. ...
Native religious leaders respond to needs of hurricane victims Native Times
 

 

 
 
3,500 Native American Survivors of the  hurricane need our help------

Hoi,

With thanks and on request of Teresa.
Please forward far and wide.

With kind regards, Ad.
I hope this message will find you and yours in good spirit and health.

==============================================


3,500 Native American Survivors of the  hurricane need our help------

Here is an update that I just got from Indian Country  and those affected by
the flood.
After talking with Kevin Billiott  yesterday, who  is with the Inter Tribal
Council of La, he told me that the hardest hit of the  Nations were the Houma
Tribe and referred me to Brenda Dardar, who he said  is the Principal Chief of
that Tribe.
I just got off the phone with Brenda who said that  3,500 members were
displaced and would need everything in the long run. Most  were living in the
poorest places in New Orleans area. She is now in trying to  locate all tribe
members. Most tribe members were living in extended family  situations.
Most of the homes are still under water. And of  course they do not know how
long it might be before any of them could move  back. Most of the people are
in some kind of shelters.
Let me repeat this, 3,500 Native Americans need  our help.
When asked what they needed now, Brenda said, "Number  one we need all your
prayers, that is first and then perhaps something like  Walmart Cards at this
time might be very helpful, however in the future  everything would be needed
from furniture to cleaning supplies, you name  it."
She also said the only way she has been able to  get any information to
anyone was thru the various Indian Nations and Indian  News. Go figure.
So, please post this e-mail to  everyone you know and ask them to also post
it.
It is interesting how everything goes in circles as  this was one of the
tribes that we met in Washington, DC last year at the march  before the opening of
the Smithsonian's Nation Museum of the American  Indian. For more information
about the Houma Tribe please go  to:
_http://www.unitedhoumanation.org_ (http://www.unitedhoumanation.org)
If you are able to send anything to them, they are  opening up storage to put
items in, or send a gift card if you can to: The  United Houma Nation
Hurricane Relief, 20986 Hwy 1, Golden Meadow, LA  70357.
You can also contact Brenda Dardar at: _bdr@UnitedHoumaNation.org_
(mailto:bdr@UnitedHoumaNation.org)

Or for further information concerning any of the  Nations/Tribes you can
contact Kevin Billiott of the Intertribal Council of  LA. Please contact me for
his contact information as I only have his cell  phone number because all e-mail
is still down at this  time.
Wa Do,
Teresa
 

 

 

 

 

Subject: NCC: Emergency voicemail for Katrina victims and loved ones

A way for the phoneless to communicate

Air America Public Voicemail
1-866-217-6255

Air America Radio's Public Voicemail is a way for
disconnected people
to
communicate in the wake of Katrina.

Here's how it works:

Call the toll-free number above, enter your everyday
phone number, and
then record a message. Other people who know your
everyday phone number
(even if it doesn't work anymore) can call Emergency
Voicemail, enter
the
phone number they associate with you, and hear your
message.

You can also search for messages left by people whose
phone numbers you
know.

Air America Radio will leave Public Voicemail in
service for as long as
this crisis continues. You can call it whenever you
are trying to
locate
someone, or if you are trying to be found.

Obviously, for this to work, people need to know about
it so please
forward the number to as many people as you can. You
can find out more
about Katrina and the affected areas at
www.airamericaradio.com.

 

 

 

Monday, September 5- Tribes Affected By Hurricane Katrina:
Hurricane Katrina has destroyed major cities and towns along the gulf coast states. As America assesses the damage, the projected costs of clean-up and rebuilding escalates. In the midst of the devastation stories of courage, humility and unity are emerging. There are several federal and state recognized tribes along the gulf coast who were impacted. The tribes who were spared by Katrina are now stepping up to the plate to offer shelter, food and other necessities to their tribal and non-tribal neighbors. How are tribes in the area dealing with the devastation? How can you help? Guests include Brenda Dardar Robichaux, Principal Chief United Houma Nation, Frank Keel, Eastern Regional Director/Bureau of Indian Affairs, Robert Holden (Chickasaw/Choctaw) NCAI Sr. Staff, and Paula Shattuck Souther Pueblo Agency Fire Information Officer.

Donations can be sent to:

United Houma Nation
20986 Highway 1

Golden Meadow, LA 70357
(985) 475-6640

N.C.A.I. Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund
1301 Connecticut Ave., N.W
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
www.ncai.org

source: www.nativeamericacalling.com

 

For those interested in helping out our brothers and sisters who are victims

For those interested in helping out our brothers and sisters who are
victims of the recent hurricane throughout the south...I suggest you
locate a tribe you want to help...find out if they actually need help...then contact World Care and let them know of the need and ask
how you can help...then send a letter to the editor to five different
cities NOT within the affected disaster area and ask for people to
help that tribe and suggest they contact World Care to help
out...then bring the plight of the tribe to the attention of local
media and elected officials (contact info can be found at the links I
provide below)...then pass this whole message on to others so that
they can help as well

Mike Price
Wolf Clan Saco Tribe of the Abenaki Nation
_______________________________________________________________

To donate money, contribute goods or to volunteer contact:

World Care
http://www.worldcare.org/

To contact local newspapers, officials or others in the region hit by
this disaster:
http://www.politics1.com/states.htm

Or...if you want to write letters to the editors in states outside of
the crisis area...please use this link to find contact info so you
can ask others to assist tribes hit by Katrina:
http://www.hometownnews.com/
http://www.hometownnews.com/

Some contact information for Tribes affected in the wake of the
hurricane:

State Recognized:

Cherokees of SE Alabama
P.O. Box 717
Dothan, AL 36302-0717
334-671-3658

Cherokee Tribe of Northeast Alabama
(North Alabama Cherokees)
P.O. Box 1227
Scottsboro, AL 35768
205-228-4778

Oklevuaha Band of Yamassee Seminole
Tribal Office
PO Box 521
Orange Springs, FL 32182
352-546-1386

Echota Cherokee of Alabama
P.O. Box 2128
Sylacauga, AL 35150
205-338-2080

Langley Band
of Chickamogee Cherokee Indians
in the Southeastern U.S.
Alabama

Star Clan of Muskogee Creeks of Pike County
P.O. Box 126
Goshen, AL 36035
334-484-3589

United Houma Nation
20986 Hwy. 1
Golden Meadow, LA 70357
504-475-6640 FAX 475-7109

Machis Lower Creek Indian
Rt 1 708 South John St
New Brockton, AL 36351

Shawnee Nation
P.O. Box 162
Dayton, OH 45401-0162

Federal Recognized:

Jena Band of Choctaw Indians
P.O. Drawer 1367
Jena, LA 71342
318-992-2717 FAX 992-8244

Chitimacha Tribal Council
P.O. Box 661
Charenton, LA 70523-0661
318-923-4973
FAX 923-6848

Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana
P.O. Box 818
Elton, LA 70532
318-584-2261
FAX 584-2998

Miccosukee
P.O. Box 440021
Tamiami Station
Miami, FL 33144
305-223-8380 or 223-8383
FAX 305-223-1011

Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
P.O. Box 6010-Choctaw Branch
Philadelphia, MS 39350
601-656-5251 FAX 656-1992

Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
P.O. Box 350
Seneca, MO 64865
918-666-2435 FAX 666-3325

Mowa Band of Choctaw Indians
P.O. Box 268
McIntosh, AL 36553
334-944-2243

Poarch Band of Creek Indians
5811 Jack Springs Road
Atmore, AL 36502
334-368-9136 FAX 368-4502

Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe
P.O. Box 331
Marksville, LA 71351
318-253-9767 FAX 253-9791

Seminole Tribe of Florida
(aka Traditional Seminole)
6073 Stirling Road
Hollywood, FL 33024
954-966-6300 FAX 967-3486

 

LOOKING FOR FAMILY OR FRIENDS MISSING DUE TO KATRINA... i

Katrina: Missing Persons Board Open this result in new window

Hurricane Katrina missing persons forum for those looking for loved ones missing in the storm. Post pictures of someone you're looking for or give information about someone thought to be missing.

www.nowpublic.com/node/17228 Another good site:http://www.firstgov.gov/Citizen/Topics/PublicSafety/Hurricane_Katrina_Recovery.shtml#vgn-finding-loved-ones-vgn

Go to this website...

http://www.craigslist.org/

...on the left side below the calendar you will see a link highlighted
in red for Katrina Aid...on the right side there are cities in the
affected area also highlighted in red...

To find folks missing or to let folks know that you are okay if you
were caught up in this mess...you can review/post messages by clicking
on the city nearest the place where you are looking or from...then
click on the "Community" pages...there is other information available
as well...

Please pass this on to your other groups, family, friends and local
media and officials so that they may also be kept informed...
 

 

 

Seminole Tribe of Florida sends emergency crew to Mississippi Choctaw

http://indiancountry.com/content.cfm?feature=yes&id=1096411486

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SEPTEMBER 2, 2005
12:20 PM CONTACT: Congressman Dennis Kucinich

Doug Gordon (202) 225-5871

Floor Statement of Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich:
The Supplemental for Hurricane Katrina

WASHINGTON - September 2 - Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich (D-OH) gave
the following speech today on the House floor during a special session
to provide relief money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina:

"This amount of money is only a fraction of what is needed and everyone
here knows it. Let it go forward quickly with heart-felt thanks to
those
who are helping to save lives with necessary food, water, shelter,
medical care and security. Congress must also demand accountability
with
the appropriations. Because until there are basic changes in the
direction of this government, this tragedy will multiply to apocalyptic
proportions.

"The Administration yesterday said that no one anticipated the breach
of
the levees. Did the Administration not see or care about the 2001 FEMA
warning about the risk of a devastating hurricane hitting the people of
New Orleans? Did it not know or care that civil and army engineers were
warning for years about the consequences of failure to strengthen the
flood control system? Was it aware or did it care that the very same
Administration which decries the plight of the people today, cut from
the budget tens of millions needed for Gulf-area flood control
projects?

"Countless lives have been lost throughout the South with a cost of
hundreds of billions in ruined homes, businesses, and the destruction
of
an entire physical and social infrastructure.

"The President said an hour ago that the Gulf Coast looks like it has
been obliterated by a weapon. It has. Indifference is a weapon of mass
destruction.

"Our indifferent government is in a crisis of legitimacy. If it
continues to ignore its basic responsibility for the health and welfare
of the American people, will there ever be enough money to clean up
after their indifference?

"As our government continues to squander human and monetary resources
of
this country on the war, people are beginning to ask, "Isn't it time we
began to take care of our own people here at home? Isn't it time we
rescued our own citizens? Isn't it time we fed our own people? Isn't it
time we sheltered our own people? Isn't it time we provided physical
and
economic security for our own people?" And isn't it time we stopped the
oil companies from profiting from this tragedy?

"We have plenty of work to do here at home. It is time for America to
come home and take care of its own people who are drowning in the
streets, suffocating in attics, dying from exposure to the elements,
oppressed by poverty and illness, wracked with despair and hunger and
thirst.

"The time is NOW to bring back to the United States the 78,000 National
Guard troops currently deployed overseas into the Gulf Coast region.

"The time is NOW to bring back to the US the equipment which will be
needed for search and rescue, for clean up and reclamation.

"The time is NOW for federal resources, including closed Army bases, to
be used for temporary shelter for those who have been displaced by the
hurricane.

"The time is NOW to plan massive public works, with jobs going to the
people of the Gulf Coast states, to build new levees, new roads,
bridges, libraries, schools, colleges and universities and to rebuild
all public institutions, including hospitals. Medicare ought to be
extended to everyone, so every person can get the physical and mental
health care they might need as a result of the disaster.

"The time is NOW for the federal government to take seriously the
research of scientists who have warned for years about the dangers of
changes in the global climate, and to prepare other regions of the
country for other possible weather disasters until we change our
disastrous energy policies.

"The time is NOW for changes in our energy policy, to end the
domination
of oil and fossil fuel and to invest heavily in alternative energy,
including wind and solar, geothermal and biofuels.

"As bad as this catastrophe will prove to be, it is in fact only a
warning. Our government must change its direction, it must become
involved in making America a better place to live, a place where all
may
survive and thrive. It must get off the path of war and seek the path
of
peace, peace with the natural environment, peace with other nations,
peace with a just economic system."



 

 

   

 

 

     
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