Update on Disaster Declaration

November 19, 2008 by  
Filed under Humanitarian Relief, News


Three elders all found safe:

  1. Sofia Romero, age 98
  2. Emme Zimiga, age 96
  3. Amanda Milk, age 80

    INTERNATIONAL DISASTER DECLARATION – PART I

    November 17, 2008 by  
    Filed under Humanitarian Relief, News

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    Republic of Lakotah
    help@republicoflakotah.com
    605-867-1111

    RE: Twelfth Day of Snow Emergency

    Many hundreds of American Indians still snowbound and without electrical power or water on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

    Sofia Romero, age 98, snowed in, no power, no water, food situation unknown.

    Emme Zimiga, age 96, snowed in, no power, no water, food situation unknown.

    Amanda Milk, age 80

    STATE OF EMERGENCY

    November 8, 2008 by  
    Filed under Humanitarian Relief, News

    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