Old Moles Desiree Hellegers and Roben White speak by phone with Shelly Saunsoci and Holly St. Pierre about the community health impacts of months-long flooding on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota and Indigenous-led efforts to collect and transport supplies from the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area.
For further information listen to the segment on KBOO's Wednesday Talk Radio on Climate Disruption in South Dakota with Jacqueline Keeler and Paul Roland. Jacqueline Keeler is a Diné/Ihanktonwan Dakota writer and contributor to The Nation, Yes!Magazine, Truthout, The New York Times, High Country News, and many other publications. She is the editor of Edge of Morning: Native Voices Speak for the Bears Ears and author of forthcoming Standing Rock to the Bundy Standoff: Occupation, Native Sovereignty, and the Fight for Sacred Landscapes.
Listeners can help by contacting South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem and demanding that she deploy the National Guard to assist with flood relief on the reservation: 605-773-3212.
For information on where to contribute funds, lists of supplies that are needed and where to purchase and drop them, see: https://actnative.wordpress.com/
Photo by Jacqueline Keeler.