US: Indigenous Lakota women face harsh winter wrath under climate change
Pine Ridge, South Dakota: U.S. Oglala Sioux Lakota Elder women and families suffering from severe poverty are bracing themselves to face a harsh winter season spurred on by climate change this year, according to NOAA – the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
November 2, 2010 Lys Anzia – Women News Network – WNN
I am glad you brought this up. Questions of poverty are too important to be ignored. As I am reading this, winter is mostly over. Even on the Plains, but it returns soon enough. On the Navaho reservation, some churches are fairly active with providing water and other necessities for old and often isolated people. Some even put up volunteers and outsiders to do this work. Something to consider for the Dakotas?
Everything happens for a reason that only the Great Spirit knows and we wonder about.
I contribute regularly to the Sioux Nation Relief Fund, which is an organisation which provides help to the most vulnerable, the children and old people, providing them with hot meals and firewood during the winter months.
In my body, in my blood runs the spirit of the buffalo. Arvol Looking Horse.