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Associated Press - July 31, 2007 9:44 AM ET
DUCK VALLEY, Idaho (AP) - American Indians in California are chipping in $50,000 to the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation to help them recover from the 1,000-square-mile Murphy Complex Fire.
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, whose homelands are located in Southern California, said they struggle with wildfire at home so they're aware of its devastating effect.
Chairman Henry Duro of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians says, "When we heard of the conditions that our brothers and sisters from the Duck Valley Reservation were having to endure, our first thought was, 'How can we help.' "
The Duck Valley reservation spent a week without power, causing many of its 1,700 tribal members to see food supplies spoil in freezers.
Kyle Prior, the Shoshone-Paiute tribes chairman, says he's also working with federal Indian agencies to help soften the blow.
TheMurphy Complex fire is about 98% contained, but has consumed an area the size of Rhode Island.
July 31, 2007 03:57 PM
DUCK VALLEY, Idaho - The Coeur d'Alene Tribe has given $25,000 in aid to the Shoshone-Paiute Tribe of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation after the 1,000-square-mile Murphy Complex Fire damaged transmission and power lines, along with significant areas of the Shoshone-Paiute reservation.
"The Coeur d'Alene Tribal Council stands ready to support members of our Idaho tribal family," said Coeur d'Alene Tribal Chairman Chief Allan. "After the community spent a week without power, and after learning about the devastation caused by this massive wildfire, we hope to provide some comfort to those in need."
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