Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Time to Share some of this Good News here! For Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley


I have been placing the News at 'Spirit In The Wind' and at the Theatre, 'Native Storytelling at the Movies'.

California Indians give $50k to Idaho tribe hit by fire

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.

Coeur d'Alene Tribal Council Offers $25,000 in aid to Shoshone-Paiute Tribes

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."

With some of Buffalohair's Humor



a2002v2002 said...

The problem at first was in getting the News out to the Indian Nations!!!!!!!!

As no National Network touched it!!!!!!!!!

It started with one little E-Mail to Carlos.

Then to our Blogs, Journals, Web pages and our Group Sites.

Then finally to a little Radio station in Washington State for an Hour one Thursday night.

Then finally ones paid attention to the Fire Stories coming out of Nevada.

Now TV News In Idaho is playing catch up afer it is almost over

So we have come to realize we need ONE WELL READ BLOG that will cover News of ones needing help for all to check in on! Yeah!


a2002v2002 said...

It was a  great Loss of the Paiute economic infrastructure during the fire.

You must realize the reservation is very isolated, 100 miles from the nearest town on a little two lane road, definitely off the beaten path.

The fire has ravaged their ability to be self sufficient,  killing cattle and other small industries that once supported this village.

What money they had they spent  all of it on dry ice, regular ice, bottled water and other suppies for over 1500 people when they could get through the fires.

Stories were that the Red Cross help them?

Then the Red Cross themselves said, "Oh they have everything, they don't need any help."


a2002v2002 said...

What cattle that are still alive, with  their grass lands burned to a crisp, they need to buy extra food for those cattle now!

Do you think that will come cheap? I don't think so!

Could you feed a whole town and cattle on nothing?

So even with a tight budget this will be a story in itself.

I have trouble doing mine, just for myself!