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A LETTER FROM DANDELION
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Dandelion G.]

My Dear Friends...
I write to you as you are friends in many Countries. I watch, as do you, with a broken heart the pain and suffering that the people of Haiti are enduring right now. I also think we know that Haiti is the poorest Country in the Western Hemisphere, which makes this a tragedy upon a tragic situation these people live in daily.
That being said, the only other people in the Western Hemisphere that are equally as poor are some of the American Indians who live on the Reservations. The American Indians who I am highlighting here, live on the Crow Creek and are living in horrible poverty.
It shames me to think that this goes on within the borders of the United States of America, one of the more Richer Countries of this World. So to me, this is even more tragic to think, that these are our People, living in our Country, and our Country could do something about it, but fails to do so.
Haiti, as sad as it is, we have not so much control over, but to let Human Beings on our own soil suffer, now in the coldest part of the year, just tears me to pieces.
THIS IS HEARTBREAKING!
I watch as our President Obama and our two former Presidents Clinton and Bush stand up to microphones and speak of their broken Hearts on the Haitian people. This is good, I'm so glad the Haitians will get help... however at the same time, I've never seen them step up to say the same for the American Indians who live here. Indians, who are Human Beings, that are sick, that have little medical care, that are dying from the cold, from lack of water, food, and that the average life expectancy for the Indian is 48 years for men and 52 years for women! Average life expectancy is 52 years in Haiti....do you see any differance here????
So while we send millions of dollars to Haiti, and I begrudge them not one penny, our American Indians are having their electricity shut off in the coldest part of the year. Every single year the Indian is dying at an early age. Every single year the Indian suffers and yet NOTHING IS DONE ABOUT IT!

I feel like the lone voice in the wilderness
To the American People.....PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO SOMETHING!
To the People outside of this Country write to your Countries' Leaders and tell them the shame that exists with the suffering of the American Indians.
Please tell them to speak to our Leaders to tell them this is not at all acceptable.
EMBARRASS our so called Leaders...whatever it takes to help these suffering Indians that goes on year after year after year.
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VIDEOS:
Please... watch this video, you'll know what I speak about and why the petitions need signing and please write letters.
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This next video is powerful in that it gives a bit of historical context in how the Indians were treated before and how this treatment is much the same. It has not changed.
So watch PLEASE this excellent video....neither are that long.
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Take Action: PETITIONS
. ipetition: click here
. Petition by GREENSEAS: click here
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Take Action: WRITE
PLEASE, I IMPLORE YOU TO WRITE:
How about each one of us writing to the S. Dakota Governor and Legislature to let them know we are aware of the terrible plight of these people that is happening in THEIR State and obviously with their blessings as it has been going on year after year.
Let them know the WORLD IS WATCHING.
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Contact Governor Rounds
Office of the Governor

500 E. Capitol Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501
605.773.3212
EMAIL: THIS LINK OPENS THE PAGE TO FILL OUT.
http://www.sd.gov/gov/email.aspx 
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Contact the Legislative Research Council
Capitol Building, 3rd Floor
500 E. Capitol Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
605.773.3251
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Write to the President of the United States
This link will open a page to fill out your information
http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact
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AND LET THE CENTRAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
KNOW WHAT YOU THINK AND THAT YOU ARE
WATCHING THEIR HORRIBLE DEEDS.
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COMMENT FROM JENNY DOOLEY:
This Australian is shocked and dismayed and is spreading the word.
The emergency situation needs to be attended to immediately. Ensure the health, comfort and safety of the people of Crow Creek. Sack and arrest those persons leading the destruction of this community, and appoint in their place only humane, responsible, proactive people to manage CEC.
Next, compensate Crow Creek community and individuals for the broken promises, the suffering, and the loss of self-respect and civil liberties through enforced poverty.
I for one am horrified that American citizens have worked in unison over time to cause other human beings, their fellow countrymen, women & children, to be brought to survival conditions and the brink of death.

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