Pine Ridge:

Myself and many readers here have sent support to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation for years. I have been blogging and talking about the things there for a while. Yesterday I heard that Diane Sawyer’s team is going there to do a story about our friend Blossom and her eleven grandchildren who live with her in a broken down trailer. We tried to get a new trailer in there, and talked about hiring some carpenters to fix it, and we instead signed up for a Fema Trailer, which three months later we are still waiting for.
I am so happy to have had anything to do with bringing this story to the media’s attention. I hope the Diane Sawyer story brings in tons of help and support, for Blossom and for The Buffalo Boy Foundation. I appreciate the love and support of all here and all who will be coming to the aid of the Lakota People in Pine Ridge. What has happened to them makes the poor victims of Katrina look rich by comparison. The children pick through landfills to find wood to burn to keep warm. I have tried to help them as much as i could, and of course I would like to continue to be a friend and help out more, too.
I want to help them get some jobs and industry out there, which is why I always talk about allowing the indian people to grow hemp. It is such a great and useful crop and is a great money making crop as well–homes shoes and fuel, as well as food can be gleaned from it. It is not the kind of thing that people smoke, that is a different plant! We are working on ideas that I hope Diane Sawyer will help support. They have taken a few years to get the non profit status and other things we have worked on. I hope people will build on what is already in place and not just replicate it and then move on. Let’s build something there.
Blossom is a GODDESS.