Thursday, March 23, 2006

Storm Song

Fire Thunder
burns, banishes

the absence of red.
Her land,

her voice vermillion
cleansing. Ancestors

power her.
remember

Custer. watch how
she’ll dust his bones

again. ignited
we joyous

women of all nations
bleed gratitude

and hope.

Cecilia Fire Thunder, President of the Oglala Sioux plans to open a Planned Parenthood on Pine Ridge Reservation

Information about making donations was found here. Kathryn’s Livejournal But I’ll reprint the sending money, support and encouragement portion here. (Hopefully with the author’s permission.)

Please do what you can!

Oglala Sioux Tribe
ATTN: President Fire Thunder
P. O. Box 2070
Pine Ridge, SD 57770

OR: and this may be preferred, due to mail volume:

ATTN: PRESIDENT FIRE THUNDER
PO BOX 990
Martin, SD 57751

Enclose a letter voicing your support and explaining the purpose of the donation. Bear in mind, the Pine Ridge Res is not exactly dripping with disposable income, so do consider donating funds directly to the tribe as well as specifically for this effort.

ETA: Make checks out to OST Planned Parenthood Cecelia Fire Thunder. This will ensure that the funds get routed properly.

For email contact, you can contact the president at:

firethunder_president AT NOSPAM yahoo DOT com
cc:vbush AT NOSPAM oglala DOT org

That is Ms. Fire Thunder's personal email address; I have received permission to post it here. For the sake of record keeping, do cc: the listed address on all correspondence; that's her official secretary.

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