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Old 09-09-2005, 05:29 PM   #1
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Here's how to help tribes affected in Hurricane Katrina.

Dear Friends and Family,

I'm currently the Director of Development for the
National Congress of American Indians (NCAI). NCAI is
the oldest and largest Indian organization in the U.S.
and we represent more than half of the country's
American Indian tribes.

Immediately after we received word of the Hurricane
Katrina disaster, NCAI created a fund to help the
Indian tribes in Louisianna, Mississippi and Alabama
who were affected. Let me tell you that American
Indian
tribes are consistently overlooked and always the last
to receive any assistance, if any. On Friday, we
talked with a representative from one Indian tribe who
said the homes and land every tribal member in their
community was completely demolished, it was very sad.

The money from the NCAI Hurricane Disaster Relief Fund
will go directly back to those tribes affected so that
they may rebuild their communities. If you or your
family is interested please make a donation, the
information is below.

May you always walk in beauty and may the creator
bless you.

Sincerely,

Mellor C. Willie
Director of Development
National Congress of American Indians

NCAI Hurricane Relief Fund:
National Congress of American Indians
1301 Connecticut Ave, NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 466-7767 (phone)
(202) 466-7797 (fax)
[email protected]
http://www.ncai.org

Write "Hurricane Relief" on check. Donations will go
to the tribes in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

United Houma Nation
Hurricane Relief Fund
20986 Hwy 1
Golden Meadow, LA 70357
Tribal Office Phone Number
985-475-6640
http://www.unitedhoumanation.org

Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
http://www.choctaw.org

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana
http://www.tunica.org

Poarch Band of Creek Indians
Working website or contact info?

Jena Band of Choctaw Indians
http://www.jenachoctaw.org

Sovereign Nation of the Chitimacha Tribe
http://www.chitimacha.com

The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana
http://www.coushattatribela.org
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Subject: 3,500 Native American Hurricane Survivors need our help~

From:
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Subject: 3,500 Native American Hurricane Survivors need our help--

Here is an update that I just got from Indian Country and those affected by the flood.

After talking with Kevin Billiott yesterday, who is with the Inter Tribal Council of La, he told me that the hardest hit of the Nations were the Houma Tribe and referred me to Brenda Dardar, who he said is the Principal Chief of that Tribe.

I just got off the phone with Brenda who said that 3,500 members were displaced and would need everything in the long run. Most were living in the poorest places in New Orleans area. She is now in trying to locate all tribe members. Most tribe members were living in extended family situations.

Most of the homes are still under water. And of course they do not know how long it might be before any of them could move back. Most of the people are in some kind of shelters.

Let me repeat this, 3,500 Native Americans need our help.

When asked what they needed now, Brenda said, "Number one we need all your prayers, that is first and then perhaps something like Walmart Cards at this time might be very helpful, however in the future everything would be needed from furniture to cleaning supplies, you name it."

She also said the only way she has been able to get any information to anyone was thru the various Indian Nations and Indian News. Go figure.

So, please post this e-mail to everyone you know and ask them to also post it.

It is interesting how everything goes in circles as this was one of the tribes that we met in Washington, DC last year at the march before the opening of the Smithsonian's Nation Museum of the American Indian.

For more information about the Houma Tribe please go to: http://www.unitedhoumanation.org


If you are able to send anything to them, they are opening up storage to put items in, or send a gift card if you can to: The United Houma Nation Hurricane Relief, 20986 Hwy 1, Golden Meadow, LA 70357.

You can also contact Brenda Dardar at: [email protected]


Or for further information concerning any of the Nations/Tribes you can contact Kevin Billiott of the Intertribal Council of LA. Please contact me for his contact information as I only have his cell phone number because all e-mail is still down at this time.

Wa Do,
Teresa


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On Sep 7, 2005, at 9:44 PM, littlefeatherspirit66 wrote:


I just receive word one of the churches in Little Rock Arkansas are
housing about twenty choctaw women and children while the single
choctaw men are staying at the fair grounds. Has there been any
information as to which tribes are helping indian people at this time?
Arkansas just is not the best place to be dispaced, already Conway and
Russellville are doing mandatory background checks on those who just
arrived. Anyone who is found to have offenses can be removed from
conway and russellville and sent else where. These families have
enough to deal with without being subjected to further stereotyping
and infrigments on their civil rights. Any information will be
helpful. Thanks!

K. Wesho-Bauer

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