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UPDATE: Action Alert!

March 28, 2019

March 26, 2019

 

CALL TO ACTION: How You Can Help Tribal Nations in the Great Plains Hit Hard by the “Bomb Cyclone”

 

Devastating weather conditions in the Great Plains are dramatically impacting tribal nations in the region. The disaster has displaced many families, leaving them without water, power, and other critical resources. Tribal nations are working hard to address the needs of their citizens and repair infrastructure damage, but they need all the help they can get. If you would like to send monetary donations, supplies, or any other assistance, please reach out to the tribal contacts listed below.

 

(Meskwaki Nation) Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa

Tribal Contact: Tribal Response/Emergency Manager Roxane Warnell, 641-484-1914 or 641-484-3511 ext. 9588.

 

Monetary Donations: Funds can be mailed to the following address.

 

(Meskwaki Nation) Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa Tribal Headquarters

Meskwaki Nation Fiscal Department

Attention: CFO Bill Thurman

349 Meskwaki Road

Tama, IA 52339

 

Tribal Address for Supplies: Please call the tribal point of contact to verify supply needs before sending any items.

 

Meskwaki Nation Natural Resources Building

1826 340 St.

Tama, IA 52339

 

Oglala Sioux Tribe 

Tribal Contact: Director of Emergency Management, Steve Wilson 605-407-2312 or 605-867-5011

 

Monetary Donations: click here.

 

Tribal Address for Supplies: Please call the tribal point of contact to verify supply needs before sending any items.

 

Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Emergency Management

Attention: Steve Wilson

West Highway 18

Pine Ridge, SD 7770

 

Omaha Tribe of Nebraska 

Tribal Contact: Omaha Tribe Emergency Management Director, Jarell Grant 402-837-5391 ext. 174

 

Tribal Address for Supplies: Please call the tribal point of contact to verify supply needs before sending any items.

 

Omaha Tribe of Nebraska

Attention: Jarell Grant

101 Main St.

Macy, NE 68039

 

Ponca Tribe of Nebraska 

Tribal Contact: Executive Director Falon McAlpin, 402-640-6104

 

Monetary Donations: click here.

 

No Supplies: The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska does not request any supplies, only monetary donations. However, Chairman Wright has stated that any excess funds donated will be sent to other tribes in the region who need assistance.

 

Santee Sioux Nation 

Tribal Contacts:

Fire Chief, Seymour Brandt (402) 857-2302

Office Manager, Jamie Chinana (402) 857-2302

 

Monetary Donations:

To donate online to the Santee Sioux Nation Emergency Utilities Relief Fund, click here.

 

To donate via mail to the Santee Sioux Nation Emergency Utilities Relief Fund, send funds to the following address:

 

Santee Sioux Nation Tribal Headquarters

Attention: Treasure Derrick LaPointe

Emergency Utilities Relief Fund

108 Spirit Lake Ave

Niobrara, NE 68760

 

To donate via mail to Santee Volunteer Fire Department, send funds to the following address:

 

Santee Volunteer Fire Department

Attention: Fire Chief Seymour Brandt

425 Frazier Ave.

Niobrara, NE 68760

 

Tribal Address for Supplies: Please call the tribal point of contact to verify supply needs before sending any items.

 

Santee Sioux Nation

110 S. Visiting Eagle St.

Niobarar, NE 68760

 

Supplies Requested by the Santee Sioux Nation: Please call the tribal point of contact to verify supply needs before sending any items.

Bottled water

Infant and toddler supplies: diapers, baby wipes, and baby lotion

Cleaning supplies

 

Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association

In addition, the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association has also started a GoFundMe page to support the immediate needs of the impacted tribal nations in the Great Plains. You can find the online donation page here.

 

If you have any question, information, or concerns please reach out to NCAI.

 

NCAI Contact Info: Kelbie Kennedy, Policy Counsel, kkennedy@ncai.org

Last modified: March 28, 2019