I usually don't make blog posts like this here at "Atrayo's Oracle". However since I have supported in my own small way the non profit "Changing Winds" (Link) in past Winter Warmth Fund Drives. I was very concerned when I received an email alert from their Director of Changing Winds "Ms. Christine Rose" of one casualty thus far with more expected to happen on Sioux reservation lands.
Here's is an article dated Feb. 6th 2014 of a recent fatality at the Standing Rock Reservation as reported by the staff at "Indian Country Total Media Network".
Standing Rock Sioux Woman Dies During Propane Shortage in Sub-Zero Temperatures (Link)
A Standing Rock Sioux member died from hypothermia, authorities believe, due to lack of heat during a propane shortage that recently prompted the tribe to declare a state of emergency. Nearly 90 percent of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation’s residents use propane to heat their homes, reported KFYRTV.com.Down below I'll repeat in its entirety the email alert I received from the Director of "Changing Winds" Ms. Christine Rose.
Well, it's been a while since Changing Winds put out a call for an urgent situation. Click Here for a story about how this situation is effecting the Standing Rock Reservation in South Dakota, and the same is true for Pine Ridge We have received a request from Pine Ridge to send electric heaters.
Anything you can afford would be deeply appreciated in regards to a donation. If a donation isn't possible than please Pray that the sanctity of their spirits stay warm in this unheard of Winter 2014 season.
Thank you for your support be it spiritually or financially during this period of dire need.
Vaya con Dios ye Amor. (Go with God and Love)
Namaste, Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.