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March 22nd, 2006
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Ms. Fire Thunder and the Oglala Sioux Planned Parenthood
I called the Office of the President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of Pine Ridge, and spoke with Ms. Fire Thunder herself. (In case you haven't seen it, this is in reference to http://www.indianz.com/News/2006/013061.asp)

If you want to mail donations to the reservation, you may do so at:

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 disposeable 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.

She was frankly kind of surprised that a white girl from Seattle was calling to express support, and even more surprised that the news had spread so far so fast. She's likely to get deluged with screaming hate mail soon, so get your support in fast. Send email with good thoughts if you can't send money.

ETA: Yes, please, dear God, link it anywhere and everywhere!

ETA: OK, folks, before you all go off half-cocked, read the disclaimer. If you want to argue, do it somewhere else.

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From:kestrel127
Date:March 22nd, 2006 09:23 pm (UTC)
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That's it, I'm sending them $20. I may be the brokest of the broke that ever broke, but this is worth $20.
From:somnambulisa
Date:March 23rd, 2006 12:49 pm (UTC)
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I'm in the same boat, but together we broke people will make a difference.
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From:annathepiper
Date:March 22nd, 2006 09:23 pm (UTC)
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Q, you rock. You rock from orbit. :D This RULES.
From:tolkiencub
Date:March 22nd, 2006 09:27 pm (UTC)

You don't know me

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But you pop up from time to time on my extended /friendsfriends list.

May I link to your post directly from my journal? This is astounding, and I'd like to help get the word out.

alex
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From:kathrynt
Date:March 22nd, 2006 10:05 pm (UTC)

Re: You don't know me

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Absolutely, go nuts.
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From:hammercock
Date:March 22nd, 2006 09:37 pm (UTC)
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Awesome. Thanks for following up!
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From:dyfferent
Date:March 23rd, 2006 11:19 am (UTC)
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RAINBOW LORIKEET ♥

And yay. I'm all for this. I wonder if Ms Fire Thunder takes paypal?
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From:tangledstories
Date:March 22nd, 2006 09:38 pm (UTC)
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(here from friendsoffriends)

Thank you for this. I will write a letter of support tonight. When I get paid on Friday I will send a small donation. I was on the reservation in 2003 and was quite impressed with their way of life and how they survived.
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From:elizawrites
Date:March 22nd, 2006 09:46 pm (UTC)
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You? Are super awesome. THANK YOU for posting all this info.
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From:klingonlandlady
Date:March 22nd, 2006 09:48 pm (UTC)
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Would you recommend making checks out to Oglala Sioux Tribe?
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From:kathrynt
Date:March 22nd, 2006 10:04 pm (UTC)
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Yes, until / unless I hear differently.
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From:judith_s
Date:March 22nd, 2006 09:50 pm (UTC)
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Can I metaquote? It's not funny, but it should be shared with more folks.
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From:kathrynt
Date:March 22nd, 2006 10:04 pm (UTC)
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Absolutely.
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From:sistawendy
Date:March 22nd, 2006 10:04 pm (UTC)
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She was frankly kind of surprised that a white girl from Seattle was calling to express support, and even more surprised that the news had spread so far so fast.

I hope she weathers the approaching shitstorm. Nibs will want to hear about this.
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From:ebonlock
Date:March 22nd, 2006 10:09 pm (UTC)
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Thank you so much for posting this, they'll be getting my emailed gushing and a nice check in the mail to help support the effort. I have to say this is the first story out of SD that's put a smile on my face in a long time. Gosh it's nice to know that there's at least one president in the continental United States that I can actually admire and adore.
From:tahomapagan
Date:March 22nd, 2006 10:20 pm (UTC)
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I have reposted this on my LJ and elsewhere, and will be emailing my moral support shortly.
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From:janetmiles
Date:March 22nd, 2006 10:21 pm (UTC)
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Woo and likewise hoo! That was my first thought -- okay, my second thought -- when I read the story, was "Where can I send money?". My first thought was "GO, PRESIDENT FIRE THUNDER!"
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From:bedfull_o_books
Date:March 22nd, 2006 10:36 pm (UTC)
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Isn't the internet amazing? I, too, am going to send a note and a check to President Fire Thunder. And I have sent the information along to my sisters in my women's chorus.

Great to hear good news coming out of SD for once.
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From:filkertom
Date:March 22nd, 2006 10:42 pm (UTC)
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Hi there! I found out about this story from other LJ folk, but I got here from solarbird. I have put this on my LJ...

... and also mentioned it at Eschaton. I'll do AmericaBlog and dKos as soon as they have their evening open threads up. :)
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From:kathrynt
Date:March 22nd, 2006 10:43 pm (UTC)
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Oh bitchin.
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From:redbird
Date:March 22nd, 2006 10:46 pm (UTC)
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Should checks be payable to Oglala Sioux Tribe?
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From:kathrynt
Date:March 22nd, 2006 10:47 pm (UTC)
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That is my current understanding; I have requested confirmation.
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From:mirandaaskew
Date:March 22nd, 2006 10:49 pm (UTC)

I posted

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to the Canadian Greenspirations email list. Toronto Action for Social Change's list and the Toronto Burlesque and Vaudeville Alliance List.

Thanks.
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From:juliansinger
Date:March 22nd, 2006 10:55 pm (UTC)
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Wow. You rock.

(Linked.)
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From:blackbyrd2
Date:March 22nd, 2006 10:55 pm (UTC)

You should probably mung her address

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to cut down on spam;

firethunder_president at yahooNOSPAM dot com
cc:vbush at oglalaNOSPAM dot org

(The NOSPAM part probably isn't necessary, but the spam spiders get more creative every day.)
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From:kathrynt
Date:March 22nd, 2006 10:57 pm (UTC)

Re: You should probably mung her address

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good call! done and done.
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From:jaynefury
Date:March 22nd, 2006 11:16 pm (UTC)
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Linked to my blog
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From:lilchiva
Date:March 22nd, 2006 11:16 pm (UTC)
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Im going to repost this alright?
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From:kathrynt
Date:March 22nd, 2006 11:17 pm (UTC)
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Feel free
From:ex_mightygo
Date:March 22nd, 2006 11:21 pm (UTC)
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Linked from my journal where I was already following this story, and I've also linked to it from the comments section at Firedoglake.
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From:folkmew
Date:March 22nd, 2006 11:21 pm (UTC)
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I got here from amaebi. THANKS! Duly posted/linked to in my blog as well! Soon as we have any money to spare I'll send some (huband unemployed - ugh - no rent... hope a job comes through this week...)

Anyway - THANKS!!!
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From:shendoah
Date:March 22nd, 2006 11:25 pm (UTC)
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I followed the yellow brick road. I linked on my journal and emailed it to my non-LJ friends as well. Thank you so much for posting this info!
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From:kalmn
Date:March 22nd, 2006 11:26 pm (UTC)
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bless you. i had been absentmindedly trying to find her phone number and figure out where to send donations; thank you for doing it.
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From:yix
Date:March 23rd, 2006 03:25 am (UTC)
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Yeah, I was there too. I basically got as far as the tribe website...which still listed someone else as President. Yay for Kathrynt!
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From:browngirl
Date:March 22nd, 2006 11:45 pm (UTC)
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Thank you for this, sweetie.

(And I hope no negative consequences end up attaching to you for helping get this word out.)
From:(Anonymous)
Date:March 23rd, 2006 07:04 am (UTC)
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Does the death of innocent children count as a negative consequence in your mind?
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