The National Guard is helping out after more than two weeks of record flooding left residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation stranded, some without food, water or medicine. At the same time, dozens of residents on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation had to be evacuated—some by helicopter—to escape the threat from rising waters. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe stacked sand bags to try and protect homes and businesses. We’ll get an update from tribes dealing with the worst flooding in memory.
Stuart Redwing (Santee Sioux Nation) – secretary of the Tribal Council of the Santee Sioux Nation
Toni Bad Wound Poafpybitty (Oglala Lakota) – office manager for the 5th member Rick Gray Grass
Jake Heflin (Osage/Cherokee) – president and CEO of iTEMA
Harold Frazier (Cheyenne River Sioux) – Chairman of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
Break 1 Music: Pocupine Singers’ Song (song) Porcupine Singers (artist) Alowanpi – Songs Of Honoring – Lakota Classics: Past & Present, Vol. 1 (album)
Break 2 Music: Prayer Loop Song (song) Supaman (artist) Illuminatives (album)