Winter storms bury Cheyenne River Sioux in misery
South Dakota’s Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation is besieged by winter storms, “leaving about 30,000 residents in two communities without water, electricity or heat for at least a week,” and Bishop John Tarrant of the Episcopal Diocese of South Dakota has appealed for emergency relief funds.
No photos or video of sweet suffering faces. No popular vacation landscape for a backdrop. No personal connective ties. Are those the reasons the natural disaster in the Great Plains has gone below our philanthropy radar?
Keith Olbermann appeals for help:
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