Camp MniLuzahan & Creek Patrol Response

Camp MniLuzahan & Creek Patrol Response

On October 16, 2020 The Luzahan Creek Patrol set up some Tee Pees to help the unsheltered Indigenous Brothers and Sisters in Rapid City. The Rapid City Police department raided the camp, six people were arrested and released that Saturday  morning. The Luzahan Creek Patrol sought permission from the Pine Ridge, Rose  Bud and Cheyenne River Tribe to set up a camp for the unsheltered outside of  Rapid City.

They have made a call for help in supplying the camp. #LandBack

We answered that call and are organizing a fundraiser and Covid-19 testing supplies. Thank you to NextGen Laboratory for your help to supply needs to the camp, Pine Ridge, Rosebud and Cheyenne River.

Learn more from the NDN Collective reporting on Camp Mni Luzahan.

Blue Bird Flour Donations

Please help our relatives by providing quality flour. The next time you visit the Native American Trading Post, buy an extra bag of flour, and leave the donation at the store. We will pick up the donations and hand deliver them to the camp.

Native American Trading Post – 3971 S Redwood Rd, West Valley City, UT 84123

Camp Needs

Camp supplies wish list can be found here. Please donate Kitchen items before other supplies if possible.

Contacts for drop off locations:
​Salt Lake City Area – Lindsay Beebe (860) 490-7828 
Utah County – Dave John (801) 420-7288 (Please leave a message)
​Green River, Wyoming – Tomacita Ranger Becenti (307) 871-6131 ​

Support

Camp Mniluzahan needs volunteers, meals, security, first aid, medical support, monetary donations, and legal funds

​Visit their site to learn more about how you can help.​

Pandos MMIW+ Utah Michelle Brown Addresses Bountiful High Mascot

“Imagine googling the simple phrase “high school mascot.” An array of silly animal costumes from every beast imaginable begin to populate the screen. In addition to all the beasts used for entertaining crowds at sporting events and assemblies, picture a lone Native American more popularly known as “a Brave” at Bountiful High School.

Now imagine being a Native American from any tribe living in Utah, with the full understanding that the people in positions of power believe their portrayal of your race belongs among the lineup of the mascot beasts. It’s not a humanizing feeling.”

Read more of Michelle’s article published in the Salt Lake Tribune. 

 

Utah Public Radio HB116

“The passage of HB 116 is a significant step to confronting this problem, but it is only a part of the overall work being done by groups and individuals on this issue. 

Michelle Brown is the Chairperson for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Utah, a group working under the umbrella of PANDOS, a non-profit grassroots activism organization. She describes work that supports families and educates the public about individuals who are missing or who have been murdered. “

Read the entire article for more information and comments from Representative Angela Romero.