Sep 11, 2022 | Our Unsheltered Relatives, Sovereignty
Camp Last Hope organized by Pandos leaders Dave John and Carl Moore reported by Audrey Lockie.
“…O.U.R’s (Our Unsheltered Relatives) is not just about feeding people—it’s also being there for people, acknowledging them [and] letting them voice whatever they have to voice.”
Around one year ago, O.U.R’s blossomed from a different catalyst. Moore and fellow Pandos Co-founder Dave John had helped set up and maintain Camp Last Hope, a westside campsite that hosted over 200 unsheltered residents until the city shut the camp down in February of 2021. Specifically, Moore and John would serve food at the camp on weekends and rejected the push to cease their services…”
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Feb 1, 2021 | Our Unsheltered Relatives
Dave John, treasurer of PANDOS and weekend chef at Camp Last Hope, connected the inception of Camp Last Hope to the closing of the Road Home in 2019.
“I hope the city [and] the state kind of look at the problem we have which they caused,” John said. “I remember delivering to the Road Home, and even though there were still people out there, at least they still had like 450 beds. But when they closed that down, it just made a big problem.”
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At Camp Last Hope, community protects unsheltered people
Oct 16, 2020 | Our Unsheltered Relatives, Solidarity
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.
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 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
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.