Gil Birmingham, Chaske Spencer, Julia Jones, Boo Stewart, and Justin Chon all appear in this PSA that is trying to raise awareness of the devastating plight of those on the Lakota Sioux, South Dakota Reservation. Theirs is an interesting approach as you’ll see in the video. They don’t need your money; what they need is for you to pick up the phone and call your congressperson or write to them.
According to the Shift the Power to the People website:
“South Dakota’s Lakota Sioux- Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe 2010 Crisis
- February 1st, 2010 Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe has declared state of emergency after severe ice storm devastates reservation
- Storm topples more than 3000 power poles
- 13,000 people without power, heat and water”
You can find full details on how this situation came to be here, and there is an easy contact your congressperson connection here.