The situation is Texas is absolutely abominable. But I want you to also know that this Native community in Alaska has not had water for 35 days.
It took @GovDunleavy THREE WEEKS to declare a state of emergency. Well, actually the community declared it themselves. But he still has NOT SENT ANY HELP.

He apparently believes that hauling ice from the river, polluted by nearby gold mining btw, and boiling it is 👌🏾

35 days.
Of course when the small town of Haines, AK had heavy rainfall that led to landslides this time last year, the Coast Guard was immediately sent with aide. Haines is 80% white, 10% Native.

The people of Haines have sent supplies to help Tulukvak. @GovDunleavy has not.
As of 3 days ago, the community only had 2 bottles of water per person left.

There were 14 pallets of water waiting to be flown to their airport from Anchorage. Their choice was $23K shipping or $35k shipping.

They begged the state to help them ship it. They are still waiting
Please follow @AdriftAlchemist (Tlingit Alaskan Tribe/Lakota) for updates. She has organized the relief efforts including gofundme and Amazon wishlist. She is also advocating between the tribe and the state as well as the tribe and corporate donations.…
Update: the 14 pallets of donated water made it there. 🙌🏾
@AdriftAlchemist Ugh! I meant Dakota! She’s Dakota not Lakota! DUH NOT LUH!
To be clear, I am certainly not saying the situation in Alaska is *worse* than Texas. I do not mean to make a comparison. But I hope people will be as aware of the situation that is happening there as they are of Texas. My point is only that they are *both* in crisis.

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Let me give you a quick lesson on why they can and do.
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First off, here is an article with an interview with my cousin Jasmine Anderson that will provide a lot of background. It’s two pages,
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Native American history is largely unknown in this country. Like deeply deeply misunderstood.

White people don’t know Native history.

Black people also don’t know Native history because they learned it from white people.

Please understand that.
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I have to start by explaining what the hell a Wampanoag is.
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