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**SHOTS FIRED AT PINE RIDGE SierraTimes.com has just received late word that shots have been fired at or near the Pine Ridge Tribal Offices. According to John E Hussman, KILI Radio has confirmed the shots, with reports of at least one person wounded at this time. This office has received at least one independent phone call stating the same information. The shots were reportedly fired at approximately 1:07 MT. Floyd Hand is now en route to the scene. Those monitoring the situation have asked that this information be forwarded to all media outlets. WE REPEAT: SierraTimes.com has just received late word that shots have been fired at or near the Pine Ridge Tribal Offices. Stay tuned to SierraTimes.com for more information as it develops. J.J. Johnson EMAIL, 1/26/00 11:21:17 AM Pacific Standard Time: This was just confirmed on KILI radio. This is all that is known now and hopefully, more information will be obtained before too long. Chief Oliver Red Cloud and Harvey Whitewoman have issued a callup of all Tokala's and have the Tribal Office in lockdown. FOX, Black Hills Not many answers in reservation homicide A Wanblee man is dead and federal authorities are investigating a homicide on the Pine Ridge Reservation. It happened in Kyle, according to the FBI. Agents say an arrest has been made, but they won't release any other information. According to the Rapid City Journal, a juvenile in is custody in the homicide, but federal prosecutors will neither confirm nor deny that. The Journal reports that the man killed is Richard R. Meat Randall, of Wanblee. Federal Prsecutors say they can't release information when a juvenile is involved. If the child is bound over to adult court, then the case becomes a matter of public record. Wed Jan 26, 2000 EMERGENCY Talking to Pine Ridge, SHOTS BEING FIRED. Tokala HIT! EMERGENCY CALL UP!!! EVERYONE APPEAR!!! NEED HELP IMMEDIATELY!! SUPPORT QUICK AND FAST!!! AT least 12 Shots Fired so far-as of 1:07am Mountain Time. I am ON my Way UP! Floyd Hand Pass Far and Fast... Send to all Press Agencies Emergency help needed. Wadv Wild Horse POST IMMEDIATELY JANUARY 26, 2000 The Grass Roots Oglala Lakota Oyate met at 2:00 AM after a Tokala was shot. The Tokala had left the perimeter without permission after receiving strict orders not to leave his post. The Tokala will be dealt with by leaders of the Tokala Society upon his return. Therefore we respect our fellow brothers and to call a standby alert due to the fact that we have elders, children and handicapped persons in the tribal building. Presently, the situation is under control and we'll update all out information as we continue to monitor the building. Mitakuye Oyasin IN UNITY, FLOYD HAND As with all posts concerning Pine Ridge forward to all interested parties in it's entirety Wadv Wild Horse
-- J (email@example.com), January 26, 2000
Vanna, I would like to buy a paragraph, please.
-- Crosseyed (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 26, 2000.
-- (@ .), January 26, 2000.
Just a neat bit of trivia and to show that the world is so very small...
Vanna White was my babysitter when I was growing up.
-- Jay (email@example.com), January 26, 2000.
Thanks for the update.
Visit the Grass Roots Oyate Website:
-- Diane J. Squire (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 26, 2000.
It is 2130hrs, Jan 26, and I just checked Wild Horse's site. I was unable to find anything about shooting. I have received several updates from Ishgooda on various topics, but nothing indicating shooting at Pine Ridge.
I'd like to see some more confirmation of this story.
-- gene (email@example.com), January 26, 2000.
STANDBY ALERT -- JANUARY 26, 2000
The Grass Roots Oglala Lakota Oyate met at 2:00 AM after a Tokala was shot. The Tokala had left the perimeter without permission after receiving strict orders not to leave his post. The Tokala will be dealt with by leaders of the Tokala Society upon his return. Therefore we respect our fellow brothers and to call a standby alert due to the fact that we have elders, children and handicapped persons in the tribal building.
Presently, the situation is under control and we'll update all out information as we continue to monitor the building.
Mitakuye Oyasin IN UNITY, FLOYD HAND
2:30am CST -- January 26, 2000
OCCUPATION PEOPLES' SECURITY MEMBER SHOT!!!!!
I just received a call from my relatives in the Red Cloud Tribal Building in Pine Ridge, SD......My father-in-law, Chief Oliver Red Cloud, and many of my family members are among the occupation People there......they were supposed to have a meeting tonite between the Grass Roots Oyate and the Tribal Council, monitored by the US Justice Dept Representative, but I was told that none of the Council members showed up for the meeting. After the meeting was over, one of the Tokalas - the Traditional warrior society, who are acting as Security for the Occupation People -- was on his way back from the area where they are having to park their cars, about half a block away from the Red Cloud Tribal Building, when he was shot in the leg by an unknown assailant. He has been taken to the hospital, his current condition is unknown. The Police are swarming all over at the moment, attempting to both protect anyone else from getting hurt and to find the assailant. There has been word coming out over the scanners that a second person has been shot as well, and at the moment "rumor" has it that the second person shot may have been the BIA Superintendent, Robert Ecoffey, who was on his way to the Tribal Building after hearing of the first shooting, however this has not yet been confirmed. I am awaiting further word.....
I have been told by my sister-in-law that word has gone out calling for any and all Tokalas from other Reservations to come to the aid of the Occupation People as Security Forces. It is not known at this moment exactly what the future will bring....
Again, I will ask for your Prayers for the People......the Grass Roots Oyate is comprised of many elders, including my father-in-law and a number of my other elder relatives...It is a tragedy that anyone has been hurt during what was to have been a PEACEFUL demonstration, and we pray that no one else gets hurt!
I will send updates as I receive them, and will be sending out Press Releases to the same contacts as before, and will be watching for any updates that anyone else receives as well......The national media has consistently ignored any coverage on this issue - I was contacted by both CNN & MSNBC after sending the Press Release on 1/21/2000 and gave them all the information to contact the spokespersons for the Grass Roots Oyate, but to date there has been no contact that I am aware of. THIS STORY NEEDS TO BE TOLD!!!!!! I urge any and all of you to make whatever media contacts you can possibly make to assist in getting this story out!!! Call your local TV stations, radio stations, newspapers -- ask that the true facts are reported!
CURRENT CONTACT INFORMATION IN PINE RIDGE: For further information, please contact Harvey White Woman or Dale Looks Twice in the Red Cloud Tribal Administration Building, Pine Ridge SD, (605) 867-5303
I've just returned from Pine Ridge early this morning!
-- hiding in plain (sight@edge of.nowhere), January 26, 2000.
From KELO-TV website:
-- Sam Mcgee (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 26, 2000.