November 17th, 2017
Housing for Columbia River tribes
The Trump administration's Office of Management and Budget recently reached across the country to mess with the lives of Native Americans who live and fish along the Columbia River.
It started with the big Columbia River Dams that were built during the 30's, 40's, 50's and 60's. People had to move to make way for the rising water. The federal government promised to build houses for displaced people. That promise was fulfilled for white people. yet after 50-70 years, Tribal people still don't have the promised housing.
The four Columbia River Treaty Tribes have worked for years to bring attention to unsafe, unsanitary housing at traditional fishing sites. After years of persuasion, this was the year housing at fishing sites along the Columbia River would be funded by the U.S Army Corps of Engineers.
A few weeks ago Director Mick Mulvaney of the Office of Management and Budget for the Trump administration--took away the funding without giving a reason.
This week's ACTION OF THE WEEK is to call Director Mick Mulvaneyand tell him you want funding restored for Tribal housing on the Columbia River.
Click CALL DIRECTOR MULVANEY for instructions on how to place this easy call. Tell him you want the United States of America to keep the promises it made to Tribal people decades ago
In Love and Faith,
Rev. Katie Larsell
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