Please pray for injured Tillie Black Bear, co-founder and director of the White Buffalo Calf Womans Society in Mission, SD
Tillie and several other brave Native women founded the WBCWS about 30 years – the first domestic violence shelter on a Native American reservation.
This is an email from her PR specialist Javier Alegree
Just a quick note to inform you that Tillie is ill at the time.
She fell at her house last Tuesday and broke her hip bone and femur. She had surgery on Wednesday and has multiple pins on her hip, 2 metal rods on her femur, and several screws.
She is a high risk patient since she had lupus, diabetes, and heart complications.
The reason for this e-mail is to ask for your prayers, we are very concern for Tillie’s health at this time and we can use all the prayers we can gather…
Javier H. Alegree
Public Relations Specialist
Media and Education
White Buffalo Calf Woman Society, Inc.
PO Box 227
MIssion, SD 57555
I thank Javier for passing along this information.
By the way – The WBCWS shelter has been begging the U.S. Govt. for teen counselors because the teen suicide state of emergency continues.
Three more Rosebud teens have killed themselves in recent months.
In the past two years – 462 Rosebud teens have attempted suicide – 18 have died.
The requests for counselors are falling on deaf ears.
Pray for Tillie and the teenagers on the Rosebud and other American Indian reservations as another winter approaches.
Sadly, the teen suicide problem is growing in many indigenous communities.
Domestic violence and rape are also on the rise.