Friday, July 13, 2007

What a great email....a blessing, thanks you know who you are

OMG, here is what I got in my gmail today. which is linked to my blogspot, if anyone should want to email me. Which is linked from The Lakota Country times website. Anyway...here we go.



Hi,



Sorry for emailing you out of the blue, but I am the US Correspondent of

the British newspaper The ********. I am doing a story for my newspaper's

magazine on the disparate experience of Native Americans in modern America.

I was hoping to illustrate one side of the piece by spending a day or two

on Pine Ridge.



I came across your blog and would love to meet up with you. I would also

appreciate any advice or contacts you could give me about what to see or

who to speak to on Pine Ridge. I am fully aware that a journalist turning

up somewhere unnannounced is never a good idea, especially when the issues

involved are things like healthcare, poverty and unemployment.



I look forward to hearing from you,



bests



*** ******

US Correspondent

The ********

Tel * *** *** ****



PS - I really like the blog by the way.



Of course I left out his name and the paper's name and telephone #. But OMFG...if anyone reads my blgospot I had just asked how the hell do we bring issues from my reservation into the light. What a wonderful opportunity and an awesome day this turned out to be!




8 comments:

Alissa said...

That is awesome! Good for you Dana.

Missy A said...

Thats flipping fan TAS tic!!
you get that person grab em by the hand and show em !!

DeeAnne said...

See you ARE making a difference....you rock girly!!! Keep knocking them out of the park like this!!! Best wishes for a great interview/visit with your new friend!!

Josie Two Shoes said...

See Dana... if you write it, they will come!! This is great news!

Dorid said...

This is so wonderful! See what happens when you find your voice?

:)

stacy said...

That's amazing timing! Make sure he gets it right.

Gina said...

You have something worthwhile to say and your own way of saying it which can make people laugh and cry. It's a gift...you're just real. Refreshing and have that way of stirring people up. Good for you, Dana! Get it out there!

Missy A said...

you read my shorts yet? theres another story for you/about you there