Julian Brave NoiseCat: The climate crisis has made punishing circumstances at Pine Ridge far worse. "When I visited in March, historic floods exacerbated by a series of climate factors — wetter seasons, frozen soils, record-breaking blizzards and heavy rains from a bomb cyclone — battered the reservation, inundating homes and marooning families on the far side of impassable dirt roads. Floodwaters broke and contaminated water systems." https://www.huffpost.com/entry/pine-ridge-thunder-valley-housing-community-development_n_5cd47574e4b0796a95d8824f