Sunday, June 16, 2019

Eagle Butte

The march against meth stops traffic to raise awareness

Jolee Clark and Sherri Turning Heart, along with several other local women organized a march against meth last week to raise awareness about the dangers of meth.

The “We fight against meth” march is an effort by local people to raise awaremess about who people can go to to get help with their own addition or to help a loved one who is suffering from an addiction to meth.

Turning Heart and Clark have been impacted by the meth epidemic and have vowed to keep the issue in the forefront of people’s minds so long as it continues to tear families on the Cheyenne River Reservation apart.

People of all ages particpated in the walk, and many posted photos, praise and gratitude for the continued awareness efforts, such as Beatrice Pehin Sakiya, who said, “We are all affected by meth!”

Turning Heart posted, her appreciation of Clark’s efforts in organizing the march, and said she appreciated that Clark and others gathered to bring “this sensitive subject to eyes and ears.”

People seeking help in combatting meth addictions can contact IHS or CRST’s behavioral health.

The march shows that no one has to fight their addiction alone. There are people in the community to go to for help.