Due to Joe James "Crow" suffering extensive injuries requiring him to be in the hospital for months. We have to move to Vancouver and need help to pay for the Home Away program for myself and our children.
This is patient housing for families of people in the BTHA Unit at Vancouver General Hospital. First Nations Health Authority funding for Crows immediate family has already been accessed and while I try to get funding I am left floundering with ensuring my families daily needs are met because of these circumstances. It is $26.00 a day for us to stay there in a very nice apartment that is furnished with all the amenities.
I am still next on the list for the Aboriginal Patient Lodge, and am also on several other housing lists.
Until I can source help that will help pay for this amazing oppertunity and while I await longer term permanent housing I ask you on behalf of Crow and my sons to please pitch in and help us get established here and stable!
For those who dont know: Warrior Crow has been in a terrible accident life threatening accident and is in long term care at Vancouver General Hospital with severe brain trauma among other injuries.
Crow has fought for land, water, and Indigenous liberation for well over 20 years, dedicating his life to the resistance and the movement. He spent months at Oceti Sakowin as part of Red Warrior Society he fought fiercely, took rubber bullets, was frozen with the water cannons, pepper sprayed, maced, and arrested multiple times for #MniWiconi and was and still is an integral part of Red Warrior Society as well as helping run Ancestral Pride.
He is now in the battle of his life, his frontline is surviving and healing, so he can continue his work for Mother Earth. My sons and I have to move to Vancouver BC from their home community Ahousaht on the west coast, as his recovery may take up to 2 years of healing his spirit, body, and mind.
If you support Indigenous Land Defenders and Water Protectors, now is the time to step up and support a resistance family in a time of extreme need and crisis. Your help can make a difference in wether my family eats and is safe for the day or not.
Crow is in what is known as a minimally conscious state, with periods of transient awareness, and his rehabiliation Dr said there is no real timeline for rehabilitation at this time due to his mental current state, and patience is key and that talking with him touching and comforting him and reassurances are best.
Thank you so much for you continued help and support and love of Crow and my little family!
Queen, Crow, and our boys!
- AnneCecile Pflieger
- Nick Jackson