“Native People Will Not Be Silenced”

Feb 27 2023

Powerful OpEd in the Star Tribune written by Little Earth resident Nicole Perez:

“My 3-year-old granddaughter has asthma. My daughter has diabetes. Others have severe asthma, COPD and heart disease. My best friend has diabetes; she had a heart attack three years ago, and now she’s in the hospital for an infected foot. Because her heart isn’t functioning the way it should, she needs to get part of her foot amputated. She’s only 47 years old and she has three kids under 18. What would they do if something happened to her? This is what the pollution already in East Phillips has done to us.”