Guardians Emerge As Heroes Again
PORCUPINE—Throughout the winter months their has been a safety net for all travelers on the reservation. Last week the Guardians took it a step further and helped to locate the missing body of a woman who had wandered out into the cold.
Donna Scout was found near her mother’s grave around noon Tuesday at Lakota Mennonite Church in Porcupine, last week.
Scout, 49, was last seen in Porcupine County in the last week of January but after having been missing for several days the Guardians headed up their own search party that eventually located her body, according to Darvis Weston.
The Guardians originally started out as a group of concerned Oglala that began investing their time and energy coming to the aide of stranded motorists. The Oglala Sioux Tribe eventually recognized their contributions and supplied them with enough money to purchase a snowmobile.
It is estimated that they have helped nearly 200 vehicles that were stranded on both private and public roads due to the particularly harsh and snowy winter.
The group is accepting donations but asks that those interested in helping their cause contact LCT to reach them. There has been instances where donations have been excepted by people not associated with the group.