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"Is that You, God?"

 

Last updated 8/1/2015 at 12:37pm

Daniel LaPlante

Daniel LaPlante knew that God existed but his big day was March 9, 1990. "I was on alcohol and drugs at the time and even though I was intoxicated and high on drugs and everything else, the Lord was able to come through."

I am from a small town in South Dakota called Eagle Butte. I am a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. Our tribe is back to back with the Standing Rock Indian. Reservation. So we are north east of Pine Ridge.

I grew up on the Cheyenne River Reservation. The first town I remember living in is the little town of White Horse. My grandma was raising me until I was probably four years old. Then I went to Tribal Boarding School at the age of six. And after a year I went to a one room school house.

There was no plumbing or running water but we did have electricity. That was my first...



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