Defenders of the Black Hills
Urgent Special Newsletter
This Urgent Special Newsletter is being sent to inform you of some recent activities, and also to let you know how you can participate. Updates on our current activities are also included.
Special Oct, 2012 Newsletter
This Special Newsletter is being sent to ask your help in getting some letters and a petition signed.
Defenders of the Black Hills is accepting donations for Pe' Sla, a sacred place up for sale.
In order to help the efforts of all the Sioux Tribes to protect sacred Pe' Sla, Defenders is accepting donations to buy this sacred place. The Treasurer has asked that donations be sent in the form of a check with Pe'Sla written in the memo line. Checks may be made to Defenders of the Black Hills. All donations will be given to the Rosebud Sioux Tribe who is spearheading this effort.
As one of the purposes of Defenders is the protection of sacred sites, and as Defenders is a non-profit corporation, a receipt will be sent upon request for donations. Thank you for your generosity.
Sept, 2012 Quarterly Newsletter
We just completed our Tenth Annual Prayer Gathering for the Black Hills. It was an emotional event especially for JoAnne Tall-Flynn, Betty Janis, and Charmaine White Face as it was held close to the place where the First Black Hills Prayer Gathering was held in 2002. These three grandmothers, all with rheumatoid arthritis, laughed at the way they helped each other, those many years ago, to walk up and down over some small gullies and mounds to reach the sacred place where they prayed. They were the only three, along with reporter, Jim Kent, and Fawn, Betty’s daughter, who were at that first gathering to pray for the good health of the Black Hills.
Great News !!
Great news! One of our friends and allies, Michael Marriott with Nuclear Information Resource Service was able to stop a new nuclear power plant from being built. That affects us here, at the start of the nuclear cycle, where they begin with the mining. It also helps the whole world as there is too much nuclear radioactivity already hurting too many people, food, and water. (Please see article below.)
The second great piece of news is from a Press Release sent by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. The Reynold's family has accepted ernest money from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe to purchase Reynolds Prairie, or sacred Pe' Sla. We are grateful to the Rosebud Sioux Tribe for doing everything they can to save this sacred place. They still need donations.