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International Commemoration of the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868

April 12, 2008
9:00 AM -5:00PM (MDST)

Mother Butler Center, 221 Knollwood Drive
Rapid City, SD

In memory of Akicita Cikala (Garfield Grassrope) and Oyate Olotapi (Tony Black Feather)
Teton Sioux Nation Treaty Council delegates to the United Nations


Honoring Ceremony
International Report on United Nations Activities
Discussion on Trans Canada Keystone Pipeline
Discussion on Long Term Plans for Bear Butte
Discussion on a Special Meeting on Decolonization
Noon meal to be provided.
Donations welcome. Salads, desserts, drinks for the noon meal welcome.

Sponsored by Defenders of the Black Hills on behalf of the Teton Sioux Nation Treaty Council
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Phone: xxx-399-1868

Mission Statement

"Defenders of the Black Hills is a group of volunteers without racial or tribal boundaries whose mission is to preserve, protect, and restore the environment of the 1851 and 1868 Treaty Territories, Treaties made between the United States and the Great Sioux Nation."

Speaking about radioactive fallout, the late President John F. Kennedy said,

"Even then, the number of children and grandchildren with cancer in their bones, with leukemia in their blood, or with poison in their lungs might seem statistically small to some, in comparison with natural health hazards. But this is not a natural health hazard and it is not a statistical issue. The loss of even one human life, or the malformation of even one baby who may be born long after we are gone, should be of concern to us all. Our children and grandchildren are not merely statistics toward which we can be indifferent."

July 26, 1963 upon signing the ban on above ground nuclear tests