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A Gathering of the Oceti Sakowin

A Gathering of the Oceti Sakowin

Sat. May 14, 2005 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
April 28, 2005
Morning coffee and rolls, Noon meal, and afternoon snacks

Lower Brule Convention Center 120 Crazy Horse St. Lower Brule, SD 57548


Revival of the Oceti Sakowin, the Seven Great Council Fires Panel from Canada, Minnesota, North & South Dakota
Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 Power Point Presentation by Harvey White Woman

International Work with the United Nations Report by Charmaine White Face, Spokesperson Teton Sioux Nation Treaty Council

Discussion following each Presentation

Golden Buffalo Motel, 120 Crazy Horse St., Lower Brule, South Dakota 57548 (605) 473-5577 / 473-5506 (Must have a credit card or deposit)

Lode Star Motel, PO Box 140, Fort Thompson, South Dakota 57339 Phone Number - (605) 245-2899 / 245-2176 Flat rate of - $29.00 add $5.00 per person - two (2) Queen beds per room

Holiday Inn Express, Oacoma, South Dakota
I-90 Exit 260 (Chamberlain, SD area) Toll free 1-800-Holiday 1-800-465-4329 Camp Grounds are also located in the area.

Cosponsored by: Lower Brule Treaty Office, Hunkpati Oyate, Defenders of the Black Hills, Sioux Valley Dakota Nation

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