Home Meetings Meetings October 26, 2002

October 26, 2002

October 26, 2002

Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Mother Butler Center, Rapid City, SD


   1. Coordinator: Charmaine White Face
   2. Opening Prayer

Old Business

   3. Finances

          Lakota Fund as Fiscal Agent
          Report by Nick Tilson

   4. Fund Raising


          Raffle Winners
          Lisa White Bull (Pendleton)
          Lynette Zimiga (Ledger Painting)
          M. Cummings (Star Quilt)
          Norma Killspotted (Awl)

          Raffle Profit
          $203.00, less $100 for booth rental, less $2.35 for postage to mail prize
          Harley and Sue will pick up $100 for booth rental

          Proposal to Seventh Generation

          Tides Foundation

   5. Educating and Increasing Awareness

          Pow Wow
          Report by Charmaine

          Table Information
          3 Petitions, Information
          (Thank you to everyone who worked at the table!)

          Pow Wow Flyer
          Is the wording okay as is?
          Do we need to change it?
          Tri-fold brochure

   6. Legal Issues

          Report by Carter

   7. Media/Communications

          Report by Jim Kent, Vi Waln, Harley Eagle, Nick Tilson

   8. Building Allies

          Report by Harley Eagle, Brian Brademeyer


   9. Future Pow Wows

          Report by Ellen Conroy

  10. Other Ideas

          Speaker Series

  11. Other
  12. Discussion
  13. Closing Prayer

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