Home Meetings Meetings November 23, 2002

November 23, 2002

November 23, 2002

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


   1. Prayer
   2. Opening Remarks: Charmaine White Face, Coordinator
   3. Recorder/Historian - Need 2 people to work on this.
   4. Treasurer
   5. Organizational Structure (Back of Agenda)
   6. Reports:

          Harley & Brian

          Fund Raising
          Roxanne and Anne: Proposals
          Charmaine: Raffle for LNI
          Jay: Santana(?)

          Hunting Rights
          Jay and Marshall

          Carter - Research
          Grasslands Appeal

          Charmaine - HR 5155 -Native American Sacred Lands Act
          HR 5489 - Grasslands Wilderness Act
          HR 5051- Enhanced Protection of Our Cultural Heritage Act

          Jim, Vi, Nick
          Grasslands Appeal

          Scoping on Beaver Park and Norbeck


   7. Direct Action
   8. 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