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  • Clean up the Mines   ( 4 Articles )

    National campaign to clean up the Uranium mines.

    www.cleanupthemines.org

     

  • Uranium   ( 61 Articles )
  • General Campaigns   ( 7 Articles )
  • Letters for you to send   ( 5 Articles )
    Form letters for you to copy and send
  • Pesla (Rochford) Road Project   ( 5 Articles )
  • Mining   ( 22 Articles )
  • Homestake mine   ( 5 Articles )
  • Sioux Nation Treaty Council   ( 0 Articles )
    The mission of Defenders of the Black Hills is to ensure that all of the provisions of the Fort Laramie Treaties of 1851 and 1868 are upheld by the federal government of the United States.
    A dedicated site is now available for the Sioux Nation Treaty Council please visit www.siouxnationtreatycouncil.org
  • Black Hill Logging   ( 10 Articles )
    In August of 2002, South Dakota Senator Tom Daschle passed a legislative "rider" that exempted thousands of acres of logging and many miles of road construction in the Black Hills National Forest from all laws. This "rider" was passed under the guise of "forest fire protection," but has done nothing but wreak havoc on the natural environment and sacred lands of the Black Hills.
  • Grasslands   ( 2 Articles )
    The prairie grasslands of North America are the life and blood of many American Indian nations, they are a part of Grandmother Earth, in all Her Sacredness.
  • Bear Butte   ( 12 Articles )
    Although plans for the shooting range near Bear Butte have been canceled, there is more to be done. Bear Butte needs permanent legal protection as a national historic site so proposals like the shooting range don't continue to threaten it.
  • Okawita Paha   ( 1 Article )
  • International Work   ( 2 Articles )

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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