Sioux Nation Treaty Council

Hello Defenders,

Putting on a meeting such as the upcoming Sioux Nation Treaty Council meeting on Nov. 1st is costly. We usually do not ask for financial help from the members of Defenders of the Black Hills (not even a membership fee), but we must do so now. Our coffers are running low so we are not even doing a postal mailing of the announcement, or this request. Please pass on this information to others who might be interested.

As you know, most of the Sioux people in South Dakota live in some of the most impoverished counties in the country. For some of the elders of the Sioux Nation Treaty Council, it is sometimes a hardship to attend a meeting. Therefore, we try to help in whatever way we can to make sure as many elders as possible can attend.

Please, if you can make a donation send it to Treasurer, Defenders of the Black Hills, PO Box 2003, Rapid City, SD 57709 or online at