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Sioux Nation Treaty Council

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
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1 The Ancient Laws of the Oceti Sakowin
2 Sioux Nation Treaty Council
3 A Report to the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Professor James Anaya
4 Treaty Lands map
5 Recommendations of the Teton Sioux Nation Treaty Council to the United Nations Expert Seminar on Treaties - Nov. 14-17, 2006
6 Oceti Sakowin Resolution
8 Tituwan Oyate - Teton Sioux Nation Treaty Council
9 Destroying Indigenous Populations
10 A Declaration of Affirmation of the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868
11 Difference between the Treaty work and the Environmental work
12 A Declaration of Affirmation of the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868
13 Media Release: Air Force Welcomes Public Input
14 Some thoughts on the Black Hills Claim
15 Getting to the Understanding
16 International Commemoration of the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868
17 A Gathering of the Oceti Sakowin
18 Report on Candidate Forum
19 Candidate Forum to Address Treaty Issues
20 Successful Conclusion of Hunger Strike and Spiritual Fast at United Nations
21 All Human Rights for All
22 United Nations Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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