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Fri. & Sat. - June 26 & 27, 2009
Mother Earth Spiritual Run
Sponsored by 1st Nations United
Camping at Bear Butte on June 26th
Sturgis, SD
For info: 952-974-3257


Sat. - June 27, 2009
Teton Sioux Nation Treaty Council Meeting
9:00 - 5:00 (MDST) HBJ Culture Center
Eagle Butte, SD
For info: xxx-399-1868

Wed. thru Sat. - July 1 - 4, 2009
2nd Annual Black Hills Prayer Walk
Camping begins at Bear Butte Lodge on July 1
Sturgis, SD
For info: 218-444-3828

Mon & Tues. - July 27 & 28, 2009
Tituwan Oyate and Ochapowace Nation Summit
9:00 - 5:00 (MDST)
Mother Butler Center, 221 Knollwood Dr.
Rapid City, SD
For info: xxx-399-1868

Thurs. - Sun. - Oct. 1-4
Western Mining Action Network Conference
Hosted by Defenders of the Black Hills
Alex Johnson Hotel, Rapid City, SD

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