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PSA - Jan-15-2015

The first meeting of Defenders of the Black Hills for 2015 will be held on Saturday, January 24th beginning at 9:00 AM with a potluck lunch at noon.

If you wish your indoor water to be analyzed for Uranium or Arsenic for free, please bring some with a note of the date and time it was collected. We are also beginning some new projects. Your input and help would be appreciated to protect, preserve, and restore the environment of the 1868 Treaty Territory.

The meeting will be held in the St. Isaac Jogues Coffee Room which is next door to the Mother Butler Center, 221 Knollwood Drive, Rapid City, SD.

Thank you.

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