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Bear Butte All Nations Gathering

Bear Butte All Nations Gathering

to discuss permanent protection of Bear Butte
May 1, 2004
Be Part of the Discussions:

* Sacred Place Designation
* Land Trust for all Nations
* Federal Legislation

Outdoor Meeting:
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday
May 29-30, 2004

Elk Creek Resort
1 Mile East of I-90 on Elk Creek Road
Piedmont, SD

(Camping Sites Available)
(Drinks, Morning Snacks, and Evening Meal Provided)

Donations Accepted

Hosted by
Defenders of the Black Hills PO Box 2003,
Rapid City, SD 57709

Funded by the SEVA Foundation

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