Pine Ridge Council Crisis Continues – Elders & Warriors Confront OST Tribal Council Meeting Today
Missing $$$, Fired Council Reps, Traditional Elders Insulted – Where does it end?
MEDIA ADVISORY: August 12, 2016 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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WHAT: Pine Ridge Reservation Tribal Council Meeting
WHEN: Friday August 12. Council Meeting Time fluid with media interviews following meeting.
WHO: Lakota Strong Heart Warrior Society of the Independent Lakota Nation in support of traditional elders including Lakota Chief Mel Lone Hill, the Black Hills Sioux Nation Treaty Council and Floyd Hand, Grey Eagle Society Grandmothers and the grassroots oyate from Pine Ridge.
WHERE: Oglala Sioux Tribe Tribal Council Chambers, Highway 18 and Main Street, Pine Ridge, SD
Pine Ridge Reservation – The crisis on Pine Ridge Reservation continues to deepen as millions in U.S. Government trust monies have disappeared once again under the current Oglala Sioux Tribe Government system (OST). The corrupt cabal witin the OST has used retaliatory firings of questioning Tribal Council members, strong-arm tactics, attempted assault with a gun, and elder abuse of traditional elders and Chiefs to keep accountability from occurring.
Led by the Cante Tenza Strong Heart Warrior Society, elders have flooded this week’s OST Tribal Council meetings leading to increased tension and threats of violence. In response, the Black Hills Sioux Nation Treaty Council, Lakota Itachan Mel Lone Hill, and Grey Eagle Society Grandmothers with the Strong Heart Warrior Society have called for a mass warrior meeting Saturday at Billy Mills Hall. Warriors and activists from all across North America have responded.
Elders and warriors return to the Tribal Council today in their ongoing efforts for justice and accountability.
See short vidoes from August 8th, 2016 meeting detailing many of the events that have occurred.
The Independent Lakota Nation represents the free and independent grassroots Lakota Oyate (people) who continue more than 165 years of resistance to colonial settlement on Lakota territory – land that has never been ceded by our people. We claim our sovereign powers and jurisdiction within our traditional free of interference by the United States Government, state governments, or any other foreign entities. Wowakan He Glihuniyalo: Our Sacred Way of Life Comes Home!