Native Warriors Gather in Defense of Lakota Elders & People on Pine Ridge
MEDIA ADVISORY: August 12, 2016 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Gathering in Response to Mass Corruption, Elder Abuse Within Tribal Government
WHAT: Mass gathering of Native warrior societies and activists in defense of traditional and grassroots Lakota elders and people on Pine Ridge Reservation.
WHEN: Saturday August 13, 2016
WHO: Black Hills Sioux Nation Treaty Council and Floyd Hand, Grey Eagle Society Grandmothers, and Lakota Itachan Mel Lone Hill with support from the Lakota Strong Heart Warrior Society of the Independent Lakota Nation .
WHERE: Billy Mills Hall, intersection of Hwy 18 and Hwy 407 in Pine Ridge, SD, Lakota Territory
Pine Ridge – Seeking accountability and justice to a corrupt and abusive Oglala Sioux Tribe Government, traditional Lakota societies and people have called for a mass gathering of Native warriors at Billy Mills Hall on Saturday. The meeting, called for by the Black Hills Sioux Nation Treaty Council, Lakota Itachan Mel Lone Hill, Grey Eagle Society Grandmothers, with support by the Strong Heart Warrior Society in the latest effort to change a broken tribal government system that continues to abuse elders, blacklist and strongarm political opponents, and steal millions of U.S. tax dollars appropriated for tribal needs.
For some, this is a return to Pine Ridge, home of the 1973 Wounded Knee Occupation, while hundreds of other warriors and activists from around Turtle Island (North America) have been put on standby. They face a tribal government system that is culturally, socially, and politically incompatible with Lakota society and survival of the Lakota people. Of more than two dozen representatives from nine districts, only one tribal council member can speak the Lakota language fluently.
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!
TO ATTEND –
For More Information:
- Black Hills Sioux Nation Treaty Council, Floyd Looks For Buffalo Hand: 605-867-5762 or 605-454-1868
- Uncle Mel Lone Hill: 605-454-2500
- Cante Tenza Strong Heart Warrior Society, Canupa Gluha Mani: 605-517-1547