Protecting Cultural Traditions

The Cante Tenza Okolakiciye has been asked by grassroots elders on Pine Ridge Reservation to protect and defend the spiritual and cultural traditions of the Lakota Oyate from desecration and abuse, including the epidemic of white and non-fluent Lakota speaking leadership and participation in Lakota ceremonies and spiritual activities. Unless otherwise indicated, documents are provided as .pdf files.

Solidarity and Ally Sign-On


February 2016:  Tipi Raising, Boyce, VA

February 10, 2016:  Ally Solidarity Sign-On Letter
February 8, 2016: Cease and Desist Order to Eric Joseph Lewis et. al regarding cultural theft and misuse of a Lakota ceremonial tipi in Boyce, VA.

July 2015: Rainbow Family Gathering,  He Sapa, Lakota Territory

August 2014: Removal of whites from Lakota ceremonies, Albuquerque, NM.

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