Defenders of the Black Hills
Meeting marks end of the Defenders
Group passing on the mantle of protecting the earth
Following 14 years of stalwart efforts to preserve Native American sacred sites from desecration and to protect natural resources from fracking, uranium mining and over-harvesting of timber, the nonprofit Defenders of the Black Hills has decided to call it quits.... Read full article
Defenders of the Black Hills will host their final meeting, A 'Thank You' and 'Retirement' Get-Together on Saturday, Dec. 10th, from 10:30- 2:00 PM, at the Mother Butler Center Hall, 221 Knollwood Dr., Rapid City, SD. A Potluck meal is planned.
The organization, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, will be closing down their operation before the end of the year after working on environmental issues in the Region for more than 14 years. As a non-profit, all volunteer organization, any remaining monetary funds will be used to pay old bills, and property will be donated to other non-profit corporations.
For more information contact Charmaine White Face, Coordinator,
Dakota Access Pipeline
Resolution Opposing the Proposed Dakota Access Pipeline
WHEREAS the mission of Defenders of the Black Hills is "to ensure that all of the provisions of the Fort Laramie Treaties of 1851 and 1868 are upheld by the federal government of the United States" and to protect the environment within the Treaty Area until such time as these lands are returned to the Great Sioux Nation; and
URGENT!! April - 2016 Special Newsletter
A number of recent events is the reason for this Special Newsletter. Some of the issues are time sensitive so please notice the dates. We hope you will write a letter, or attend a meeting, or participate with us at a Prayer Gathering at Paha Mahto (Bear Butte).
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