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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Mon. & Tues. - August 31 & Sept. 1, 2009
Teton Sioux Nation Treaty Council Meeting
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (MT)
Mother Butler Center, 221 Knollwood Dr.
Rapid City, SD

Thurs. - Sun. - Oct. 1 - 4, 2009
Western Mining Action Network Conference
Alex Johnson Hotel
Rapid City, SD
For more information contact Lilias Jarding at: 970-412-1924

Thursday Oct. 9, 2009
Tentative Defenders Meeting
1-5:00 p.m. (MT) Potluck Meal
Mother Butler Center, 221 Knollwood Dr.
Rapid City, SD

Fri., Sat. & Sun. - Oct. 9 - 11, 2009
Black Hills Pow Wow
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
Rapid City, SD

(Volunteers needed to man the Defenders of the Black Hills Information Table. )

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."

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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