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Meeting Notice - Nov 28, 2011

Nov. 28, 2011


Defenders of the Black Hills will be having a quarterly meeting on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, from 1:00 - 5:00 PM, at the St. Isaac Jogues Coffee room, next to the Mother Butler Center, 221 Knollwood Drive, Rapid City, SD.


Potluck meal to follow the meeting.

Items to be discussed:

Plans for a new gold mine in the Black Hills.

Plans for a new coal strip mine near the Northern Cheyenne Reservation.

Update on cleanup of abandoned uranium mines.

Update on transfer of Norbeck Wildlife Refuge to National Parks Service and lawsuits.

Other items.

The Public is invited.
For more information contact Charmaine White Face, Coordinator at email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Defenders of the Black Hills
Annual Raffle
$100 Buffalo Meat,
Painting, jewelry, art objects
Drawing - Dec. 17, 2011

Raffle Tickets: $1 each
or 6 for $5

Raffle Items donated by:
Bill Swift Hawk, Brenda Parsons & Lakota Aide Foundation, Sonia Holy Eagle & Dakota Drum Co., Genevieve Blue Bird, Lilia Firefly Cajilog,
Sylvia Lambert, Victor Fischer

For tickets write to: Defenders of the Black Hills,
PO Box 2003, Rapid City, SD 57709

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Please put Raffle Tickets in the Subject Line. Thank you.

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."

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