Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

May 10, 2010

Rapid City Protest March: Sheriff Deputy Killed Lakota Youth

Shooting protest march planned
A march to protest the shooting death of Christopher J. Capps of Rapid City, an Oglala Lakota, has been scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, in Rapid City.
Capps was shot to death on May 2 by Pennington County Sheriff’s deputy Dave Olson in an open field behind Sunnyside Mobile Home Community, just north of Rapid City.
In addition, the march will protest the inadequate news coverage of the mainstream media in Rapid City, according to James Swan of Rapid City. Sponsored by the United Urban Warrior Society, the march will begin at Mother Butler Center and follow a route to the Rapid City Journal, then with turnaround back up 5th Avenue to the school district administration building before returning to Mother Butler Center.
The protest is expected to end with a community feed at 6 p.m. at Mother Butler Center, according to Swan, who said that in addition to protesters, the sponsor invites drum groups, honor guards and flag carriers.
Swan is encouraging donations of cash and food for the march and the feed.
Those planning to participate can contact Swan at: or at (605) 381-8612. Here is a mailing address for condolence's and donations for the feed:
James Swan, P.O. Box 14, Rapid City S.D. 57709-0014, or bring a dish, your friends and signs. We need some drum groups and Honor guards (Native). We want to invite some speakers as well. Call me if you have questions, message phone # 605-791-0746 my cell : 605-381-8612
Thanks each and everyone for your help.
James (Magaska) Swan

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