Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

December 5, 2012

Black Hills Sioux Nation Treaty Council Dec. 20-21, 2012

Cheyenne River, Crow Creek, Fort Peck, Lower Brule, Pine Ridge, Rosebud, Santee, Standing Rock, Yankton

December 4, 2012
Chiefs, Headsmen, Elders and People of the Lakota Oyate:
Mi cante’ etan uha cante’ waste’ nape ciuzapiyelo.
As Itancan of the Black Hills Sioux Nation Treaty Council, I am calling for a
Wolakota Omniciye for the Tiospaye/Bands of the Oceti Sakowin. The gathering will be held on December 20 and 21, 21012, 10:00 a.m. at the Mother Butler Center in Rapid City.
The discussion will include issues relevant to the governance and preservation of the Oceti Sakowin, its culture and territory;
1)Recognition of visiting treaty councils,
2)Yankton treaty with the Pawnee and Ponca,
3)Updates and resolutions on environment and language with information and
strategy concerning the current situation with the XL Pipeline,
4)The purchase of PeSla,
5)Official welcome to the new Secretary of the Black Hills Sioux Nation Treaty
Council, Dawn Frank, and
6)Preview of Spring treaty gathering on strategies emphasizing Lakota treaties
in international forums under our inherent sovereignty.
Please come to the meeting with copies of paperwork and resolutions ready for distribution
We strongly encourage members of the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association to
sponsor their Band’s Treaty Delegates to travel to this important gathering. All are
Ho Hecetu Yelo,
Oliver Red Cloud - Ite Sica Tiospaye
Black Hills Sioux Nation Treaty Council
Black Hills Sioux Nation
Treaty Council

Pine Ridge Agency, SD
Chief Oliver Red Cloud - Itancan
Alexander White Plume - Eyapaha

P.O. Box 535, Manderson, SD 57756 - 605-455-2155


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