Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

December 27, 2012

First Voices Indigenous Radio Alex White Plume and Bigfoot Memorial Ride

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Host Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Cheyenne River Lakota

Tiokasin Ghosthorse, "It was an honor to have Alex White Plume and John Kane on the program. Due to the Winter Storm named Euclid now in Canada we were unable to have Pam Palmater with IDLE NO MORE as her flights were delayed. Stay tuned."
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December 27, 2012
*ALEX WHITE PLUMEis Oglala Lakota and one of the founders of the Wounded Knee Bigfoot Memorial Ride (South Dakota) started in 1986. The nation needed a Wiping of the Tears ceremony after the massacre at Wounded Knee in 1890. The ride began because of the way our people were living; they needed change and a way that brought awareness to what happened to Bigfoot and his people at Wounded Knee. To see some of Alex’s work go to (
Between 1986-1990, the ride was a Wiping of the Tears ceremony for the Lakota nation. There were 19 riders on the very first ride in 1986 from Bridger, SD to Wounded Knee, SD. The ride was called the Future Generation Ride after 1990, when the Wiping of the Tears ceremony ended.

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