|Chief Oliver Red Cloud|
Black Hills Sioux Nation Treaty Council gathering Sept 19 -20, 2012
Chiefs, Headsmen, Elders, People of the Lakota Oyate, Relatives and Allies
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 September 19 and 20, 2012 at the Prairie Wind Casino on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
The purpose of the gathering is to:
1) present and discuss issues relevant to the governance and preservation of the Oceti Sakowin, its culture and territory;
2) to receive updates on the implementation of the previous resolutions of the Black Hills Sioux Nation Treaty Council;
3) to hear of the continuing international developments led by the Black Hills Sioux Nation Treaty Council’s efforts to enforce the 1851 and 1868 Fort Laramie Treaties in international forums such as the United Nations. This will include a discussion of the 3rd Seminar on Treaties held in Geneva this summer and attended by the Eyapaha of the Black Hills Sioux Nation Treaty Council.
Please come to the meeting with your comments and resolutions written and ready for distribution in order to enhance the nature of our discussions.
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. Meals will be provided at the Wolakota Omniciye on September 19 and 20, 2012.
Ho Hecetu Yelo,
Oliver Red Cloud - Ite Sica Tiospaye
Black Hills Sioux Nation Treaty Council
Owe Aku International Justice Project
for Lakota Treaty Justice & Advocacy
on the web at www.oweakuinternational.org
"Either stand with the people or with the colonists. It's not really that complicated."