Summer 2017 Sounds of Resistance Youth Concert
**Anti-Alcohol/Violence Free Event**
The Summer Sounds of Resistance Youth Concert brings messages of Acceptance, Respect, Empowerment, Decolonization, and Pride thru many types of music such as Hip-Hop, Rock, Folk, and Spoken Word.
The Summer months here within Oglala Territory usually offer youth activities hosted by church organizations who come here with intentions to further dilute the Minds of Our young people, We choose to combat those intentions with Sounds of Resistance.
Saturday, June 24, 2017
1pm - Victory Day Story Telling followed by youth & family games
3pm - Stage set up
5pm - Meal
6pm - Sounds of Resisitance Youth Concert 2017
for Concert Info contact Olowan@6054071381
This Event is in Conjunction with the
Victory Day Weekend Celebrations for more info contact
Wacinhin Rosebud White Plume @6059941031/6054551619
he Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding hearings on a proposed radioactive uranium mine and proposed waste water disposal wells in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The hearings are on May 8 and May 9 and run from 1:00 - 8:00 daily.
We need to make it clear to the EPA representatives who will carry a report on the hearings back to D.C. that people oppose uranium mining in the Black Hills and will continue the fight to protect our water until it is won. To do this, we need numbers of people to attend the EPA's hearings and speak out. We want the EPA to be real clear about the fact that they are poking a stick into a wasp's nest by threatening the water in the Black Hills.
The Black Hills are sacred to the Lakota people, and uranium mining leaves radioactive wastes that are dangerous forever. We fought this battle in the late 1970s and early 1980s and kicked some of the largest mining companies in the world out of the Black Hills. Smaller mining companies returned 11 years ago, and this time they not only want to mine directly in one drinking water aquifer, but also to pump their wastes into another aquifer that people use for drinking water. People from the reservations and the towns around the Black Hills have been fighting them since then. Now we need you to take action. Attending the hearings is a good way to get informed, as well as getting active, on the most important water issue of our time in the Black Hills. Protect the Black Hills!
The Flood never came to Standing Rock, so let's bring the Flood to the United Nations.
From April 24th to May 5th the United Nations in New York City is holding the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, also known as PFII. Typically, these forums lack Native American representation, and often have Non-Natives speaking on behalf of Natives and their issues. This ends now.
For two weeks, we need to show New York, The UN, and the world that Indigenous People are here, and can speak for themselves.
The world will not forget what happened at Standing Rock. The world will no longer ignore the conditions on reservations, and the issues effecting indigenous people around the globe. 3/4 of the world's population are indigenous, and it's time they stop forgetting that.
There are multiple levels of events within this forum, some more exclusive than others. We want to come out in full force at every level. From top to bottom. From panels at the UN headquarters to flash mob round dances in Time Square, we are going to Flood New York City.
Whether you are registered for the forum or not, we are asking for all indigenous people and allies to come to New York City and show your support. As the strongest of warriors take the United Nations to speak, they will have the support of their brothers and sisters outside, praying, singing, marching and standing in solidarity.
Thousands came to Standing Rock. Thousands came to DC. And we can do the same in New York City.
We are planning a plethora of events, from demonstrations, to speaking engagements, to gatherings and dances and celebrations. For two weeks, let's make New York City our new home.
More details to come as this develops and grows.
If you would like to register your own group for the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII) in New York City. http://bit.ly/PFIIRegistration
Deadline March 30th 2017
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"We are scientists and science enthusiasts. We come from all races, all religions, all gender identities, all sexual orientations, all abilities, all socioeconomic backgrounds, all political perspectives, and all nationalities. Our diversity is our greatest strength: a wealth of opinions, perspectives, and ideas is critical for the scientific process. What unites us is a love of science, and an insatiable curiosity. We all recognize that science is everywhere and affects everyone."
March for Science Official Statements
To stand in solidarity with the scientists around the country who are being kept silent we will march in Rapid City South Dakota. This will take place on Earth Day April 22, 2017. If you wish to voice your concerns over the anti-science policy that is currently being implemented please join us in our march.
The March for Science - Rapid City will kick off at 9:00 AM on April 22 at South Dakota School of Mines campus near the Surbeck building. We will march down St Joseph turning right on Steele Ave which becomes E Main Street and turn right on Lacrosse St. We will end at the Expo building at the Central States fairgrounds where the Earth Day Expo is taking place. Speakers are being lined up for the end of the march. Let us know if you have any suggestions for speakers (looking for speakers with a science background). Afterwards we hope you will stay to check out the Earth Day Expo activities.
Stay tuned, we will have more exciting plans to announce in the coming weeks. Help us spread the word about our march by telling your friends and fellow science supporters.
Currently much of the details are being planned and the proper precautions are being taken to ensure a safe march. More information will be posted to the page as the march approaches.
If you wish to donate to the lead organzation you can do so at their website https://marchforscience.com/. Information about the march taking place in Washington DC is also there if you want to make the trip.
Music - Food - Presentations- Family Fun
DARK SKY HOUR Friday, April 21 from 8:00pm - 9:30pm Main Street Square, downtown Rapid City. Don't miss out on the star gazing and a visit with the Black Hills Raptor Center!
"MARCH FOR SCIENCE" - Saturday April 22 9:00am march starts at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, ends at the Earth Day Expo around 10:30am.
MAIN EARTH DAY EVENT - Saturday & Sunday April 22, 23 10:00am - 4:00pm Central States Fairground, Walter Taylor 4-H Building, 601 E Centre Street, Rapid City Family friendly event, programs for kids, animals and special presentations. MAIN EVENT in Building 1 on this map: http://www.centralstatesfair.com/p/info/event-map
BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL - Saturday 6:30pm & Sunday 3:30pm Elks Theatre hosted by the RCAC.
Okay relatives Namahoumpo mitakuyepi wopila tanka relatives we are coming to the sacred time when tahunshi john trudell said take a stand let's make March 22world water day and offer up prayers, offer up tobacco, offer up a day of fasting with no water, no food, lets spread the word.. #waterislife, #mniwiconi, #oneheart, #onemind, #alllivesmatter #allmyrelations #NODAPL@tunkasila
Members of United Urban Warrior Society Black Hills Chapter will host a small rally against the Dakota Accsess Pipeline here in Rapid City, SD. We have moved this event into March and will promote a larger event and will have a Nation wide rally for all UUWS Chapters. We invite everyone to come and stand with us and be a voice for Unci Maka and proclaim Water is life! Bring your signs and drums. For more information contact James Swan 605-381-8612.