Wednesday, April 23, 2008

9th Annual Oglala Commemoration




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April 23, 2008


9th Oglala Commemoration
Oglala, SD
June 26, 2008



A day of solidarity calling for Leonard Peltier's freedom.

Join us for a day of prayer and remembrance... to honor those who lost their lives during the conflict on Pine Ridge in the 70's which led to Leonard's injustices.

"Honoring our Warriors"

Past and Present

A day of national healing with ceremony, memorial, giveaways, community feast, and Youth Concert.

This year's memorial: "Embracing the Memory of our Relatives"
Vernon Bellecourt and Floyd "Redcrow" Westerman

Prayer Gathering
Little Family Cemetery - Noon
Hwy 18
Oglala
Followed by the Justice Walk to the Jumping Bull Property
Memorials begin.

Youth Concert
Br. Rene Hall
Oglala, SD
(Our Lady of the Sioux Parish Hall)
4:00 - 9:30 PM

Featuring:
Skylar Wolf - Blues -Navajo Nation
SpyderZback - rock - Oglala Nation - Pine Ridge's own.
Scenes from the Play
"My Life Is My Sundance"
In Peace Productions.
Tom Poor Bear - Camp Justice - Oglala -Guest Speaker
More to be announced as confirmations come in.

Our Annual School Supply giveaway plans are still underway. If attending, please bring school supplies for a donation.

This is a free event and we are seeking donations to pull this major event together. All committee members, speakers, and musicians donate their time and talents. All proceeds go directly to producing this event and the projects around it, giveaways, the Leonard Peltier Honorary Scholarship, School supply drive, etc.

Please consider a donation, i.e., cash or an auction item. We run a small online auction page to raise funds. All donated items such as artwork, pottery, beadwork, autographed CDs, crafts, shawls, etc., are really useful. This auction raises about 90% of our funds. We accept Paypal.


The Oglala Commemoration Committee

www.oglalacommemoration.com
oglala_commemoration@yahoo.com


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