FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 6, 2010
OGLALA COMMEMORATION COMMITTEE
11th ANNUAL AWARENESS EVENT FOR POLITICIAL PRISONER LEONARD PELTIER SCHEDULED FOR JUNE ON PINE RIDGE RESERVATION.
Oglala , SD. - The 11th annual Oglala Commemoration is being held on June 26, 2010, in Oglala.
This annual event is to honor and remember the lives lost during the 1970s Civil War on the Reservation and to also raise awareness toward the unjust imprisonment of AIM member Leonard Peltier whose incarceration resulted from a Shootout incident between AIM members and Federal police agents at Oglala 35 years ago.
It is also an event which promotes reconciliation and healing for the 1970s events with emphasis on alternatives or restorative justice.
Activities begin with a Spiritual Ceremony conducted at the Little Family Cemetery. Gravesite of Joe Stuntz, at Noon
A memorial walk ends at the Jumping Bull Property; as we Honor our Warriors. We share words and silence, tears and laughter, as we remember those who have left us. Ending with memorial cakess and give-aways.
Community Dinner and a Concert commences at the BR. Rene Hall in Oglala.
We welcome musical guest, Lakota artist: Good Shield Aguliar, Davidica, Sugar, Mista Futuristic and SpyderzBack.
Guest Speakers will include the LP-DOC, Tom Poor Bear, more to be announced.
We invite all friends, family and Leonard Peltier supporters to join us for this annual event.
(Note: No filming without prior permission. Absolutely no filming or pictures during ceremony. When on Lakota land, Respect Lakota traditions and culture.This is a free event. Absolutely no drugs, alcohol or violence. Not responsible for accidents or injuries)