Wednesday, August 4, 2010

29 August: Tribal Sovereignty Forum at Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore National MemorialImage via Wikipedia

United Native Americans Invites You To Both Attend and Participate In Our Upcoming Tribal Sovereignty Forum at Mount Rushmore.

This coming August 29, 2010 will mark the 40th Anniversary of the historic Reclaiming of Our Sacred Paha Sapa (Black Hills of 1970). On this day, we will gather at the Amphitheater at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in Keystone, South Dakota to reflect upon the 1970 occupation in a spiritual way, to renewing friendships and bonds formed at that time. We come to pray, to educate The Youth about the Importance of Protecting Our Sacred Sites, and to use this opportunity for our people to be near the place of our origin, the Paha Sapa.

Additionally, we hope to coordinate Tribal Leaders who will discuss the needs of our People and move forward with real resolutions to The Issues Each Reservation Has. Such as Better Health Care on Our Reservations, Schools and Colleges, Red Road Teachings, Language Preservation, Suicide Prevention, Treaty Rights, Tribal Police Force, Water Preservation, Better Housing, Renewable energy's. Traditional dancers and Drums are Welcome to participate.

Confirmed to speak:

*Lehman L. Brightman-President of UNA-Leader of The Take Over of Mount Rushmore 1970.

*A.Gay Kingman-Executive Director of The Great Plains Tribal Chairman's Association.

*Richie Richards-UC Berkeley

*Paul Robertson-Oglala Lakota College

*Barbara Elk-Writer, Poet

*Kiera-Dawn Kolson-singer,songwriter,motivational speaker

We are extending open invitations to the Inter-Tribal Community and their families to join us, in this historic and educational event. Please RSVP at (605) 484-3036 or (510)672-7187

Our Event Is 100% Free. But, Persons Driving to and from Our Event Must Pay For Parking. There will be a car pool from the Mother Butler Community Center to Mt.Rushmore. Also there will be a community feed, for those of you who would like to car pool or donate food please contact: Christy Ryan:(605)431-6358 or

Parking Fee: $10.00 - Annual Pass (Cars,Motorcycles and RV's) $50.00 Commercial Bus - Day

For More Information On How To Donate, Sponsor, Present a Work Shop and or Be a Participate. Please Contact: A. Gay Kingman, M.Ed. Executive Director Member, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Great Plains Tribal Chairman's Association 1926 Stirling St. Rapid City, SD 57702 Cell: (605)-484-3036 Fax: (605)-343-3074 E-mail: or Quanah Parker Brightman VP of United Native Americans, Inc., 2434 Faria Ave Pinole, CA 94564 Cell: (510)-672-7187

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