Friday, March 30, 2018

West River roundup: Native edition



Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold C. Frazier is pictured signing a proclamation announcing April 3, 2018 as National Service Recognition Day on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. [West River Eagle]
Native youth will share their stories of leadership during American Indian Awareness Week events at Black Hills State University April 9-13. The 35th annual Lakota Omniciye Wacipi (Pow Wow) will take place April 13-14. All events are open to the public. The theme for the week is “Indigenous Leaders of Today Inspiring a Legacy.” American Indian Awareness Week at BHSU is hosted by the Lakota Omniciye student organization as an event dedicated to educating the community about Indian culture. [BHSU News]
From April 9-11, 2018, the Oglala Sioux Tribal President’s office will be hosting a gathering of business minds in Rapid City, SD, at the Best Western Ramkota to discuss economic development on the northern plains. [Lakota Times]
Oglala Sioux Tribe Resolution Demanding BLM Consultation re: Converse County Oil and Gas Project (Wyo.) [Turtle Talk]
At a meeting here on March 29, Custer Gallatin National Forest District Ranger Kurt A. Hansen is slated to talk with the public about protection of traditional cultural properties and uranium mine waste cleanup in the Cave Hills area of Lakota Territory. Meanwhile, in the Sioux Ranger District, 12 large uranium mines from the 1950s and 1960s are an operating Superfund site, using taxpayer money to clean up in the wake of company bankruptcy. [Native Sun News, via Indianz]
Women in Montana Making History: Elouise Cobell. [KTVH teevee]

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  1. "Lynnette Greybull, who heads up the Northern Arapaho Tribe's Land Buy-Back outreach team, said fractionalization on reservations like Wind River stems from failed government efforts to assimilate tribal people by dividing communal land into privately owned allotments." Wyoming Public Radio

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