Thursday, March 1, 2018

Rapid City's water supply is at risk to 1872 Mining Law

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe passed resolutions condemning what they say are abuses of the General Mining Law of 1872 that led to the Custer Expedition's discovery of gold in the Black Hills and to pay Civil War debt.
Resolution 17-2018-CR directly opposes the company’s operations on the Black Hills. It explains the occupation of the Black Hills through unconstitutional acts by the U.S. Congress and notes that the land is managed by the U.S. Forest Service in violation of treaty agreements.
Read it here.

Tribal members have sued to stop a Canadian company from drilling exploratory holes for a mine near a sacred site in the Black Hills.


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