Wounded Knee Memorial Motorcycle Run

Wounded Knee Memorial Motorcycle Run

Lakota Riders, Organizers

P.O. Box 3030, Pine Ridge, SD 57770


CONTACT: Bruce Hansen, 262-903-0869, hansen@elknet.net

Dave Janis, 605-441-3058, davejanis@hotmail.com


Dates Announced for the

Annual Wounded Knee Memorial Motorcycle Run

Eagle Butte, S.D. – The Annual Wounded Knee Memorial Motorcycle Run will be held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 3 - 4, 2012. This event, which follows the Trail of Chief Big Foot, begins at Fort Yates, ND, continues to Eagle Butte, SD and ends at Wounded Knee, SD.

The Mission of the Wounded Knee Memorial Motorcycle Run is to preserve the memory of the innocent Lakota People who suffered and died on December 29, 1890. Participants will honor the ancestors through prayer and ceremony by remembering and paying their respects. Educational programs coordinated throughout the Run will be presented by Descendents of the Wounded Knee Massacre, bringing awareness to all people; then healing and unity can be achieved.

The Wounded Knee Memorial Motorcycle Run is an alcohol and drug-free event.

Disclaimer: The Wounded Knee Memorial Motorcycle Run is not affiliated with any other motorcycle event during this time.

Photo taken from kiwiindian.com


The 44th Annual Dakota Conference is on the horizon. The conference will be held in the CWS Fantle Building on the Augustana College campus April 27-28. The Call for Proposals for Wounded Knee 1973: Forty Years Later deadline is Friday, Feb. 10.

In observance of the 40th anniversary of the occupation of Wounded Knee in 1973, the Center for Western Studies is seeking papers that will address questions related to Wounded Knee 1973, the 1890 massacre, as well as any and all aspects of Northern Plains American Indian history and culture.

The Center for Western Studies

As always, papers on any subject related to Northern Plains history, literature, art, and archeology are welcome. Dakota Conference proposals are due on or before Friday, Feb. 10.

Please contact Center for Western Studies' Director of Outreach and Promotion Tim Hoheisel at 605.274.4005 if you have questions about the Dakota Conference or the Interpretations of Wounded 1973 and 1890 art exhibition. For more information, please visit the Center for Western Studies' Website.


South Dakota Peace and Justice Center Email Newsletter:

"Winyan Ituwan" Gathering--Porcupine--Sunday the 15th!

“Winyan Ituwan”, (Vision of the Women), will be held on January 15, 2012 beginning at 1pm and ending with an evening meal at the Pahin Sinte School in Porcupine, South Dakota. Topics include Mother Earth and water, mining issues facing the people living on the great plains of the United States, and roles and responsibilities of Native women. Speakers will share their experiences in frontline activism work around these issues.

Tantoo Cardinal, a First Nations Cree actor and activist will speak on the tarsands oil mine and its impacts in her homelands of Ft McMurray, Canada. Ms Cardinal was recently inducted as a Member into the Order of Canada for her contributions. Famous for her roles in movies such as Smoke Signals, Legends of the Fall, Black Robe, and Dances with Wolves, Ms. Cardinal is also a founding member of the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company, which works with and to inspire First Nations youth in the performing arts.

Debra White Plume, Oglala Lakota from Pine Ridge, will speak on the tarsands oil mine, the Keystone XL Oil pipeline planned to cross the plains from Montana to Texas. She will share updates as the lead plantiff in the case against Cameco, Inc. in its attempt to mine uranium near the reservation, and the PowerTech, Inc. plan to mine uranium in the Black Hills. White Plume is co-founder of Bring Back the Way, a grassroots nongovernmental organization dedicated to the preservation of the Lakota Way of Life and Treaty Rights.

Kandi Mosset, Mandan/Arikaree from New Town, ND, works on the tarsands oil mine and xl keystone pipeline campaign with the Indigenous Environmental Network. Ms. Mosset recently returned from the UN Climate Convention in Durban, South Africa. She will speak on these issues and on oil mining impacts on her Mandan/Hidotsa/Arikaree community in North Dakota.

White Plume, Cardinal, and Mosset were part of the 1200 people arrested at the White House in a mass civil disobedience to bring awareness to the American people and President Obama regarding opposition to the XL Keystone pipeline permit.

A panel of Oglala Lakota women will include Regina Brave, who will speak of her experiences at Wounded Knee Occupation for 71 days in 1973; Marilyn Charging Crow, Vivian Locust and Arlette Loud Hawk. Loud Hawk will speak as the Whip Bearer for the Tokala KitFox Warrior Society. Special guest speakers include Marie Randall and Lily Mae Red Eagle.

A slideshow of the tarsands oil mine in Canada will be shared, and a 10 minute video short of the documentary Crying Earth Rise Up! about uranium mining in Lakota Territory by Prairie Dust Films will be shown. There will be an open microphone for women to express themselves and offer words of wisdom to the young generations. Tiana Spotted Thunder of Independence Through Music, and the group Scatter Their Own will share their songs and music. Pte San Win will serve as the MC.

Winyan Ituwan is a collective effort to bring women together to share experiences, vision, and wisdom. There will be many door prizes including fire wood, propane, jewelry, much more. All women are encouraged to attend, the gathering is open to the men who want to hear the voice, vision and wisdom of the women. Winyan Ituwan is the first of four women’s gatherings, with one set for spring, summer and fall. People can call 605-899-1419 or connect at Winyan Ituwan on Face Book for more information. ####

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