Oglala Commemoration Committee
13th ANNUAL AWARENESS EVENT FOR POLITICIAL PRISONER LEONARD PELTIER SCHEDULED FOR JUNE ON THE PINE RIDGE RESERVATION.
Oglala, SD: The 13th Annual Oglala Commemoration will be held on June 26th, 2012 in Oglala, South Dakota.
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 in Oglala 37 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 a meal, memorial cakes and a give-away. In Memory of Joe KillsRight Stuntz. In Remembrance of Leonard Peltier and all those who gave the Ultimate Sacrifice to protect their culture, a memorial marker will be placed at the Jumping Bull Property this year.
The Annual Youth Awareness Concert for Healthy Life Styles and Choices, will be held at the Lakota Dome (Prairie Wind Casino).
We are very pleased to announce a major lineup for this year’s event . Join us for this “Free” concert , as we present “Grammy and NAMA winner, Guitar God” Micki Free. We welcome back the local greats: Scatter Their Own, SpyderZback, Brett Hamilton, with Elk Nation Drum and our own JD Nash.
Host Hotel & Campground : Prairie Wind Casino – 1-800-705-WIND
This is a Leonard Peltier Empowerment Event for healty life style and choices.
Absolutely No Drugs, Alcohol or Violence. No filming without prior permission.
RESPECT Lakota Traditions and Culture.