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CAMP JUSTICE update 03/24/2000

Subject: [Camp_Justice] <<<<CAMP JUSTICE>>>> 03/24/2000
Date:
Fri, 24 Mar 2000 11:08:30 -0500
From: Mike Wicks <mike.wicks@mindspring.com>
Reply-To: Camp_Justice@onelist.com
Organization: American Indian Cultural Support
To: Camp_Justice <Camp_Justice@onelist.com>

From: Mike Wicks <mike.wicks@mindspring.com>

Date: March 23, 2000
From: Camp Justice, Organizers, Leaders and Supporters of: "Camp Justice" and The "March for Justice" to White Clay, Nebraska
Contact: Spokesman: Tom Poor Bear, Camp Justice Leader, Sergeant at Arms "Serving the Oglala Lakota Oyate" 605-867-5821 or 605-462-6302
Assistant Spokespeople: Tom Clifford, Loren Black Elk
Camp Justice, c/o Tom Poor Bear, P.O. Box 823, Pine Ridge SD 57770
Web Address: http://www.aics.org/justice/camp.html
E-Mail Network, One list supporter Network: Camp_Justice@onelist.com

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
03-23-2000

March 18th ...marked the 40th week of the "March for Justice" to White Clay, Nebraska.

We are still waiting for many...many answers, and written responses, along with formal actions we have requested from numerous duly elected and appointed officials in the past 40 plus weeks.

Sheridan County Judge Charles Plantz entered "no guilty" pleas for seven SILENT warriors who refused -by their silence- to answer to misdemeanor charges of obstruction of a police officer and failure to comply with a lawful order by crossing into White Clay, Nebraska on July 3, 1999.

These warriors for justice state that they will remain Silent, refusing to recognize Sheridan County jurisdiction, or being charged with not following a lawful order, an order that should have never been given.

White Clay, Nebraska clearly belongs to the Oglala Lakota Oyate, according to the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty and other pertinent legal and binding documents, which have been produced.

Contracts and agreements between our people, AND the People of the United States of America - on a federal level of jurisdiction, working together via a nation-to-nation basis, are expected to be upheld and enforced in protection of our peoples.

Their next court appearance is scheduled for April 17th where motions will be brought forward for change of venue to relocate hearings to a more tolerant area for indigenous people. A motion to dismiss, and a motion for evidence are currently being discussed. However, Tom will travel to Minneapolis, Minnesota this coming Monday (March 27th) to meet with other Camp Justice supporters and a legal representative who has shown interest in the case.

Meanwhile, Camp Justice attention is still drawn to the unsolved murders of Wally Black Elk and Ron Hard Heart - our two Lakota brothers who were found dead. Brutally beaten and mutilated a few feet from the Nebraska/South Dakota border on June 8th, 1999. It was in their honor, and because of all the other unsolved murders, and the uncountable injustices against our people, that Camp Justice, and the March for Justice to White Clay, Nebraska was established.

On Friday March 24, at 1:00 pm Camp Justice will meet with the Native American church leaders of the National Council of Churches, at the Mother Butler Center in Rapid City, South Dakota. The clerics are coming to South Dakota to investigate and attempt to look into the various deaths and murders that have occurred. They have been invited to attend the March to White Clay walk from Pine Ridge, SD held on Saturday mornings.

There are nearly 100 unsolved, and mostly uninvestigated deaths that need to be addressed. The head of the Minneapolis FBI Field office, SA Paul McCabe has stated: "There are less than ten unsolved deaths since 1973". One of our biggest goals of Camp Justice is getting the law enforcement agencies to recognize the simple facts and to be honest with the tax paying public.

Recently, another copy of the list of names has been faxed to Mr. McCabe, in hopes that in view of him having received this information -again- that he will correct his public statements, especially with the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. The commission has announced a press conference Tuesday March 28, in Sioux Falls, SD, where they plan to release the 42-page report compiled from information during the South Dakota Civil Rights hearings in Rapid City, SD in December of 1999.

Members of Camp Justice are also still assisting with security and support to help protect the Sacred Cannupa and Grass Roots elders and families occupying the Red Cloud Tribal Building to address issues of much corruption in Pine Ridge.

We have kept all letters, correspondence, and sign in books, which we acknowledge each and every one of you for your efforts and compassion. Wopila to those who continue to help us, those who have sent letters of support, money, food, camping supplies, and calling cards to Camp Justice….with your help we continue on.

Camp Justice will continue to stand United and Strong in our efforts to obtain the Justice and Accountability our nation deserves and expects.

In the Spirit of Human & Civil Justice,

Tom Poor Bear, Spokesperson, Camp Justice
http://www.aics.org/justice/camp.html
e-mail network - Camp_Justice@onelist.com

Written and Presented on behalf of: Camp Justice Organizers, Volunteers and millions of Supporters protecting the Lakota Nation.

White Clay Protesters arrested for standing strong for justice:

Russell Means, 59, of Porcupine, S.D.; Benedict "Bennie" Black Elk, 36, Pine Ridge, S.D.; former Oglala Sioux Tribal President John Steele, 52, Manderson, S.D.; Gary Moore, 36, Pine Ridge; Thomas Poor Bear, 44, Wanblee, S.D.; and Frank LaMere, 49, South Sioux City; Webster Poor Bear, 49, Wanblee, S.D; Allen Sheppard, 23, of Minneapolis, and Vaughn Lodge, 22, address unknown.

Camp Justice & March for Justice Organizers:
Spokesperson: Tom Poor Bear.
Asst. Spokespeople: Tom Clifford, Loren Black Elk
Elder Spokespersons: Chief Oliver Red Cloud, Johnson Holy Rock,
Legal Spokesperson: Jerry Matthews, NSBA, 155517,
Other Organizers:
Ben Black Elk, Wayne Black Elk, Reggie & Faye Cedar Face,
Ede Sherman, Dave Clifford, June Little, Alberta Black Bear,
Chaz Little Bear, Moses Thunder Hawk, Lloyd Fire Thunder,
Billy & Rose Beane, Robin Mesteth, Webster Poor Bear,
Tony Brave, Lyman Red Cloud, Guy George Janis, Tuck LeBeau,
Steve Little Sky, Vicky Thunder Hawk, Gary Moore, Sandra Matchen,
Mike Wicks, Kathy Morning Star, Natasha Laflin and AIM leaders:
AIM Arizona, Clyde Bellecourt, Vernon Bellecourt & Dennis Banks.

Send Letters of Support, Donations and Supplies to:

Camp Justice                                    Camp Justice
c/o Tom Poor Bear                           c/o Fay Cedar Face (packages)
P.O. Box 823                                   200 Eastridge Rd
Pine Ridge, South Dakota 57770       Pine Ridge, SD 57770

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