Phone conversation with Floyd Hand


Subject: STATEMENT FROM OGLALA LAKOTA OYATE
       Date: Wed, 07 Jul 1999 14:05:42 -0400
       From: Mike Wicks <Mike.Wicks@mindspring.com>
Organization: American Indian Cultural Support
         To: list suppressed

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

I'm back on line at least for the moment.  Have had some myterious
power outages here the past 24 hours............

                            OGLALA LAKOTA OYATE
                           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota:  The Oglala Lakota Oyate's
WALK FOR JUSTICE coordinator Tom Poor Bear and others have established
a "CAMP JUSTICE" on the Nebraska and South Dakota borders near Whiteclay
Nebraska.

Whiteclay is an unincororated border town that hails a population of 22,
yet generated $4,300,000 in liquor sales last year!  This isolated hamlet
offers 4 liquor stores and 2 grocery stores and relies hevily on the
reservation to support it's liveihood.  Because of it's desolate location,
area Nebraskans have taken an "out of sight, out of mind" attitude towards
Whiteclay.  It is an eyesore and embarassment to the people of Nebraska
and we would encourage them to call their governor, senator, congressmen
to shut down these liquor stores!  We demand that the United States of
America honor our 1868 Treaty with the Great Sioux Nation and return
the land called White Clay to the Oglala Lakota Oyate!

"CAMP JUSTICE" is a reminder to our Nation and the State of Nebraska
that we as Oglala Lakota Oyate must not forget the brutal murders of
Wally Black Elk, Ron Hard Heart AND others.  There have been 64 unsolved
murders on this reservation since 1973.  "CAMP JUSTICE" will be here
until JUSTICE is served!  Everyone concerned are welcom to participate
in our struggle for JUSTICE.

On Saturday, July 3, 1999, we marched to White Clay, NE only to be
stopped by a police barricade.  As so-called "citizens" of the United
States, we believe that our consitutional rights have been violated!
The Oglala Lakota Oyate is planning another WALK FOR JUSTICE on Saturday,
July 10, 1999 starting at 10:00 AM.  We will begin with a rally followed
by a peaceful march INTO WHITE CLAY, NE.  WALK FOR JUSTICE will walk
every Saturday until JUSTICE is served.

For more information contact Dale Looks Twice (media coordinator)
or Floyd Hand at (605) 867-5762  or Russell Means at (605) 867-1025.



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