Subject: [Camp_Justice] <<<<CAMP JUSTICE>>>> second letter 02/10/2000
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 13:39:24 -0500
From: Mike Wicks <Mike.Wicks@mindspring.com>
Organization: American Indian Cultural Support
To: Camp_Justice <Camp_Justice@onelist.com>
From: Mike Wicks
Date: February 10th 2000
From: Camp Justice, Organizers, Leaders and Supporters of: "Camp Justice" and The "March for Justice" to White Clay, Nebraska
Contact: Tom Poor Bear, Camp Justice Leader, Sergeant at Arms, or Tom Clifford "Serving the Oglala Lakota Oyate" 605-867-5821 or 605-462-6302
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
CAMP JUSTICE files second letter
Protesting Nebraska Liquor Control Commission
for granting liquor licenses in White Clay
To whom it may concern,
This document is an official and legal letter to protest to the Nebraska Liquor Control Commissions before the deadline to file, February 10th.
This letter of complaint is being filed because it has become apparent that in spite of all previous attempts to close the doors of the businesses illegally selling liquor to residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation, the State of Nebraska Liquor Control Commission has once again proven uncooperative, and has renewed liquor licenses that it does not have the authority to renew.
On behalf or millions of Supporters of Camp Justice we hereby state that we are all outraged for the disregard your commission has shown for the laws in effect in America, as well as your total disrespect and defiance against the Lakota Nation and the Treaties, Acts and Orders signed by Presidents and Tribal Leaders representing commitments signed on behalf of our great Sioux Nations.
As we have personally attempted to protect our people from the destruction, exploitation and sickness being caused by the liquor businesses in White Clay, attempting to use all resources available to stop them...at every turn, those against us have blantly ignored their own laws, have not upheld treaties, commitments and promises that are in affect to protect our nation.
The area known as the White Clay Extension to the homelands of the Oglala Lakota has been long established as part of our territory, which President Chester A. Arthur, on January 24, 1882, issued an Executive Order to protect Native Americans from traveling the short distance to sell and barter goods for alcohol. Two subsequent Executive Orders relating to White Clay were issued by President Roosevelt, on January 25, 1904 and February 20, 1904. Nothing can change an Executive Order without an Act of U.S. Congress as stated in the Dawes Allotment Act of 1887.
These are underhanded actions, showing us your true intentions and we see that by these actions you have little to no regard for the human suffering and sickness of our people, or, the Laws of the United States of America and it's people within. If you do, then resending the liquor licenses you granted to the Arrowhead Bar, Jumping Eagle Bar, Pioneer Bar and H&M Bar in White Cay, Nebraska.
February 5th marked the 34th weekend of "March for Justice" to White Clay, Nebraska and the establishment of Camp Justice. We will strongly protest against your Commission's illegal actions and we now are hereby demanding answers, responses and action from officials and the American people with whom we have been promised protection and justice for our people.
Many protest letter will be filed and documented, with legally documentation attached, mailed, faxed or delivered to the Commission today, and copies are being sent to the President of the United States of America and various organizations, official and media representative throughout the world.
We will continue to stand united and strong in our efforts to see White Clay, Nebraska returned to the Oglala Lakota and to obtain the accountability and justice we so deserve and expect.
In the Spirit of Human & Civil Justice,
Tom Poor Bear, Spokesman for 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 Oglala Lakota
Camp Justice & March for Justice Organizers:
Spokesperson: Tom Poor Bear. Asst. Spokesperson: Tom Clifford,
Elder Spokespersons: Chief Oliver Red Cloud, Johnson Holy Rock,
Legal Spokesperson: Jerry Matthews, NSBA, 155517,
Other Organizers: Loren Black Elk, Ben 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, Sandra Matchen, Mike Wicks, Kathy Morning Star, Natasha Laflin and AIM leaders: AIM Arizona, Clyde Bellecourt, Vernon Bellecourt and Dennis Banks.
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