United Urban Warrior Society
Asking OST Pres. John Steele to step down! In regards to the Black Hills Deal with Obama.
Do to the many groups and individuals who have in the last few years attempted to persuade or convince President Obama on a land deal or receiving some type of payments for The Sacred Black Hills in South Dakota. And now Oglala Sioux Tribal President John Steele now pursuing the same. United Urban Warrior Society is asking for your support in asking John Steele to step down as Tribal president and tribal leader. The Black Hills are protected under the 1868 Treaty which is also protected under the United States Constitution (Supremacy clause). And “The Black Hills Sioux Nation Claims Treaty Council” The only Sioux Treaty Council recognized by the Congress, has said NO to any agreement or selling of anything related to the Black Hills by any organization including BIA/IRA and any and all individuals making the claim. President John Steele still was not satisfied with the response from the Treaty Council and created his own Bogus Treaty Council. BHCTC has issued a cease and desist order to John Steele, an attorney and all others in support of this deal with President Obama. Upon deaf ears they are ignoring it. A few years ago UUWS intercepted another attempt to cash in on the Black Hills by the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council members, upon notification of other tribes and nations of those involved with the 1868 Treaty. An emergency meeting was held and a resolution passed that no one tribal President or tribe or Nation or Organization can do anything in regards to the Black Hills Claim without the consent and authorization with all Treaty signing tribes/nations, must have ¾ of adult male approval. Now we have president John Steele and supporting members soliciting approval from other tribes and nations to except a deal with President Obama. This letter to Obama has mentioned other treaty signing Tribes/Nations without their consent and/or approval of the recognized Treaty Council or tribal members from all the Tribes/Nations mention or involved in the treaty. This is not acceptable. The majority of the Lakota People (Oyate), Our spiritual leaders, Our Elder Council (Naca’s) and many other groups, organization’s and treaty peoples have said NO! From the beginning Lakota’s Peoples and other 1868 Treaty signing nations have said “The Black Hills are NOT! For sale. Based on this current and most severe issues and other issues involving land and Tribal dysfunction, abuse of power, and lack of financial accountability we the under signers of this PETITION ask that Oglala Sioux Tribal President John Yellow-Bird Steele to step down. And Vice President Tom Poor Bear steps up as acting Tribal president until the upcoming elections. We also ask that those Tribal council members who support this issue of the Black Hills, obey the Cease and Desist order issued by the Black Hills Claims Treaty Council. To refrain from and all issues pertaining to the Black Hills and the 1868 Treaty include the legitimate treaty council and those tribal nations it represents. Please stand with us saying; THE BLACK HILLS ARE NOT FOR SALE! OR TRADE! Not now or ever. Pilamayapelo!~UUWS~
Protecting The Sacredness of Bear Butte: 'Owekchiza Ikipi" (Worth Fighting For)
Opening Statement; Here we are again making a decision on how we can protect the sacredness of Bear Butte. Again the Biker bars are getting closer and closer to Bear Butte. Lakota’s and other local tribes hold Bear Butte a sacred place we have come here to pray for many years, we come here to “Hamblecha” (Vision Quest) before we Sundance. For the last ten years we have been called to come and protect this sacred place and there has been many meetings, protest rally’s Lots of frustrations because these people don’t care about us and our spirituality all they care about is Money, Beer and the big party! What must we do to protect this sacred site from the encroachment of sleazy Biker Bars around its base? The noise, chaotic energy, increased human presence, and subsequent pollution caused by the development around Bear Butte currently make it increasingly difficult for the silence so necessary in meditative prayer. The sacredness of the Black Hills is almost completely profaned. The sacredness of Bear Butte is in peril again. As many may remember a few years back we fought "Jay Allen" who started this Venue, and it failed! It has been limited to a glorified camp ground for the last few years and was tolerable at best. Now after Full throttle “The self proclaimed largest biker bar burnt to the ground “Michael Ballard" has purchased this venue (Broken Spoke Campground) only Two miles from Bear Butte! What can we do now? What must we do? We may need to fight for Bear Butte! We need to stop Mead County! Or they will just continue to push us out! We will call on all activist groups to make this stand! All options are on the table! It must be stopped! We will not ask mead County for permission and we will march where we choose to march! If we must get arrested then so be it! What is Bear Butte; (Native History) On the Northeastern edge of the Black Hills, just a few miles from the small town of Sturgis, off Highway 34, is one of the most sacred mountains to the Plains Indians from the United States and Canada. Up to 60 different tribes traveled to Bear Butte to fast and pray. Separated by about 8 miles of prairie from the greater Black Hills, which are also considered sacred by these same nations of people, Bear Butte looks like a sleeping bear lying on its side with its head pointed toward the northeast. Today, people from all over the world come to Bear Butte to pray, to meditate, to try to experience some of the spiritual connection that has been there from the beginning of time. More than 4,000 years ago, a Cheyenne man named Sweet Medicine received guidance and gifts for the Cheyenne people at Bear Butte. Today, the Cheyenne people continue to come to Bear Butte to fast and pray. Some of the Southern Cheyenne must travel hundreds of miles from Oklahoma where they were displaced by the United States cavalry in the late 1800s when the Cheyenne nation was under threat of extinction. All the tribes of the Sioux people: Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota, came to Bear Butte to pray...and still do. The months of May, June, and July will see families camped at the base while a relative is standing on the side of the mountain fasting in deep meditation. Small colored pieces of cloth containing pinches of tobacco are wrapped around trees and bushes as prayer gifts to the Creator. Larger flags of red, white, black, or yellow, the sacred colors, also are tied to trees to carry the prayers to all the directions. Bear Butte, the mountain proper, is currently a National Historic Landmark managed by the South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Department. What we do there during the summer months; (Sundance Season) A Native American person usually undertakes a vision quest in an isolated area, generally without food or water. The "seeker" remains isolated as long as it takes to achieve the desired goal; the quest may last up to three or four days. Quest design varies according to the tribe's culture and the purpose for seeking a vision. A successful vision quest will produce contact with a spirit helper or guide. This guide’s presence is often signaled by a visionary experience or contact with an animal. All men and women can "cry for a vision" or what Black Elk calls "lament," but only the worthy will receive one. To undertake a Vision Quest in the proper way, a Wicasa Wakan - Holy Man - should advise the seeker and interpret the vision. The most important reason for the Vision Quest is so a person can understand better his/her oneness with all things and gain knowledge of the Great Spirit. A person undertaking a Vision Quest first goes with a filled pipe to the holy man. He enters and asks that the holy man be his guide and prays for him. Everyone present smokes the Pipe. The Inipi ceremony is conducted to purify them. Traditionally, the seeker builds the sweat lodge by himself. The seeker then takes his pipe and some tobacco and goes to his isolated place, often on a high mountain or bluff. Helpers go ahead to prepare the sacred place. The seeker stays at the sacred place and prays for a vision. Visions often come to the seeker in the form of an animal, and dreams carry the most powerful visions. At the end of the Vision Quest, the helpers return and take the seeker back to the sweat lodge. The seeker tells all he has seen and heard to the Wicasa. What we are petitioning for? 1) We want to stop the encrochment around Bear Butte. 2) We want a 3-mile buffer zone applied around the base of Bear Butte from Live Outdoor concerts and large bar venues. And we want them enforced if not we will enforce them. 3) We want to “STOP” The attempt to build such a noisy, destructive, alcohol & Drug induced playground near such a pristine, beautiful and sacred site is blasphemy and sacrilegious. 4) We demand the state of South Dakota take measures to stop their citizens from trying to build offensive, disruptive, obnoxious and detrimental enterprises near Bear Butte and all/any Venues such as these at the base of Bear Butte. Your people would not want to see these venues next to their churches, the Wailing Wall, or even Mt Rushmore etc. We encourage concerned Native peoples and Supporters to share this petition and to let the world know of this flagrant violation of Article VI of the Constitution, the 1851 Treaty, and people’s right to gather, pray, seek solitude, and maintain their culture without disruption and annoyance. United Urban Warrior Society 605-381-8612 P.O. Box 14 Rapid City, South Dakota 57709-0014 email@example.com http://unitedurbanwarriorsocietyworld.jimdo.com
$ 3.9 Million to a White Man for Wounded Knee?...NO WAY!
How sad Tim Giago (Mario Gonzales is involved) is promoting the Commercialization of Wounded Knee! I wonder if he has consulted the relatives of those buried there first?....and why would he pay 3.8 Million for land owned by a white man smack in the middle of a reservation?...Something wrong here! United Urban Warrior Society will NOT support this!....Assimilation at its best! “United Urban Warrior Society” doesn’t support this at all and will stand with those who oppose it! and will host a couple rallies this summer at the Wounded Knee Site & Tims news Paper "Native Sun news" Please contact them and tell them NO! WAY!: P.O. Box 9344 Rapid City, SD. 57709 Phone: 605.716.5421 Fax: 605.716.5425 Giago: “I signed an agreement to be the sole purchaser of Wounded Knee. The reason is that it has been sitting there idle and doing nothing for over 40 years.” Then he said: “I said the land would be put into trust for all of the tribes of the Great Sioux Nation.” There is MAJOR! Questions here about Giago's true motivation and intent here. If purchase does occur, who is he planning on holding it in trust with? The Federal Government???? When you start looking at this deal it starts to smell. After Wounded Knee '73 old Gildersleve sold this to Czwyczynski for $ 20,000. Now this brings up 2 questions. 1) How the heck did Gildersleve ever get a clear title to those 40 acres anyway? According to the 1868 treaty a Whiteman cannot own land within the boundaries of the reservation! unless he is married to a Native who is an enrolled member, but when she dies it goes to her family NOT the white guy! The Gildersleve illegally sold this land and the Oglala Sioux Tribe should fight this and retain the land! From what I have been told the BIA made this mistake and hasn’t got the balls to fight it! Or being paid off to look the other way! 2). Why is Giago willing to pay $ 3,900,000? That's MILLION dollars for something that sold for $ 20,000. In the 1970’s? Trust me; he's greasing his and Mario’s palm somehow on this deal. Mario Gonzales is involved here we know its about money and this alone draws many red flags! What about the other land owners around this site? What is their input? From what I have been told they are not happy about this deal either. I have been told that Tim Giago has never done anything for the Memorial at Wounded Knee. Back in 1973 he supported Dick Wilson’s regime. Dick & his goons used Tim's paper “Lakota Times" to trash & condemn AIM & murder our people at that time. So, Mr. Giago has blood on his hands. It is well known that Tim Giago has attacked and wrote stories against the American Indian Movement “Blaming them for firebombing his news paper‘s office in Pine Ridge”. He has also spoken against Leonard Peltier, slamming those who would support him. Giago says: he has already created a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization called the National Historic Site of Wounded Knee Inc. There is a Wounded Knee Memorial already there at the site! But because it is associated to The American Indian Movement he will not support it nor recognize it.(Own by the Fire Lighting Tiospaye!) Giago: My attorney is Mario Gonzalez, who is Oglala Lakota, and he will be putting together the trust for all the tribes. Scared of this! Mario has been removed from the Treaty Council and has been involved in several scams to get money from the Black Hills! Giago has also talked with former U.S. Senator Tom Daschle in Washington DC and several friends in New York City to begin fundraising efforts in Washington DC and New York. (This boils my blood! Why would we ask the same Government who massacred our people in cold blood and still honor 18-medals of honor to the soldiers who killed innocent woman and children at this site!) Giago: Can you imagine a really beautiful Holocaust Museum and a big trade pavilion for Indian artisans and craftspeople? They could set up booths year-round and sell their arts and crafts to the tourists. We would have tourists come from all over the world and stay in Rapid City go to the restaurants and hotels, Take buses to Wounded Knee, It would create over 200 jobs For the people down there. It would be also a boost financially to Rapid City, South Dakota,” he says. Are you kidding me? Here is the true motive right here! He said it in his own words! Why would we want to boost Rapid City and not Pine Ridge? A little side note here folks! In all this talk there has been NO mention of those Murdered here! Those Ancestors buried there are not all Ogalala’s they are Miniconju’s and Hunkpapa’s From Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Have their relatives been asked about this? And are they involved? They must have a say in this matter! This land should be returned back to the tribe and the land must! If sold be sold at a fair market value…and ANYONE wanting to build a memorial on this sacred ground must have the approval of the families of those buried there and an agreement with landowners nearby! As well as an agreement to include or support the Wounded Knee Take over in 1973! Without predigests! When I first posted that we would not support this I recieved this response from Time Giago! “Hi James. I am sorry you are so angry that I have set out to buy the lands around Wounded Knee. I think this is a time we should all pull together. My feelings about AIM and Leonard Peltier should have nothing to do with what we are trying to accomplish. There is no one who has worked harder to save the Black Hills than Mario Gonzalez. He litigated for the Black Hills in 1980 before the Supreme Court and the Hills would have been assumed purchased if he had not represented several tribes in litigating this action. The preservation of the Wounded Knee site is of historic importance and as I said the land would be put into trust for all of the tribes of the Great Sioux Nation. What is wrong with that? I need your help and not your anger. Tim” In closing Mario Gonzalez did not! Litigate for the Black Hills in 1980 before the Supreme Court! It was the Black Hills Sioux Nation Treaty Council who he at the time he worked for and was asked by the elders to do this! They dismissed him because he was scamming moneys and have since been caught a couple times with his hands in the cookie jar! This is a bad deal! Why would we keep buying our own lands back from the white people at 10 times the value when it still belongs to us as per the 1868 Treaty! Something wrong here people! Think about it! Then to turn around and ask us to chip in when our people and community’s are some of the poorest in the Nation? Hecetu Welo, Mitakuyepi, nis inyan tankunl iyapo! Here is the original post! This is where it all started! https://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2016/01/03/help-buy-wounded-knee-website-now-donations-162941 United Urban Warrior Society
Justice for Philip High Bear Sr
The Family of Philip High Bear Sr and The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal (CRST) residents are suffering in terror from Tribal Police abuses; latest episode resulting in death of Philip High Bear. We "United Urban Warrior Society" Hosted a rally for the family on 10/19/2015. Phillips mother and I was asked to meet with "Larry Lebeau" acting Chief of Police. After hearing that the officers involved were not suspend until after the FBI Investigation bothered me! We ask that these officers be suspended! A.S.A.P. We will not settle for anything less. We will rally again if nessesary. ~ James Swan, U.U.W.S.~ On September 15, 2015 Mr. Phillip High Bear was arrested by CRST Tribal Police in Eagle Butte South Dakota. After booking into the jail facility, Mr. High Bear was allegedly shackled and beaten to death by his jailers. According to other inmates within the jail, police entered into Mr. High Bear’s cell, handcuffed him, sprayed mace and beat him for several minutes. Inmates report screaming at officers to stop and were ordered to shut up or else. Mr. High Bear, according to unofficial Eagle Butte Police statement, was subsequently discovered dead within his cell. Neither Tribal officials nor police officials will provide any information to Mr. High Bear’s family or release any official statement. as of this date. Meanwhile, tribal police continue driving by the bereaved mother’s residence day & night in a manner of intimidation commonly employed by this law enforcement division. Please contact the South Dakota Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, US Attorney & FBI demanding answers for Mr. High Bear’s minor children and family! Meanwhile, tribal police continue driving by the bereaved mother’s residence day & night in a manner of intimidation commonly employed by this law enforcement division. Please contact the South Dakota Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, (Larry Lebeau) US Attorney & FBI demanding answers for Mr. High Bear’s minor children and family! The Federal Bureau of Investigations has stepped in to investigate and determine cause of death. Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services (605) 964-4567/4571 Detective Division (605) 964-4700/4574 Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Office Harold Frazier, Tribal Chairman PO Box 590 Eagle Butte, SD 57625-0590 Phone (605) 964-4155 US Attorney South Dakota: Randolph J. Seiler PO Box 7240 Pierre, SD 57501 (605) 342-7822 (605) 224-5402
"Rainbow Warriors" Stay away from The Black Hills of South Dakota! ~ U.U.W.S ~
Note: To Rainbow Warriors..From U.U.W.S.June 11, 2015 at 7:38pm So we get the info (Late) that the “Rainbow Warrior” Tribe or whatever you call yourselves “I really don’t care” were planning to come to the Black Hills! On a personal note I have no issues with your group! It’s a free world as long as you don’t push your ways on mine! And you did! We knew you had a meeting coming up on the 17th to decide where this event would take place! I may or may not show up! A racist? I don’t think so; I just don’t like your White is right mentality! After reading hundreds of comments from Rain bow pages, I ask! Who is the racist? All we did is asked that you honor an agreement from years past that you made with our people! Stating you would not do this unless invited! And you attacked right off! You’re not different from those invaders who came and overed on our land, disrespected our people, killing most of us off and imposing your belief system on us! The only difference now is your not killing our people! We don’t want your drugs, alcohol, Nudity, using parts of our spirituality in your rituals!, your free love, your lingo, your fashions, etc..We have our own! Finding a couple skins on the reservation to welcome you don’t work! There are those “loaf around the fort Indians” who sold the rest of us out back then and still doing it today! If they are who you say they are! Why haven’t they spoken up, in your defense? They know how to contact me or others and they haven’t said a word! What’s that tell you! So you say you are peaceful and respect our Lakota people? You haven’t shown any respect! Remember respect is earned not demanded! For those of you who claim to be leaders! Lead by example! If not then you people are no different than a bunch of sheep! And no different from those who invaded our lands from the East. I will say this! I have met a bunch of you and do find some of you to be legit! Friendly and supportive to those I offer an apology for my aggressiveness & language! but that’s what it took to get your attention.”The greasy wheel gets the grease” As far as the rest of you who show no respect! You can burn in hell for all I care! I can handle it and encourage it! Bring whatever you think you got! Not saying I would win or lose but I will stand my ground! No matter what! We have no fear! So in closing all we are asking is to take your event somewhere else! Your ways are not ours and we don’t want to share our ways with you “Spiritually” I have no problem excepting some of you as friends! Or standing with you on political or environmental issues! But I am a Lakota! You are not us and we are not you! Respect that! Stop imposing yourself on us! If you want us to respect you as you are then respect us as we are! James “Magaska” Swan, Founder United Urban Warrior Society P.O. Box 14 Rapid City,SD 57709-0014 605-381-8612 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rapid City Council to request a Public audit against Cornerstone Rescue Mission
There have been numerous complaints on the treatment of Veterans and the Native American homeless population, going through this organization. Members of three federally recognized tribes in South Dakota as well as other Veterans and no-veterans local organizations and individual citizens are concerned on some of the practices at the Mission. These concerns have been addressed with the Veterans Administration of South Dakota. And other non-profit, organizations. There have been many, many complaints. This complaint at this time is against management at Cornerstone rescue Mission at 30 Main, Rapid City S.D. and may or may not include other parts of this organization. “United Urban Warrior Society” a nonprofit Native American Activist Organization based in Rapid City S.D. feels that this organization needs to be held accountable for these accusations. And it’s the City of Rapid city’s responsibility to investigate and/or look into these claims. U.U.W.S. has been watching and listening too many of these complaints and will peruse this action to the fullest. We will also report any and all of our findings to the VA. Authority, in a full written statement. If you have any input to these allegations and or want to share your own experience please contact us as soon as possible. U.U.W.S. has not ruled out the possibility of a series of protest marches on cornerstone. For more information please contact: James Swan United Urban Warrior Society P.O. Box 14 Rapid City, S.D. 57709-0014 605-381-8612 email@example.com