United Urban Warrior Society
Recall S. D. Highway Patrol from supporting Morton County Sheriffs office in Mandan N.D.
We the Native community of South Dakota are asking you to pull your support of Morton County Sheriffs department, as other law enforcement agencies have based on questionable tactics and civil right matters. We ask in good faith that you bring our Highway Patrol Officer's back home to South Dakota! Ask yourself does South Dakota need this negative attention and publicity! What could South Dakota possibly benefit from this situation? As you are aware there is a situation growing on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation that boarders both North and South Dakota. The Sioux Nation (Oceti Sakowin) has vowed to stop the Black Snake (DAPL) from destroying our water and crossing our Treaty Land. Today there are thousands of defenders who have come to pray with us and stand with us. Actors, Political leaders, even whole City’s L.A., Seattle has sent in letters of support, 500 Tribal Nations, organizations, from here and around the world have spoken out in our support including the United Nations and the Pope. Only to land in deaf ears! The Governor of North Dakota and his Barney Fife Police Department continue to mount up false accusations and false charges against the defenders from attack dogs to vigilante Corporate Security guard’s. The Morton County Sheriff’s Department called in for reinforcements of approximately 400 sheriffs from across the United States and have stated they will be escalating their war tactics and become more "proactive" in stopping those of us on the frontlines here from protecting Sacred Water. Jack Dalyrmple, the governor of North Dakota has shares in DAPL and is invested personally. This politician is using the armed police as his personal army to protect his money! We call on him and the police to cease and desist in this terrorism against unarmed indigenous people upholding our duty to protect our water and land. Oceti Sakowin, Standing Rock encampment needs your help! The Governor and his puppet Sheriff are trying their best to escalate this situation so they can justify violence against the defenders.
Petition the BIA and FBI to Honor Article 1 of the 1868 Treaty to protect Tribal Members
The U.S. Government Has a Responsibility to protect tribal members & Land as per the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty!... Federal and Treaty law are equal! Ones doesn't Trump (over ride) over the other! The BIA and the FBI are obligated to protect all Tribes, Tribal members and Tribal land including treaty territories. This is established in Article 1 of the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868. We request an intervention from the BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs) and the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigations) To stop Corporate Security Guards and out of state police (Militia) from their involvement of the DAPL issue! Also to cap off the aggression of the Governor of North Dakota and the Sheriff of Morton County! It is YOUR responsibility to protect us! ARTICLE I.From this day forward all war between the parties to this agreement shall for ever cease. The government of the United States desires peace, and its honor is hereby pledged to keep it. The Indians desire peace, and they now pledge their honor to maintain it. If bad men among the whites, or among other people subject to the authority of the United States, shall commit any wrong upon the person or property of the Indians, the United States will, upon proof made to the agent, and forwarded to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs at Washington city, proceed at once to cause the offender to be arrested and punished according to the laws of the United States, and also reimburse the injured person for the loss sustained. This is the “Clause” from the United States Constitution Article 6, Clause 2 that supports the treaty! Over State Governments! The Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution (Article VI, Clause 2) establishes that the Constitution, federal laws made pursuant to it, and treaties made under its authority, constitute the supreme law of the land. It provides that state courts are bound by the supreme law; in case of conflict between federal and state law, the federal law must be applied. Even state constitutions are subordinate to federal law. As you are aware there is a situation growing on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation that boarders both North and South Dakota. The Sioux Nation (Oceti Sakowin) has vowed to stop the Black Snake (DAPL) from destroying our water and crossing our Treaty Land. Today there are thousands of defenders who have come to pray with us and stand with us. Actors, Political leaders, even whole City’s L.A., Seattle has sent in letters of support, Over 500 Tribal Nations, organizations, from here and around the world have spoken out in our support including the United Nations and the Pope. Only to land in deaf ears! The Governor of North Dakota and his Police Department continue to mount up false accusations and false charges against the defenders, from attack dogs, to vigilante Corporate Security guard’s. The Morton County Sheriff’s Department have stated they will be escalating their war tactics and become more "proactive" in stopping those of us on the frontlines from protecting Sacred Water by killing the Black Snake. Jack Dalyrmple, the Governor of North Dakota has shares in DAPL and is invested personally. (Conflict of interest) This politician is using the armed police as his personal army to protect his money! We call on him and the police to cease and desist in this terrorism against unarmed indigenous people upholding our duty to protect our water and land. Oceti Sakowin, (Sioux Nation) Standing Rock encampment needs your help! Call the Morton County Sheriff’s Office at 701-667-3330 and tell them to stop creating a situation of intense danger against the people. What do they expect will happen? Do they think we will just pack up and leave? Because of winter? That’s not going to happen! We are used to surviving with little or nothing! This is our normal! We can and will out survive the elements. The Governor and his Sheriff are trying their best to escalate this situation so they can justify violence against the defenders. They need to be stopped before someone gets hurt! When that happens don’t expect us to turn and run! That’s not going to happen. We are Lakota’s! We have vowed to stop this and we will! Through prayer! As you may have heard in the news the U.S. Court of Appeals Rules against Standing Rock Tribe in Dakota Access Pipeline Case! This will not stop us! This fight should be based on our treaty and fought in the Courts! We have nothing to lose! And everything to gain! We have made our stand and we will hold our ground! As the world watches! In closing I will ask all of you to look into your hearts and souls and ask yourself is this right or wrong! Then pick up your phones, send E-mails whatever you have to do to stop this from escalating to the next level! We all drink water! Without it we will die! We will! Continue to stand our ground! We have no other choice. “Wocekiye gluha naunjinpelo.. Okicizecinpehantas, Okicizewicunkupektelo” ~ 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
"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