Group wants Black Hills in National Monument

The Black Hills in South Dakota have for thousands of years been considered sacred by more than 30 Indian nations from North America.

A group called Defenders of the Black Hills endorses the designation of roughly 40,000 acres of National Forest System lands, to be known as the Okawita Paha National Monument. They support transfer of these lands to management by the National Park Service and they ask that as it is a sacred landscape, that traditional American Indian spiritual practices may be freely exercised there after nearly 100 years of suppression.

Private land holdings, Custer State Park lands, and Mount Rushmore National Memorial are not included in this proposal and will not be subject to the management restrictions proposed for the Okawita Paha National Monument.

Read more.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in General. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s