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Earth Initiatives : The Black Hills Unity Concert ~ September 8-10, 2017 ~ Elk Creek Resort, Piedmont, South Dakota


Founded in 2014, The Black Hills Unity Concert promotes a greater understanding of indigenous peoples among the general public regarding American Indian and Alaskan Native peoples and rights.

We pray for a resolution to this issue — bringing together Indigenous Nations with those on the right side of justice to return the guardianship of the Black Hills to the Great Sioux Nation.

Black Hills Unity Concert 2016 . Credits : Matt Kelly, boonieadjacent.com

The Black Hills Unity Concert is a gathering of members of the Pte Oyate (Buffalo Nation, also called the Great Sioux Nation), artists, performers and concerned global citizens committed to educating and raising support for the Black Hills Initiative. Its organizers and participants believe that the only way for the United States of America to be truly great is to honor its word. Honor the treaties. Join us in healing the Heart of a Nation by restoring the guardianship of the Black Hills to the Great Sioux Nation.

The Black Hills Unity Concert is free and open to the public. For more information on the Black Hills Unity Concert including venue location, schedule of events, list of performers and lodging please visit theunityconcert.com

 



THE 4TH ANNUAL

BLACK HILLS UNITY CONCERT

HONORING THE ELDERS, PROTECTING THE EARTH, UNITING THE PEOPLE

 

The 4th annual Black Hills Unity Concert, occurring September 8-10, 2017, advocates for the return of the guardianship of the Black Hills to its Original Caretakers: the Indigenous Peoples of the Plains. Over the years, we have amplified the story of how this most sacred area was granted by Congress to the Plains People in perpetuity and then stolen during the Gold Rush. The history of the issue was summed up by Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun when he said, “A more ripe and rank case of dishonest dealings may never be found in our history.”

While the long-term goal of the concert is to fuel the movement for the return of the Hills, we cannot help but hear the immediate cries of the people and the earth happening right now. For this reason, the Black Hills Unity Concert has also become a launch pad for people and organizations addressing issues such as language extinction, cultural erosion, water protection, uranium contamination, youth suicide, sustainable economic development, self-sufficiency and self-determination, racial division, the protection of Indigenous women and many others.

The fourth and final year of the concert at this location is a year of gratitude, celebration and community service. We seek to continue our tradition of creating spaces where native and non-native leaders can unite for the healing of our earth. As such, the concert is designed to achieve the following ambitions goals:

  • Articulate the Black Hills Issue to the Global Community Strongly and Clearly
  • Facilitate the Transmission of Traditional Knowledge from Elders to the Next Generation
  • Honor and Celebrate the Protectors of Water, Air and Land
  • Honor Indigenous Leadership and Knowledge
  • Uplift, Encourage and Be Present for the Youth
  • Mobilize the Community to Address Immediate Issues
  • Unite Key Indigenous Elders from around the World to Honor Sacred Sites
  • Generate Global Advocacy for All Sacred Sites and Articulate their Role in Healing Mother Earth

We are committed to creating and strengthening alliances to create much needed solutions now, and in the future. We would love to uplift your work, as well as have your assistance in the form of Indigenous leadership and guidance, media and distribution, on-the-ground volunteers, funding, concert infrastructure, attendance and participation, knowledgeable elders and so much more.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the Black Hills Unity Concert. Please visit our website (www.TheUnityConcert.org) or Facebook page (The Black Hills Unity Concert) for updates and information.



You may make a donation at our crowdfunding campaign at

https://www.ioby.org/project/black-hills-unity-concert-2017 
We will be receiving funds through this campaign until Sept. 10, 2017.

After that please send checks directly to
The Black Hills Unity Concert
Center for Sacred Studies
PO BOX 2904
Guerneville, CA 95446
We look forward to uniting with you
for the Black Hills, the Earth and all of her people!




Black Hills Unity Concert Fundraiser with Nahko, Cody Blackbird and Peter Yarrow!


 





 

The Black Hills Unity Concert by UPLIFT 46 videos – 3 hours, 15 minutes

More information: theunityconcert.com


DONATE FOR “RETURN THE BLACK HILLS” :

Purpose: Black Hills Initiative ~ Fountain – Paha Sapa Alliance
DONATE

If you would prefer to donate by mail, send your tax-deductible donation to:

Return the Black Hills
The Center for Sacred Studies
PO Box 2904
Guerneville, CA 95446

Your donations support a common prayer for peace and unity !


DONATE

If you would prefer to donate by mail, send your tax-deductible donation to:

Unity Concert
The Center for Sacred Studies
PO Box 2904
Guerneville, CA 95446


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