A Two-Day Celebration to Commemorate the 30th Anniversary of Wounded Knee 1973
Porcupine, SD - Pine Ridge Oglala Lakota Nation
February 27-28, 2003

Please Join Us:

A two-day celebration is planned beginning on Thursday, February 27 with a full day of activities taking place on the Pine Ridge Reservtion.

Plans include a Four Directions Spiritual Walk that will begin at 9:00 a.m. on February 27 with starting points at Pine Ridge, Manderson, Batesland and Porcupine. The Porcupine walk will start at the CAP parking lot and the starting point at the other locations will be announced.

The walk will end at the Wounded Knee gravesite with prayers and anouncements. A lunch will be served at the Porcupine School after the walk. At 2:00 p.m., an Open Forum will take place at the Porcupine School with speakers and invited guests on the agenda. Following the afternoon events, a supper will be served at 5:00 p.m. at the Porcupine School.

A Traditional Wacipi will begin with the Grand Entry at 7:00 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Special and honored guests include all living and passed on Wounded Knee Legal Defense/Offense Committee (WKLDOC) Legal Team, all Wounded Knee Knee Veterans, AIM Founding Members, AIM Chapters, AIM Affiliates and Allies, Lakota Treaty Councils, International Indian Treaty Council, and the Indigenous Women's Network. It is open to the public.

The second day's events will begin with an Educational Symposium that will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Pejuta Haka College Center at Kyle. Discussion topics include Oral History/Tradition, "A Living History: 1973 Defendants & Vets Recount Experience," Sovereignty Issues, Strategy "30 Years after Wounded Knee, What are we AIMing for?"; Environmental Issues, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Land Treaty: Land Restoration of Black Hills, Racism Issues and Leonard Peltier updates.

An AIM National Board of Directors meeting is also scheduled during the day, February 28th at the Pejuta Haka College Center at Kyle, SD. AIM affiliates and support groups, AIM members are invited to attend. Breakfast will be served from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., and the meeting is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information on the agenda, contact AIM National Office at 612-721-3914, or email at aimggc@worldnet.att.net

For more information about other 30th Anniversary events taking place on the reservation, contact Tom Poor Bear, Camp Justice Spokesperson at 605-462-6662, or Lakota Student Alliance Coordinator at 605-441-9453.