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Pine Ridge

Occupation Peoples

Grass Roots Oyate

January 16, 2000

Until we Win

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March 23, 2000

To: All Tribes
From: Grass Roots Oyate
Pine Ridge Reservation

RE: Tribal Sovereignty

URGENT MESSAGE!!! We are faxing a copy of a letter that was sent to our Tribal Chairman, Harold Salway, from the Assistant Secretary of the Interior, Kevin Gover on this date.

We need your input and response ASAP as the contents of this letter affects our Tribal Sovereignty. Our Tribal Sovereignty is under siege by the Assistant Secretary micromanaging internal tribal disputes dealing with the administration process and the Tribes need to be aware of once again of BIA interference of contract relationship and trust responsibility. History has always revealed that the BIA involvement and interference has caused the erosion of tribal sovereignty and mismanagement of tribal land and resources and service delivery.

Contents of the letter as stated by Kevin Gover is premature because the issues have not gone through the court process.

We are requesting your input and support. For more information, contact the Red Cloud Building at (605) 867-5303, or you may e-mail us at oglalaoyate@hotmail.com, WWW http://members.tripod.com/GrassRootsOyate.

Respectfully,

________________________________

Oliver Red Cloud, Chief
OGLALA SIOUX TRIBE

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