Archives for November 2005

“REZONOMICS” Documentary Premiere – Sunday, December 11, 2005 at Colorado State University Cinema

Village Earth, CSU’s department of Anthropology, and Reflexive Films will be premiering “Rezonomics” a documentary on the eclectic and inventive survival strategies of residents of one of the most impoverished and marginalized areas of the United States, the Pine Ridge Reservation, SD.

The 49 minute film will be premiering at 7:00pm at the Lory Student Center Cinema on the Campus of Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Co. Immediately following the film will be a panel discussion with the filmakers, residents from the Pine Ridge Reservation, and Dr. Kathleen Pickering, Professor of Anthropology at CSU.

Advanced tickets can be purchased for $5.00 at the Student Center Box office, by calling Village Earth in Fort Collins at 970-491-5754. All proceeds go to support Village Earth’s projects on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

For more information contact [email protected]

More Buffalo Delivered to Pine Ridge

Today, Village Earth delivered two more buffalo to the Pine Ridge Reservation purchased through our “Adopt-A-Buffalo” program from the annual Custer State Park Buffalo Auction. The two yearling heiffers were delivered to the Braveheart family to help diversify their seed herd that was released September 25th through the program.

Above: An always cheerful Henry Red Cloud assisted with the selection and transport of the buffalo from Custer State Park this weekend.

Wanblee Red Cloud also helped with the pickup by watching out for shill bidders.

Elders on Pine Ridge Meet to Discuss Land Issues, $38 Million Shakopee Loan, Tribal Governance

This weekend a council of elders from across the Pine Ridge Reservation converged on Billy Mills hall in downtown Pine Ridge village to express their concern for the way the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council is managing the reservation, and in particular, the use lease revenues from Tribal lands to secure a $38 million dollar loan from the Shakopee Nation.

At the meeting the group decided that: 1. they needed more information about the loan, preferably from a representative from the Shakopee Tribe; and 2. they would continue to meet every month to organize around these issues.