Theresa Two Bulls on Uniting to Reclaim the Black Hills /50

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Theresa Two Bulls is an attorney, prosecutor and politician in the United States and the Oglala Sioux Tribe. In 2004 she was elected to the South Dakota Senate, the first American Indian woman to be elected to the state legislature. In 2008 Two Bulls was elected as president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, the second woman to serve in this position. In elective office, Two Bulls has particularly worked to develop stronger relationships between tribal and local and state governments. She also served on a United States Department of Justice task force to develop guidelines for and implementation of a study to reduce violence against Indian women. When the rate of suicide rose among youth on the reservation in late 2009, Two Bulls declared a state of emergency to address the problem. As of 2015 she is secretary-treasurer of the National Congress of American Indians. She is a lead organizer of The Unity Concert, 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, FREE, September 8-9-10, 2017: http://www.theunityconcert.com

*All donations to For the Wild through September 10th will go to the Unity Concert

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