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Traditional Oglala Elders demand accountability

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Join Duane Martin Sr. and some of the Elders as they speak about the demand for accountability:

"Once again the traditional elders of the Pine Ridge reservation have been forced to seize another government building to demand accountability for the ongoing tribal council corruption. With technical support and security provided by the Strong Heart Warriors Society the traditional Elders have uncovered yet more proof that the tribal council along with higher ranking officials of the B.I.A. have misappropriated funds intended for food programs for the elderly as well as funding for youth programs. One source stated that the account should have a balance of $100,000. When the balance was checked on site today is was sitting at .86. The people have a right to know where this funding went and when, where and why it is being spent. Last year we went through this due to the elders food program being mismanaged while staff members sold drugs and alcohol on the premises. The elders where promised a new building for there food program and a new staff to manage it, That has not been honored. In the mean time the corruption has continued and so has the physical attacks on anyone who speaks out, Our source on the ground tells us that multiple law enforcement agencies have surrounded the area and are threatening to use paramilitary force to remove our Elders from the building. These elders are not armed and either are the people supporting them on the inside.   BY M.W.H."

The Elders are in need of audio and video recording equipment to document any further abuse as well as any police brutality on those who are protecting the Elders. To Help Contact: Duane Martin Sr @ 605-517-1547; Michael Wolf Heart @ 575-770-8839 or wolfheartlodge@live.com  SERIOUS CALLS & EMAILS ONLY

Times: 5:30 ET; 4:30 CT; 3:30 MT; 2:30 PT

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