Sioux Nation Treaty Council - est 1894

A summary of the 1851 and 1868 treaties

The Great Sioux Nation, whose real name is the Oceti Sakowin, is comprised of  seven sub-nations who spoke the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota language.  The Tituwan sub-nation spoke the Lakota dialect and lived in the western most portion.  The Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation) occupied a vast land area that covered 24 American states and parts of 4 Canadian Provinces. Other smaller nations also lived within the area as the Indigenous concept of territory followed natural law and was much different than the European concept of territory. The people of the Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation) originated from the mouth of Wind Cave in the Black Hills.  The Black Hills were so sacred that they were used for ceremonial, prayers, medicinal, and burial purposes only.

Read more: A Summary of the 1851 and 1868 Treaties


Charmaine White Face  Zumila Wobaga

Whereas the Oceti Sakowin Oyate represents the grassroots Native Americans of the seven sub nations of Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota speaking people; and

Whereas, we as the Oceti Sakowin Oyate have committed to protect the air, land, life and water of Mother Earth; and

Whereas, the entities who have been involved in polluting the land, air and water of our Mother Earth have and will continue to create health hazards to the health of our elders,adults and the youth and future generations unless they desist from further dstruction of Mother Earth; and

Whereas, the Oceti Sakowin include the Canadian Dakota, Nakota, and Lakota nations who support this resolution; and

Now, Therefore be it resolved that any oil corporations (Keystone Project), organizations, or entities which are involved in promoting and developing of oil pipelines, uranium mining which are hazardous to the environment of the land, air, and water, are urged to decease and desist all activities in furtherances of these projects.


Dated this April 12, 2008

Unanimously approved by the Teton Sioux Nation Treaty Council



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PO Box 2003, Rapid City, SD 57709. 

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Sioux Nation Treaty Council
PO Box 2003
Rapid City
SD 57709  USA


"...CONCLUSION  Various historians has determined that the "Sioux Nation Treaty Council" formally formed in 1894, shortly after the Wounded Knee massacre. The Sioux Nation Treaty Council represents all of the Sioux Tribes (Approx 49 Tribes), and all other Sioux Treaty Councils would be subordinate to it, regardless of the Treaty Council's name...."  See Bielecki Report pages 7 & 8,  Oct. 5, 2008 (Bielecki Report)