Lakota leaders gather this week in Rapid City for the Oceti Sakowin Treaty Conference. It's the second year the Rosebud Treaty Council has hosted this event, which coincides with the Lakota Nation Invitational, now in its 43rd year.
Topics and presenters at this year's conference include the Doctrine of Discovery with author Steven Newcomb; International Repatriation with Andrea Carmen of the International Indian Treaty Council; Inherent Rights with Oregon attorney Patrick Kincaid; and a review of legal cases involving tribes, presented by Colorado attorney Andy Reid.
The treaty conference runs Tuesday through Thursday, Dec. 17-19, at the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn.
For more information on the treaty conference and Lakota Nation Invitational, click on the links below.