The following introduction to LANDBACK comes from LANDBACK.ORG
On July 3, 2020, Land Defenders took to Mt.Rushmore to reignite the fight for the Black Hills and the closure of Mt. Rushmore, a symbol of white supremacy and racism. Now, 21 of those Land Defenders who stood in defense of the sacred Ȟesápa, the ancestral homelands of Lakota and many other Indigenous Nations, are facing criminal charges.Inspired by the action taken that day, NDN Collective has developed the LANDBACK campaign, a mutli-faceted campaign to get Indigenous lands back into Indigenous hands, and empower Indigenous people across Turtle Island with the tools and strategies to do LANDBACK work in their own communities.The LANDBACK Campaign will officially launch on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, October 12, 2020.
In the meantime, here are our Calls-to-Action:
- Watch and share this video
- Sign this petition demanding Mount Rushmore be closed and ALL public lands in the Black Hills returned to its original Peoples.
- Donate to the LANDBACK Campaign
- Sign up to be the first to receive notifications about the campaign launch