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DEFENDERS OF THE BLACK HILLS INC

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Defenders of the Black Hills Logo

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Uranium Warning sign at Riley Pass Uranium Mine in NW South Dakota

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Logging Road in a Wildlife Area in the Black Hills

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Logging in a Wildlife Area in the Black Hills

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US Forest Service Abandoned Uranium Mines Map - Yellow are more than 3,000 abandoned mines or prospects.

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Defenders at their booth during the Black Hills Pow Wow getting petitions and letters signed.

Defenders is a group of volunteers without racial or tribal boundaries working for the people and environment of the Northern Great Plains.

When the last wilderness area in the Black Hills, sacred to many Native American nations, was opened to logging, 3 non-Native environmental groups joined with members of the Great Sioux Nation to form Defenders of the Black Hills. When members from the Standing Rock Reservation brought information of abandoned uranium mines causing high cancer rates in their village in the middle of the United States, the more than 3,000 abandoned uranium mines became an issue. Using petitions, research, letters to officials, and litigation, Defenders works to preserve and restore the environment of the Northern Great Plains region, the bread basket of the world.


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Organization Information

DEFENDERS OF THE BLACK HILLS INC
PO BOX 2003
RAPID CITY, SD 57709

Phone
605-399-1868

Email
bhdefenders@msn.com

Mission
Defenders is a group of volunteers without racial or tribal boundaries working for the people and environment of the Northern Great Plains.

EIN 320117272

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