Levi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Native Currents. Discussion »
PORCUPINE, SOUTH DAKOTA American Indians will mourn the loss of American Indian leader Russell Means on Wednesday at the Little Wound High School gymnasium in Kyle, South Dakota from 10:00 am - 10:00 pm mst on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
1939 - 2012
Russell Means, a self described "Oglala Lakota Patriot and Freedom Fighter", began his journey to the spirit world at 4:44 am, with the Morning Star, at his home and ranch in Porcupine yesterday.
Per his wishes, Means will be cremated and his ashes will be spread over the Black Hills, which are considered sacred by the Lakota.
This Honoring will be the first of four opportunities for the people to honor his life. The next three Honorings have been tentatively scheduled as follows:
2nd Honoring at Wounded Knee '73 Occupation Memorial (Feb 2013);
3rd Honoring at Wind Cave State Park, South Dakota (June 2013);
4th Honoring on Russell's birthday (Nov 10, 2013) at location to be determined.
There will be a designated media area at the Honoring on Wednesday at Little Wound School.
posted October 23, 2012 3:10 pm edt