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WHEREAS, there have been many attempts over the years by different Tribal and other individual groups to get control of the Great Pipestone Quarries of Minnesota and

WHEREAS, the Pipestone Indian Community is comprised of Indian people enrolled in various tribes in and out of the state of Minnesota: and

WHEREAS, the right to petition the Creator is a fundamental human right that most Americans take for granted; and


WHEREAS, the Great Pipestone Quarries of Minnesota have been historically utilized by and continue to be utilized by all tribal nations; and

WHEREAS, the pipes and pipestone have been used by most Tribes for Sacred pipes and articles for ceremony:

WHEREAS. no single tribe or coalition of tribal nations may assert entitlement or domain over the Great Pipestone Quarries of Minnesota; and

WHEREAS. such proposed control may restrict the historical access and use of the Great Pipestone Quarries by all tribes; and

WHEREAS, such restrictions may no longer accommodate the diversity of indigenous religious practices of all tribes and tribal members seeking access to the Great Pipestone Quarries; and

WHEREAS, given that historical custom affords unrestricted access to the Great Pipestone Quarries by all tribes; and

WHEREAS, The sale and trade of Pipes and Pipestone has been carried out thru all North America for all of recorded history

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Pipestone Indian and non-Indian
Communities of Pipestone, Minnesota request that NO LEGISLATION BE CONSIDERED THAT WOULD CHANGE THIS CUSTOM AND TRADITION OF MAKING AND SELLING PIPES AND PIPESTONE WHICH DATES BACK AT LEAST 5 GENERATIONS.



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  • 01 January 2016600. Karst Vanb
    I support this petition
  • 17 December 2015599. Paul S
    May Creator continue to bless you as well as all the the people
  • 10 December 2015598. Olee J
    Be strong- leave the quarry as it is now.
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    The truth is owned by no one
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    I utterly support this petition and its intention. Aho.
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  • 30 October 2015591. Steven Pz
    I have a piece of pipestone from a trip there two years ago. I carved my vision of my prayer pipe. My Great Grand Mother was Choctaw. If the quarries are held as the sole property of one group I might not have had the opportunity to create my link to the
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  • 03 September 2015582. Jeanne C
    While I respect the views of the Lakota, Dakota, Nakota and Oglala People, these nations are not the only ones who hold Sacred the Pipe. No one nation of people own the Pipe; nations have their own traditions and the Sacred Pipe is an integral part of cer
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