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Event thrown for groups hoping to legalize hemp

Posted on September 24, 2005

Some people are pulling out all the stops to make hemp a legal crop in South Dakota. This event is called the Hemp Throw Down, a gathering for groups looking to legalize hemp.

2nd Annual Lakota Hemp Days

Posted on July 19, 2004

You’re Invited: Alex White Plume, his family, Hemphasis Magazine, the South Dakota Industrial Hemp Council, and those involved with the Lakota Hemp Project invite you to attend the 2nd Annual Lakota Hemp Days on the Pine Ridge Reservation this August 25th through 29th.

4th Annual Hemp Hoe Down

Posted on May 6, 2004

The Hemp Hoe Down is an educational event aimed at informing attendees about the benefits of industrial hemp. Industrial hemp is the healthiest food source and the longest and strongest natural fiber.

Bob Newland Enters South Dakota’s US Senate Race

Posted on April 26, 2004

Newland maintains that a single issue — industrial hemp production — provides examples of virtually everything that’s wrong with US policy towards Indians, and towards the rest of us as well.

Hemp Industries Association 2003 Convention Report

Posted on August 28, 2003

Gathering at Kiza Park on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, fifty hemp entrepreneurs and activists were welcomed by the White Plume family to their Lakota cultural center. We came with intent to support sovereignty for all people, and specifically for this tribe whose laws allow industrial hemp cultivation (one of sixteen in the USA). Alex and Debra White Plume’s family was terrorized by the DEA three years ago and today they continue to fight for the right to grow a plant that can feed, clothe, and house their family.

Kentucky hemp helps Oglala Sioux building project

Posted on December 18, 2000

Standing beneath the sculpted faces of four presidents, former Republican Governor Louie B. Nunn of Kentucky turned over a trailer load of industrial hemp to Milo Yellowhair of Pine Ridge.

Burning Issues: Industrial hemp advocate to speak at BHSU

Posted on December 11, 2000

An advocate of industrial hemp production in South Dakota is bringing his message to the students of Black Hills State University on Tuesday, December 12, 2000.

Hemp growers, buyer sue

Posted on September 10, 2000

The growers of thousands of hemp plants seized August 24 and a Delaware company that had contracted to buy the plants have filed federal lawsuits in Rapid City to bar the destruction of the plants. Nearly 4,000 plants were taken by federal authorities from two plots on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Feds Destroy Hemp Field of Hope

Posted on August 30, 2000

The contradictory nature of the drug war came home to Pine Ridge August 24 as federal agents cut down and seized the one-acre field of hemp plants growing at Alex White Plume’s home near Manderson, South Dakota.

Federal Agents Seize Hemp Plants

Posted on August 26, 2000

Federal agents seized at least 2,000 marijuana plants Thursday from land on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, U.S. Attorney Ted McBride said Friday. But the landowner, Alex White Plume, called them industrial-grade hemp plants and said the Oglala Sioux Tribe allowed him to grow the crop. He said agents from the FBI and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration removed 4,000 hemp plants, some as tall as 15 feet, that he had planted in April.