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August 11, 2007

6th annual Lakota Hemp Days Aug 21-23

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WHAT: Lakota Hemp Days

WHEN: August 21-23, 2007

WHERE: Manderson, South Dakota

ADMISSION: $20.00 for all three days

Lakota Hemp Days is a celebration of the sovereign right of the Oglala Lakota to grow Industrial Hemp on Pine Ridge. KIZA PARK is nourished and surrounded by Wounded Knee Creek, and is where the family of Oglala rancher Alex White Plume planted Industrial Hemp from 2000 to 2002. 

Every year since, hemp enthusiasts from around the world have converged at LAKOTA HEMP DAYS, set against the striking South Dakota landscape.

Enjoy first hand the making of finished hemp products, from paper and insulation, to concrete and skin lotion.

Check out the Organnabis Kitchen, serving organic food from vegan delights to buffalo burgers. Gallery displays of original Lakota Art on pure hemp paper will be on display, and attendees are encouraged to create their own works and display their talents. Take a horseback trail ride and learn more about the buffalo who freely roam KIZA PARK, or rent a tipi and just kick back.

Workshops on cob construction will be given, and you can learn more about the wind and solar energy that completely powers the grounds, including the stage where rock, reggae, rap, native drums, and poetry jams light up the night, all overseen by High Times own Dan Skye. 

Admission

$20 per person buys…

• 3 days of camping, Aug 21-23, 2007

• admission to all music events, and workshops.

A tipi is $40 per night, available on a first come first serve basis.

Directions

KIZA PARK is 3 miles north of Manderson, South Dakota on BIA Route 33, on the west side of the highway. The park is a nearly two-hour drive from Rapid City, SD, or a six hour drive from Denver, Colorado. KIZA PARK is on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, home of the Oglala Lakota. While on the Reservation you are a guest of the Oglala and respectful treatment of the people and the land are appreciated.
Accommodations

Pine Ridge is adjacent to the Black Hills, so numerous motels are available in the area, but expect to drive to KIZA PARK. If you are camping at the park, toilets and good fresh water are available, otherwise it is primitive camping.

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