Sicangu Lakota Treaty Council

The Sicangu Lakota Treaty Council was chartered by the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council in 1992 to address treaty related issues working with the Oceti Sakowin Oyate Treaty Council's.

Mission Statement

To assert our Inherent Dominium over the Sicangu Lakota Oyate Territories expressed in the Fort Laramie Treaties

Scope of Work

  1. To serve as the official “Treaty Council” of The Sicangu Lakota Oyate known as  the Rosebud Sioux Tribe by the United States of America.

  2. To act on the inherent rights of the Sicangu Lakota Oyate and the Oceti Sakowin.

  3. To work with the Oceti Sakowin and other tribes on related issues.

  4. To make recommendations and provide to the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council (the “Tribal Council”) with all material information necessary, with respect to the Tribe’s retained inherent rights preserved by treaties, for policymaking purposes; in order to empower the Tribal Council in their obligations, duties, resources and necessary involvement with other tribal, federal, state, and International governments as well as other treaty councils, commissions, conventions, caucuses, and the like, including other Great Sioux Nation Treaty Council’s and successors thereof.

  5. When so requested by the Tribal Council, serve as the Tribe’s delegation to congress, any meeting, hearing, council, gathering, conference or assembly of other treaty councils, commissions, or before any government authority;

  6. Acquire and evaluate knowledge; conduct research, studies and analyses; and prepare, publish, present and disseminate any and all material information pertaining to all treaties and agreements relevant to the Sicangu Lakota Oyate; including doing territorial inventories of terrestrial natural resources, subsurface minerals, cultural resources, sacred sites, burials, surface water rights, subsurface retained jurisdictions (airspace, sub-surface, public lands, river systems and natural waters, ground water, wildlife, natural food, plant medicine, and other relevant areas to the Oyate), and intangible rights preserved by the Treaties including the unceded territories collectively retained by the Oceti Sakowin Oyate in the 1851 Fort Laramie Treaty.

  7. To provide educational outreach to the Tribal Council and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe’s enrolled members as well as the rest of the World in order to promote, protect, and exercise the inherent powers of the Sicangu Lakota Oyate guaranteed before and after the treaties and agreements to which it is a signatory;

  8. To seek out inherent rights based economic development, which includes funding requests to the Tribal Council, for its programs by way of inherent rights based economic development, grants, proposals, business plans, partnerships, donations, and any other legal financial resources available.

  9. Do any and all lawful activities which may be necessary, useful, or desirable for the furtherance, accomplishment, fostering of the Sicangu Lakota Oyate whether alone or in conjunction with mutually beneficial partnerships; regardless of whether these partnerships are other Rosebud Sioux Tribe entities, other federally recognized Tribes, other countries, international corporations, banks or state corporations, non-profit organizations, consortiums, 3rd party firms, associations, universities, institutions, foundations, or governments.

  10. To provide oversight over any and all Treaty Related Issues.