Christian Mission Ousted from Pine Ridge Indian Reservation after Distribution of Hate Materials
July 26, 2022
On Friday, July 22, the Oglala Sioux Tribe and its President, Kevin Killer, issued a statement demanding that the Jesus is King Mission leave the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation after pamphlets were distributed that promoted that Jesus, not Tunkasila (a Lakota word for Creator), is the "true god."
"This week the Jesus is King Missionary was found distributing material that literally demonizes the Lakota Culture and Faith," said the Oglala Sioux Tribe in a statement. "This is unacceptable and completely disrespectful. It is the view of the President and Council that these 'pamphlets' seek to promote Hate instead of Peace. Hate has no place on Oglala land."
The pamphlets also had statements asking what late American Indian Movement (AIM) activists and leaders Russell Means, Crow Dog, and Black Elk believed in. "What did Russell Means, Crow Dog, and Black Elk believe?" the pamphlet read.