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In a strange YouTube video, a member of the Rainbow Family of Living Light, who claims to be named Tommy-Jane and also speaking on behalf of the Crow Dog family, rambles in frustration at James Swan, Lance Browneyes and a group of women warriors, then suddenly threatens to kill Native Americans.
The Rainbow Family of Light, are pondering having their annual Rainbow Gathering in South Dakota’s Black Hills National Forest from July 1 -7.
The Rainbow Family gathering in the Black Hills has local Native Americans along with state and federal law enforcement officers concerned.
Native American James “Magaska” Swan, a Lakota member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in Dakota territory and Founder of the United Urban Warrior Society (U.U.W.S.) started a online petition that has 1,416 supporters in favor of the “Rainbow Warriors” staying away from the Black Hills.
Earlier this year in March, at the annual woodland meeting in Florida’s Apalachicola National Forest, a member of The Rainbow Family of Living Light was killed and two injured in a gun rampage around a campfire.
The Rainbow Gathering prides itself on being unorganized and these recent gatherings have also had a more sinister side, attracting a seedier crowd that uses all the anachronistic peace-loving as cover for drug abuse, theft, and violent crime.
So it would seem the Native Americans and their supporters, along with the state and federal law enforcement agencies — who are all opposed to the next Rainbow Family of Light gathering in the sacred Black Hills — have very legitimate reasons to be concerned.