A good friend to the ManKind Project transitioned out of the mundane for the last time recently. On February 20, 2018 Chief Mel Lone Hill, was declared gone in Rapid City, SD.
He went through the NWTA (New Warrior Training Adventure) in 2007 after being an advisor on cultural issues to MKP for many years. His name among us was Red Hawk.
His Mission was to restore the horse culture of his people. He was instrumental in establishing the Lakota Riders Association and the development of Memorial Rides along historic trails. He raised horses to give away to adolescents and organized Sobriety Rides in the Badlands. Anyone interested in supporting this important work, the Lakota Riders, or helping the family, can contact the LKS Headmen.
He was buried facing west in his horse pasture with his spurs, his hat, his gloves, and his boots. His favorite saddle was placed on the plain pine box before the Earth was laid in, honoring Her claim upon us all.