- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A counterculture group that annually brings together thousands of people for peace gatherings will convene in the Black Hills next month.

Members of the Rainbow Family of Living Light traveled to the region last week to debate whether the gathering should be held there after some American Indians raised concerns. Native Americans view the Black Hills as sacred.

The Rapid City Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1LrmGT5 ) that the group has decided to go ahead with the gathering that could draw more than 5,000 people.

The gathering will be July 1-7 about five miles southwest of Deerfield Lake.

The creed of the Rainbow Family revolves around nonviolence, inclusiveness and praying for peace. The group has held its national gathering every year since 1972. Last year it was in a national forest in Utah.

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Information from: Rapid City Journal, https://www.rapidcityjournal.com

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