Pe’ Sla is an area in the Black Hills of South Dakota (just west of Rapid City) that is considered by the Lakota people to be the Center and heart of everything that is. It is part of our creation story. It is a sacred place. We perform certain ceremonies at Pe’ Sla which sustain the Lakota way of life and keep the universe in harmony. This area is partly owned by the Reynolds family. They plan to auction off almost 2,000 acres on August 25, 2012 to the highest bidder. It is likely that the state of South Dakota will put a road directly through Pe’ Sla and open up this sacred place for development. The seven bands of the Lakota/Dakota/Nakota Oyate (people) aka Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation) have a collective effort to buy as much of Pe’Sla as we can at this auction (although we also believe that the land cannot be owned and that our sacred places were illegally taken by the United States). Yet we are trying to work within the current U.S. laws to regain custody of our sacred sites and prevent future road and industrial development. Our sacred ways must be protected and passed on to our future generations so that our children may live. This area of the Paha Sapa (Black Hills) is also home to many plants and animals who should also be protected. In fact, many consider that the area should possibly be a historical site, which would also assist in protecting it from future development as well. As Lakota people, our ancestors prayed here, at Pe’ Sla, at certain times of year, when the stars aligned. We cannot go elsewhere to pray. We were meant to pray here. This is what they do not understand. Please help the Lakota people. “Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.” Chief Sitting Bull, 1877 We have a group of young professional Native people that are dedicated to the promotion of education, health, leadership, and sovereignity among our indigenous Nations. Our goal is to assist in any way possible the purchase of Pe’ Sla and other sites by a collective effort of the seven bands of the Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation) - the Lakota/Dakota/Nakota people. All proceeds from this campaign will go towards that effort. This area would be open to tribal nations for ceremonial purposes. The plants, animals, water, and air in the area would be respected and honored.
SEPTEMBER 8TH IS WHEN THINGS ARE LOCKED DOWN. Please, please, please support this any way you can. They’ve only managed 300,000, and this is a wrong that sorely needs righting. This is their land, and sacred land at that.
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Here is the link to the donation page: http://www.indiegogo.com/PeSla-LakotaHeartland
Reblogging this one more time to get the word going.
if yall can help raise 700k for a video game in the space of two days i bet you can do the same for them
we’ve got just over 24 hours to do it
get cracking kids
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Politics was no longer my thing.
I gave up on it a long while back when I realized the problems we are facing.
I’m not much of a quitter, as much as a I am somewhat uncaring about many things.
But as of late, with crazy Mitt Romney, I thought Obama had it this time.
I’m guessing we’re all thinking Obama’s got this election, so we’re not putting in our effort to ensure his next presidency. People, this is serious. This is no longer about Democrats versus Republicans. It’s about time you leave that stuff behind you, because this time, Liberal, Conservative, Democrat or Republican- it doesn’t matter. It’s Obama vs. Romney, and Romney is the definition of what we consider a cruel selfish individual. We need to vote. I wouldn’t be doing this is this wasn’t becoming a pretty serious deal…
“It’s easy to think Obama has this election in the bag, but the cold reality is that it could go either way. I really don’t want this to come down to a half-dozen crotchety quilters in a swing state. If this chart surprises you too, it might be time to talk to all your friends about voting and getting involved.
I can’t stress this enough: this is not going to be an easy race to win, and it’s going to REQUIRE your help. (original source)”
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