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Pe’ Sla: The Heart Of All That Is: Help Save the Lakota Heart Land!

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 currently 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 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. Please see http://www.lastrealindians.com/category/chase-i… for more information.
We thank you for your hope in the future.

CONTRIBUTE WHAT YOU CAN!

dear settlers (who have $1 or more that they can afford to give up): it’s a small price to pay considering everything that’s happen/ed/ing, no?

I’m saying…. How many times have we heard people say that they feel badly for what their ‘ancestors’ did but it has nothing to do with them? Well, here’s a chance for folks, that have $1 to spare, to stop talking about their ancestors and to start acknowledging the current lived realities of Native folks. Today! Right now! 2012!

Donation has been made.
If you can do this, please.  Do it.
This land was stolen from its rightful owners.  They should not need to buy it back.  But since that is the situation, please help this land get back to its rightful owners.

They’re at $64,599/$1,000,000. Go donate, even if it’s just a couple of dollars, or reblog the shit out of this!

JUST ONE FREAKING DOLLAR
I BELIEVE IN YOU, TUMBLR
LET’S MAKE THIS HAPPEN
OR AT LEAST FUCKING REBLOG

    witchyways:

    thepaganveil:

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    jalwhite:

    spunkmate:

    jalwhite:

    Pe’ Sla: The Heart Of All That Is: Help Save the Lakota Heart Land!

    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 currently 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 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. Please see http://www.lastrealindians.com/category/chase-i… for more information.

    We thank you for your hope in the future.

    CONTRIBUTE WHAT YOU CAN!

    dear settlers (who have $1 or more that they can afford to give up): it’s a small price to pay considering everything that’s happen/ed/ing, no?

    I’m saying…. How many times have we heard people say that they feel badly for what their ‘ancestors’ did but it has nothing to do with them? Well, here’s a chance for folks, that have $1 to spare, to stop talking about their ancestors and to start acknowledging the current lived realities of Native folks. Today! Right now! 2012!

    Donation has been made.

    If you can do this, please.  Do it.

    This land was stolen from its rightful owners.  They should not need to buy it back.  But since that is the situation, please help this land get back to its rightful owners.

    They’re at $64,599/$1,000,000. Go donate, even if it’s just a couple of dollars, or reblog the shit out of this!

    JUST ONE FREAKING DOLLAR

    I BELIEVE IN YOU, TUMBLR

    LET’S MAKE THIS HAPPEN

    OR AT LEAST FUCKING REBLOG

     
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