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Lakota Sacred Grounds on Auction Block - Please Help Save

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In a race against the clock, the Sioux Nation is fighting to save Pe' Sla, one of its most sacred religious sites. Pe' Sla, located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, is the epicenter of the creation story of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota nations.

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Sheryl G (363)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 11:47 am
Please I ask all of my brothers and sisters, no matter where you live, no matter what your background is, can you please help?

I know many are having a hard time financially, but this is a very important site for these people. They are accepting even $1, anything will help, If you can't contribute, then please please pass this along to someone who may be able to help.

If you are one to pray, please pray for this land to remain with the people who Honor it as a very special place and will keep it special for all of time. It was their sacred ground to begin with, that they should have to buy it back is sad, but that is whole other story.

Pe'Sla, to the Lakota, is the place where Morning Star, manifested as a meteor, fell to earth to help the Lakota by killing a great bird which had taken the lives of seven women; Morning Star's descent having created the wide open uncharacteristic bald-spot in the middle of the forested Black Hills. (On American maps, this is called, Old Baldy) The Morning Star placed the spirits of those seven women in the sky as the constellation "Pleiades" or "The Seven Sisters."

Sheryl G (363)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 12:12 pm
Contact Info:
Lastrealindians, Inc.
4265 45th Street S Ste 111-39
Fargo, North Dakota 58104
Phone: (605) 268-0434

I thank Zen and Karen R. for bringing this to my attention.

On August 25, 2012, approximately 1,942.66 acres will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Once sold, it is highly likely that Pe’ Sla will be opened up for development, with the State of South Dakota building a road directly through it.

The Lakota Nation is battling against the clock to save Pe’ Sla, an area in the center of the Black Hills of South Dakota, U.S.A, that is considered to be the heart of everything that is by the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota people.

Sheryl G (363)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 12:17 pm
If one would perfer to donate through the Rosebud Sioux here is the link:

Contact Info:
Alfred Walking Bull
Communications Specialist
Rosebud Sioux Tribe
605-747-5755, ext. 25

Christeen A (370)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 1:04 pm
Please help save this land if you can. Thank you.

Devon Leonard (54)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 1:57 pm
Ohhhhhhhh this is important...I was up in Kyle S.D, near Rosebud in 1987 or '88 with friends. We all were there for Sundance. It was my friend Eagles, a Yacque (excuse spelling error) 2nd or 3rd time dancing... It was a very very powerful experience to be there and pray day and night for 3 days. I have treasured this for all these years.... I still have a prayer stick/branch i was given when we all were helping clean up....
All these beautiful memories are flooding my heart and mind... I pray with all my heart that ALL the monies needed will be there ready to deposit and a contract WILL be drawn up in agreement to sell All lands back to their RIGHTFUL caretakers. So be it!!!

Angelika R (143)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 2:08 pm
Thanks Sheryl for bringing this to our attention. I want to donate, but need your advice. I previously had the same confusion about these Perks when donating for Joe Chida. Don't understand this perks thing, should I just chose "no perk, just contribution"(as I did then) ? The confirmation box at that time still confirmed a perk to me, so I fear this will show up again now. That Indiegogo site IS confusing to me.

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 2:11 pm
I wish I could send a donation to help keeping this peace of land in the hands of native Americans as a sign of respect to their culture and their right to pray as they used to do for hundreds of years.
Noted,face booked and tweeted.Shared also with my friends.Thanks Sheryl.

Angelika R (143)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 2:19 pm
Ah, problem solved, thanks for the RST info, Sheryl. That "Donate" button below the contact info leads directly to PayPal, great. :) And they say that all donations to the tribe will be used for the effort to buy the sacred ground.
Transaktionscode: 40S54367NV724620R
Bestätigungsnummer: 40S54367NV724620R
Spendenbetrag: $20,00 USD
Betrag: $20,00 USD
Zweck: Rosebud Sioux Tribe
Spender: Angelika Roll

Barb Knight (1686)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 2:45 pm
I wish I could donate but I'm broke! However, I do know how to fwd! Thnx Dandelion! Wonder what my Indian name would be? There's some Cherokee blood on my mom's side.

Sheryl G (363)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 2:56 pm
Thank you and many blessings already on their way to you Angelika, I know that the people will keep you in their hearts. I realize not all are able to donate at this time but that you forward along is a big thank you on my part as well. For even if you can not donate perhaps you give an opportunity to someone who can donate that wouldn't know otherwise unless you bring it to their attention.

divergent revolution (309)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 3:19 pm
interesting news.Almost a sacred coincidence.
The day before the auction is my birthday. Will ask all friends to donate instead of buying me a gift. Hope we keep it with the people. Thank you kola.
My foundation ;" the Native American Cultural Foundation that houses my collection of artifacts is not a church, so not able to collect through it.

Sheryl G (363)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 3:26 pm
You cannot currently send a star to tasunka atsea because you have done so within the last week.
Pilamaya.....Walk In Beauty.

Lisa AWAY N (206)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 3:27 pm
Thank you! ×

Your contribution to Pe' Sla: Help Save Lakota Sioux Sacred Land! is complete.
You will receive an email confirming the details.
Thanks Dandelion.

MmAway M (505)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 3:31 pm
Thank you Sheryl ~ This is extremely Important...Sadly, I have no funds at on credit cards. Is there any type of petition I can do? I will do the E-Mails and try hard since this is near and dear to my heart. Our Native Americans took so much care of the USA where I live then White Man came in and just Mucks up it all pushes the Native Americans to the side ignores them and does what they want for $$$$

Totally makes me extremely CRANKY and wound up!

Rose Becke (141)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 3:34 pm
I will pass this on Dandelion

MmAway M (505)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 3:35 pm
Tasunka ~ Shoot can't send you a star, but Outstanding idea for a birthday!

P.S. Sheryl, is there anyway since I don't do anything online with any type of transation that I can send a check for at least $2.00 to help. Wet eyes and want to help!

Alice C (1797)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 3:38 pm
Thank you Dandelion ~ shared on FB

Pat B (356)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 3:46 pm
Thank you, Sheryl for this post. Got with family members, and am making a monetary donation of $20., and mailing tomorrow to: Rosebud Sioux Tribe / Pe Sla, 11 Legion Ave., P.O. Box 430, Rosebud, SD 57570. My grand-daughter even got $2.00 out of her Animal Shelter Volunteer jar to give to the Nation. (She does that on the side once a week too, and she walks the dogs). My prayers will continue for saving this sacred Land for all. Keep me posted on this, will you? Thanks. xox

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 3:51 pm
Dandelion I recieved your email so sorry for the late rresponse. I have been at work, good thing.though I was able to get the nurses at the VA hospital to donate. All together i gathered $500. The donation was made. I know it;s not much but hopefully it will help.
Now on a personal note my heart is heavy. To sell sacred ground is that of cowardness. As Strong Wind a Cherokee Elder said "Land does not have a price except to the animals".

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 4:05 pm
Thanks for posting Dandelion, Angie & Abdessalam for the forward. I will forward to my friends as well. I light a candle & say prayers for the Lakota to keep their sacred land.

Angelika R (143)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 4:05 pm
Sheryl, just FYI, I DO FWD your messages, this one included, but usually skip the sender and those on my friends list who are also friends of the sender, as I can see or know about it. Hope many will find their way to here.
And seeing tasunka's comment, I'd like to add that I had a very similar idea: that same day is also my mom's 100th b-day and the would-be flowers on her grave were just given to the Great Sioux Nation.

Michela M (3964)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 4:17 pm
Very sorry, but I don't use my credit card on Internet anymore, since it has been cloned three times.......

Sheryl G (363)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 4:33 pm
My Confirmation number: 3YG47810EK168852J.
An email with your donation details has been sent.

Marilyn, if you look up top there are two physical locations that you can mail the money you speak of. But here is one that included the zip code, and I thank you. Every dollar will help but please if you are going without food or an important need in your life do not send.

Lastrealindians, Inc.
4265 45th Street S Ste 111-39
Fargo, North Dakota 58104

Thank you Lisa, sorry I'm all out of stars to give to you.

Tasunka, what a wonderful idea, that would be a marvelous way to receive an honoring for your birthday. Pilamaya, maybe others could do that as well who are soon to have a birthday.

Gran Pat bless your hearts and tell that sweet Grand-daughter that we thank her too. What a special child. Let her know that the Lakota people respect the animals so indirectly she will still be helping the animals on this land if it can be purchased.

Again, my expression of sympathy to you Angelika, and what a nice way to honor your Mother. And I thank you and all others who have mentioned that they have forwarded this along. I know, Angelika, you are very good about forwarding these important issues.

Prayers and candles are always welcome Henriette, there is power in prayer, my belief anyways, and sending our thoughts out to the universe to be heard.

Milkah, you are not late my dear, right on time, and so quickly to raise such a generous amount for this. Bless your heart and all those nurses at the VA hospital. I'm sure you thanked them, but I've got tears in my eyes from reading all the lovely words and donations coming through on this thread. My gratitude to you all, and to those who may just quietly be giving but say not.

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 5:24 pm
Noted. Thanks.

Robert O (12)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 5:48 pm
Thanks Dandelion.

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (82)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 8:03 pm
I remember reading about the Black Hills many years ago in Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. The Sioux had succeeded in getting the govt to sign a treaty sparing their beloved Black Hills from settlement. But the promise didn't last long & soon the place so dear to the Sioux was overrun with miners, settlers, the works! It was very very sad...

I don't have much to spare but will donate a little, since every little bit counts.

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (82)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 8:06 pm
Forgot to thank you, Dandelion, for posting, & Angie + Abdessalam for fwding.
Will share, too.

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 8:19 pm
Shared to facebook and twitters,,, I'll have to mail in my donation since I don't have a credit card.
Thank you Dandelion,, this is so wrong on so many levels :(

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 8:21 pm
And thank you Henriette for the forward

Marie W (67)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 8:54 pm
Too much catering to Islam; ignoring other religions and peoples.

SuSanne P (193)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 10:01 pm
Thank you dearest Dandelion. I have forgotten my paypal act, (a big mess as usual with me) but I will DEFINATELY send a humble donation tomorrow. I RARELY forward these days, but this is going out right this second.

kathy P (483)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 10:33 pm
Noted. Thanks Much Dandelion. I will forward.

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 11:18 pm
Cheers Dandelion

Carol D (346)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 11:35 pm
Thanks Dandelion and thanks for the forward SuSanne! I hope and pray this can be remedied! I use to live in Sioux Falls, SD also shared on facebook!

ParsifalAWAY S (99)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 11:38 pm

I am blessing this issue and send Love to the Heartland of the Sioux tribes: The Lakota, Dakota and Nakota nations because I am not only related to my brothers and sisters but affected - Parsifal

greenplanet e (155)
Friday August 17, 2012, 12:54 am
Really breaks my heart that indigenous peoples are so poorly treated. Precious land should be preserved for those concerned, including flora and fauna, which many indigenous peoples have been much better in caring for, too, historically, I might add, than some greedy invaders.

AWAY AWHILE Cal Mendelsohn (1067)
Friday August 17, 2012, 1:15 am
ThanksDandelion--I just donated $50 via this link:

I am really glad you brought this to our attention!

SuSanne P (193)
Friday August 17, 2012, 1:31 am
Dearest Dandelion~ This has been troubling me for hours, tossing and turning as I thought I only had the option of sending a check. I am glad I found the credit card section, as I didn't read through the "perks". I have yet to receive my confirmation, but am sure when I awake it will be in my inbox. I donated this in your name is a great honor for me in doing so.
Thank you! ×
Your contribution to Pe' Sla: Help Save Lakota Sioux Sacred Land! is complete.
You will receive an email confirming the details.

I am grateful to Abdlesalam and Parsifal for mailing me this URGENT message earlier, through C2 and personal email. For some reason I didn't receive this message from you deerHEART, but so grateful knowing it is being forwarded by so many.
I will post the confirmation number and information tomorrow.
You so eloquently stated my feelings in this post "Thursday August 16, 2012, 4:33 pm"
BLESSINGS to Milkah and her friends!
Forgive me if this doesn't make much sense, I've been quite busy all day and am exhausted.

SuSanne P (193)
Friday August 17, 2012, 1:40 am
Thank you for your contribution to Pe' Sla: Help Save Lakota Sioux Sacred Land!

Please keep this message as your confirmation.
Just received this...I'll figure out the confirmation NUMBER tomorrow:) Nitie nite!

wendy webber (28)
Friday August 17, 2012, 2:16 am
Thanks for the info Dandelion, I am mailing out some $$$ today to the address with the zipcode.It certainly is not much but then I guess anything is something. Sometimes, I find it so hard to believe that the Native American peoples are still having their land messed with.I will forward and personally contact some friends that I know are interested and hopefully they have some $$$ to spare. I send my best to the universe so that their land is not sold.

Arild Gone for now (174)
Friday August 17, 2012, 3:29 am
Thank you! ×
Your contribution to Pe' Sla: Help Save Lakota Sioux Sacred Land! is complete.

Just contributed 50$,hope the money get to the intended cause.

Thanks Sheryl

Terrie Williams (798)
Friday August 17, 2012, 5:11 am
Thanks for the addys, Sheryl. I don't have much but I will send what I can.

Ginger Geronimo (438)
Friday August 17, 2012, 6:14 am
Thank you!
Your contribution to Pe' Sla: Help Save Lakota Sioux Sacred Land! is complete.
You will receive an email confirming the details.

Sheryl G (363)
Friday August 17, 2012, 6:40 am
You cannot currently send a star to PeasantDiva because you have done so within the last week.
You cannot currently send a star to SuSanne because you have done so within the last week.
You cannot currently send a star to wendy because you have done so within the last week.
You cannot currently send a star to Ginger because you have done so within the last week.

I thank you all, no matter what the offering was, all our donation funds will add up like droplets in the ocean. If I missed sending a green star or mentioning it on here please forgive me, it wasn't an intentional oversight.

Parsifal is most appreciated that you place the information about this upon your own website you have.
You cannot currently send a star to Parsifal Rain because you have done so within the last week.

Abdessalam and others who have been forwarding to others on C2, your FB, or other social sites or emails sites, it has been most appreciated. That is how the word gets out there for others to know and have the opportunity to help in this important sacred land buy back.

Marie W. we do not help anyone when we put down others. May you Walk In Beauty and understand the true meaning behind those words.

You cannot currently send a star to Cal because you have done so within the last week.
This is most generous of you Cal in light that you are trying to rebuild your own local animal shelter. May your own personal generosity return ten fold to your cause. For those who may have the ablility to help Cal his link is:
Rebuild Animal Shelter

Arild, thank you my brother from across the Big Waters, green star coming across to you. Blessings to all upon this thread, and for those who noted this story and your avatars are down below who may be quietly donating, offering their prayers, or have forwarded this to others. Thanks to all.

Jelica R (144)
Friday August 17, 2012, 7:32 am
So much pain and injustices ...

Thanks for posting, Dandelion, and to several of my dear friends for forwards.

Here is something I've found today. Very touching article about the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, held three weeks ago. Enjoy the reading, I did immensely...

Making amends among Montana's Northern Cheyenne; by Jessica Mayrer

Jelica R (144)
Friday August 17, 2012, 7:53 am
Oh, dear, I was not clear. The beginning and the end of the article were uplifting, the second page is about bloody history and injustices (intro for us who knew almost nothing about it). Focus on Grandmothers and their wisdom, and please read it thru, they have the final word.

I apologize for being superficial in my previous comment.

Sheryl G (363)
Friday August 17, 2012, 8:16 am
Thank you Jelica for your hotlink offering

The grandmothers believe that people must return to indigenous, natural ways if they are to reverse the lingering effects of colonialism, not just in Indian Country but across the globe.

It was only in 2009 that Congress finally and formally apologized to Native people, in a 246-word statement tucked into the 2010 defense authorization bill. The apology recognized "years of official depredations, ill-conceived policies and the breaking of covenants by the federal government" and noted the government's regret for the "many instances of violence, maltreatment and neglect inflicted on Native peoples by citizens of the United States."

I myself made sure that this apology was read in full to the people of the Inter-tribal Circle I belonged to at the time.

To Read the Full Apology go to this hotlink:
111th Congress Offers Apology to Native Americans

In 2008, Stands, a descendent of Northern Cheyenne Chief Dull Knife, presented a letter to the Vatican from the grandmothers. It asked the Pope to repeal church edicts that in the 15th century granted European nations the authority to exert power over tribal people and their lands.

Those decrees formed the basis for "governmental doctrines of conquest," the grandmothers say in the letter, and were used as a spiritual, legal and moral justification to subjugate indigenous people all over the world. When Stands handed the letter to a Vatican guard, she says, he didn't seem pleased.

Buck, a decendant of Brig. Gen. Anson Mills, says she apologized because she believes that such actions are what it takes to begin to dismantle a conquer-and-fallout-be-damned mentality that took root in North America during the Indian Wars.

The federal government's actions in the 19th century were motivated largely by profit—the desire to have Americans benefit through land and mineral acquisitions, to the detriment of Indians.

That way of thinking holds true today, Buck says: Just look at the economy, in which a small group of people holds nearly all the resources. "If you are a winner, you have money-power." Losers are powerless.

Aho! And on that I'll end the excerpts from this article that Jelica presented. Please, read the full article is a truly wonderful piece.


Nancy C (806)
Friday August 17, 2012, 9:05 am
So wish I could send more...donating a humble amount now. Thanx to all who brought this action forward...thanx Sheryl as always!

Dany Strakova (123)
Friday August 17, 2012, 9:07 am
noted and shared. I love Native American nations, their traditions and love for nature. I wish i could send money but at the moment i am facing difficult times. But my heart is with them.

Bless them

naomi cohen (55)
Friday August 17, 2012, 9:10 am
i will donate what i can. thank you.

Michael M (60)
Friday August 17, 2012, 9:28 am
It is important to know that the Lakota and their principled stand for generations, have been the center of the resurgent awareness of many tribes', and members of these other tribes' work and knowledge that the world can be changed, that the nations can respect and honor all, and that each is worthy of utmost respect.

I repeat here that the Lakota are known as the Brother People, because at the center of their teachings is knowing that all are relatives, and because they make relatives of those who understand and care for these people who teach how to live in the sacred way, upon the earth which is as sacred to you as ina, your mother, taksi, your sister.
The very strong stone of earth is tunkashila, our most ancient grandfather. So please stand with nitibloki, your brother, to hold the sacred earth with and for these people who are our great hope!

I ask pardon for not having Lakota keyboard to properly say these words. Also for not being able to do this right now, as some difficulties suddenly happened with my car stolen yesterday and the wolf here needing all I have until he decides he has taught enough. Please send this request again and again - I will shortly be able to respond.

People should also go to the Nation of Lakotah website. There is invitation and news there

Past Member (0)
Friday August 17, 2012, 9:31 am
Thank you! Your contribution to Pe' Sla: Help Save Lakota Sioux Sacred Land! is complete.
Thank you for posting Dandelion. I just regret that I have so little to give at this time. I just had to pay property taxes and for a new engine for my car and next week a big homeowner's and auto insurance bill. But I feel so strongly about this issue that I had to make at least a little statement. Native Americans should not have to buy back land that rightfully belongs to them but was stolen. I intend/pray for the land to be returned to its rightful owners who will honor and protect it as their ancestors did.

Michael M (60)
Friday August 17, 2012, 10:04 am
Someone was able to contribute, because it is more important than is known.

Only $57000 of a necessary million or so has been raised and there is only a week left. It is not necessary for me to eat so well, for what is being full all the time when the right thing to do is to make this stand?

gather in a hoop, in a ring, around Paha Sapa for this moment with your relatives, in firm strength.

SuSanne P (193)
Friday August 17, 2012, 10:46 am
Thank you Dandelion, for sharing the History of the Grandmothers in regards to Jelica's offering. I have been praying with all I have~ as I believe that to be quite powerful.
Forgive me for not thanking you earlier~ Parsifal. If not for your email to me yesterday, I would have lost precious time praying.

Michael M (60)
Friday August 17, 2012, 11:04 am
Here is part of an excellent article on giving information of the problem and having a link tothe same donation site.
(I posted this article in society and culture in order to seek more care2 awareness, and added the url above to Dandelion's posting - but it hasn't come onto the care2 network yet. I don't wish to remove attention from this article here, but instead to add to it, so please do what you can to widen the news and especially the support base for this effort!)

Ruth Hopkins (Sisseton-Wahpeton/Mdewakanton/Hunkpapa) is a writer, speaker,former science professor and tribal attorney. She is a columnist for Indian Country Today Media Network and wrote a very complete essay at

The final appeal says in part:

"Now we implore you; stand with us.

We need your help. Pray for us and our efforts to save Pe’ Sla. Share this story. Contact your congressman and voice your concerns for Pe’ Sla, the Oceti Sakowin sacred site that’s on the auction block. Contribute to our cause to buy back Pe’ Sla. Donations may be made online with LastRealIndians here
or through the Rosebud Sioux Tribe/Pe Sla, 11 Legion Ave., P.O. Box 430, Rosebud, SD 57570. All donations to the Tribe are tax-deductible and will only be used toward the purchase of Pe Sla."

I know part of this repeats some Dandelion comments, but it's better to repeat until it is successful, with apology to you.

The total needed would make a good down payment. I am glad to see that well over a thousand dollars has been added since I went to donate. 1/2 hour ago. But 58k is so little when compared to what is needed.

Caitlin M (104)
Friday August 17, 2012, 11:17 am
It seems to me some petitioning should be done legally to stop this sale until the Nations could gather a defense and/or monies needed or to stop it completely. This is a travesty and should never even be in the wind, never mind a reality. We have become a nation of selfish, greedy people. The Native peoples should never have been asked or required to give up their sacred lands. This makes me sick! I do hope enough people come through with help. Certainly one Mitt Romney could do it without feeling any pain whatsoever. Let's hope those who are in a position to help will gain a conscience before it's too late. I really think it's a travesty that it is those who really can't afford to part with their hard-earned money who will probably try to help.

Past Member (0)
Friday August 17, 2012, 11:25 am
Thanks for posting Dandelion. My husband just sold an item on eBay and so had a little money in PayPal and made a small donation from that account.

Sheryl G (363)
Friday August 17, 2012, 11:49 am
Understood know how to heal one must understand what is wrong and healing from.

I received this message this morning from Karen "Hello, Dandelion, I just wanted you to know that contributions have increased at the Pine Ridge Site by $2,000 since this morning. Hopefully, some of them came from our Care2 members - as a result of your help."

Michael, although it states $57,000 on that website, I believe you viewed through the last real Indian site, however there are other sites collect as well. I had sent my donation to the other site, to the Rosebud Sioux site, so I know they too are helping to collect funds. And as we can see from the message that was given to me there is collection at Pine Ridge.

As I had sent this information not only around C2, but have connections to a woman who has family at Pine Ridge, as well as other email connections. I am getting back via private email of people I know in Canada who are making whatever donations they could afford and passing the link to their business connections, family, as well as friends. We must retain a positive feeling upon this, that with many hands there will be a good result. So for those who can not make monetary donation, please at least forward the links along so someone who is in better fiancial place is able to do so.

Armand, despite all, and as they say, when it rains it pours, that you were still able to send out some help to this cause. I thank you, shows the heart of people, unlike some in Washington that would leave people to suffer. You cannot currently send a star to Armand because you have done so within the last week. Green stars went out to others that I could send to.

So true Cailin, those who can least afford it will try to offer something, yet as you say, some others could purchase it without it hurting them in the least bit and turn it over to the Indian people. But they won't, because as you said, is too greedy a heart, they won't do it as they don't see what is in it for them, profit wise. They don't think how it is to help others, or give themselves a nice feeling inside, it is just about the profit gain to them. The who Ayn Rand approach. As the one who made the video on one of the links I provided is a Lawyer, I'm sure he and other Lawyers are doing what they can, if there is a way.

Past Member (0)
Friday August 17, 2012, 12:18 pm
Dandelion ~ thanks so much for posting this, as this escaped my attention. $30 donation made and I forwarded the links to family and friends.

Sheryl G (363)
Friday August 17, 2012, 12:38 pm
Another mailing site to collect donations for those who do not use credit cards, perfer not to use to card or don't have pay pal.

"Time is pressing," said Alfred Walking Bull, communications specialist for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, to the Native News Network today. "Our tribal chairman is trying to talk to other tribes that may be interested in helping out in saving this site."

The Tribe is working with to accept donations from both tribes and individuals who want to join in keeping religious freedoms for Lakota people alive and intact at Pe Sla.

If you are interested in donating, please send contributions to:
Rosebud Sioux Tribe/Pe Sla
11 Legion Avenue
PO Box 420
Rosebud, South Dakota 57570
This addres found here

Yumana Yunes (197)
Friday August 17, 2012, 12:52 pm
Done! We're at $59,420 of $1,000,000 goal and only 6days to go!

Sheryl G (363)
Friday August 17, 2012, 1:09 pm
With gratitude Magyar Girl and Vincenzo. Appreciate that you forward as well so more can know of this.

Mary T (178)
Friday August 17, 2012, 2:35 pm
Thank you for your contribution to Pe' Sla: Help Save Lakota Sioux Sacred Land!

Please keep this message as your confirmation.

Contribution Amount: $5 Thanks Dandelion for posting this I wish I could have give more but my funds are very limited, So glad I could help.

Perk: Kola (Kola = friend; you will have friends for life in the Great Sioux Nation

Nancy B (0)
Friday August 17, 2012, 3:00 pm
Do you think they will do the right thing when money is involved.

Past Member (0)
Friday August 17, 2012, 4:01 pm
Poslano,nadam se da ce pomoci.

Sheryl G (363)
Friday August 17, 2012, 4:27 pm
Yes Nancy, this is SACRED to them. If you know anything at all about the American Indian, as poor as they might be, they NEVER mess with the SACRED.

Every single treaty made with the Indians was broken by the Dominent Culture......yet not even one treaty was broken by the Indian. You want to know why? Because they didn't just place their mark on the paper that was a man's document. They smoke the SACRED PIPE which most know as a peace pipe, that was their way of signing the contract with the Great Spirit. You do not ever break a contract with the Great Spirit.

Unlike the Greed that you see around you Nancy, the American Indian NEVER operated from those premises. Native societies, redistributed wealth to gain respect, and those who hoarded were detested. That is why they had to be eliminated by the Dominent Culture that thought otherwise, a culture that had to obliterate and replaced with the greed, ceaseless exploitation of the self in order to fuel capitalist expansion.

I hope that answers your question.

Sheryl G (363)
Friday August 17, 2012, 5:12 pm
Ajla C. said: Sent, hopefully it will help

You cannot currently send a star to Mary because you have done so within the last week.

Thank you both, Ajla and star on it's way to Ajla

Evelyn Z (300)
Friday August 17, 2012, 5:46 pm
I'm so very sorry that I cannot give any donation. I have been ill with broncitis & needed antibiotics.

Sheryl G (363)
Friday August 17, 2012, 6:04 pm
I hope you feel better soon Lyn, and please forward this to others as perhaps some of them may be able to help as you are unable at this time. Is what I ask, if you can't donate, please forward to others.

Thomas L Robinson (52)
Friday August 17, 2012, 9:12 pm
Second time I come across this desperate situation today. I paid more attention this time. Thanks Dandelion.

Sandra M Z (114)
Friday August 17, 2012, 9:13 pm
I was driving home today and thinking I had not made a charity gift in awhile, and it was time. It hit me as soon as I saw the post, the perfect timing, "like the Universe do"! Was able to PP something to help, fund was over $66,000, that's good! Loved Ms. LaDuke's eloquent words, also a comment on the donation site about (sic), how the Sioux were never paid for their lands by the U.S. years ago, it's time to give some of it back, i.e. let the U.S. buy the land back, and give it to them to help right that old Wrong:).

They also made mention that they are not a casino operating tribe with huge funds, which I know. Why not put this word out to such tribes, such as the Chippewa who operate a luxury casino in MI, and others like them who surely could help out:).

Bright Blessing to All! Mitakuye Oyasin!

Thank you very much Dandelion! I'll forward the story to others off C2.

James Merit (144)
Friday August 17, 2012, 9:29 pm
Thank you for sharing info and all the heartwarming comments-gestures!!

Susan V (80)
Friday August 17, 2012, 9:44 pm

Give Black Hills Back to the Sioux

Trying to get the word out - will also send to a friend with the Menominee Tribe.

RosemaryRannes HusbandNeedsPrayers (650)
Friday August 17, 2012, 10:53 pm
Sheryl I was going to donate through paypal tonight and almost did but I noticed that it takes 6-8 business days which means the money would arrive after the auction date on the 25th.
So I will be sending a money order to the Rosebud Reservation. It is not much but my heart is with the Sioux people. Their Sacred Land - Pe' Sla must not be divided but remain forever with all Sioux Nations as their CareTakers. We are all one in the Sacred Hoop of Life. Mitakuye Oyasin .
I sent an email just a few minutes ago:
Alfred Walking Bull
Communications Specialist
Rosebud Sioux Tribe
605-747-5755, ext. 25

Thank you my friend and sister for your tireless efforts to ensure that as many people as possible know what is happening. I only wish I had known much sooner, I could have tried to have fund raisers. Still I have posted and reposted to Twitter and shared with friends.

I agree with Sandra M. in that there are many other Tribes/Nations that have casino's and are wealthy enough to donate substantial sums.
Prayers rising Sheryl ... for our brothers and sisters, all our relations and our Mother Earth.
May Pe' Sla remain whole, where harmony, peace and religious expressions known in sacred ceremonies of the Sioux continue to be practiced and passed on to the next generations.

RosemaryRannes HusbandNeedsPrayers (650)
Friday August 17, 2012, 11:03 pm
Also thanks to Susan V. for the link to the petition which I signed and posted to Twitter.

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Saturday August 18, 2012, 12:35 am
A little help given willingly, but i can use only Paypal
ty Dandelion and Marilyn for fw

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Vallee R (280)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 6:06 am
Cant send anything now but in the past 2 years have sent winter clothes and some money - but every time I use my Target Visa card - a percentage goes to them and have had 2 large car repairs in the last year and used the card - I feel goo about that - thanks for posting.

Vallee R (280)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 6:09 am
Posted on FaceBook too! And will tweet.

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 6:32 am
signed and shared Susan's petition also, thanks

Sheryl G (363)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 6:35 am
Sandra I'm sure the other Tribal Nations are being informed of this as well, this information about the sale of this land has only come recently to the attention of the Lakota themselves. It might of been nice had someone from the Reynolds family made contact with a Tribal Official and gave them first option to purchase said land, or at least to give them a heads up so they could of had more time to raise the monies.

As for Pay Pal, I think if it is reading on the other end that this money was on it's way just needing clearance that they can still bid knowing that some new funds were coming. But snail mail works too, is why I left the addresses.

A few words on the Casinos, many of them were started up with Corporate monies as the Indians were too poor to build such buildings to start with, so the Indians are now beholden to these Corporations to pay back this money. I know that not all is as it appears and there may be other strings attached like who gets what. I read that other than a few jobs as card dealers, janitors, bartenders, and hotel help, the big money isn't going to the majority of those who it was to help. There is a big bone of contention among the Indians themselves, those who said, I told you so, and those few who got into a better position, sort of like they learned Capitalism well, most the tribe suffers a few did extremely well and some got the few jobs available. That is why some Indian Nations will not do Casino's, they have seen what it has done to those who did go that way. The Spiritual people and many of the Elders had tried to tell them to find other ways other than Casino, but not all listen to their words.

As for the USA Govt. buying the land and turning it back to the Indian Nation it should be entrusted too. ha ha. Our system doesn't work that way, it would have to go through years of discussions, votes, red tape, so on and so forth and with our broken Govt. that can't seem to do much more that stall and take away from the least among us, I do not expect it would be in the mood to even approve such a generous act. As per usual, the Indians like most of us are on our own. We must keep our thoughts positive and our hearts in the correct places.

Ruth R (246)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 6:37 am
With a petition some man, women, people, group could stall this.?

Ruth R (246)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 6:40 am
With a petition -- this would possibly be postponed -- for the many reasons of some of the reason that have been written about.
Petitions anywhere?

Sheryl G (363)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 6:56 am
Ruth a PETITION was left on this Thread in Susan V's comment:

ParsifalAWAY S (99)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 7:01 am

Ajla C. (26)
Friday August 17, 2012, 4:01 pm said - translated by analogy:

'Sent, hope it will help'.

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 7:22 am
Petition signed and shared. Thank you.

Sandi C (99)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 7:47 am
After paying bills, feeding my animals, & Me. giving to my animals charity I'm broke, Sorry!

Sheryl G (363)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 7:53 am
Understood Sandi, many are finding themselves in that situation, it's a rough economy. Please at least forward this to others who may have the ability to offer something, even if it's a little. They are accepting as little as $1, which as on reader wrote, her little Granddaughter opened her piggy bank and offered the $2. Each dollar helps, but if one can not even do that, then forward this to others and allow them the opportunity to assist in this important cause. It will also protect the animals that live upon this land, for if it goes to development, the animals will not be protected.

Arlene Mary Baladi (40)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 7:55 am
Thank you Dandelion...noted and donation sent. Have also discussed with several of my friends...hope it helps!

David C (147)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 8:25 am
Thanks....lets hope the Lakota Land can be saved......

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 8:29 am
This is so Bogus of the land being put on the action block. What ever happened to when the our so called Government GAVE the Native American Indians Their Land. Do we have an Indian giver government, slang for taking back for what was given. If I had a million dollars, it would all go toward this in a heart beat to help the animals, nature and the tribe of the land but I'm on a tight income thanks for the government putting us all in a recession of hell on a cliff edge of no return.
WE NEED A HUGE GROUP BEAR HUG HERE FOR DANDELION WITH TOUCHING PRAYERS AS WE JOIN HAND IN HAND AROUND THE WORLD FORMING A HUMAN CHAIN LENGTH IN LOVE, PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP THROUGH CARING. We love you Dandelion for all that you do. Let God's will be done. Huge bear hugs to everyone who can and cannot help with this Highly Important Issue. May you be blessed.

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 8:38 am
Michela M., Huge Giant bear hugs my dear wonderful friend. So true with the credit card. Maybe it's best with paypal or a gift card that you load with a certain amount added to it cause those do not have idenity that one can be robbed of. Even better off you can contact the Chamber of Comerance of Lakota for a safer way to do this. I'm sure Our Wonderful Dandelion might be able to get that kind of info for those who are courious of idenity theif. I'd recomend using a gift card like you buy at Walmart for donations.

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 8:40 am
Golden Cyber Star to you Dandelion for I have already sent you a green star. We love you...........!

Ruth R (246)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 8:44 am
Dandelion G. (300)

Saturday August 18, 2012, 6:56 am
Ruth a PETITION was left on this Thread in Susan V's comment:

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 8:46 am
BarbCat, I'll give you and Indian name of White Feather cause of your love towards nature, animals and human kind cause your pure at heart. My Cherokee given name at birth was Sunshine and my twin was Running Bull which fit him perfect, lol.

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 8:47 am
My husband and I have signed and shared Susan's petition and suggested it for a daily action. I also just called and left messages at the Mohegan Tribe's Council of Elders and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe's public affairs office and office of the tribal clerk. Both tribes have large casinos in CT and I am hoping they can help in some way.

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 8:58 am
Dandelion left a PETITION for this issue. PLEASE everyone SIGN as it only has 50 signatures out of 5,000 needed. With over 20 million members this should be signed in complete Victory in no time. So please SIGN. I did.

Barbara W (342)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 10:16 am
Unite To Save Pe Sla Lastrealindians

Barbara W (342)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 10:30 am
Lakota Sacred Grounds on Auction Block

Excerpt: "The sale is perfectly "legal," but is it morally, ethically, and spiritually correct?

In a race against the clock, the Sioux Nation is fighting to save Pe' Sla, one of its most sacred religious sites. Pe' Sla, located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, is the epicenter of the creation story of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota nations. Tribal elders and spiritual leaders conduct ceremonies essential to their culture and beliefs at times of the year when the stars are in special alignment. On Aug. 25, 2012, approximately 1,942.66 acres, sold in five tracts of land, will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Once sold, it is highly likely that Pe' Sla will be opened up for development, with the State of South Dakota building a road directly through it, according to a press release I stumbled across on Facebook. If the Sioux ever needed a savvy PR and fundraising team, now is the time, and it may be too late. "
The Black Hills were taken away from it's rightful owners, The Sioux.. So legality is up for grabs. It is not only sacred ground but historic as well. I lived in the Black Hills for two years and rode my horse and walked through many of these areas and I felt the great spirit they speak of. The Black Hills are alive with spirit guides..

Sheryl G (363)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 10:36 am
Wonderful Olivia and Armand, for placing that phone call. I haven't had much time to man the phones as I've been so busy with the internet and still trying to take care of my 5 year old granddaughter, that still has needs to be met.

Jonjon......tears falling from my eyes as I read your words, I felt the love of the big bear hug wrap around my heart. I accept with joy and it is with that, it gives me more energy to keep going. As I live in a sizable apartment complex I posted this information on the community bulleten board, one never knows it may draw a few more donations. It might be something that others can do if they live in a similar situation of having a community board.

Thanks Barbara, I checked out the video link you left it is the same video that can be found on the first link given. If someone just sees this last comment here. This is hotlink to just the video:
You cannot currently send a star to Jonjon because you have done so within the last week.
You cannot currently send a star to Armand because you have done so within the last week.

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 10:44 am
Thanks so much everyone. Sorry I goofed ...thought Armand had signed off and wasn't paying attention when I wrote my "husband"...have done that more than once (we both need hearing aids and don't always hear what is being said). I haven't heard back anything and I am sure all the offices I contacted are closed for the weekend. I left rather lengthy messages and I hope they can tell I had been crying and sense the urgency in my voice and get back to me. I will keep you posted.

Sheryl G (363)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 10:44 am
I had left this on Pia's thread, who is also promoting the story and cause.

Friday August 17, 2012, 8:08 pm
We can question whether or not they should have to pay for this land that was stolen from them in the first place but in the meantime the time is pressing for this land that there is no time for debate. Per their own tribal nations this is what was determined.

The danger of the Oceti Sakowin losing Pe’ Sla is real, and imminent. Should Pe’ Sla pass into the hands of someone other than us, it’s highly likely that it will be developed. The State of South Dakota has expressed that it wants to use eminent domain to build a road right through the heart of Pe’ Sla. Development of Pe’ Sla would effectively cut off our access to it, and spell its destruction as a sacred site. Worse yet, we only have 9 days left before auction day.

After analyzing our legal options, it was understood that due to time constraints and the fact that Pe’ Sla is currently owned by a private party (the Reynolds family), our only viable option to ensure Pe’ Sla remains a sacred site for future generations of Oceti Sakowin, as well as other Tribes like the Cheyenne and Kiowa who hold similar beliefs and ceremonies, was to buy it. The cost for Pe’ Sla at auction, also called “Reynold’s Prairie,” is estimated to run anywhere from $6 to $10 million.
Read more:

It is private ownership, the people want money for what they have a deed for. So there it stands, they, the Reynolds have the law on their side even if the Lakota have the history on theirs. I think the US Gov't should buy the land and turn it over to the Tribal Nations, but by the time they went through all their committee's, discussions, meetings, votes, the red tape, this land would be long gone to some private developer that will do pretty much as they wish with it.

Barbara W (342)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 10:49 am
Tribes concerned about sale of property near Deerfield Lake

Angelika R (143)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 1:47 pm
Barbara, thanks for that article. To me, a key sentence therein is what Charmaine White Face very rightfully asks: " if according to the 1980 Supreme Court decision, the Black Hills was an illegal taking, then how does anyone have legal title to the land?” - Uncomprehensible!

SuSanne P (193)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 3:32 pm
I cannot keep from revisiting this site. I have been praying and posted this information at 2 locations here in town, as mentioned by another. I'd like to share a gift you sent to me many years ago Dandelion.

"Together We Stand-Divided We Fall"
"Hear me! A single twig breaks but the bundle of twigs is strong." Tecumseh, SHAWNEE

"You can take one arrow and break it in half. But if you take 12 arrows in a bundle it's almost impossible to break any of them. There is strength in Unity. When we are together we are very powerful. This is the way the Elders told us they need to be. Strong. We need to unite ourselves. This is why the Elders say when we make decisions we must first consider the good of the people. If every person in the community thinks this way then we will always make strong decisions". "Dandelion"


Sheryl G (363)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 5:10 pm
Thank you for sharing this with everyone Susanne. When this first came to my attention the monies was in the $40 thousands now in 2 days it is $81,893. I know it isn't the million needed, but perhaps if it keeps going there will be enough to bid on at least one track and have that for downpayment. Again, there are donations coming in from not only this source but others as well, so I do not know if those are yet added into the equation. Thank you all.

Kip Mapes (28)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 7:18 pm
Going to send in 20.00 bucks cash monday morning just cuz.:-)You can alwas use 20 bucks more in a auction and I ain't got much buuuut what I have I will share with You's.Was number 22 to sign.Lol that is what I am going to do, I am going to send in 22.00 just Got to be good karma!

. (0)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 8:34 pm
After donating, I've wracked my brains to e-mail foundations, friends, public figures known to be Indians. I'm disappointed the casino idea was not likely to be fruitful. Will keep looking for funds, This is like putting a road through Stonehenge.

. (0)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 10:31 pm
Submitted it to CNN and Bing. Fox is having technical problems accepting it. This has to get out on the news everywhere. People are always speculating about what Stonehenge was used for. This site is probably a clue as to the world culture before the Great Flood.

It also seems like harassment to do this on August 25. A good reporter will motivate people to seek justice.

Diane B (275)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 10:34 pm
noted and post on facebhook thanks Dandelion

. (0)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 11:36 pm
I began a search for ancient history when I happened upon a library book that said the Mayan written language in the pyramids was largely Egyptian. It has all been fun until my most recent book on Lemuria. When immense amounts of water were released into the Pacific Ocean, it unstabilized the tectonic plates and thrust the Andes Mountains up, leaving the technologically advanced architecture buried under mud. Not good news for a possible effect of global warming.

The culture here in the Americas knew all about fossils, which scientists finally grasped in the past century. American Indians had phenomenal engineering feats. Art, architecture, science, and who knows what else we haven't caught up on. It is hubris to run roads through sacred sites and refuse to have intellectual contact with these people just because they were here before us. Did the Pleiades appear because of the poles of the earth shifting, revealing new aspects of the sky?

Lori Mabry (18)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 12:53 am
Lived on the rez for 3 yrs in Timberlake SD....This is such an important cause.Hoping our prayers and working together can help.

Patricia Cannell (852)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 6:23 am
Noting and prayers is all I can do. So sorry..........

Nancy C (806)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 7:09 am
Some questions answered and updates by Per Wastewin Young, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Historic Preservation Officer.
Pe' Sla: Help Save Lakota Sioux Sacred Land! Answers to your questions and tribe news.

Nancy C (806)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 7:30 am
In my personal email:
Hello all! Anpetu Waste! We have been praying and hoping and you are helping dreams come true! Every comment you post and everytime someone donates, our team is so excited to know how much people care about protecting what is sacred and ensuring that justice takes place. There are some things we can’t change, yet there are some that we can. We thank all the “doers” out there! The people of the Great Sioux Nation, in a grass roots effort, community by community, have been spreading the word. Many people in our nations do not have internet and often do not have phones. This weekend at wacipis (pow-wows) across our nation, there will be blanket dances held to raise money for our sacred land (dances wherein a group holds a blanket and people come and donate $ in the blanket). We are getting the word out. Leaders of our Oceti Sakowin, the Great Sioux Nation are in discussion as well, and we pray for successful outcomes. Join us in our prayers and hopes and continue sharing our campaign and efforts to Save Pe’ Sla, sacred Lakota land from development and destruction! 5 MORE DAYS!! Pilamaye! Sara Jumping Eagle

SuSanne P (193)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 9:09 am
Send a Green Star to Nancy C.
Sending a Green Star is a simple way to say "Thank you"
You cannot currently send a star to Nancy because you have done so within the last week.~ Thank you for this current update. Tears streamed down my face while reading such gratitude and humility. I have yet to read the Q&A as I want to get this post out first. My friend Tim and his family are from this area, and he was quite saddened to hear this news. I am asking him to post this information at his work tomorrow as well as make a donation rather than take me out for my BD. I will make him a meal insteadl. We are making more copies of this news, and are distributing them around town today. I think our theater house will reach many.
Thank you for the current update regarding monies as well Dandelion. I think that is an amazing amount of money to be raised in such a short period, and think more will be revealed! I have felt the need to be positive since first learning of this wrong, and was grateful you mentioned that in a previous post. Something good will come out of this...maybe not what we want, but what is needed.
Lydia what an excellent idea, I'm not so sure about Fox. MSNBC and Current TV would be my choice if I knew how.
Many Prayers being sent.


SuSanne P (193)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 9:14 am
I am sorry to report that the link Nancy submitted is down~ "going through an upgrade". I will revisit later.

Gina Caracci (219)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 1:47 pm

Thank you! ×
Your contribution to Pe' Sla: Help Save Lakota Sioux Sacred Land! is complete.
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It was the minimum but I had a few dollars extra this month. ENOUGH has been taken from Native Americans!!
Thanks Dandelion for sharing this and I was wondering if theres a petition for this also?

Only 4 days left and they are almost there! EVERY DOLLAR DOES COUNT!

. (0)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 4:50 pm
SuSanne P. Thanks, I've gotten an e-mail to MSNBC. This morning I e-mailed the US Geological Survey and some scientist friends, I'll try for Current TV. Never heart of it before and had to come back here to find it. Scientists know that the poles of the earth tipped and lessened the harsh weather of the Ice Age, creating a gradual warming. They'd be excited to find that this was the benign meteor that did it.

SuSanne P (193)
Monday August 20, 2012, 1:11 am
I just noticed another petition has been offered...Tag: Leonard and Margret Reynolds...can we get a measly 1,000 signatures??? I feel it's worth a try!

Gina Caracci (219)
Monday August 20, 2012, 6:28 am
Thanks for the star Dandelion!
and I just signed both petitions..I didnt have a chance top scroll down thru the comments yesterday, so missed the petition...I hope they help..

We can learn SO MUCH from Native Americans, so peaceful, even after all that has happened and is continuing to happen. If they decided to protest, Id stand behind them 100%. They were on this land first dammit!
I wish I could somehow convert, as Id be proud to be a Native American.

Sheryl G (363)
Monday August 20, 2012, 6:29 am
As of this morning, $110,263...4 days left. Please continue to let everyone you know about this. I informed a former Chief of one of the northern nations who was unaware of this, he is an Elder now up in his eighties, but he knows of connections and people in his nation, so he will be pushing the word out now he is aware.

Lydia thank you for placing call emails to the stations, if more of us do that then they will perk their heads up to it. If one does it, that is one thing, but if they get the same email over and over from others they will more likely look into it.

Thanks Susanne to the petition link and Gina for your donation, you are so correct, every dollar helps. This is not only Sacred land to the native peoples but to the animals and plants that are there, which will be protected in the care of the Indian people, it will remain unspoiled, otherwise this will no doubt go into development.

Past Member (0)
Monday August 20, 2012, 6:33 am
I received an email today from the donation site that $100,000 had been reached. The public affairs office at Foxwoods (Mashantucket Pequot tribe) called me back this morning but the news wasn't good. They said they were aware of the land auction but they had a moratorium on giving right now.

Sheryl G (363)
Monday August 20, 2012, 6:36 am
Protect the land, stand against greed, show love in your heart, respect, understand that all life is sacred and that for us all to live healthy and have more peaceful lives, we all must live within this balance. One doesn't have to be born into a native culture to be the change in the world that would be what the native people lived by. They were all living here for thousands years and yet little was destroyed or disturbed within the environment. They had a good system, they thrived, were healthy for the most part, so it was a good way. We have technology to gain our energy from natural ways, we don't need to go down these roads of fossil fuels and radiation anymore. That is a sick and unhealthy way to live. You are welcome for the star Gina, wish I could send all on here who helped more, but if you look into the sky tonight they are there for you all.

Sheryl G (363)
Monday August 20, 2012, 6:51 am
Doesn't surprise me Olivia, unfortunately the gambling changes hearts and this is one place that they should lift any moratorium. This is for the People of most Sacred land, this is at the core of their beings even if they are not themselves of the Sioux Nation. This is why many of the Nations turn down these Casinos, they know it isn't what they should do, so they stick with the spiritual, they stay with traditions.

It's unfortunate, but we speak all the time on C2 how too much money changes people.....but I thank you for what what you did, however the answer does not surprise me. Also these Casino's are in control or shared control by non Indians as these outsiders came in with the knowledge how to get Casinos going and the fiances to get them going. Many times the Indian has no or limited say over a lot of matters, as they are bound up in Dominent Culture documents and policies now. I can only hope that behind the scenes individually they are making private donations.

Sheryl G (363)
Monday August 20, 2012, 7:32 am
I need to help move my daughter today, so I'll not be back on until later tonight. So I thank everyone in advance for any help they are doing for this cause. Many blessings to all. Walk In Beauty.

Angelika R (143)
Monday August 20, 2012, 8:40 am
So glad the C2 weekend glitch is gone and I can submit again. SuSanne thanks so much for letting us know about that new petition, gladly signed it (some lousy 65 signs only so far) and Kudos to that Bob Venn for the great idea to petition the Reynolds-even if in vain.
Thanks also to Olivia for having tried...agreed Sheryl (money, the root of all evil)Especially since that Casino business has created that false perception in public that "all Indians are rich Casino business people and it created bias.
I,too receive those up date emails from LRI / indiegogo admin despite purposely HAVING LEFT THAT CHECK BOX BLANK; argh..when the update is just 2 clicks away (had made another donation on that site,too)

Sheryl, so far there has been no reply/word on the message I left for S.Hagerty, sadly. Perhaps contacting via the main website(smoothfeather productions)would be/have been the better idea?
Anyway, I feel confident that enough cash will be in on time to at least purchase the most important tract/s.

. (0)
Monday August 20, 2012, 9:38 am
Thanks Dandelion and Olivia for the fwd. Important cause-will do what I can...

SuSanne P (193)
Monday August 20, 2012, 12:56 pm
I am pleased to say that my best friend has donated a very generous amount of money. Thank you for the current update Dandelion regarding monies and your Chief with great connections. We spend all day yesterday putting news around town. If not for him I wouldn't have been able to reach so far and wide. I had printed out the article and taped several (50 each) pieces of contact info, making it easy for people to just have the information they needed. I included each link in hopes forwarding, placing news in areas I wasn't aware of, and of course financial donations. I was still walking in the dark at ten on my way home. You'd think I would be tired~ not the case at all. Dandi~ sending Blessings your day is not too stressful. Good luck fining room for your daughters things:)

. (0)
Monday August 20, 2012, 4:00 pm
I'm sad that my impassioned pleas to the governor of South Dakota could not be copied and e-mailed to Chase Iron Eyes, but I really tore out on the importance of freedom of religion. I feel that it is a religious hate crime to sell the church on what is Easter in the natural symbolism of death and rebirth that has occurred here, on the day the seven sisters rise. It is like having the seven colors in stained glass that can never be replicated, that symbolize the seven virtues, the seven chakras, the dying to self to be born into eternal life that all religions basically educate people on. We can't give in on the issue of religious freedom, especially at a time when we are sick of the terrorists doing their disgusting acts to take ours.

The Lakotas are showing peaceful protest, but a more aggressive lawyer might be able to sue for some of the harrassment, as this is one large sum to generate to preserve God's natural church.

. (0)
Monday August 20, 2012, 5:00 pm
What I'm really getting at here is, we need an attorney to examine the ugly words "hate crime" of destroying the holday and taking away the irreplaceable natural church.

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday August 20, 2012, 5:35 pm
Since I didn't get my daily Care2 mailing today, (website down?), I checked my inbox here, (since I also don't get notified anymore), and was so glad to find this. Petition signed. Our budget's tight, and husband may be furloughed from job soon, but I will scrounge up what I can and send my son to the mailbox.
This story is bigger than some may realize: a few days ago, my local news, (here in So. AZ), had it on their website--it was one of 4 articles featured in their "breaking news" mailing. As I read about the Pleiades and Seven Sisters, and realized how holy and crucial this site is, my soul just went out to this great Nation. This is absolutely unbelievable! I will share with as many as I can--thank you, dear Dandelion!
I was also reminded of watching my dad, back in the 70's, sitting in his favorite chair reading, "Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee"---and his great interest in self-educating about the various native tribes. I was just a young teenager at the time, but his empathy has carried through to me. May he rest in peace.

Elsie Au (259)
Monday August 20, 2012, 11:01 pm
Sorry for my late response, been busy but will send some donation tonight. This is so wrong, they should given this land back to Lakota, not to sell it back as this land was stolen from Lakota people in the first place.

Sheryl G (363)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 8:02 am
Sorry didn't get back on computer last night as I didn't get home until late and exhausted, long drive. Now my little apartment is full of her belongings that we must go through and figure out what to do with it all, so I'll be on and off as I can but I need to get my home straightened out, enough to walk around in anyways.

The hotlink for the 2nd Petition on this link that Susanne mentions is:
Thank you Bob Venn for making this petition, I had left a comment with the Petition to the Reynolds but I see it did not take for some reason, but at least my signature got on there. I'll try to get the petitions sent around for those who do not know of either of them.

Lois and Elsie thank you both for your donations, as I said, every dollar helps, and I see as of now the total on the website is $142,445, but with only 64 HOURS left. I hope it will be enough to secure at least the most important tract of land for them, at least a good down payment where they can mortgage the rest, giving more time to secure other funding. Susanne, thank you for taking the extra step and making up posters and spreading the word further along. Toni, any help you can give appreciated.

Lydia is so correct about the natural church and that all is One with the Great Spirit, the Spiritual is seen by the various people in other ways, does not make this any less Sacred than some other religions that have their ways of viewing things or their Sacred places. No one would consider placing a road or somethings similar through the sacred of most sacred places held by other faiths, yet because it is the American Indian, well it isn't viewed as so important. Thankful there are others, beautiful beings that have come onto this thread and around the world that do understand otherwise.


Sheryl G (363)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 8:29 am
Anpetu Waste! Good Day!

Many people have asked us, “Well if you don’t raise enough funds to buy the land at Pe’ Sla? What will you do with the money?” This is an excellent question. Our main focus continues to be purchasing the Pe’ Sla land that is being auctioned off on August 25, 2012. Our contingency plan at this time, is to put the funds towards purchasing and protecting other lands that may also become available at Pe’ Sla or in the sacred Black Hills, such as near Bear Butte, another sacred site that is threatened by ongoing development.

When someone asked me today, how would I feel if Pe’ Sla were to be bought by a developer, and destroyed, or paved with a road…. I couldn’t talk for awhile – I couldn’t speak – there was a pain in my chest, and I cried….the person on the phone thought I had hung up “Hello, Hello”. “Yes, I am here.” How I would feel? How would you feel if your whole way of life was threatened? If a place that was holy and mysterious was covered up by a parking lot? Bethlehem was an amusement park?

How would I feel if Pe’ Sla was destroyed? It would be a pain that it is difficult to describe..I suppose because I have not felt it before….. It would only be comparable to another Wounded Knee Massacre… or to having one of my relatives killed in front of me… When we say Mitakuye Oyasin..It is a prayer…it is a way of life. It is not something we just say. We are all related, and Pe’ Sla is our relative and should be treated as such! Hecetu Ye! Sara Jumping Eagle

SuSanne P (193)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 8:49 am
I am going to resend again as well. There are new messages and I am GRATEFUL to Angie for professionally sending out the petition I found and Susan V's submission I didn't receive (maybe I didn't notice it). C2 has been irresponsible as usual as I was confirmed to be #3 targeting the Reynolds Family. While revisiting it this morning, my comments were lost as well and I was in the #40's. AT LEAST THE SIGNATURE APPEARED.
Dandi I have people whom feel uncomfortable about using their credit cards. They want to use PayPal or sent money orders. They won't be received in time for the auction, but do you suggest sending monies anyway? If not, tell me where to send my donations. I need to know YOUR advise, as I am just a student.
You need not thank me for anything as I am honored to do any and everything I can. Let me know if I can help in anyway! You can count on me to be your worker bee as this has consumed my soul. IN A GOOD WAY!
Enjoy your day with your daughter. Hugs to Angel Wings:)

Sheryl G (363)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 9:10 am
Yes, I do suggest they still send via Pay Pal or to snail mail a check. To let someone know that a certain amount is on the way, they can email or place a phone call at the Rosebud Sioux link I gave above. I'll place it here again.

Thursday August 16, 2012, 12:17 pm
If one would perfer to donate through the Rosebud Sioux here is the link:

Contact Info:
Alfred Walking Bull
Communications Specialist
Rosebud Sioux Tribe
605-747-5755, ext. 25

Remember, these lands are Saced to The People, is on par of Lourdes, The Wailing Wall, St. Patricks Cathedral, or Mecca, the places that you would find most Sacred is what this is to them, and for all of us, remember we are all One.

Michael M (60)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 9:27 am
This comment is written to keep this urgent issue in sight in care2 news.
I hope that others will do so.

It only takes a very small donation to save this sacred area. Even $1 helps, as care2 has millions of members. You can go to direct to learn, hear, and donate at:

Elsie Au (259)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 9:45 am
Just sent my donation? I always have a great respect to native American people. They know and understand what is the real important things in life and how to live in harmony with all living creatures that share this planet with us. It is so wrong how they have been treated. I started reading the book, Buried my heart at wounded knee many times but just can not finish it (yet) because it is so depressing how unfair and injustice!

Michela M (3964)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 5:43 pm
Petitions Signed & noted

Edith B (146)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 8:42 pm
Signing all three petitions and sharing on Facebook.

SuSanne P (193)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 10:07 pm
I meant no disrespect by asking if the monies should go to another Native area in need for whatever cause. I was only worried that the money orders would not be received in time to repurchase this sacred land in time for the auction. Thank you for making it quite clear. Personal emails were sent as well as phone calls!

Danuta W (1248)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 12:33 am

Sheryl G (363)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 3:14 am
I know you didn't Susanne, but if you had the question others may also have had same question, so I did my best to find an answer. With 45 hours to go the total on the one website is $179,130.

Elsie Au (259)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 4:12 am
Just got a friend here in Thailand to help donating for this important cause.

. (1)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 4:25 am
Noted. Thank you Dandelion.

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 4:28 am
New AVAAZ petition:
Avaaz: Help the Lakota Sioux Save their Sacred Black Hills Land!

Sheryl G (363)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 8:18 am
How wonderful Elsie, thank you. As we say, every bit helps. Angelika good on finding this petition too. I certainly signed. 40 hours to go, $189,766.

Ginger Geronimo (438)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 8:51 am

Raised of $1,000,000 Goal

39 hours left

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 10:47 am
Sheryl, I didn't actually "find" it, what I do is go regularly to the comment section(as well as to the updates and doners) on the indiegogo site and pick up a lot of tips there as well as posting some myself.
Dr Sara J.E. herself has created that avaaz petition as you could see and some other doner/member had mentioned this in a comment.
What I did was posting the C2 petitions links because another doner had suggested there should be petitions to the White House and the Reynolds. Well, I could serve on that. :)
I'm now going to send a chain message with the Avaaz petition around hoping that all my friends will pass it on.

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 11:57 am
They just hit the 200K mark :-)) $200,325 Raised of $1,000,000 Goal 36 hours left

Sheryl G (363)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 12:34 pm
Woo hoo! Excellent. Love your humility my dear friend Angie, but however you came across the link to petition or whatever, you still gave us the information. I call it team work. When one can't be on computer or just busy doing something else, we share information, this is good.

By the way, my little granddaughter had a wonderful time at her first day of formal education, called kidnergarten. Staff was very helpful to her, I sort of stood on the sidelines and watched as she got off the bus, but when I saw she was unable to answer their questions I came forward.

She sort of looked like a deer caught in the headlights, lol, but a big smile came across her face when she saw Nana coming, and Staff were equally pleased. Anyways, first day, all new, and she is such a little peanut she couldn't even reach the food in the cafeteria as I was there for her breakfast, so her Teacher said he'd be with them each day and he'd help her at lunch.

So I am grateful to all those who helped to make this C2 effort more successful as I've not been able to be on here as much as I would of liked.

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 2:31 pm
Happy with you, sheryl and happy for Kaileah! She will love her future at Kindergarten(thats the correct spelling)
You probably saw the other exciting news as well..
$207,195 Raised of $1,000,000 Goal 17 days left , YES SEVENTEEN DAYS .
They extended the fundraising campaign, however auction date unchanged 25 Aug.
For all, read more here >LRI UPDATE

Penelope Ryan (178)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 3:12 pm
Sheryl, I am thinking of you and the girls, I pray all is well with the move. The selling of the Lakota land is a chance for the US BLM to step up and right a wrong. I know I am just dreaming as they are more corrupt than ever. I am leaving in a week for Michigan I have to be there for a friend who is dying. Such a sad time for me, still haven't connected with a dr. who can help my daughter. Take care my friend, Penny

Michael M (60)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 8:13 pm
Wonderful news, the deadline has been extended for 17 more days to try and reach the total sufficient for indiegogo (Chase Iron Eyes, Dana Lone Hill, Ruth Robertson-Hopkins, Sara Jumping Eagle of Oceti Sakwin) fundraising efforts.

Once again, go to

to give to save this beautiful and sacred center!


LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (82)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 1:46 am
Thanks for signing -- your name has been added and will be delivered to President Barack Obama, United States;, Ken Salazar, Secretary, Department of the Interior, Dennis Daugaard, Governor, South Dakota, John Thune, Senator, South Dakota, Tim Johnson, Senator, South Dakota, Kristi Noem, U.S. Representative, South Dakota.

Very glad to read that there has been an extension of 17 days!

Big help to those sending checks via snail mail.

Thank you, Angie, for the Avaaz petition link. Signed.

Thanks for signing -- your name has been added and will be delivered to President Barack Obama, United States;, Ken Salazar, Secretary, Department of the Interior, Dennis Daugaard, Governor, South Dakota, John Thune, Senator, South Dakota, Tim Johnson, Senator, South Dakota, Kristi Noem, U.S. Representative, South Dakota.

Sheryl G (363)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 5:35 am
Please go to the link below for the recent story I placed on concerning this very important and Sacred land. This is to give any reader an overview as to why this is so important that this be placed once more under the care of the First Nations people, the American Indians.

Lika P (130)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 11:47 pm
Article and donation link shared. Thanks.

Sheryl G (363)
Friday August 24, 2012, 3:14 am
Thank you so much Lika each donation is appreciated.

Sheryl G (363)
Friday August 24, 2012, 7:18 am
Pe Sla has been taken off the auction block. However, the property is publicly listed. The Tribes of the Great Sioux Nation are moving forward on their own behalf with Lastrealindians, Inc. in continuing to raise money to ensure Pe’ Sla will be protected as a sacred site, forever.
Updates will continue as more information becomes available.

Pilamaye, Lastrealindians


Sheryl G (363)
Friday August 24, 2012, 1:05 pm

Chase Iron Eyes, an attorney and founding writer Last Real Indians that has been working in the defense of Pe’ Sla says neither the owners, nor the auction company will issue a statement or reason as to why the auction was cancelled to the tribe, himself or to the press.

“They are not giving us any reason whatsoever. My wife called the auction company and they would not offer any reason,” said Iron Eyes. “There are not talking to anyone – the Associated Press even tried to find out and called me and asked me the same thing.

“Nobody knows what to think, so we don’t know if this is good or bad. We just know it has been pulled off the auction block,” he said. “It’s good because there is no pressure of the auction – but it is bad because they are private sellers, they can sell to anyone they want to.

“Our tribal leaders are going to be meeting over the next couple of days to try and figure something out. We are just going to continue to raise money and wait for the next announcement. We are not going to stop raising money,” said Iron Eyes.

Alfred Walking Bull, communications specialist of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, said, “Right now we are all holding our breath. It is more of a sigh of relief because this puts an end to the auction, which is good, but on the other hand we are still very cautious because this could also mean there is a private sale going on. We are waiting until we get more information. The owners or the auction company has not given a comment.”

Walking Bull admitted that though the announcement was a relief, things were hectic as the RoseBud Sioux Tribe was literally in the midst of a tribal council election. “Tonight we are having a council of 20 in which 10 are being elected. In addition, our president and vice president are being elected.

“This has taken us all by surprise and we are all just waiting. We are going to wait and see what happens over the next 48 hours. We’re optimistic but we are also very cautious.”

Barbara W (342)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 12:50 pm

Auction Cancelled, Yet the Land is Still for Sale: The Struggle for Lakota Sacred Land Continues (This is a Self Post, I Don't Care About Karma One Whit...just want to say something)

Sheryl G (363)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 1:01 pm
Thanks Barbara, may help clear up some questions that some people may have. Here is the hotlink to what she left.
The Struggle For Lakota Sacred land Continues

Sheryl G (363)
Wednesday August 29, 2012, 1:23 pm
Anpetu Waste! Wishing you good thoughts and prayers as we await word on outcomes of all the hard work you have all done on behalf of Pe’ Sla! As soon as the Oceti Sakowin, the Great Sioux Nation informs us of the outcome of their private negotiations, we will inform all of you. We keep praying, smudging, hoping for good. We appreciate everyone’s contributions in helping this campaign, this fight for what is sacred – Pe’ Sla. Pilamaye!
Dr. Sarah Jumping Eagle


Elsie Au (259)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 10:17 am
I told my sister about this and today she just sent some donation :)

Sheryl G (363)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 11:39 am
Thank you Elsie, coming all the way from Thailand to the Lakota people.

Joe W. (0)
Saturday September 1, 2012, 11:19 pm
anyone asking the hard question on this issue, or commenting on the hard questions on this issue? such as why did Rosebud website remove lastrealindians from the tribal website? ,

Sheryl G (363)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 1:19 pm
Joe W. while I see you have left a link with a lot of information on it, I see that you have only come on here to leave this link. A recent profile, with a male name yet you list yourself as female with 0 friends. I have read through the link, a lot of things connecting back to the past of issues that went on within the Rez and that surrounding area.

You start off that the Reynolds family kept the land nice and allowed ceremonies to be conducted, no one has been disputing that claim, but the matter is they put it up rather quickly for auction, and the tribal nation(s) had little time to react. Perhaps it wasn't done how you wished it to be done, but when there is limited time, people who had the ability stood up and did something.

This statement to me makes me wonder about YOU, "There is no doubt entities, the Reynolds Family warded off for so many years, are pushing to gain a stronghold of that land, to exploit the spirituality that resides within." I do not feel that the Reynolds family, that gained this land by an ancestor set out to kill Indians was truly worried about the spirituality of the native people on the whole, but I think allowing access was done on their part was to keep the waters calm between them and the American Indian. At this point, if they are selling the land, why should they care who obtains it as long as they are paid for it. I think this quiet quick auction that they had expected became not so quiet after all.

You say, "How can the likes of those promoting the petition ask the global community for assistance when they endorse and support the murders of Annie Mae." That is a strong statement Joe, you best be ready if anyone is to read that you can substantiate. There is a lot of underhanded issues that went on back then, between AIM, FBI, the Goons, Dick Wilson, the Traditionals, and various Spiritual People. You drag in to this Fundraiser things that have many sides to the story that dates back to the sixties and seventies, very hard and dangerous times on the Rez.

The Supreme Court ruled on this case of Annie Mae Aquash, it goes as such, link below:
Supreme Court Ruling on State of South Dakota v John Graham

I think Joe, there is some bad blood between families on and off the Rez, and none will be happy, there is going to have to be a time in order for all the people to move forward that people need to unite and do the best that they can for the issue at hand. Unlike the First Nations Indians in Canada that do a much better job at uniting for common purpose the American Indian Nations have still too much infighting among the various Nations and then when there is a history of grave consequence on Pine Ridge area, with many unanswered questions still, and hard feelings of many who live there from each other, that can not be dragged in on every issue.

The people of the world got behind some people who are trying to do a good thing to save the land to be in care of the American Indian, who gains protection of this, well, how far back in history do you want to go as to who was there at what particular time for an Indian Nation. Can that not be worked out among yourselves after the land is safe and in the hands of American Indians in general.

This is being monitored by the world press now, by other eyes we do not know are there, and by the Great Plains Tribal Chairman Association. I think sometimes we just need to allow a good thing to happen no matter under whose hands it is happening and put differances aside for the time being. The land needs to be protected from development and not turned into some western disneyland or private ranches or whatever it might of done. We can nit pick things to pieces and in the end an opportunity is lost.

I'm trusting that Our Creator is watching over this as the people of the world rose up in unison to do a good thing. I suggest you sit back, pray that all goes well, and if you see something underhanded inform the law so that the matter can be addressed. But please don't try to muddy up the waters with all this information that is only to cause distraction.

Last information left on the Fundraising site is below. For those who may still have questions, I have left email links and telephone numbers, please feel free to call and find out where your donation is going and how it will be used. I can not loose sleep over my donation, Creator is in control here, I've sent it off and so it goes. If it feeds a hungry child on the Rez, or to heating oil, rather than buying the land then so be it, they are poor people, but I trust the monies will be used for what is stated.

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe has announced it has entered into preliminary negotiations to re-acquire Pe Sla (Reynolds Prarie). The Tribes are asking for your patience in this matter as they continue to navigate inter-governmental procedures toward successful negotiations to purchase Pe Sla.
Lastrealindians, Inc. is honored to contribute funds donated by the world to a collective effort to protect Pe Sla.
The Oceti Sakowin is extremely grateful for the tremendous support shown for Pe���Sla; The Bands came together to show the world it is paramount for human beings to respect our living mother earth and sacred sites. This is the first time in recent history the Oceti Sakowin has mobilized in concert to buy back land in the sacred Black Hills, Wamaka Ognaka y Cante (The Heart of Everything That Is). The Black Hills still belong to the Great Sioux Nation pursuant to its treaty with the United States -the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie.
The Oceti Sakowin will continue to pursue financial assistance in conjunction with Lastrealindians, Inc. in anticipation of the closing date of the land purchase.
Lila wopila icicapelo makasitomni (big thanks to all of you); The Oceti Sakowin could not have accomplished this historic feat without everyone around the world supporting their efforts.
Pilaunyanpi Wooholaya Yuha (We Thank You With Respect),
Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Oglala Lakota Nation, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Yankton Sioux Tribe,
Shakopee Mdewakantonwan Dakota Community.
The Oceti Sakowin (Seven Council Fires), speakers of Lakota, Dakota and Nakota dialects:

Sheryl G (363)
Wednesday September 5, 2012, 6:30 am
Tribes Reach Deal to Purchase Pe Sla

“If we don’t start uniting and coming together as people then people are going to continue to walk all over us,” said Robin LeBeau, tribal councilwoman for the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, at the press conference. “It doesn’t matter if we’re from Cheyenne River or if we’re from Arizona or from New York or our sisters and brothers from up in Canada.”

We can ALL learn from this standing in Solidarity with each other. That when we do, much can be accomplished.

For those who had a part of this wonderful event that is reaching a postive goal, feel good in your hearts, you truly were part of a historic moment of obtaining the Sacred. May this Sacredness of our Earth Mother reach out to all corners of our Mother, for all her children to come to an understanding, that our Mother is Sacred for our survival.

This has been a good thing for us all. Mitakuye Oyasin


Sandra M Z (114)
Wednesday September 5, 2012, 9:37 am
Wow! Great news! So glad the family worked with the tribes to do the right thing!

It's a Beautiful Day!

Noted, Thank you Dandelion for the fine update:).

Sheryl G (363)
Wednesday September 12, 2012, 4:59 pm
Pe' Sla Owners Accept $9 Million Offer From Tribes
Rosebud Sioux Tribe serving as a representative for the group of Lakota/Nakota/Dakota tribes involved in the purchase process has until November 30 to pay the remaining $8.1 million.

All of the monies raised on the Last Real Indians website will be used to purchase Pe' Sla. Those who contributed on C2, helped to forward the information around, and was able to give others an opportunity to donate should feel very good about themselves.

"This is a beautiful thing that has happened,” says Gay Kingman, executive director of The Great Plains Tribal Chairmans Association. “It feels really good, especially from what our spiritual leaders tell us, they are praying and guiding us as well, they are saying that if we move forward in a spiritual way this is doable. If politics or anything gets in the way, we do not know what will happen.”

marie C (163)
Wednesday September 12, 2012, 5:22 pm
Just read news flash fantastic news My very best wishes to all involved
"IT CAN BE DONE" I do not remember who this quote is from anyway WELL DONE

Sheryl G (363)
Thursday September 13, 2012, 10:18 am
I would direct any further inquiries to this or where to donate, as $8 million more needs to be raised to:

Contact Info:
Alfred Walking Bull
Communications Specialist

Rosebud Sioux Tribe
11 Legion Avenue
PO Box 420
Rosebud, South Dakota 57570

605-747-5755, ext. 25

A. Gay Kingman
Greater Plains Tribal Chairman Association
2040 W. Main St. Suite 112
Rapid City, South Dakota 57702
Phone (605) 791-4050

Abo r (107)
Monday September 17, 2012, 3:25 pm
Thanks Dandelion for posting and Abdessalam for forwading.

Abo r (107)
Monday September 17, 2012, 3:28 pm
Dono know what is happening I click Note and Number turned 197 then returns to 196 ???

Pamela Huber (0)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 11:23 am
This is a worthy cause that deserves support from all of us, native or not, American or not. Please send money to the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and visit!

Sheryl G (363)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 4:44 pm
We made history! PeSla belongs to the Sioux Nation; our tears & smiles send energy to all. All funds will go toward Pe Sla costs. LRI raised over $900,000! Click on link for more information.
the Great Sioux Nation, or Oceti Sakowin has managed to raise the $9 million necessary to secure the sacred land in the Black Hills of South Dakota
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