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Protect Pe' Sla Lakota Sioux Sacred Site November 30, 2012 Deadline!


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Dandelion
- 619 days ago - indiegogo.com
Final push to raise money for the Sioux Nation's effort to save sacred site. Purchase price of $9M. Tribes have raised approx. $7.5M but have a shortfall. They only have until November 30, 2012 to raise the rest, can you help? Please let others know.



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Kit B. (277)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 2:47 pm

Thanks Dandelion, donation made.
 

Pat B. (354)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 3:17 pm
Sending money in tomorrow's mail. Will pass this on as well. Thanks, Dandelion for this.
 

Angelika R. (146)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 4:17 pm

Thank you! ×

Your contribution to Protect Pe'Sla Lakota Sioux Sacred Site is complete.
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Thanks so much Sheryl. I did not know until now about this new campaign, will fwd. I had contacted the RST and asked how/where I could donate again, - no reply until now. Then I donated to the Defenders of the Black Hills who also offered online donation for PeSla.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (61)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 4:50 pm
noted, thanks !
 

Dandelion G. (382)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 5:00 pm
I really wished I could of gotten this on sooner Angelika, but I've not been able to get onto the internet much as of late. I got this on as soon as I could. Thank you all for your donations and please let others know.
 

Vicky P. (462)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 5:25 pm
noted, sorry, short on money at the moment :/
 

Jenny Dooley (830)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 5:33 pm
noted and shared thanks Sheryl
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 5:34 pm
Noted. Thanks, Dandelion.
 

Mary T. (188)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 6:31 pm
Noted and thanks Dandelion I have donated two times before as of now I am really short on funds, I wish I could help more.
 

SuSanne P. (181)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 7:24 pm
Thank you Dandelion. I had been updated by Pe' Sla until about 3 or 4 weeks ago and have not heard anything. I see this is a new origination and am pleased to hear an update. I have sent many donations in the past and am not able to send one at this moment. I feel horrible as I was trying my best to do all I could, but life has dealt me new challenges. Sending many Prayers from my Heart.
 

Devon Leonard (54)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 10:57 pm
noted, shared, and heartfelt prayers going forth..... maybe they can get a "balloon" payment for the small remainder...?
 

Fran away F. (110)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 11:44 pm
I have donated. Thanks, Dandelion!
 

Robert O. (12)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 12:10 am
Thanks Dandelion.
 

Judy C. (106)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 1:00 am
I will donate what I can. Thank you, Dandelion.
 

Ben Oscarsito (355)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 1:09 am
Sorry Sheryl, I have no money. But, IF I had...
 

Arild Warud (160)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 3:25 am
I hope they finally will get this land.thanks Sheryl.
 

alicia m. (100)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 3:36 am
noted, shared, gracias
 

Pat A. (117)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 5:02 am
Thanks Dandelion.
 

Dandelion G. (382)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 5:31 am
I realize not everyone can donate, this sale of such Sacred land came at a time when it is hard for many financially.

I do recall that they accepted as litttle as $1, as the saying goes, "every dollar counts". If you are not able to do even that much please pass this information along to give someone else the opportunity to partake that may be able to donate and would of wanted to donate, if they had only known of this fundraiser.
 

john byrne (52)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 6:40 am

THANK YOU DANDELION FOR THE INFO ON THIS, THE FIRST NATION CAME TO THE AID OF MY HOMELAND IRELAND DURING OUR FAMINE. IM GLAD TO TAKE PART IN THIS & CONTRIBUTE TO THE CAUSE OF THE FIRST NATION TO TAKE CONTROL OF WHAT WAS THEIR LANDS FROM THE OUTSET I WOULD IMPLORE ANY PERSON WITH IRISH BLOOD IN THEM TO HELP THIS WORTHY CAUSE.AS ALWAYS MAY THE SPIRIT GUIDE YOU IN ALL YOU DO.
 

Rita White (1)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 8:29 am
noted
 

Ge M. (216)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 9:26 am
Can the Lakota not go to court as the lands were stolen from them and, as such, were part of a breach of the treaty? I still think that the land should be given back after all, it is not as if any payment was made in the first place. Gold was stolen from this land and compensation should be paid. But then we are talking about America...... will rummage in my bank account to see what is there apart from a few moths.
 

tasunka m. (334)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 10:20 am
My foundation;The Native American Cultural. Foundation is doing as much as it can.
I cannot be there but have made sure funds will be for Pe 'Sla.
Thanks to all for helping us regain stolen land.A shame we have to pay for.
Thanks sweet kola.
 

Dandelion G. (382)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 11:14 am
Time is of the essence Gillian and if the land was going to be "given" back they could of done so by now. The only way to get it back is to buy what was stolen. Sort of like someone robbing your home and you find your grandma's ring at the pawn shop, you can try to go about it all legal and then someone else buys it and you never see it again or you can buy it and have what means something to you back in your care again.

Thanks Tasunka, for your Foundations help, and for all those who have sent in $1, $15, $25, or $50 or whatever can be sent. Like raindrops that fall into a lake, one drop alone is hardly noticed but many together and the lake becomes full. It's unfortunate that we have these extremely well to do that will throw millions upon millions towards the past election, but to save something as precious as this, to do something that would come from a place of true generosity, and to maybe help correct a few wrongs, no these people can't be found with their check books.
 

Nancy Black (299)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 11:21 am
Noted, tweeted, tweeted, and shared. Thanks for the information. I am sending it on.
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 3:34 pm
We love the ceremonial regalia & dances.
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 8:11 pm
Thanks.
 

Teresa Blackard (37)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 10:23 am
Thank U, ur Spirit is so beautiful ! I wish we could help all those in need...
 

Christeen Anderson (453)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 10:28 am
Done. Thank you.
 

Gysele van Santen (209)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 10:57 am
noted, thnx Sheryl. will donate a little something something. if one can shop on black friday, one can donate.
 

SuSanne P. (181)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 6:49 pm
I just had time to sit and reflect my day and what I 'heard' was to open this thread. When this was brought to our attention, Tim, myself and the good folks here in Ojai were able to donate just under $1,5oo.oo. I was so pleased to spend so much time and effort getting the news out ten fold what I thought possible for me. I accomplished more than I thought possible as this cause and plea was my obsession. We have come such a LONG WAY and I have as much Passion right now as I did then. You are right about accepting the $1.oo donation, and I share every penny counts!
Now I always say, "Come on Everyone...you can find a couple of quarters". As I am very close to being overdrawn due to "challenges" I will phone the bank first thing in the morning and Pray to Spirit I have $10.oo. Dandelion I have $60.oo cash, and will send a money order mo matter what. This is too close to my Heart. There was a saying I learned a couple of decades ago while I was in a 12 Step Program for Drugs and Alcohol that took me many years to accomplish. "Don't quit before the Miracle". I WILL NOT QUIT come Hell or High Water!
 

SuSanne P. (181)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 6:52 pm
It have a couple of very generous C2 friends, and will phone them right now.
 

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Thursday November 22, 2012, 7:37 pm
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SuSanne P. (181)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 8:59 pm
A Lovely Way to End My Day! My dearest Tim phoned a moment after my last post. While we were chatting I asked him to PLEASE not purchase me a Gift for Christmas. He is coming over first thing in the morn to donate $100.oo money order (I would not accept more), while I purchase my humble $10.oo money order! My dearest Diane (best friend in CO) is donating as well. It was too late to phone my other friends, but I left a message for them. I feel quite positive!
So I believe if you REALLY cannot afford even one dollar, there is much you can do...
This is such a BLESSING, as when I spent several hours "trying" to feed the Homeless, but this despicable Church which remains confidential, the Pastor and the Congregation were an hour late in serving. People wrapped around the park. Besides the wrath they bestowed upon me, the "message" was how INCREDIBLE the Pilgrims were. That was it for me! I have spent YEARS feeding our hungry and homeless, but NEVER EXPERIENCED SUCH HORROR. After 4 1'2 hours TRYING to be of Service they ALMOST didn't give me a plate for my paralyzed neighbor. I say ALMOST as I wasn't leaving without his meal. This little contribution from friends working toghether has Healed my Day. ! LET'S WORK TOGETHER...WE HAVEN'T MUCH TIME FOLKS. Forgive me for rambling...Good night!
 

natalie n. (164)
Friday November 23, 2012, 4:29 am
thanks for sharing, every little bit counts and i hope it goes a long way.
 

wendy when46@yahoo.com (28)
Friday November 23, 2012, 5:27 am
Hello everyone.....was a rough time when I read this before....and boy this comes at a rough time for me now...it has been a tough year for me....surgery,personal topsy-turvyness but I will scrape up a few dollars,,,,,as Dandelion said "every little bit counts..."namaste',Wendy
 

Dandelion G. (382)
Friday November 23, 2012, 6:12 am
Thank you Wendy, is good to see you on the post as I've been concerned for you, so now at least I can take a sigh of relief. Thank you Susanne for your continued help with Pe' Sla and also for what you did on Thanksgiving. I'm sorry that some of the givers were not so organized, perhaps this was a new thing for them to do? Sometimes even the best intentions go awry when it's a first time experience for organizing things like this. I trust in the end at least many had full bellies at least for one day.

This is why Pe' Sla is so important, it will not only feed the people for one day, it will feed the Spiritual for years and years to come. We need their continued Ceremonies and prayers as our lands, waters, and air is being ruined at an alarming rate. The Great Sioux Nation will keep these lands pristine, allowing the flora and fauna to thrive and remain a place of beauty, otherwise they will be sold to developers that will turn them into another tourist trap, who knows maybe even a Wal-Mart someday.

Also, it is just the right thing to do, the land was stolen from them, a shame it is having to be bought back, the Federal Government could of given it back, but it won't, we all know that. But WE the People ARE this Country, and together we can help to give these lands back, combining our dollars we can do this. But only if each of us contribute something, even a dollar, and most important, forwarding this information to as many as we can to let others know of this.
 

Jim Phillips (3215)
Friday November 23, 2012, 6:39 am
I have donated.


Thanks, Dandelion!

.
 

SuSanne P. (181)
Friday November 23, 2012, 7:37 am
Yes Dandelion, I believe with my Heart and Soul the second and third paragraph you offered in your last post. As soon as my computer will allow me (today even if I have to borrow Meg's) I will share this with all my friends. Tim is on his way over so we can get to the bank ASAP. I don't have time to read any other messages but hope to come home with even more Loving Gift's. As most wish to be anonymous I will only message you personally.
No worries about yesterday Sweetie other than I wish I could say this was the first year this particular Church offered their kindness. They have done this for decades from their tiny Church, but as our park is renewed and restored with proper sanitary conditions I suppose the EGO's got in the way. It was a power struggle among the people who thought they RAN THE CHURCH! I felt quite happy to know I sweat blood sweat and tears helping in EVERY WAY, just prior to the serving. It's ALL GOOD!!
JIM, Unfortunately I cannot STAR you yet! Wendy you are an Angel and I am so happy to hear you are back as well. Checking in later...
 

ParsifalOFFLINE S. (116)
Friday November 23, 2012, 8:15 am

Thank you Dandelion for your post and SuSanne for sharing.

Will do what I can.
 

Mm M. (445)
Friday November 23, 2012, 12:08 pm
Thank you dear Sheryl for posting, sorry I am behind...Also SuSanne for the forward (Caught that first since I am tardy). I will see what I can do, found a ton of change and time is imparative! xx
 

Carol Dreeszen (364)
Friday November 23, 2012, 2:42 pm
Thanks Sheryl! Small donation made..hope the project can be completed!! Also Thanks for the forward SuS!
 

Sue L. (67)
Friday November 23, 2012, 3:09 pm
I am hopeful that the funds can be raised in time.
 

SuSanne P. (181)
Friday November 23, 2012, 3:20 pm
Send a Green Star to Dandelion~ Parsifal Rain~ -MmM Marilyn~ and Carol Dreeszen!!
Sending a Green Star is a simple way to say "Thank you"
You cannot currently send a star to... Dandelion, Parsifal, Marilyn and Carol... because you have done so within the last week.
I thank all 19 people who sent me a Star after sharing this message.
 

Caitlin Mac (102)
Friday November 23, 2012, 3:48 pm
Whoever is holding this land hostage should be ashamed of themselves. I'm hoping they'll reconsider and take whatever is available. The difference between 7.5MILLION and $9MILLION should not stop the sale IMO, but of course, my reasoning may not prevail amongst the greedy of our country. Thank you Dandelion for your wonderful support and explanation regarding this project. I will pass the info along and will hold the sacred site of the Lakota Sioux in my heart. I do hope the project is successful because the land needs to be in the hands of those who respect it as sacred and worthy of preservation. May the goal be met and the nation be better for it.
 

Joy Mcronald (127)
Friday November 23, 2012, 4:54 pm
Noted..Thank you for sending...
 

Lyn Z. (295)
Friday November 23, 2012, 6:26 pm
Noted. Sorry, I have no $$
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Friday November 23, 2012, 10:09 pm
Noted, but unfortunately I'm still unemployed and can't spare any donation as much as I wish I could.
 

Susanne R. (249)
Friday November 23, 2012, 10:53 pm

Thank you!

Your contribution to Protect Pe'Sla Lakota Sioux Sacred Site is complete.
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I hope the funds can be raised in time! This is absolutely the right thing to do!
 

Ekeim Teeuwisse (146)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 1:01 am
noted, shared, will see if i can find some money somewhere somehow...
 

Dandelion G. (382)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 6:05 am
For those who are still wondering what to get their loved ones for Christmas, why not make a donation in their name and tell them the importance and significance of Pe' Sla. I know I'd be delighted if someone did that for me, rather than have another trinket or box of candy my waistline doesn't need.

Remember, in this time of great Spiritual celebration; for the Lakota and other Native Americans this IS their Spiritual Center. What a way to gift back to them that which was taken from them.

This is what gives them the peace and hope to carry on, this is where they pray for not only themselves, but for us as well, for our Earth, and all relations that exisit upon it. This is where animals will be able to roam freely, be protected. This is a safe haven.

Remember, as little as $1 is accepted. Thank you. Pilamaye.

Please forward this important fundraising event. Deadline is fast approaching.
 

TomCat S. (286)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 8:34 am
Have already done so. :-)
 

Julian Robert Gonzalez (112)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 8:55 am
Single dad leaves me broke. I support the cause in heart. How about asking the Fed and Local State to contribute to the cause. They stole the land so sellig back stolen land. How about a discount for use of the land that was stolen?
 

SuSanne P. (181)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 9:27 am
Dandelion what a Lovely idea! I know I always send trees to people for Birthdays, Holidays, Earth-Arbor Day or just plain Mondays, and EVERYONE breaks into tears as if it is the Loveliest Gift they have ever received. This year I have flower packets to attract bumblebees and attract and feed butterflies to add. I think I will add another little gift as you mentioned. Gifts that keep on giving for just a couple of dollars. THANK YOU FOR THIS FABULOUS IDEA...no trees this year from me!
 

AniMae Chi (394)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 2:22 pm
Can't send you another star but send you squillions of them from the heart...

Donated with Blessings & Light
 

. (0)
Monday November 26, 2012, 9:02 am
Thanks Sheryl..will see what I can do
 

Stevie A. (10)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 5:04 pm
Hi Dandelion, when I tried to go to this site from my email alert, it would not go thru. I tried twice, then clicked on your profile and on this site which then brought me here. I am SO glad that you have put this on Care2. I made a donation in honor of my father, Jean LaRue Barnes, on Thanks Giving Day. Now that felt good to me!! I really want them to be able to purchase this land.. Thanks to all who have donated / shared with others!!
 

Dandelion G. (382)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 5:41 pm
Thank you Stephanie, what a nice way to remember your Father. I do hope as well they can find success in this. It would really be a wonderful way to end this year knowing this land was back with the native people who hold it so special in their lives.
 

Ekeim Teeuwisse (146)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 12:26 am
donated, shared again.
thanks Dandelion, and dear SuS for the forward !
 

Dandelion G. (382)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 7:25 am
You cannot currently send a star to Ekeim because you have done so within the last week
 

Angelika R. (146)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 8:12 am
What will the tribes do if they still fall short on the amount by Nov 30 ?? Get a loan from a bank or what?
They are further behind than my first guess :-(( :
$60,757
Raised of $1,000,000 Goal
64 hours left
 

Ekeim Teeuwisse (146)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 11:38 pm
i've been wondering about that too Angelika !
Dandelion, do you know ?
 

Dandelion G. (382)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 3:54 am
$64,796. 45 hours to go. No I do not know. I'm not a member of the Teton Sioux Nation that is having the direct involvement of this. A good friend of mine who is Lakota is grieving right now, just lost her daughter 2 days after Thanksgiving to a rare liver disease, so I don't want to disturb her at this time. It may be she wouldn't know either as with our own system we do not always know the inner workings of what is going on within the people who are in direct negotiations.

I can only hope that other groups are raising some funds that are not connected with this particular fundraiser, that maybe a loan could be obtained for the balance and maybe more fundraising done down the line to pay it off faster. I keep praying that maybe one of the wealthy people who have some compassion in their hearts may learn of this and just offer whatever balance is needed. It amazes me how multi-millionaires over here think nothing to spend millions of their dollars on the elections yet can't use that money to feed the hungry or do something such as this.

I've sent this link to all I know, I've given two speeches to groups outside of C2, I've stood downtown and spoke with anyone willing to listen and gave them a paper with the link to the fundraiser on it. I have done all I can think of and made another humble donation myself instead of having a wreath laid at my Father grave. So I thank all who have forwarded, donated, and cared. May many blessings be returned to you for having done so.
 

Jim Phillips (3215)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 10:58 am
Adresses:

The tribe is working with LastRealIndians.com 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.

Send contributions to: Rosebud Sioux Tribe / Pe Sla, 11 Legion Ave., P.O. Box 430, Rosebud, SD 57570

or online with LRI at: http://indiegogo.com/PeSla-LakotaHeartland.

All donations to the Tribe are tax-deductible and will only be used toward the purchase of Pe Sla.

Last Real Indians: http://lastrealindians.com/

About Protecting Pe'Sla: http://www.protectpesla.org/about-protecting-pe-sla

http://www.indiegogo.com/Pesla

Ty, Dandelion.
.
 

Dandelion G. (382)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 12:40 pm
Contact Info:
Lastrealindians, Inc.
4265 45th Street S Ste 111-39
Fargo, North Dakota 58104
Phone: (605) 268-0434
Email: cankudutawin@gmail.com
Email: chaseironeyes@gmail.com

 

Dandelion G. (382)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 12:43 pm
If anyone would like to hear the radio conversation of Chase Iron Eyes on Pe' Sla he offers a lot of background and what is currently happening.
Radio Conversation on Pe' Sla Chase Iron Eyes
 

Dandelion G. (382)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 3:53 pm
Russell Means
1 day ago $1,000 – Many Ahos; Big Thanks .
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Ekeim Teeuwisse (146)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 4:52 pm
"You cannot currently send a star to Dandelion because you have done so within the last week."
so this will have to do : *****
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 5:08 pm
Noted, donated, twittered, fb shared and google shared.
 

Dandelion G. (382)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 5:36 pm
lol.....***** they do nicely. And thank you also Tamara for all of the above! Every bit counts.
 

tasunka m. (334)
Friday November 30, 2012, 12:22 pm
JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH THE ROSEBUD SIOUX FINANCIAL OFFICER.; WE DID IT.
THE CLOSING JUST WENT DOWN AT 2 CST.
YAY,THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CARED ENOUGH TO CONTRIBUTE IN ANY WAY.
AND TO DANDELION FOR TELLING US TO TELL THE WORLD.
THE WORLD HAS SPOKEN AND THEY CARED!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Dandelion G. (382)
Friday November 30, 2012, 12:31 pm
Oh my, what wonderful news! I have happy feet dancing feet! Trilling away. Thank you for bringing this to this page. I was able to just check back before dinner to see if any more had responded here. If you were here Tasunka I'd give you a big hug and kiss.....Angelika too, as she has worked hard at helping in more ways than one. Thank you ladies and everyone else who helped in this.

Whether they had to buy it or not, it's back with the people it belongs to.....I'm just so grateful! Tears are flowing from my eyes. I needed good news and this sure is.
 

Angelika R. (146)
Friday November 30, 2012, 2:55 pm
LILILILILILILILILILILILILLILILILIL WOOHOOOO what absolutely wonderful news! Thanks so much Tasunka and Sheryl, best news in a LOOONG time. This comes even premature, Nov 30 not over yet and 10 hrs to go at Indiegogo, probably ending with about 74 k, 75K if lucky. I just read your message Sheryl, could hardly believe it.
Tasunka would not accidently know where and how they got the missing million?
Anyways, it is completed and I too thank each and everyone who helped make this miracle possible! Above all our dear Dandelion who supported tirelessly despite enough own issues!
All relevant websites have nothing on it yet, guess we will learn from either the press or LRI after closing the donation or RST may post it on their site. HAPPY and grateful.
 

Angelika R. (146)
Friday November 30, 2012, 3:45 pm

Dandelion G. (302)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 3:53 pm
Russell Means
1 day ago $1,000 – Many Ahos; Big Thanks .
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???? did a donator use his name or in memeory of? Or did his family donate ? I didn't see that one on site but don't go look too often either.
 

Dandelion G. (382)
Friday November 30, 2012, 4:50 pm
It didn't specify, but I suspect that a family member did it in his name. He was needing every cent for his cancer treatment, he was a very sick man while the first fundraiser was going. Whether some life insurance came in or is a way to honor his memory. I happened to see it, as I was looking for I wasn't certain that my donation had taken. The web page acted a bit strange. So I was looking for my name actually as I wanted to be sure my donation took and I ran across his name so placed it on here.
 

Dandelion G. (382)
Friday November 30, 2012, 5:04 pm
Susanne, I got your message but you said things are not working for you on C2, so not sure if you saw what I sent to you. So in hopes you'll check back here at some point, I think you are tracking the story. If you look at the what has just been written Pe' Sla has been obtained and a closing has taken place. Therefore do not worry on the fact of the donations you mentioned above by you and Tim not having been sent. Whatever the Great Plains Indians do have, as of today, is what was settled on at closing. The fundraising is done. The bottom line is a good ending has taken place.I thank everyone who did their part to see that this was possible.
 

Angelika R. (146)
Friday November 30, 2012, 6:42 pm
SuSanne did check back and saw it, she got through to my C2 inbox at least when she sent a star for my above comment.
Yes, Sheryl, family member is most likely. And I guess the tribes took a bank loan to be on the safe side, hoping to get more donations in the remaining time to pay back that loan.
 

Angelika R. (146)
Friday November 30, 2012, 6:47 pm
"We made history! PeSla belongs to the Sioux Nation; our tears&smiles send energy to all. All funds will go toward PeSla costs. LRI raised over $900,000"

statement on top of the Indiegogo donation site!
 

Ben Oscarsito (355)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 6:13 am
Wonderful news!!!
 

Just Carole (341)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 6:22 am

EXCELLENT news (for a change)!

Thanks for letting us know.

 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 6:28 am
Thank you for sharing. It is good to know.
 

TomCat S. (286)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 6:29 am
Woooo Hoooo!!
 

lee e. (114)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 6:31 am
How Fine - great news!
 

ParsifalOFFLINE S. (116)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 7:27 am

The Sioux Nation's sacred place is rescued !

Good news Dandelion, thanks for your efforts !
 

Susanne R. (249)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 7:36 am
Thank you for sharing the good news, Dandelion! What a blessing! What a way to end the month!
 

Angelika R. (146)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 7:56 am
Here's the media report ( more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/article/tribes-reach-9-million-goal-and-purchase-sacred-site-pe-sla-146015)

Tribes Reach $9 Million Goal and Purchase Sacred Site of Pe' Sla
Vincent Schilling
November 30, 2012

In a historic culmination of events leading up to the Pe’ Sla purchase deadline of November 30, 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. In a private affair between the Reynolds family and representatives of the Great Sioux Nation, the contracts have been signed and the land is now in the hands of the nation.
 

Barbara K. (87)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 7:59 am
Wow, thanks, Dandelion, for sending me such great news. I'm so glad this was a successful venture and I hope they can now live in peace knowing that the ancestors are resting in in peace.
 

Richard Zane Smith (86)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 8:01 am
tizhamenh (thanks) for the good news!
 

Pat B. (354)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 8:07 am
Thank YOU for sending this confirmation and the GOOD NEWS.!! I am thrilled, and so glad that this came through in a positive note. The Nations need to celebrate this wonderful time in Dedication and Prayer. Thanks, Sheryl for this, and to the many who helped make this possible. ;-)
 

tasunka m. (334)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 8:11 am
Angelika our foundation made many anonymous donations in the memoriam of both Russel Means or the slain white buffalos in texas.
So, that might have been me.
My foundation has been in touch with the sioux nation all the time. There was much infighting about this among the tribes.Many did not agree with paying for stolen land that was promised to them in 1868,the treaty of fort Laramie.
The US govt. has set up a fund for broken treaties that consists of almost a billion dollars. Yet,the Sioux Nation will not touch the "cursed" money. They could have so easily bought the land with it, but wanted the world to be a part of it,and because sacred land has no monetary value to a Sioux.
 

tasunka m. (334)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 8:15 am
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20121130/us-buying-the-black-hills/?utm_hp_ref=technology

this article appeared yesterday .
 

Abdessalam Diab (153)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 8:26 am
At last.You won. Congratulation Sheryl . I am very glad that finally the land is back to its owners. Good job done. May Allah bless al who gave a hand in this matter.
 

Jim Phillips (3215)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 9:09 am
Good news is AWESOME!

Glad that the Pe'Sla belongs to the Indians, Native Americans.

Ty, Dandelion.
.
 

Jae A. (323)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 9:47 am
Awesone is right Jim and others.

Not sure what the total raised here by local Native American businesses where but we were told that several had donation boxes set up. The one shop we frequent said that the donations had been good . Everyone gave that came in while we were there each time over the last few weeks that we notice. Must have been the way it had been going ,since they began collecting.
 

Barbara W. (342)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 10:28 am
It's amazing what can be accomplished when folks put their mind to it. Good news indeed. It's as it should be. In the keep of the rightful owners. Thanks Dandelion for staying abreast of this issue.
 

Angelika R. (146)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 11:48 am
Tasunka, I see, thx, so we'll take it for that it "might" have been you then, bless your heart!
Thx also for the Huff Post link, at least that article mentions 2 more "celebrities", good on Betty M. (a shame more of the "big ones" we've all been waiting for to donate big time remained away or invisible)
I've been well aware of all the struggle among the tribes and can surely agree with the opponents, but the goal had to be reached in a legal way by today's laws, as Chase Iron Eyes had said before.
The govt. monies layed aside should never be touched as that would mean agreeing with the whole illegal deal and losing all their rights forever.
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 12:38 pm
Thankyou for the fantastic news Sheryl!....and Tasunk for sharing such information!...my heart is singing!
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 12:47 pm
I donated a bit, and here I am in between jobs again. Had I accepted millions when I was in my 20s, and not been so humble, I could have helped on reservations all of these years.
 

Patrick Donovan (318)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 1:08 pm
Well done for showing and reminding us all that grassroots action does work. If we work together, we get what we need.
Thank you.
 

AniMae Chi (394)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 2:13 pm
HAPPINESS!
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (277)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 2:24 pm
WONDERFUL
 

Jelica R. (157)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 3:13 pm
Amazing! Congratulations!

After this week, world is a little better place for humankind!
 

Russell R. (87)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 4:42 pm
Glad to hear the news!
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 8:46 pm
I am beside myself with happiness Sheryl! I feel so humble and yet so ecstatic that I was able to be a part of something so incredibly epic. And you know what the strange but yet not strange thing is? The day before I donated, I received a beautiful Christmas dream catcher made by the Lakota children as a thank you for a previous donation for their schooling. It was definitely a message from the Great Spirit telling me that I still had more to give. I am so very thankful for the this miracle.
 

Terry King (108)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 8:47 pm
I'm so glad I could help!
 

Rosemary Rannes (634)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 11:37 pm
Sheryl our hearts are elated and i too join in your happy dance to celebrate this most wonderful news. Prayers have been answered and yes Miracles do happen.
The Lakota people and all Nations who recognize this Sacred Site as being the Center of Creation will continue to have Ceremonies there honoring flora and fauna and mineral relations ....... Elders teaching new generations the meanings of all things Wakan will be as the Flowering Tree. We are One in the Sacred Hoop of Life. Mitakuye Oyasin. Anpetu Washte !
 

Arild Warud (160)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 2:46 am
Really wonderful news,thanks Sheryl.
 

tasunka m. (334)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 3:03 am
I knew the purpose of my life when the auction was canceled on my birthday.8/24 a day prior to the scheduled day.That and my legal name of Sioux let me know why I was born.
 

Iona Kentwell (134)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 3:58 am
What an amazing outcome! Thank you Sheryl for letting us all be a part of it. It is so wonderful to hear such incredible good news!
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 5:07 am
Thanks.
 

Alice C. (1797)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 5:25 am
Thank you for the good news ~ I will share on facebook.
 

Alice C. (1797)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 5:27 am
Done : )
 

Kamila A. (141)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 4:03 pm
wonderful news! Thank you Dandelion, I believe hearts are opening!
 

Nancy C. (797)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 5:24 pm
glory be...
 

Edith B. (142)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 9:10 pm
Congratulations for all your hard work, Sheryl. Thanks for sharing this great news with us.
 

Sandra M Z. (114)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 9:20 pm
The Best News!

Thank you Dandelion!
 

Arthur S. (88)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 11:41 pm
Tried and di donate
 

Elsie Au (266)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 2:08 am
Thanks so much for this wonderful news. I will tell my sister and my friend who help to donate for this. They will be very happy to know :)
 

Vicky Farmer (500)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 10:02 am
Wonderful news!
 

Mary T. (188)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 12:57 am
Wonderful News Dandelion, I am dancing with joy so happy to been a small part of helping this to happen. Great Christmas present.
 

Gina Caracci (231)
Friday December 14, 2012, 4:30 pm
Absolutely wonderful news!!!!!!
Woohoo!!
 
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