Keep Pe' Sla area in the Black Hills of South Dakota from development

I am not into politics at all but feel this is of great importance.
Read about it on another site; so I do hope the posting of this here is okay.

Rick Two-Dogs, a Lakota medicine man, summed up the attitude of his people toward the Black Hills:

"All of our origin stories go back to this place. We have a spiritual connection to the Black Hills that can't be sold. I don't think I could face the Creator with an open heart if I ever took money for it."

This is about: Pe' Sla is an area in the Black Hills of South Dakota (just west of Rapid City) that is considered by the Lakota people to be the Center and heart of everything that is. It is part of our creation story. It is a sacred place. We perform certain ceremonies at Pe' Sla which sustain the Lakota way of life and keep the universe in harmony. This area is currently owned by the Reynolds family. They plan to auction off almost 2,000 acres on August 25, 2012 to the highest bidder. It is likely that the state of South Dakota will put a road directly through Pe' Sla and open up this sacred place for development. The seven bands of the Lakota/Dakota/Nakota Oyate (people) aka Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation) have a collective effort to buy as much of Pe'Sla as we can at this auction (although we also believe that the land cannot be owned and that our sacred places were illegally taken by the United States). Yet we are trying to work within the current U.S. laws to regain custody of our sacred sites and prevent future road and industrial development.

References and Credits Lapointe, J 1976. Legends of the Lakota Indian Historian Press, San Francisco, CA.

"http://www.sdsmt.edu", satelite image Sinte Gleska University, Lakota Star Knowledge, Rosebud Sioux Reservation, N.D. "A Broken Treaty Haunts the Black Hills." Sioux Falls, SD, ArgusLeader. 2003.

For more information please visit:

http://youtu.be/t9RAEIzaZ7A

http://www.indiegogo.com/PeSla-LakotaHeartland

http://www.lastrealindians.com/2012/08/10/for-immediate-release-pe-...

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=2OApAAAAIBAJ&sjid=BtoEAAAA...

"Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children." Chief Sitting Bull, 1877

http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Help_Lakota_Sioux_Save_Buy_Pe_Sla_...

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Comment by LadyHawkღ on August 23, 2012 at 8:08pm

Hummm...makes you wonder why it was cancelled. Thanks for the update Val.

Comment by Val on August 23, 2012 at 7:31pm

Just read this on another site:

The planned auction of nearly 2,000 acres of land in South Dakota's picturesque Black Hills that is considered sacred by American Indian tribes has been cancelled, though it wasn't immediately clear why.

Brock Auction Company planned to auction five tracts of land owned by Leonard and Margaret Reynolds on Saturday. But a message on the auction house's website Thursday said it has been cancelled at the land owners' direction. The auction house and Margaret Reynolds declined comment.

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