By Nov 30th the combined Great Sioux nation needs to raise funds in order to purchase some of their Sacred land in the Black Hills that was taken from them in the late 1800's by the Government in violation or agreements after they discovered gold there. They are some of THE poorest Americans, they don't have casinos to reap any funds from. They are asking for any donations, even a dollar, in an effort to build the funds.
They did an Indegogo campaign back in August when they found out the land was being auctioned, and got the owners to agree to give them till Nov 30th to try and raise the money. Please give the video a look and consider helping these people get back something Sacred to them that was stolen.
If you would like to help or see the progress here's the link.
Thanks for looking :)
11-16-12, 12:24 AM
I know the feeling when your sacred land is taken over by a crooked government.
Helped these fine chaps in the past. Think it's about time to step up again.
In the news -
"SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—More celebrities are backing an online campaign to raise money so that Native American tribes in South Dakota can purchase land they consider sacred.
P Diddy and Bette Midler are the latest big names to throw their support behind a fundraising effort to buy nearly 2,000 acres of pristine prairie grass in the Black Hills of South Dakota.Three days after the campaign began, P Diddy tweeted: "Help save the Sioux Nation! Click here," and linked to the website. Midler also lent her voice, tweeting: "Incredible story re the Sioux Sacred Grounds. Donate what you can."
11-19-12, 12:18 PM
That's cool to see celebrities backing this effort. I hope it works out for them.
Now by the Washington Post-
"The campaign will last through Nov. 30, when the tribes of the Great Sioux Nation must have $9 million in order to purchase the land.
The tribes have raised $7 million so far for the 1,942 acres, which they call Pe’ Sla (pay shlaw), or “old baldy.” There are Sioux tribes in the Dakotas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska and Canada.
The property is important to their creation story, and tribal members have long held ceremonies there. When the land was put up for sale, tribal members worried it would be developed because of its proximity to Mount Rushmore."
They signed the deal today and will have possession of that land again.