The Battle to Save PeSla is spearheaded by the LastRealIndians, a group of dedicated young professionals who are serving their nations and ancestors as the front line in the work to protect a special place on Mother Earth, Pe Sla. Pe Sla is
in the sacred Black Hills of South Dakota, and is an ancient ceremonial site of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota people. There is a parcel of land there on Pe Sla that is being offered for sale through auction on August 25, 2012 in Rapid City, SD by the Reynolds family, who have lived there for 136 years. While the Reynolds land is part of Pe Sla, it is not all of Pe Sla. It is a significant acreage at almost 2000 acres, and the acreage is also under consideration for the development of a paved road by the federal government and the state of South Dakota.
The website: www.lastrealindians.com
explains the situation in detail, and there is a page on Face Book, Save Pe’ Sla. A major campaign to raise funds that will go to the Rosebud Sioux Tribe (as fiscal agent) to purchase the land is underway at www.indiegogo.com/PeSla-LakotaHeartland
. For more information, please contact the spokespersons for Save Pe’Sla: Chase Iron Eyes at firstname.lastname@example.org, Karen Ducheneaux on Face Book, Ruth Robertson-Hopkins at 605-268-0434 and email@example.com, and Carla Rae Marshall at 605-545-1430 and firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested media, please contact Chase, Karen, Ruth as well as Sunshine Claymore at 605-848-1104.
Lila wopila iciciyape (we give many thanks) to all who stand with us in this moment of historic significance as we work to protect the Lakota Way for our future generations. - By Debra White Plume, for Save Pe Sla