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Delay the sale of Sioux sacred lands

The Pe' Sla sacred lands, located near Mt. Rushmore in the heart of the Black Hills, are central to the Lakota Sioux creation myth to their annual cycle of ceremonies. The area belonged to the Sioux by treaty, but the treaty was broken when gold was discovered on the land. The land is currently owned by the Reynolds family, but as early as August 25, 2012, the 2000-acre parcel will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. The state of South Dakota wishes to pave the road that runs through the area, and proposed plans for development include suburban-style housing and a possible golf course. The tribes of the Great Sioux nation have united to raise money to purchase back the land, but time is quickly running out.

http://www.indiegogo.com/PeSla-LakotaHeartland?c=home&a=1088013

This petition was delivered to:
  • owners
    Margaret & Leonard Reynolds
  • SD Attorney General
    Marty Jackley
  • Deputy Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs
    Michael R. Smith,
  • Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs
    Michael S. Black
  • Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs
    Donald “Del” Laverdure
  • US. Secretary of the Interior
    Ken Salazar
  • Senator
    John Thune
  • Senator
    Tim Johnson
  • South Dakota Governor


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