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Save Pe' Sla Now

The fight to save Pe’ Sla continues today and we need your help!

The Black HillsWhen over 1,900 acres of these sacred lands were put on the auction block in 2012, the Oceti Sakowin Nations, assisted by the Indian Land Tenure Foundation and Last Real Indians, raised enough funds to buy much of Pe’ Sla. 

The owners who put the original 1,900 acres up for auction are now selling the remaining 438 acres of their ranch on the Pe’ Sla sacred site.

The Oceti Sakowin Nations and the Indian Land Tenure Foundation have acted immediately and entered into a purchase agreement to buy the remaining 438 acres, but the sale must be completed by November 30, 2014. The cost of the acquisition is $2 million.

If this purchase falls through, the opportunity to save these sacred lands could be lost forever. Please make your tax-deductible donation to the Save Pe’ Sla Recovery Fund now!

#SavePeSlaNow

Thanks to the outpouring of support, in 2012 a portion of Pe' Sla came under the full control and ownership of the Oceti Sakowin (Seven Council Fires). We could not have made our substantial goal of raising $9 million without your generosity and commitment to righting a long standing injustice.

Now, the tribes are once again asking for the public’s help in raising the $2 million needed to acquire the remaining land on the Pe’ Sla sacred site by November 30, 2014. Will you help us again to protect these sacred lands? Whether large or small, each contribution means a great deal to the effort.

Update as of November 25, 2014

The tribes have raised over $517,000 toward the $2 million needed to buy the remainder of this sacred site, including a matching grant from an anonymous donor, but we are rapidly approaching the November 30th deadline to complete the purchase. The Oceti Sakowin will not let this unique opportunity pass. If full funding is not achieved, they have secured a loan to buy these holy lands. But the loan will need to be repaid. Your gift, even if given after November 30th, will help pay off this loan to save all of Pe' Sla sacred site. Make a donation to the Pe' Sla Fund today.

Thank you for your support!

See the official Press Release or the latest News Coverage for more information.

 

 

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