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We made history! PeSla belongs to the Sioux Nation; our tears&smiles send energy to all. All funds will go toward PeSla costs. LRI raised over $900,000
Lastrealindians, Inc. (Non-Profit)
Rapid City, South Dakota
United States
1 Team Member

We are grateful for the support the world has shown to protect Pe Sla, vital world sacred site in center of Black Hills (USA). The Black Hills are the Center of the Universe for the Lakota and are held in the highest regard by other Native Peoples. Among the Lakota, our spiritual leaders would follow the Buffalo all over their land and around the Black Hills because the buffalo know where to be when stellar constellations are in order such that the land formations on the earth mirror the star formations in the heavens. To this day our people follow the path of the stars and make annual pilgrimage to Pe Sla and other sites to perform ceremony when the stars tell us to. The offering and ceremony that takes place at Pe Sla is for the benefit of humanity.

In the past months we have engaged an unprecedented campaign to unite the Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation) in an effort to save Pe Sla. In this process we have united the world in a universal prayer in sharing reverence for sacred sites. The money that was raised for Pe Sla is greatly appreciated and going toward this effort. However, it is not the amount of money that all you have donated that moves us to the core, it is the compassion that you have shown that proves to everyone that humanity still exists and that we humans should not live as though we are greater than the earth.

When the descendants of great visionaries such as Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse rose up to protect what Creator had made for them, the world responded. The Sioux people and their coming generations are forever grateful for your caring energy. Now, relatives, they face the final challenge in securing Pe’Sla once and for all for all of human kind to respect. The Tribes of the Great Sioux Nation, representing the poorest counties in the United States with 80% unemployment, have pooled their strained resources to buy back stolen, sacred land. They are on the verge of accomplishing something truly monumental but need our help. The Tribes have put together approximately $7,500,000 so far but need close to $1,500,000 more to secure Pe’Sla.

The Tribes have until November 30, 2012 to pay the full purchase price and accomplish this first-of-its-kind collective purchase of their sacred lands. Help us create a new story for our people; bring us further together in respecting our planet and inspiring each other. Please help financially at any amount if you can and more importantly join us in sharing this global message. There is no better time than now.


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raised by 1,246 people in 17 days
8% funded
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$1,000,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on November 30, 2012
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  • $10USD
    Many Ahos; Big Thanks

    Any amount is important as it will directly fund the purchase. You will be recognized on our social networks.

    512 claimed

    Beaded necklace

    Hand crafted for the Pe Sla effort by Tammi king and family (Oglala Lakota)

    11 out of 11 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2012

    Honor The Shirt-Wearers

    The Shirt Wearers are the duly appointed headsmen of the Lakota. Helping to protect Pe Sla and unite us in human idea and form gives credence to our traditional earth-based society. ThePe Sla shirts pay respect to our people and will serve as reminders of the importance of sacred sites.

    100 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2012
  • $400USD
    Hand constructed Flute

    The flute plays an important part of native cultures providing soothing sounds for entertainment and courting. The flute is functional And in very nice shape.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2012

    Museum Quality Parfleche

    Smoked rawhide, glass beads, flower ornamentation. You cannot buy these in retail fashion; they must be commissioned or someone must really want to impress you. crafted in the old ways by Josh Swagger (Anishnabe Artisan)

    2 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2012
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