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  •  Last night's update, $1.3M from Rosebud (2+ / 0-)
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    betson08, 4Freedom

    Sara Jumping Eagle:

    Today, in the Rapid City Journal and the AP News, the media reported that the Rosebud Sioux Tribe has allocated $1.3 million to purchase the privately owned land, Pe’ Sla, Lakota sacred site. While this is exciting and makes us as a team hopeful, the possible purchase price of all 2000 acres of Pe’ Sla available for purchase is possibly $6 to $10 million dollars.

    Our Pe’ Sla Campaign team goal of $1 million is intended to supplement the contributions of the 7 Council Fires of the Great Sioux Nation. Yet, we also know that most of the bands of the Great Sioux Nation are made up of communities that are currently living in the poorest counties in the nation. Please continue to fundraise and share our team’s campaign! ...

    This, plus potential help from the rest of the Nation, helps make a complete purchase more likely. Small donations like ours help narrow the gap. And, if they choose to finance a complete purchase instead of getting whatever tracts they can with cash, it also demonstrates an ongoing donor base to help pay off the loan.

    Why is there a Confederate Flag flying in Afghanistan?

    by chimpy on Wed Aug 22, 2012 at 08:48:15 AM PDT

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