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  •  Today's news (0+ / 0-)

    The owners' representative CANCELLED THE FRIDAY AUCTION!! (the land is still listed, though)
    And the Indiegogo campaign has been extended to Sept 8 (well before the cancellation was announced).

    Current total: $256,643

    (Is it time for the pitchforks and torches yet?)

    by PJEvans on Thu Aug 23, 2012 at 06:36:04 PM PDT

    •  There are some more updates in FW's diary, too (0+ / 0-)

      The $1.3M bought some time to go to the auction now and come up with the rest later. Then, Saturday's auction was cancelled or put on hold or something (details not completely clear yet). For more updates, check the updates to Fiona West's action diary from Wednesday:

      Can the Sioux hold off the vampires? Can we help them?

      ...

      That doesn’t mean there’s no hope at all.  It’s barely conceivable, if some wealthy supporters weigh in, that the Sioux might be able to put down the required 10% at the auction, knowing that the rest of the money will be there in the required time.  Or a foundation might offer a bridge loan that the Sioux can pay back over time. There are Kossacks (Kay Observer2 and others) working to contact foundations and rich individuals.   I’m sure there are Sioux doing the same thing.  Maybe, just maybe, there’ll be enough for at least the smallest, most crucial tract.

      So please, give if you can.  There’s no guarantee it’ll be enough, but it might happen.  These funds flowing in over the internet just might be needed to tip the balance.

      ...

      We're still not sure of the status of the site, or the intentions of its owners. Update from campaign sums it up:
      UPDATE: TRIBES OF THE GREAT SIOUX NATION
      AND LASTREALINDIANS, INC.
      WILL CONTINUE EFFORT TO SECURE PE’ SLA

       Pe Sla has been taken off the auction block. However, the property is publicly listed. The Tribes of the Great Sioux Nation are moving forward on their own behalf with Lastrealindians, Inc. in continuing to raise money to ensure Pe’ Sla will be protected as a sacred site, forever.
       Updates will continue as more information becomes available.

      Why is there a Confederate Flag flying in Afghanistan?

      by chimpy on Fri Aug 24, 2012 at 10:11:39 AM PDT

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