Latest topics
» POOFness for JUNE 20: MIDWEEK BY ZAP GHOULKOWSKI INTERNET PANHANDLER
Today at 3:34 am by RamblerNash

» POOFness for JUNE 19: RELEASE AND TIMINGS OF MY PANDERING IS CONTINUAL FOR YEARS FROM GHOULKOWSKI
Today at 3:24 am by RamblerNash

» Happy Summer Solstice xox
Yesterday at 11:00 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Bingo Purps.....What Jim Carrey is REALLY Talking About..morgue official
Yesterday at 8:49 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Bright fireball explodes over South Island, New Zealand
Yesterday at 8:04 pm by PurpleSkyz

» THE GOLDFISH REPORT NO. 237- COFFEE BREAK: Q-ANON: AS THE WORLD TURNS: HYPOTHESIS- RIDDLE: SOLVED?
Yesterday at 8:01 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Hillary Clinton’s Protogé Faces Decades In Prison On Billion Dollar Fraud Charges
Yesterday at 7:59 pm by PurpleSkyz

» The Truth Behind Trump's "Space Force"
Yesterday at 7:53 pm by PurpleSkyz

» 9 Superstitions that are Actual Magical Knowledge
Yesterday at 7:52 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Earth entering VERY unique planetary position - 29 days from rare arrangement!
Yesterday at 7:48 pm by PurpleSkyz

» "TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT"
Yesterday at 2:03 pm by PurpleSkyz

» 'Did Six Million Really Die?'
Yesterday at 12:57 pm by topspin2

» Reset coming
Yesterday at 12:51 pm by Serena1

» Heroes and villains: images for the soul by Jon Rappoport
Yesterday at 10:53 am by PurpleSkyz

» Film: Human Prehistory according to Esoterica (Pt. 1 & 2) - A conversation with Phillip Lindsay
Yesterday at 10:49 am by PurpleSkyz

» 22 GENETIC PROGRAMS - THIS IS THE MISSING LINK Part 1&2
Yesterday at 10:46 am by PurpleSkyz

» 5g Router Radiation Test, EMF Levels with & without Shielding Liners
Yesterday at 10:43 am by PurpleSkyz

» ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE WILL INFUSE EVERYTHING
Yesterday at 10:39 am by PurpleSkyz

» NIBIRU News ~ Various Sightings Of Blue Large Planet Oregon Blue Kachina Binary System plus MORE
Yesterday at 10:38 am by PurpleSkyz

» Mars Set for Amazing Close Encounter with Earth
Yesterday at 10:38 am by PurpleSkyz

» UFO News ~ Odd UFO Appears on Newscast plus MORE
Yesterday at 10:34 am by PurpleSkyz

» Virgo Triad, ANTIFA and the David Hogg case has been moved to the Human Rights Tribunal under Article 8 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights! LOL
Yesterday at 10:04 am by PurpleSkyz

» Separated undocumented families held in cages at Texas facility - REALLY???
Yesterday at 10:00 am by PurpleSkyz

» Loud unknown sound frightens animals and people in Chile at night
Yesterday at 9:28 am by PurpleSkyz

» Black Water Flowing In Mississippi, Residents Told Its Safe to Drink
Yesterday at 9:22 am by PurpleSkyz

» Mysterious Substance Falls From Sky Over Yellowstone June 19, 2018
Yesterday at 9:20 am by PurpleSkyz

» Karen Hudes ~ Network of Global Corporate Control 6 19 18
Yesterday at 9:14 am by PurpleSkyz

» California Volcanic plume location NOW HIT BY EARTHQUAKE + Hawaii volcanoes update
Yesterday at 9:11 am by PurpleSkyz

» KERRY CASSIDY LIVE AT BASES UK WITH CAROLINE STEPHENS AND MILES JOHNSTON
Yesterday at 9:10 am by PurpleSkyz

» Breaking! Bill Gates talks Trump, Robert F Kennedy and and vaccines
Yesterday at 9:08 am by PurpleSkyz


You are not connected. Please login or register

Out Of Mind » THE INSANITY OF REALITY » GOVERNMENT & THE NEW WORLD ORDER » Sioux Nation Races To Buy Back Sacred Lands – 9 October 2012

Sioux Nation Races To Buy Back Sacred Lands – 9 October 2012

Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]

PurpleSkyz

avatar
Admin
Sioux Nation Races To Buy Back Sacred Lands – 9 October 2012
Posted on October 9, 2012 by lucas2012infos | Leave a comment
TRIBE TRYING TO RAISE $9 MILLION TO BUY SACRED SITE IN SOUTH DAKOTA’S BLACK HILLS
- Common Dreams staff
One hundred and fifty years after the federal government took over their sacred South Dakota land, the Sioux Nation is trying to buy it back.

The Sioux are trying to raise $9 million to buy back a sacred site in the Black Hills. (Bernie Hunhoff/South Dakota Magazine) This summer, a parcel of pristine prairie in South Dakota’s Black Hills was put up for sale. The site, called Pe’ Sla by members of the Great Sioux Nation, is sacred to the tribe and plays a key role in their creation story. The owners—whose family has controlled the property since 1876—have accepted a $9 million bid by tribal leaders, who are now racing to raise the money before the deadline next month.

The bid has sparked some controversy among tribal members who don’t agree with having to pay for something that originally belonged to them. “It’s like someone stealing my car and I have to pay to get it back,” Tom Poor Bear, the vice president of the Oglala Lakota Tribe in South Dakota, told the New York Times.

In 1868, the Treaty of Fort Laramie guaranteed Sioux ownership of the Black Hills, the low-lying mountains that abut the Badlands in south western South Dakota. However, after the discovery of gold, the federal government took the land back. Over a century later, the Supreme court declared the exchange “one of the most dishonorable acts in American history,” and ordered the government to compensate the tribe for the land. The Sioux have since refused to accept any money, saying that “doing so would have the effect of selling their mountains.” Alternately, they’ve maintained that the Black Hills ought to be returned to tribal authority.

On Friday, the Great Sioux Nation’s tribal leaders gathered in Rapid City, SD to in a showing of unity to discuss joint fundraising efforts. An online campaign has already raised almost $400,000.

The Times goes on to report that there are also some mixed feelings about the expense. The Sioux have an unemployment rate of 80%, extreme poverty and a “disproportionate levels of violence, alcoholism and preventable death.”

“There are mixed feelings,” said Vernon Schmidt, executive director of the Rosebud Sioux’s land enterprise department. “Some tribal members are wholeheartedly in support, and other tribal members are not. It’s hard to say, ‘Tighten your belt,’ but we’re going to have to do it anyway. There’s no dollar amount you can put on a sacred site.”

www.commondreams.org link to original article

Thanks to: http://lucas2012infos.wordpress.com



  

Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum