Ezra Miller and hip hop producer Sol Guy appear in a documentary-style film with Last Real Indians founder Chase Iron Eyes to try to raise $9 million by the end of November 2012, to buy back a piece of land in South Dakota that Native American tribes consider sacred. Last Real Indians is raising money to buy back their sacred land called Pe’Sla, located in the heart of the Black Hills in South Dakota. The land was granted to the tribes 150 years ago, but people illegally homesteaded and are now selling the land for development. The Great Sioux Nation must raise $9million to purchase the land by November 30, 2012, securing it as a sacred, undeveloped site, accessible to all. They’ve raised $6.5million, let’s help them get the rest. Spread this far and wide.
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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