Pe’ Sla: The Heart Of All That Is: Help Save the Lakota Heart Land!
Pe’ Sla is an area in the Black Hills of South Dakota (just west of Rapid City) that is considered by the Lakota people to be the Center and heart of everything that is. It is part of our creation story. It is a sacred place. We perform certain ceremonies at Pe’ Sla which sustain the Lakota way of life and keep the universe in harmony.
This area is currently owned by the Reynolds family. They plan to auction off almost 2,000 acres on August 25, 2012 to the highest bidder. It is likely that the state of South Dakota will put a road directly through Pe’ Sla and open up this sacred place for development.
The seven bands of the Lakota/Dakota/Nakota Oyate (people) aka Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation) have a collective effort to buy as much of Pe’Sla as we can at this auction (although we also believe that the land cannot be owned and that our sacred places were illegally taken by the United States). Yet we are trying to work within the current U.S. laws to regain custody of our sacred sites and prevent future road and industrial development.
Our sacred ways must be protected and passed on to our future generations so that our children may live. This area of the Paha Sapa (Black Hills) is also home to many plants and animals who should also be protected. In fact, many consider that the area should possibly be a historical site, which would also assist in protecting it from future development as well.
As Lakota people, our ancestors prayed here, at Pe’ Sla, at certain times of year, when the stars aligned. We cannot go elsewhere to pray. We were meant to pray here. This is what they do not understand.
Please help the Lakota people. “Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.” (Chief Sitting Bull, 1877)
We have a group of young professional Native people that are dedicated to the promotion of education, health, leadership, and sovereignity among our indigenous Nations. Our goal is to assist in any way possible the purchase of Pe’ Sla by a collective effort of the seven bands of the Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation) - the Lakota/Dakota/Nakota people. All proceeds from this campaign will go towards that effort. This area would be open to tribal nations for ceremonial purposes. The plants, animals, water, and air in the area would be respected and honored. Please see http://www.lastrealindians.com/category/chase-i… for more information.
We thank you for your hope in the future.
dear settlers (who have $1 or more that they can afford to give up): it’s a small price to pay considering everything that’s happen/ed/ing, no?
I’m saying…. How many times have we heard people say that they feel badly for what their ‘ancestors’ did but it has nothing to do with them? Well, here’s a chance for folks, that have $1 to spare, to stop talking about their ancestors and to start acknowledging the current lived realities of Native folks. Today! Right now! 2012!
Donation has been made.
If you can do this, please. Do it.
This land was stolen from its rightful owners. They should not need to buy it back. But since that is the situation, please help this land get back to its rightful owners.
Fire, Air, Water, Earth
The Four Nations is a brand new Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra roleplay.
A release date will be announced shortly.
78 years have passed since Avatar Korra saved Republic City. For most of that time, the world was at peace. People began to live in harmony with one another, benders and non-benders alike. The world was calm, the world was in balance. Just before the death of Avatar Korra, a new leader emerged to end this era of peace. Her name is Raja. She, with her army consisting of both benders and non-benders, is power hungry. She wants the world to bow down to her. She wants to be the most powerful, not the Avatar. With hate in her heart, she has set out to destroy the new Avatar, an earthbender named Kudo, before he can finish his training.
With all of the nations being attacked by Raja and her elite group of fighters, the only place to find refuge is in Republic City. As time ticks on, more and more people begin pooling into the city, awaiting the day their last hope is lost. We’ve all seen what war is like from the eyes of the Avatar and his/her team, but what about the citizens? What is life like for them?
LEGEND OF KORRA DUBSTEP RAP REMIX BITCHES
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eargasms AND eyegasms over here
WHOOPS, THERE GOES MY PANTIES.
((JDFNALDKSFJFSD THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS!!!!))
THIS PART, THOUGH. WHEN TENZIN AND HIS FAMILY WERE UP ON STAGE AND TENZIN WAS STRUGGLING.
SCREAMING. LITERALLY SCREAMING.
I THOUGHT THEY GOT AWAY?????? DID LIN SACRFICE HERSELF FOR NOTHING?????
meelo should have fart bended away
Ikki looks so hopeless! NO!!!
If you can’t reblog this, you don’t deserve to be on tumblr.
Ouch to the top comment!!
I officially ship Borra because that boy deserves her more then anyone. I mean he is a great bender, good with animal and Naga loves him. He is totally non dominant and just .euigfiyserygwevbgvesirg
I found a Hakoda rp account!! GO follow him!!!!