Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

August 21, 2012

Listen: American Indian Airwaves 'Auctioning Pe'Sla: An Urgent Crisis'

Tuesday, 08/21/12, on American Indian Airwaves

"Auctioning Pe' Sla: An Urgent Crises"
Listen online tonight

Chase Iron Eyes,
attorney, writer, and founding writer at, speaks with on the auctioning of Pe' Sla and the critical urgency to raise enough money to buy back this sacred site.
Pe’ Sla, The Heart Of All That Is: Help Save the Lakota Heart Land

Right now, The Great Sioux Nation is battling against the clock to save Pe’ Sla, one of its most sacred religious sites.  Pe’ Sla, located in the center of the Black Hills of South Dakota, U.S.A, is considered to be the heart of everything that is by the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota people. Besides being part of their creation story, Pe’ Sla plays a crucial role in the star knowledge of the Sioux. Ceremonies essential to their culture and beliefs, that Tribal elders and spiritual leaders explain help keep the Universe in harmony, must be conducted at Pe’ Sla.

Pe’ Sla is currently owned by the Reynolds family.  On August 25, 2012, approximately 1,942.66 acres, sold in 5 tracts of land, will be auctioned off to the highest bidder.  Once sold, it is highly likely that Pe’ Sla will be opened up for development, with the State of South Dakota building a road directly through it.

Although we believe our sacred places were taken illegally by the United States government, Lastrealindians, Inc., is collaborating with the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the Great Sioux Nation (the Oceti Sakowin) to centralize fundraising to save one of our most precious sacred sites, Pe ‘Sla.  In an unprecedented, collective effort, the united Great Sioux Nation (the Oceti Sakowin), is attempting to buy as much of Pe’ Sla as possible, to save it from destruction and ensure that future generations of Lakota, Dakota, Nakota, and other Tribal Nations that consider the Black Hills holy, will continue to have access to this vital sacred site to practice their faith on its ceremonial grounds in its natural, pristine state.

Help save Pe’ Sla, the Heart of the Sioux Nation.  Click on this link to make a contribution.  Any amount given, no matter how small, is appreciated:

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe is working with to accept donations from both Tribes and individuals who want to join in keeping religious freedoms for Lakota, Dakota and Nakota people alive and intact at Pe’ Sla.  Send contributions to: Rosebud Sioux Tribe/Pe Sla, 11 Legion Ave., P.O. Box 430, Rosebud, SD 57570 or online with LRI at:  All donations to the tribe are tax-deductible and will only be used toward the purchase of Pe’ Sla.

Contact Info:

Lastrealindians, Inc.

4265 45th Street S Ste 111-39

Fargo, North Dakota 58104

Phone: (605) 268-0434

To donate visit,,  or send a check or money order made out to Rosebud Sioux Tribe at:

Rosebud Sioux Tribe/PeSla
11 Legion Ave.
P.O. Box 430
Rosebud, South Dakota 57570

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