Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

August 20, 2012

UNA: San Francisco Rally to save Lakotas' Pe'Sla Aug. 23, 2012

To Save Pe'Sla - The Heart of the Lakota Sioux Nation

Thursday, August 23, 2012
Rally Begins at 11:00 AM at the Hearst Building located at 5 Third Street, San Francisco, Calif.

We will march to the San Francisco Chronicle at located at
901 Mission Street, San Francisco
Press Conference at 12:00 to 1:00 PM

By United Native Americans
Posted at Censored News

"The Rosebud Sioux Tribe has designated $50,000 for the purpose of purchasing Pe'Sla land. By contributing to the efforts of all Sioux Tribes, we aim to purchase at least some of the tracts, if not all. Many of the Sioux Tribes continue to exist in poverty and do not have a thriving casino-based economy as the media may have portrayed. Yet, we continue to fight for what is sacred, because it matters."
This land was taken from the Sioux Tribes ILLEGALLY in violation of the Fort Laramie Treaties of 1851 and 1868.
"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 sacred sites, Pe'Sla.
In an unprecedented, collective effort, the united 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. To make a contribution, go to
Any amount given, no matter how small, is appreciated.
In the Spirit of Crazy Horse, U.N.A. is demanding the Hearst Corporation contribute to the struggling Lakota Sioux Nation whom they have stolen land and precious Natural resources from. Professor Lehman Brightman states that the Hearst Corporation “has never tried to make amends with the Lakota Sioux Nation.”
The heir to the Hearst fortune, William Randoph Hearst III, has “not given one red cent to the Sioux Indians. They could easily afford to set up a scholarship program or improve dilapidated housing on Sioux Territory.” Nearly 97% of the Sioux Nation's population lives below Federal poverty levels.
The United States Government and the Hearst Corporation can be prosecuted for violations of International Law. Art. VI of The United States Constitution states, “All treaties made, or which shall be made ... shall be the Supreme Law of the Land." U.N.A. believes it is time that punitive damages be paid to the Lakota Sioux Nation for direct violation of the Fort Laramie Treaties of 1851 & 1868.
We ask that the Hearst Corporation purchase this land and RETURN it IMMEDIATELY into the hands of the Lakota people, as a part of the reparations of their illegal seizure of Native lands. 

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1 comment:

Susan Barringer Wells (Vaughan) said...

I didn't realize that Hearst had a role in violating the treaties with the Lakota Sioux.

However, I wrote about his role in getting the US involved in the Spanish American War - to prevent democracy in Cuba and take control of the Philippines in the conclusion of a book I wrote about two lynchings in NC.

I knew about yellow journalism that egged on genocide of American Indian tribes (distorting the truth about their actions).

And I just learned of Heart's role in getting one of the most beneficial plants ever grown banned in America (HEMP) because it would compete with his interest in Dupont's new development of nylon and interest in the timber/paper industry.

Banning this plant is probably one of the worst things that ever happened to our country and the environment. It would have replaced cotton (and slavery), which uses 50% of extremely toxic pesticides used in the US - it would have saved millions of trees used for paper and the chemical pollution that goes with it, and it would have saved us from global warming by replacing fossil fuels for many uses - provided nutrition, healing, and fertilzing the land, rather than depleting it - saving us from the dust bowl era.

Now, this revelation certainly justifies insisting that the Hearst Corporation pay for all the harm it's caused this country and the genocide against others.

Am very glad to hear about this march, and I hope more action will be taken.

I've written two petitions to spread the word about Pe' Sla, and several letters to several major news sources asking them to publicize the cause and how to donate to the effort.

I continue to point out, that few of us who care have millions to give, but millions of us have one dollar we can spare, and that is all it will take if we all participate.

I also contacted the DOI in Washington and the office in the West they referred me to and left a message with Timothy LaPointe there and with Jody Gillette and Charles Galbraith at the White House asking the gov't to give back the Black Hills to the Lakota and, right away, do what is necessary to make sure the tribes acquire Pe' Sla.

You will see from my petition and one on Avaaz, that people around the world support this cause, and we wish the Great Sioux Nation all our best in getting back these sacred lands.

Susan V