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Kevin Abourezk: Activists call for return of Black Hills to tribes

"Activists rallying at the state Capitol on Thursday called for the return of the Black Hills to the Lakota people and for support of a planned march to Whiteclay on Sunday.

“The Black Hills are not for sale,” said Charlotte Bordeaux Knoflicek, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.

Several tribes are working to gather enough money to buy 2,000 acres in the Black Hills of South Dakota that they consider sacred ground. A planned auction of the land, called Pe’Sla by the Sioux people, that was scheduled for Saturday was canceled Thursday at the landowners’ direction, though no reason was given for the decision."

Get the Story:
Kevin Abourezk: Activists call for return of Black Hills to Natives (The Lincoln Journal Star 8/24)

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