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Activists to celebrate deal to preserve sacred site in Black Hills





Lakota activists will be celebrating in Rapid City, South Dakota, today as a deal to protect a sacred site in the Black Hills moves forward.

The Last Real Indians and the Lakota People’s Law Project, along with tribes from the Sioux Nation, have been working to prevent the auction of Pe' Sla. The groups have now reached a tentative agreement to buy the land, using $300,000 raised on the Internet and $1.3 million from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.

Details are still being worked out and leaders of the effort will discuss the latest developments today at 5pm at the Memorial Park in Rapid City.

Get the Story:
Tribes Reach Deal to Purchase Black Hills Sacred Site (Indian Country Today 9/4)
Tribal Authorities Reach Agreement Over Pe' Sla (KELO-TV 9/3)
Mixed Feelings About Negotiations Over Pe' Sla (KELO-TV 9/2)

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Opinion: Sacred site within Black Hills still at risk of being sold (8/24)
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Jodi Rave: Countdown to auction of sacred site in Black Hills (8/23)
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Johnny Flynn: Lakota people look to buy stolen sacred lands (8/22)
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Native Sun News: Rosebud Sioux Tribe leads fight on sacred site (8/16)
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