Friday, January 23, 2015

Pe'Sla Purchase Guarantees Sacred Land Will Be Used for Ceremonies

Native American tribes have finalized the purchase of 437 acres of land north of Deerfield Lake  that is part of the property known as Pe'Sla. The land purchase adds to the 1,900 acres  purchased in 2012. Pe'sla is a sacred area considered by the Lakota  as the "center and heart of everything."  Image is Courtesy of The Rapid City Journal.
Native American tribes have finalized the purchase of 437 acres of land north of Deerfield Lake
that is part of the property known as Pe'Sla. The land purchase adds to the 1,900 acres
purchased in 2012. Pe'sla is a sacred area considered by the Lakota
as the "center and heart of everything."
 Image is Courtesy of The Rapid City Journal.
December 21, 2014.
Christina Rose,of Indian Country Today, has written a brief article about the recent purchase of the rest of Pe'Sla.

"Iron Eyes attended an inter-tribal meeting at the Mother Butler Center, in Rapid City, South Dakota to hear what is next for the sacred landscape.“This is where it’s at. We can now go to our sacred site under our own authority,” he said. “Everything happened the way it was supposed to happen.” ... Pe’ Sla is related to the Lakota creation and is the site for annual ceremonies. Historically, it has hosted many village gatherings. Now, with the land back in the hands of the Oceti Sakowin, there are many more to come and no fear that they will ever be stopped."

To read the full article/postclick here.

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