White people have stolen from Native people again and again and again. White people stole Native people’s land, put them on reservations, stole their customs and made a mockery of them, tattoo their bodies with mockeries of great Native leaders, and more. And now the Great Sioux Nation is in danger of having their sacred heartland stolen, too.The land is going to be auctioned off on August 25 unless the people can buy it back.
PLEASE donate whatever you can—even just a few dollars helps—and signal boost this. We cannot allow this injustice to happen.
From an email update I got from the campaign:
People have asked how the land came to be owned by private owners. After the treaty of 1868 was violated by the US Government, they then passed new laws (Dawes Act), again violating their own laws, and parcelling out the Great Sioux Nation into allotments. Each Sioux (Lakota) head of household (men) was designated 160 acres and orphans or those under 18yo were designated 40 – 80 acres. The remainder of land was opened up to settlers to purchase, especially in the Black Hills where Custer’s expedition had found gold.
We can’t go back in time to undo the crimes that took place in the past, but we can stop this one from happening. Please, donate whatever you are able to and signal boost this again and again!