Bless health and environment reporter Talli Nauman of Native Sun News. For her piece at indianz she chose a photo taken by this interested party for her update on a Lakota, Dakota, Nakota holy site in the Black Hills.
The Sicangu Oyate Lakota (Rosebud Sioux Tribe) has raised at least $1.3 million and plans to combine those resources with contributions from the other members of the Oceti Sakowin, the People of the Seven Council Fires, intended to purchase the property called Reynold's Prairie by the descendants of white settlers.
An agreement to purchase has reportedly been signed by the parties according to organizer, Chase Iron Eyes and the Lakota People's Law Project. The real estate closing date has yet to be announced: talking about the purchase before closing is often fraught with angst.
Cory's corresponding story appears at Madville Times.
Above photo courtesy Native American Netroots:
On Nov. 26, 2011, Harper's magazine Contributing Editor and National Geographic photographer Aaron Huey joined Shepard Fairey, the prolific street artist known to most people for his iconic Obama HOPE campaign image, and installed a stunning 20x80-foot mural THE BLACK HILLS ARE NOT FOR SALE. It's at the intersection of Ogden and the highly trafficked Melrose Avenue in West Los Angeles near Fairfax.