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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:04 PM

P Diddy Boosts Campaign To Protect Sioux Land

Source: Yahoo / Sky News

P Diddy and Bette Midler have become the latest celebrities to back an online campaign to raise money so Native American tribes can purchase land they consider sacred.

The fundraising effort aims to buy nearly 2,000 acres (800 hectares) of pristine prairie grass in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Three days after the campaign began, P Diddy tweeted "Help save the Sioux Nation! Click here" and linked to the website.

Midler also lent her voice, tweeting: "Incredible story re the Sioux Sacred Grounds. Donate what you can." Around \$6,000 (3,775) flowed in immediately after P Diddy's tweet.

Read more: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/p-diddy-boosts-campaign-protect-sioux-land-125626553.html

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Reply P Diddy Boosts Campaign To Protect Sioux Land (Original post)
dipsydoodle Nov 2012 OP
Lars77 Nov 2012 #1
hlthe2b Nov 2012 #2
dipsydoodle Nov 2012 #3
RebelOne Nov 2012 #4
lalalu Nov 2012 #5
camel922 Nov 2012 #6
azurnoir Nov 2012 #7
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #8

Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:12 PM

1. Next: P Diddy and Bette Midler makes music video!

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:13 PM

2. If this is for real, I'm thrilled... This land should go back to the Sioux...

It reads like something from the Onion, but I would love to believe it to be real.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:23 PM

3. Its for real.

Its all over the internet.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:24 PM

4. And they shouldn't have to buy it back.

It should be given back to them. It was their land originally.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:45 PM

5. They both have enough money to just buy the land and give

 

it to the Sioux. Most of us are trying to pay our mortgage and increasing taxes and utility rates so we can keep our small piece of land.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:07 PM

6. not the sioux's

If it were the Akikra, Crow, or Cheyenne, this would be ok. But the Sioux nation took the land from them ~1700's by force after leaving MN. There only claim to the land is that of conquest.

Honestly they should take the 7 mil they already have and try to fix the economic situation of Pine Ridge ....

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Response to camel922 (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:13 PM

7. properly they are the Lakota Sioux is a French name

and the Lakota nation was driven out of northern MN by the Ojibwa-fights over the ricing grounds however non of that justifies land grabs by Whites which it could appear you are attempting here

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Response to camel922 (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:01 PM

8. Welcome to DU!

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