Why did lastrealindians imprint on the global community through their Save Pe Sla fund raising campaign, that the Lakota Nation is so poor and financially incompetent and in dire need of financial assistance?
Anyone connect the dots between, Shakopee Tribe of Minnesota, now deceased Chairman Stanley Crooks (who died on the planned auction date) that had dialog with Rosebud Tribe in early July for auction bid proposals , … to the Indian Land Tenure Foundation of Little Canada, Minn. who is assisting in securing the 9million in funds to title the Reynolds Property? Shakopee is quite the giver with donations and funding, for example in 2010,2011 alone their gaming contributed in excess of 100 million to outside communities in donations and funding. Yes, ILTF is in their list of recipients. Mr. Crooks representing Shakopee accomplished quite a bit during his 20yrs of “business” that assisted in the growth of their gaming operations.
LRI bailed out of all dialog at the official Save Pe Sla fb page when an understanding of campaign fund raising arose and LRI refused to be transparent even in the most basic form. Since LRI wants to take credit for others efforts and preach from the podium how they saved Pe Sla, they should at least be up front and transparent.
Questions are now up in the air about 1/2 million plus of the 1.6 million used to secure a bid proposal . That 1.6 million which 380,000 (before campaign raising fees) of on-line donations is part of. That bid proposal amount that is suppose to include the unknown amount of direct donations to Rosebud Tribe as an option of the fund raising, that was meant for the Lakota “Nation” , not just Rosebud Tribe, even thou it did excluded all other “Nations” with direct ancestral connections to Pe Sla.
Up to this point, the purchase agreement for Rosebud “Tribe” to title the lands ends up being 900k down for a 9million dollar purchase, AND there is no public knowledge how much of the 1.6 million that was used to secure the bid acceptance proposal was a gift of the global community.
Where did the unknown excess of 900k go, where is it floating around at , that money that was suppose to be for the Lakota “Nation”, that is now lingering around somewhere for the Rosebud “Tribe” to hold Soul ownership of Sacred Land. The purchase has not been finalized, nor has methodology of title bee finalized , Vernon Schmidt, executive director of Rosebud’s Tribal Land Enterprise reports the desire to put in a place for people to eat and sleep, wash water facility, tipi’s and buffalo with an educational center.
“It would be nice to get a facility there at Pe’ Sla where people could gather, have restrooms, where they could sleep or eat food. That would be warranted,” Schmidt said. “We’d make sure it doesn’t interfere with anything that involves the cultural significance of Pe’ Sla. But I would like to see some type of facility where we could teach classes and have gatherings out of the elements. Maybe run 20 to 50 buffalo, and maybe have tipis set up.”
Currently there are approximately 12 small structures on the Reynolds property, most appear to be hay sheds, View them in Google Maps.
Now that is an intent by Rosebud Tribe to develop a “Spiritual Educational” center in Pe Sla, with the flavor of a few tipi’s and a herd of Bison? Still waiting to hear how the Pay to Pray Toll gates will be justified. Sounds like Pe Sla is going to be saved at any Means to create accounts for Banks and AIM Affiliates.
8/23/2012 – Two days before auction Chase Iron Eyes, with Reverend Linda Kramer spoke on S.Dakota Public radio about Pe Sla. This pretty well answers why they both deleted postings on the LRI and Borderlands fb sites that questioned if fund raising money would be used to purchase other_land for Borderlands Spiritual Ranch indoctrination program.
Wondering how long it will be before LastRealIndians, Madonna Thunder Hawk, Gay Kingston and others tied to the hip pockets of AIM leadership will ride in and knock Linda Kramer and group off of their horses to take control of Borderlands pay to pray and play Spiritual Education Ranch.
Read, At Borderlands St. Benedict Rules a June, 2003 article in the Rapid City Journal. extract: “The other is called Lakota Benedictine Experience with the Rev. Martin Brokenleg, an Episcopal priest …. Brokenleg is also a Benedictine oblate of Blue Cloud Abbey and a pipe carrier among his Sicangu Lakota people who participates in the sweat lodge and sun dance traditions.” As such, he’s in a unique position to bring together the two spiritual traditions , Kramer said, and explore the way Lakota and Benedictine spiritual practices may support one another.
Read about the Rule of St. Benedict at wiki, for example , more than half the chapters describe how to be obedient and humble, and what to do when a member of the community is not. These teachings can easily be correlated to Residential Schooling indoctrination.
Extracted from the Borderlands News Letter Dec, 2010: A Board member, Ben Rhodd, responded to prayer four years ago and has held a Sun Dance every June to, among other things, pray for the protection of this prairie. (note bottom of this blog under heading “other crazyness”)
In a South Dakota PBS interview that included Chase Iron Eyes, Linda Kramer states her ranch is in the “Heart of Pe Sla”. If this is not Heart Cancer, I do not know what is.
Yes, get ready for the next episode of the unfolding of the “Great Unfathomed Mystery Playground” , the upcoming World Healing Center , where people will blindly pay to pray and be preyed upon by the snab and grab scripts of blAIM mentality, while those so called last real Indians “Do_NOTHING” for Justice of murdered innocents such as Annie Mae Pictou Aquash, Perry Ray Robinson Jr., the several corpses reported by Mathew King, Frank Fools Crows interpreter and other unspoken about’s.
It all ties back to the Blood of Innocents, the killing of Wolf
Around 1660 a Jesuit priest wrote “we staked Wolf (a Mohegan) and burned him alive.” …. “We have very rarely seen the burning of an irquois without feeling sure that he was on the path to paradise without seeing him pass through the feiry punishment” …. after baptizing him, “a marvel to see a wolf changed at one stroke into a lamb, and enter into the fold of Christ”
Then Came DeSmit
During President Grant’s administration the government decided to assign different religions to specific reservations in an effort to civilize the native people. In 1877 Chief Sinte Gleska (Spotted Tail), leader of the Sicangu Lakota and Chief Red Cloud, leader of the Ogalala, met with President Rutherford B. Hayes and formally requested that the Black Robes come to their lands to educate their people. Father Jutz and Brother Nunlist finished a large frame building and dedicated it in 1886. Father Florentine Digmann arrived in 1888.
Then came incidents such as the Lakota leader Spotted Tail being murdered by Crow Dog in 1881 and a year or so later Two Kettle inviting the Jesuit priest Pierre-Jean DeSmet to the rez to teach the Lakota children english. A murder of an innocent man well worth researching, considering the murderer is ancestor of AIM member Leonard Crow Dog that is involved with the murder of innocents mentioned above during the Wounded Knee occupation of the 70’s.
The historical profile of innocent blood on the hands goes back a long way, influenced by outside belief systems and excused by those who continue to try and hijack Lakota Spirituality under the disguise of “Saving Sacred Land.”
Those who speak up or request an understanding as to exactly what is occurring become Maa’iingan, i.e a Wolf staked out to be burned.
A Few Random Thoughts on Divine Intervention
Attitude is a reflection of leadership “of” the belief system and governing bodies.
The bible had no definition, explanation for 1st nations people , even the belief by some that 1st nations people could be the lost tribe (13th tribe) of Israel was discarded to categorize people as heathens, daemons, savages, thus there was no shame or wrong with breaking commandments and vows …. resulting in attempts to annihilate for the greed for resources
For a moment the Iriquois were looked upon as, messengers from God, amazing how quick some people forget eh ?
Cartier’s 2nd voyage, 1535 the fleet lay frozen solid at the mouth of the St. Charles River … scurvy broke out …. “out of 110 that we were, not ten were well enough to help the others, a pitiful thing to see” ~Cartier~ …. as many as 25 of them died before learning from the Iriquois that the bark of a white spruce tree boiled in water was a cure for scurvy ….
Cartier proclaimed the Iroquoian cure a God send , a miracle and then claimed the cure “a discovery”.
The panhandlers attempt to wash away blood with money, fame , and glory to continue Divine Intervention
“They” are Modern Day Spirit Jailers
I see the Blood of an Innocent Child and Everybody is Watching,
What did they say to make you so blind,
to your conscience and reason ?
other relative blog entries
Leonard and Margaret Reynolds (8-23-12 w/timeline updates)
I Know – It’s Shining Down Like Water (9-6-12 w/ timeline updates)
Rosebud Councilmen voted to unite the 7 councils , did the 7 councils at that time have input to that decision. This was suppose to have been well established when Chase Iron Eyes stated the Lakota “Nation” Supported the campaign fund raising, which does not seem to be the case.
On August 14, the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council issued a press release announcing that “in the spirit of religious freedom,” the council will act as the fiscal agent to bid in the Pe’ Sla sacred site auction on August 25.
“Every year, tribes within the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota nation gather to perform ritual and ceremony as a way to ensure the continued well-being of all people. The Rosebud Sioux Tribe is among those tribes that send contingents to the site every year, (note: Borderlands? , Kramer is adopted by a Rosebud family)
” Rosebud leaders said in the press release.
“In that spirit, the Rosebud council voted to unite all the Oceti Sakowin—or Seven Council Fires of the Nation—in this struggle to maintain its deeply rooted traditions.
If successful, this will mark one of the first attempts by the Great Sioux Nation to unite in common cause, bid for ownership and share the site for all tribal members to practice their faith.”
Basically , With all the campaign fund raising going to Rosebud, Pe Sla has been hijacked by Rosebud Council from the other Lakota Councils , and other nations who hold direct ancestry, while those initiating the actions are in bed with the likes of Linda Kramer of Borderlands Ranch through Ben Rhodd’s
Extracted from the Borderlands News Letter Dec, 2010: A Board member, Ben Rhodd, responded to prayer four years ago and has held a Sun Dance every June to, among other things, pray for the protection of this prairie.
Borderlands board member Ben Rhodd of Hill City, a 59-year-old Potawatomi archaeologist, initially got involved with Kramer and Borderlands to promote spiritual awareness and deepening. As their mutual understanding and appreciation for Pe’ Sla and its importance grew, so did their commitment to protecting it. Extracted from rapid city journal , Sept 16 article
Borderlands Board Member & Chapel of the Sacred Mirrors
YouTube Description: CoSM Grails, made from an original piece created by Alex Grey, were poured in molten metal by Black Hills Bronze in Hill City, SD. The ceremony was overseen by veteran foundryman Grant Standard and Lakota elder Ben Rhodd.
Extract from ceremony conducted by Ben Rhodd.
“May these Grails serve the building of Entheon and the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors
Come Build With Me
The Voice of the dawn said.
We have an opportunity to build something extraordinary together
I am the architect of reality, You are my builders
I will work with you when called to solve a problem you cannot.
Ben Rhodes doing a ceremony for the pouring of CoSM Grails”
“Alex had sculpted a grail, a magical cup meant for display or ceremonial use—but it simply had not yet found the perfect bronze birthplace.
The molten metal was poured into the shells—in a special ceremony that included a reading of a poem written by the Greys and read by Lakota spiritual leader Ben Rhodd.” The birthplace of the Grail’s “Black Hills Bronze”
Chapel of Sacred Mirrors Grail
Considering the amount of wealth that Alex Grey of Chapel of Sacred Mirrors carries and his affiliation with Ben Rhodd’s who is on the Board of Borderlands Ranch, it would not surprise me to see somewhere down the road concepts such as that by Chapel of the Mirrors pop up in Pe Sla. It has been suggested by one of Linda Kramer’s fund raising supporters that Pe Sla development could have Earth Homes, One to represent the Morning Star, and others to represent the Seven Sisters. Same car as that below so to speak of , just a different set of fenders.
The dimensions of the CoSM property relate to the vesica piscis, the archetypal sacred geometric feminine form. This one by two proportion is that of the adult human and perfectly hosts an imaginal goddess. A temple is a vessel for the soul and intuitively a place of pilgrimage relating to the Divine Feminine. Our very first odyssey in life is as separate sex cells toward the ovum. Our existence depends on the success of that journey to the Great Goddess. A sperm and an egg are the only cells in the body with 23 chromosomes. Every other cell has 46. For life to begin, the sperm must travel far at great peril and probable death to join together in Oneness with the awaiting Goddess. A sacred space calls to those who seek Oneness. An angel once told me, “The Chapel of Sacred Mirrors is a womb for the gestation of the awakening human spirit.” Allyson, the Sacred Feminine in my life, both inspired and named the Sacred Mirrors. The Goddess of CoSM is embedded in this Holy Ground. [excerpt from the soon-to-be released Net of Being, by Alex Grey with Allyson Grey coming November 2012]
December 1st, 2010
Dear Friend of Borderlands!
Thirteen years ago today documents were signed to establish the 501c3 organization which gave birth to Borderlands Education and Spiritual Center. In the community of the Center, we have hosted approximately 75 Journey to Adulthood pilgrimage groups; we have designed and hosted several Lakota Benedictine Experiences, GRADY’s Program and adult pilgrimages. This last summer we entered into a project that will create sustainable housing in Lakota communities.
Advocating understandings of Lakota culture and issues to others; advocating strengthening our relationship with the Creation and the Creator in the spirit of “Mitakuye Oyasin” – we are all related; promoting the spiritual development of young people and adults in a remote setting in the Heart of the Black Hills that calls us to open our heart to all of creation especially those in the world most different from us and to respond with a spirit of compassion – this was our focus from the beginning.
Then four years ago a larger advocacy came upon the horizon and we found ourselves financially committing to a portion of this prairie up for sale by a developer and trying to hold off the paving of the road that runs through the middle of this prairie – this sacred site known as the Pes’la – one of five major ceremonial sites on the annual Lakota journey through the Black Hills. Of the five sites. the Pes’la is the only one that is “unprotected” i.e. the other sites are held within Federal or State lands. This may not be ideal but the other sites will never have a housing development placed upon it. (FYI the other sites on the journey are Harney Peak, Inyan Kara, Devil’s Tower and Bear Butte. These names are not the Lakota names (other than Inyan Kara) but are used on current maps.)
Specifically – My family and I purchased the adjacent 120 acres (three 40 acre parcels) under threat of possible subdivision of this acreage into 10 acre ranchettes. This was an investment of nearly $500,000. We felt we had no choice but to immediately purchase the land in an attempt to prevent the further development of the Reynolds Prairie area. The eventual plan was for Borderlands Education and Spiritual Center to purchase this land, however that has not come to fruition.
And then, as a result of the economy downturn, grant monies and other sources became extremely competitive. This has led many funding agencies, institutions, and philanthropic individuals to become highly selective in their criteria stipulations.
But we still have faith that this is what we have been called to do – protect this sacred site from having a housing development upon it – or something worse. And we still need your help. A Board member, Ben Rhodd, responded to prayer four years ago and has held a Sun Dance every June to, among other things, pray for the protection of this prairie. The following is a quote from him regarding the importance of protecting the Pes’la and why we dance.
“The dance and all prayers made here are about our effort to protect the Pes’la, the Center of the Heart of a Land and Nation….the dance is about unity, peace, and justice not only for ourselves (meaning not just Indian people) but for all peoples….. no matter their color or race….. the 377 broken treaties are at the heart of this struggle to pray and protect our own land in our own way.
Martin Luther King said it best in his “I Have a Dream” speech….. in essence he was talking about the Dream of a Nation (America) to rise above its inconsistencies of rhetoric and live the Dream of the men and women who created the verbiage contained in the Preamble, Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution. We are still within Martin’s speech (so to speak) as the people of this land still have not risen and understood the meaning of Martin’s words.
For us the Sundance on the prairie is taking a stand against the nightmare of Manifest Destiny that allowed for a Nation to be built on this continent but lost its soul in the process. The dance is a reminder that no Nation has the right to disregard the spirituality of another or to repress it. I don’t know if you remember the story that I tell about the Trail of Broken Treaties people in DC when they occupied the BIA building there. When it was done and the Indians left, there was a poster found in one of the closets (appropriately!!) that had a saying on it. It spoke to what Martin Luther King was talking about but with a different take on it. But one phrase that I usually quote is this: “the Indian people are the bones that rattle in the closet of Democracy”. And that goes to the heart of the dance here…. WE are that conscience of this Country and it is a reminder of what it can be instead of what it is…..
This is just one persons prayer (even though guided by Spirit) about why we dance. It isn’t about me though…… it is about what we all must do to ensure freedom (with responsibility) for our common existence, generations, and quality of life.”
Ben Rhodd October, 2010
We write at this time to tell you how grateful we are for your support in the past of our mission here at Borderlands. We have never received any large block of money from an organization – we have been supported by the people who come here and the people who believe in what we are doing.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being one of those people.
It is our hope and prayer that you will be able to send us a financial gift at this time to help us continue our work and stretch our resources into another year. We wish you a blessed holiday season – and hope that it brings you in touch with those you love and reminds you of what is important in this life.
Please – make a pledge now and help us save the prairie, and support our mission that we set out 13 years ago to accomplish. Borderlands is a 501 (c) 3, so donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
Please pray for us that we may soon retire the debt on this land – and we will continue to pray for you and all those who support our work. At this season of Thanksgiving we especially thank those who have pledged to continue to support our mission and who have faithfully done so over the last thirteen years….we pray that you will continue to do. If you haven’t supported us in the past, we pray that you will choose to do so now at t his critical point in our history so that we may continue to honor God and the prayers that have been said here for hundreds, perhaps thousands of years by protecting this prairie, the Pes’la.
Borderlands Education and Spiritual Center
other Blog entries on Pe Sla