Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Buffy at the Black Hills Unity Concert

Buffy Sainte-Marie is playing at the Black Hills Unity Concert next weekend as part of the campaign to return the Black Hills of Dakota to the Great Sioux Nation.

The website explains that the concert marks the ceremonial beginning of a campaign to support the Great Sioux Nation "to reclaim their guardianship of the Black Hills as their rightful homeland, building a bridge between the sacred sites of the Black Hills and all people worldwide in support of the Earth." Buffy has sung about the Black Hills in several songs so, naturally, she's involved.

In 1980 the US Supreme Court awarded the Great Sioux Nation $105 million for the loss of the Black Hills. The Sioux refused the money on the grounds that the Black Hills are not for sale. Today, the money is worth $1.4 billion and the Black Hills are still not for sale. Watch the video...

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