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Sat Jan 31 19:43:44 SAST 2015

More celebrities support Native American tribes' push for sacred land

Sapa-AP | 19 November, 2012 07:40
Rapper P. Diddy. File photo.

An online campaign to raise money so Native American tribes in South Dakota can purchase land they consider sacred has a growing list of celebrities backing the effort.

P Diddy and Bette Midler have tweeted their support for the effort to purchase nearly 2,000 acres (800 hectares) in the Black Hills of South Dakota. They join actor Ezra Miller and hip-hop producer Sol Guy, who appeared in a recent video online to draw attention to it.

Tribes of the Great Sioux Nation must raise $9 million by the end of the month to buy the land in the Black Hills. They have raised $7 million so far.

The land the tribes call Pe' Sla (pay shlaw) is important to their creation story.

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