A Porcupine man recently completed an online fundraising campaign to purchase 1,500 acres of pastureland with the goal to convert the land into a "outdoor classroom and campground to teach and promote Lakota Culture to native youth and adults as well as non-native youth and adults willing to learn," according to the IndieGoGo page for the project.
Edward Iron Cloud III, manager of the Knife Chief Buffalo Nation, said camp activities would include hiking, camping, horse-back riding, equine therapy, learning to put up tipi's, buffalo pasture tours and learning how to gather traditional wild foods and plants. The online campaign raised $8,788 for the project in 19 days. Follow Knife Chief Buffalo Nation on Facebook.
The project is sponsored by the Lakota Lands Recovery Project, a special project of Village Earth, a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization that has worked with grassroots Lakota projects for 15 years. All donations were tax-deductible.