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Lakota buffalo caretakers to visit El Pueblo Museum


Delegation is returning to Pueblo to accept third donation of buffalo from Rye ranch. (Article in Pueblo Chieftain)

Reprinted from THE PUEBLO CHIEFTAIN (originally published Tuesday Oct. 10th)

Representatives of the Adopt-A-Buffalo program at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, S.D., will visit Pueblo this week to accept a third donation of bison from a Rye rancher. The Pine Ridge delegation of buffalo caretakers will host a reception and an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the El Pueblo History Museum, 301 North Union. The program will include a slide presentation about the project, which is working to build the number of buffalo on the reservation. A silent auction also will be held to raise funds for the project. The Adopt-A-Buffalo program is administered by former Puebloan David Bartecchi of Village Earth, a Fort Collins-based nonprofit. This will be Village Earth’s fourth delivery of buffalo that have been used to help establish two new bison ranches and expand an existing one, according to Bartecchi. The Adopt-A-Buffalo program also helps Lakota buffalo ranchers with technical support, grants and small loans for equipment needed to care for the buffalo and land. Twelve buffalo yearlings that will be delivered on Saturday were donated by Ken and Kathy Danylchuck from their buffalo ranch in Rye. The silent auction will feature tepees made by Henry Red Cloud; Lakota quill and bead work; and works of local artists including Joe Adamich, Doug Candelaria, Antonio Lefebre, Ed Posa, Carla Romero, and Kay Singleton. For more information about the reception or if you are interested in attending the buffalo release on Sunday on the Pine Ridge Reservation, contact David Bartecchi at [email protected] or call 970-491-8307. For more information about the reception or if you are interested in attending the buffalo release October 15th on the Pine Ridge Reservation please contact David Bartecchi at [email protected] or call 970-491-8307.

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