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Third Annual Buffalo Releasing on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation – October 13th – 15th, 2006

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Village Earth will be delivering more buffalo to the Pine Ridge Reservation this October as part of our “Adopt-A-Buffalo” program, established in 2003 to assist Oglala Lakota wanting to utilize and protect their allotted lands on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. This will be Village Earth’s fourth delivery of buffalo which have helped to establish 2 new Lakota bison ranches and expand an existing one. 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. The 12 buffalo yearling that will be delivered October 14th were donated by the Danylchuck Family from their buffalo ranch in Rye, Colorado. Village Earth and buffalo caretakers from the Pine Ridge Reservation will be hosting a public reception including a slide show presentation and silent auction at 6:30 pm, Friday October 13th at the El Pueblo History Museum at 301 North Union, Pueblo, Colorado. Silent Auction featuring: Tipis made by Henry Red Cloud and Lakota Star Quilts, Quill and Beadwork. Also featuring the works of local artists including Joe Adamich, Doug Candelaria, Antonio Lefebre, Ed Posa, Carla Romero, Kay Singleton and more. 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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