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Thursday, July 12, 2012
Preserve Sacred Places Now
Native Americans have held ceremonies, made spiritual journeys, and buried their relatives according to time-honored customs and traditions on sacred lands. These places are forever tied to our cultural identity and everyday life. And yet many of these hallowed grounds are once again being threatened.
Mining, reservoir projects, oil and gas development, and even recreational parks are causing tribal, sacred places to become vulnerable. For example, a mine proposed by Cortez Joint Venture, Ltd., would destroy Mt. Tenabo, a precious cultural site of the Western Shoshone.