Sacred Places

Flagstaff Commits 3.6 Billion Gallons of Treated Sewage for Snowmaking on Sacred Mountain

The Holy San Francisco Peaks. Photo by Sam Minkler.

Waste Water from Mari Cleven on Vimeo.   For Immediate Release August 9, 2014 Contact: Klee Benally indigenousaction@gmail.com www.protectthepeaks.org Flagstaff Commits 3.6 Billion Gallons of Treated Sewage for Snowmaking on Sacred Mountain City of Administrator Shuts Public Out of Controversial Decision FLAGSTAFF, AZ — City of Flagstaff Utility Director Brad Hill single-handedly authorized a controversial…

Press Release: Flagstaff Police Harass Activists as ‘Preventative Maintenance’ Before Dew Downtown Event

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, February 7, 2013 Contact: protectpeaks@gmail.com www.protectthepeaks.org Flagstaff Police Harass Activists as ‘Preventative Maintenance’ Before Dew Downtown Event Free Speech Protest Zone Created at ‘Unsustainable’ Urban Snowboard Event FLAGSTAFF, AZ — Armed plain-clothed City of Flagstaff cops showed up at a community member’s home and at a community center yesterday. The officers,…

Court Rules in Favor of Native Youth Attacked at Flagstaff Dew Downtown Event

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City Council & Mainstream Media Continue to Ignore ‘Racist Attack’   FLAGSTAFF, AZ — A Flagstaff Judge ruled today that Snowbowl ski area supporter Lindsay Lucas, must pay restitution for assaulting two Native Youth at a Flagstaff event called Dew Downtown on February 9, 2013. “I’m pleased to report that the Judge was in our…

Mt. Taylor Faces ‘Permanent and Severe’ Adverse Cultural Impacts

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By Klee Benally @eelk Draft Environmental Impact Statement Reveals Forest Service Plan to ‘Deviate’ from Existing Laws GALLUP, NM — The Cibola National Forest Service (CNFS) has issued a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for a mine proposed on Mt. Taylor that will violate the existing Forest Management Plan. Instead of upholding their current standards…

Protect Holy Mt. Taylor: MASE Urges Opposition to Roca Honda Uranium Mine

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Contact: www.masecoalition.org masecoalition2008@gmail.com Hello friends and allies, Many of you are aware of MASE and the work we are doing in northwestern New Mexico to stop proposed new uranium mines in and around our communities.  The Forest Service has just released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Roca Honda mine, the first proposed…

John McCain ‘Encourages’ Desecration of Sacred Peaks, Flat-out Lies About Source of Water

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By Klee Benally @eelk Flagstaff, AZ — On March 28, 2013, U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) made it very clear that he doesn’t care about Indigenous Peoples or public health. McCain would appear to be in the pocket of multimillionaire ski area owner and Scottsdale based real estate developer, Eric Borowsky. In his statement, McCain…

Press Release: Native Americans Rally to Save Hickory Ground at NIGA Conference

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Take action/more info: www.savehickoryground.org/ http://gilariveragainstloop202.wordpress.com/ Save Oak Flat Petition www.protectthepeaks.org Red Butte (Phoenix, Arizona) On Tuesday, March 26, 2013, Native American sacred lands activists from throughout the country, including O’odham, Navajo and Havasupai and Muscogee Creeks, demonstrated at the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) conference to support the preservation of Hickory Ground in Wetumpka, Alabama.  The…

News Release: Havasupai Tribe, Conservation Groups Challenge Uranium Mine Threatening Grand Canyon

The “Canyon” uranium mine, seen here in the foreground, with Grand Canyon National Park six miles to its north. Photo by Bruce Gordon, Ecoflight.

Read the complaint here: http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/programs/public_lands/mining/Grand_Canyon_Uranium_Mining/pdfs/Complaint_03-07-2013.pdf For Immediate Release, March 7, 2013 Contact: Don Watahomigie, Chairman, Havasupai Tribe (928) 448-2731 or (928) 660-0023, htchair@havasupai-nsn.gov Matthew Putesoy, Vice Chairman, Havasupai Tribe, (928) 448-2731, mattputesoy@yahoo.com Roger Clark, Grand Canyon Trust (928) 890-7515, rclark@grandcanyontrust.org Taylor McKinnon, Center for Biological Diversity (928) 310-6713, tmckinnon@biologicaldiversity.org Sandy Bahr, Sierra Club (602) 999-5790,…

News Release: Peaks Defenders Targeted with Federal Charges Coerced into Collateral Forfeiture Agreement

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 1, 2013 Peaks Defenders Targeted with Federal Charges Coerced into Collateral Forfeiture Agreement Flagstaff Couple Felt ‘Forced’ when Threatened with Additional Charges FLAGSTAFF, AZ –Despite wanting to legally fight the charges brought on them by the Coconino County Forest Service, James Anders and Dawn Dyer state that coercion and underhanded tactics…

Native Youth Drummers Attacked by Snowbowl Supporter at City of Flagstaff Ski Event – Dew Downtown

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Originally posted at: http://protectthepeaks.org/native-youth-drummers-attacked-by-snowbowl-supporter-at-city-of-flagstaff-ski-event/ Saturday, February 9, 2013 CONTACT: protectpeaks@gmail.com www.protectthepeaks.org Native Youth Drummers Attacked by Snowbowl Supporter at City of Flagstaff Ski Event *Video will be posted soon. Flagstaff, AZ — As part of a weeklong call for actions, more than 50 people gathered in downtown Flagstaff for an Idle No More flash mob…

News Release: Arizona Snowbowl Starts Making Fake Snow from Treated Sewage… and it’s Yellow

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, December 24, 2012 Contact: Rudy Preston Email: info@truesnow.org Phone: 480-382-5288 www.TrueSnow.org Arizona Snowbowl Starts Making Fake Snow from Treated Sewage… and it’s Yellow FLAGSTAFF, AZ (San Francisco Peaks) — After a decade of legal battles and opposition from environmental groups, concerned citizens, and Indigenous Nations, Arizona Snowbowl ski area has started…

News Release: Peaks Supporters Face Federal Charges in ‘Politically Motivated Attack’

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Forest Service attempts to ‘Ban’ Peaks Activists from the Peaks to Prevent Further Protests FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 12, 2012 Contact: Klee Benally indigenousaction@gmail.com Peaks Supporters Face Federal Charges in ‘Politically Motivated Attack’ Forest Service attempts to ‘Ban’ them from the Peaks to Prevent Further Protests Note to editors: Video of September 21, 2012 protest…