Sacred Places

Morning Star Institute to Hold 13th Annual National Prayer Day for Sacred Places

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JUNE 19-24 SET FOR 2015 NATIONAL SACRED PLACES PRAYER DAYS Editor’s note: Indigenous Action Media also recognizes the critical struggles to save the Grand Canyon Confluence and Red Butte. In Flagstaff (at the base of the Holy San Francisco Peaks) Nihigaal Bee Iina will hold an event with speakers on June 20th. Washington, DC (6/18/15)—Observances…

Press Release: Federal Judge OKs Uranium Mining Next to Grand Canyon National Park

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From Havasupai Tribe, Grand Canyon Trust, Sierra Club, & Center for Biological Diversity. Decision Allows Mining Without Tribal Consultation or Update Decades-old Environmental Review PHOENIX, Ariz.— U.S. District Court Judge David Campbell denied a request to halt new uranium mining at the Canyon uranium mine, located only six miles from Grand Canyon National Park’s South…

Federal Court Hears Medicine Lake Appeal, Indigenous Nations Rally for Sacred Site Protection

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March 12, 2015 You can watch the court proceeding here: Morning Star Gali, protectmedicinelake@gmail.com, www.protectmedicinelake.org                               (SAN FRANCISCO, CA — March 12, 2015) Today the Pit River Tribe, Native Coalition for Medicine Lake Highlands Defense, Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center, Save Medicine Lake Coalition, Medicine Lake Citizens for Quality Environment, with their attorney Deborah A. Sivas…

Press Release: Diné Declare Existence Through Prayer Walk

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On Facebook: www.facebook.com/walkforexistence December 30, 2014 nihigaalbeeiina@gmail.com For Immediate Release Diné Declare Existence Through Prayer Walk (Huerfano, NM) At Sunrise on January 6th a collective of Diné will gather at Dził NáhodiłI Fire Department to embark on a 200 mile prayer walk to Tsoodzil (Mt. Taylor). The journey will honor the 150 years of existence…

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,…