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June 6th, 2009

Supreme Court Affirms Tribes Have No Religious Rights,

Tribes and others Call For Congressional Action to Protect Sacred Places

Flagstaff, AZ — On Monday, June 8th 2009, the Supreme Court denied the petition by Tribes & Environmental groups to hear the case to protect the holy San Francisco Peaks.

For nearly a decade, the Save the Peaks Coalition, Tribes, Environmental groups, and community members lead an effort to stop the Snowbowl ski area’s plan to expand it’s development on the Peaks, and make snow from treated sewage effluent. The ski resort operates on the Holy Mountain through a lease by the United States Forest Service, which sanctioned the proposed development in 2004.

Posted by: David V. Hill

Hello Friends,

We are getting information that the uranium industry has mounted a full out battle to stop the MT Taylor Traditional Cultural Property nomination.  They have hired a professional to work within the community of Grants to drive the wedge issues.   The Grants uranium people are sending letters that have far exceeded the numbers of letters received in favor of preserving MT Taylor.

We need every person to write a letter to the Cultural Properties Review Committee and tell them how they feel about Mt Taylor and why it is important to protect it, so that the Cultural Properties Review Committee can feel strong in approving the TCP due to strong public support.

If this nomination is not successful, the nominating tribes (Navajo Nation, the Pueblos of Hopi, Zuni, Acoma, and Laguna) will not be allowed to reapply again for five years.   This will mean that the mining operations can resume on the mountain with no controls or concern for native religious interests.   We cannot let this happen.  Please write your letter.  Please forward this email to anyone that you know who may be interested.



Take Action: Contact a US Congressional representative here.

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: Tuesday, January 6th 2009

Contact: Klee Benally – Save the Peaks Coalition
Email: indigenousaction@gmail.com
Website: www.savethepeaks.org

Tribes & Environmental Groups Petition Supreme Court in Appeal to Protect Religious Freedom & Environmental Integrity of Sacred Mountain

FLAGSTAFF, AZ – On Monday, January 5th 2009, Tribes & environmental groups in Arizona filed a unified petition for the U.S. Supreme Court to hear appeals in a precedent setting legal battle to protect religious freedom and the ecological integrity of the holy San Francisco Peaks.