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Navajo Nation Council Calls on Obama to Protect Sacred Places

On April 22nd Earth Day, the Navajo Nation Council passed a resolution calling on Obama to protect sacred places. The document also calls on the US to immediately sign onto the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The Navajo Nation Council additionally urges the US President to meet with the tribe to discuss the protection of the holy San Francisco Peaks & other sacred places before May 8th 2009.

Obama had previously made statements during his campaign vowing to help tribes protect threatened sacred sites. “Native American sacred places and site-specific ceremonies are under threat from development, pollution, and vandalism,” stated his platform. “Barack Obama supports legal protections for sacred places and cultural traditions, including Native ancestors’ burial grounds and churches.”

Read more here at indianz.com: http://64.38.12.138/News/2009/013723.asp

You can send a message to Obama regarding this issue here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/CONTACT/

 Download the Navajo Nation Peaks/Obama Resolution

More info: www.savethepeaks.org

Klee Benally
indigenousaction[at]gmail.com

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