Native American Traditions

Recreational Use Of Sacred Sites Damaging to Spirituality

July 21, 2009

Author: Victor Morales

Source: Indian Country Today

http://www.indiancountrytoday.com/home/content/51025287.html

Randy Luden scaled a mountain of boulders etched with dozens of petroglyphs that could be thousands of years old, hoping to get as close as possible to the records of a past civilization. The Las Vegas man didn’t think he was damaging the representations made by descendants of Mojave Indians because he was careful and wore...

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Diverse Coalition Supports American Indian Kindergartner’s Right to Freely Exercise His Religion

July 13, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: WebWire

http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=99117

The ACLU’s fight to stop a Texas school district from punishing a five-year old student for wearing his long hair in braids as an expression of his American Indian heritage and beliefs has drawn support from a diverse group of American Indian tribes and scholars, religious freedom organizations and representatives of a variety of faith traditions.

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Intertribal Council Holding Awareness-Raising Concert

June 13, 2009

Author: Lanz Christian Bañes

Source: Times-Herald

http://www.timesheraldonline.com/ci_12583943?source=most_emailed

The Vallejo Intertribal Council will host a concert today in People's Park to raise awareness of the Glen Cove shellmound.

The shellmound -- a sacred site used for burial by Native American peoples -- is at Glen Cove Waterfront Park and has been a source of tension between native groups and the Greater Vallejo...

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Native Americans Ask Court to Stop Gold Mine On Sacred Mountain

June 6, 2009

Author: Lisa J. Wolf

Source: Environment News Service

http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/jun2009/2009-06-06-093.asp

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments Wednesday on whether the Canadian corporation Barrick Gold will be allowed to construct and operate an open pit gold mine on Mt. Tenabo in Nevada. The mine is planned on lands that are culturally and spiritually significant to the Western Shoshone native people.

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