Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Gathering to protect Glen Cove, Oct. 16, 2010

Sacred Site Protection & Rights of Indigenous Tribes
Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice

For Immediate Release
Contact: Wounded Knee De Ocampo/SSP&RIT (707) 557-2140
Bradley Angel/Greenaction (415) 284-5600 x 102, (415) 722-5270 cell

Native Americans & Supporters to Protest City of Vallejo’s Plans
That Would Destroy Major Ancient Burial and Village Site


Saturday, October 16, 2010 – 12 Noon at Glen Cove, Vallejo, California

Vallejo, CA – Native Americans and their supporters will hold a gathering and ceremony at the Glen Cove sacred site in Vallejo on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 12 noon.
The City of Vallejo and the Greater Vallejo Recreation District (GVRD) are planning to desecrate the Glen Cove ancient Native American burial site in order to expand a trail, install toilets and build a parking lot.
Located along the Carquinez Straits, Glen Cove was an important Native American village, cultural and burial site for thousands of years. The sacred cove contains human remains, shell mounds, and other artifacts. Glen Cove continues to be a spiritually important area to local Native peoples. Native American activists and their supporters are calling on the City to respect and protect the ancient burials and culturally important site.
In addition to the sacred burials and culturally important village site, Glen Cove is environmentally sensitive due the wetlands and fresh water creek. Environmental justice organizations across the Bay Area are joining the Native American community in calling on the City of Vallejo to drop their plans for development that would destroy the sacred site.
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Sponsored by the Vallejo Inter-Tribal Council, SSP&RITS (Sacred Site Protection and Rights of Indigenous Tribes), International Indian Treaty Council, American Indian Movement and Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice

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