2020 Sacred Places News Stories


San Juan County asks President-elect Joe Biden to immediately restore Bears Ears National Monument (Salt Lake Tribune) 12/2/20

Survey cited in push to protect sites sacred to tribes from oil, gas drilling (Tulsa World) 10/4/20

Tribes and archaeologists want to protect Chaco region (Albuquerque Journal) 9/28/20

Yakama Nation case could set precedent for sacred tribal sites in WA (Crosscut) 9/28/20

In Michigan, rising lake levels disturb sacred ground (Bridge Michigan) 9/13/20

O'odham water & land defenders arrested halting border wall (Indianz) 9/9/20

Southampton OKs construction moratorium to protect Indigenous burial grounds (WSHU Public Radio) 9/9/20

Sacred lands must be preserved, not bombed (Indian Country Today) 8/14/20

Statement from Blackfeet Nation regarding new bill to permanently protect the Badger-Two Medicine (Indian Country Today) 7/23/20

Badger-Two Medicine gets protection bill (Montana Standard) 7/23/20

Return of sacred Black Hills: 'It's a question of when' and 'no surrender of sovereignty' (Indian Country Today) 7/20/20

Native Sun News Today: New Rapid Creek Watershed Action to help tribes protect Black Hills (Indianz) 6/30/20

Blackfeet propose permanent protections for Badger Two Medicine (Hungry Horse News) 6/25/20

Cronkite News: Tribal leaders say border wall, other projects continue to threaten sacred, historic sites (Indianz) 6/25/20

Historic Michigan tribal burial ground threatened by coastal erosion (Michigan Live) 3/31/20

What are the Trump administration's new plans for Utah monuments? (High Country News) 3/20/20

Opponents of proposed copper mine speak out about threat to Oak Flat (Arizona Public Media) 3/17/20

'The fight is here and now': Sacred site debate returns to nation's capital amid familiar challenges (Indianz) 3/12/20

'Come celebrate with us': Taos Pueblo commemorates return of sacred land (Indianz) 3/6/20

House Resources Subcommittee hearing: "Destroying Sacred Sites and Erasing Tribal Culture: The Trump Administration's Construction of the Border Wall" (Turtle Talk) 2/27/20

As blasting continues, Democrats highlight cultural destruction of Trump's racist border wall--Republicans, Trump administration dismiss lack of tribal consultation (Indian Country Today) 2/27/20

Native Americans lose appeal for destruction of sacred relics along pipeline in Sandisfield (The Berkshire Eagle) 2/14/20

Sacred Native American burial sites are being blown up for Trump's border wall, lawmaker says (The Washington Post) 2/9/20

Shinnecock protest development on possible ancient burial site (NPR) 1/15/20

Open letter on Mauna Kea by Violet Pohakuku'i'ai Lui (Turtle Talk) 1/6/20

 

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