2021 Sacred Places News Stories

Company seeks to restore oil lease on land sacred to tribes (Char-Koosta News) 12/30/21

Religious gatekeeping in red-rock country (High Country News) 12/22/21

Tribe sues to protect sacred hot springs, rare desert toad’s habitat (Nevada Current) 12/20/21

'Historic' meeting renews push for Black Hills (Indian Country Today) 12/17/21

How the Land Back movement is reclaiming land stolen from Indigenous people (Wisconsin Public Radio) 12/17/21

The Bears Ears shuffle (The Durango Herald) 12/11/21

Apache elders urge senator to protect Oak Flat (Indian Country Today) 12/6/21

Thacker Pass: The crossroads of lithium, wild snow and sacred land (Tahoe Quarterly)

Tribal members disappointed after setback in fight over sacred burial site along U.S. 26 near Mt. Hood (Oregon Live) 11/29/21

Sacred land at Kirby Park now riddled with debris, according to new documentary (PA Homepage) 11/24/21

Long-running battle over a sacred tribal site at Mount Hood back in court (Spokane Public Radio) 11/16/21

U.S. judge won’t reconsider tribes’ bid to block Nevada mine (OPB) 11/11/21

‘It’s who we are’: Apache people take fight for sacred site to federal court (Indianz) 10/20/21

New poll shows strong opposition to the proposed copper mine at Oak Flat (Arizona Public Media) 9/23/21

These tribal activists want Biden to stop a planned lithium mine on their sacred land (WSIU) 9/2/21

Native American Heritage Commission opens investigation regarding Native American Puvunga site (Red Lake Nation News) 8/24/21

How legal and cultural barriers keep Indigenous people from protecting sacred spaces off tribal land (Argus Leader) 8/17/21

'Their bodies are in those trees': Nevada tribes seek national monument status for sacred trees (Reno Gazette Journal) 8/13/21

Climate change is endangering sacred land. For these Native women, it threatens 'everything we are.' (Laredo Morning Times) 8/2/21

State Native American panel to investigate Cal State Long Beach actions at Puvungna (Press Telegram) 7/31/21

Red Road to DC brings awareness to sacred sites and tribal rights (Indianz) 7/29/21

The fight over a 5,000-year-old burial site in California (High Country News) 7/23/21

At long last, ancestral burial ground to be returned to Shinnecock Nation (WSHU) 7/21/21

Tribal members call on Biden to protect Bears Ears (Indian Country Today) 7/20/21

Native activists begin cross-country tour to highlight at-risk sacred sites (Indian Country Today) 7/15/21

Minnesota park recognized as historic, sacred cemetery (Indian Country Today) 7/14/21

In new ad campaign, tribal coalition urges Biden to ‘restore and expand’ Bears Ears monument (The Salt Lake Tribune) 5/24/21

Looking through the telescope (Indian Country Today) 5/24/21

Indigenous co-management essential for protecting, restoring Bears Ears region (Mirage News) 5/18/21

Superior mayor, tribal officials spar over bill to stop Oak Flat mine (Indianz) 5/6/21

Lummi artists create a totem pole to call attention to the need to protect sacred Indigenous sites (The Art Newspaper) 4/27/21

A push to move the golf course atop a Native American 'Stonehenge' (The New York Times) 4/12/21

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland visits southern Utah to discuess fate of Bears Ears, Grand Staircase (Wyoming Public Media) 4/8/21

Bill to permanently protect sacred Apache site up for first hearing (Indianz) 4/8/21

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation letter on Oak Flat

Bill introduced to protect sacred Apache site from development (Indianz) 3/15/21

Forest Service delays copper mine planned on sacred land (High Country News) 3/5/21

Bi-Partisan Utah Bill would help establish Bears Ears Visitor Center in San Juan Cty (San Juan Record) 3/2/21

San Carlos Apache Tribe cheers ‘right move’ to protect sacred site from copper mine (Indianz) 3/1/21

In Arizona, fighting a copper mine planned on sacred land (High Country News) 1/22/21

Apache sue to protect religious freedom, save Oak Flat sacred area from destruction by foreign mining company (Indian Country Today) 1/14/21


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