2022 Sacred Places News Stories

Sacred in the city: Indigenous site in St. Paul prepared to welcome, educate public (MPR News) 6/14/22

On the importance of protecting land sacred to Native communities (National Geographic) 6/14/22

Land acquisition near Mt. Taylor brings sacred sites out of private ownership, preserves habitat (NM Political Report) 6/9/22

Tribes request temporary restraining order to prevent Rosemont Copper from destroying west side of Santa Rita Mountains (Earth Justice) 4/20/22

Can the US go green without destroying sacred Native lands? (Mother Jones) May/June 2022

EVs’ demand for copper escalates threat against Apache’s Oak Flat (High Country News) 4/20/22

‘Recovering Ancient Spiro’: Remembering one of Native America’s most forgotten but important sites (Indianz) 4/14/22

A Native American burial ground in Chester County is returning to its ‘rightful owners’ (The Philadelphia Inquirer) 4/13/22

Lack of tribal consultation by the Interior Department regarding Chaco Canyon a major concern for Navajo Nation leaders (Indian Country Today) 3/21/22

White House Council on Native American Affairs discusses interagency effort to protect and increase access to Indigenous sacred sites (Char-Koosta News) 3/18/22

Lithium mining threatens Arizona tribe's sacred spring (Earth Justice) 3/16/22

Biden official tours Oak Flat as Forest Service begins talks with tribes over copper mine (Arizona Central) 2/11/22

Native rights group launches a project aimed at protecting Indigenous sacred spaces (Arizona Central) 2/3/22

Feeling 'the presence of my ancestors': Protecting sacred Indigenous land near Joshua Tree (Desert Sun) 2/2/22

NHPA as a model for the protection of saced places in other nations (Advisory Council on Historic Preservation) 1/26/22

Native activist found not guilty in border protest after new arguments on religious freedom defense (Arizona Mirror) 1/19/22

‘Cultural resources are not a renewable thing for us.’ (High Country News) 1/1/22


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