Friday, November 13, 2009

Save Glen Clove Sacred Place

Save Glen Cove Sacred Place (Calif.) Special thanks to Mary-Ann for the photos.
"Historically Glen Cove has been a traditional meeting place where services such as burials were performed for over one hundred local California Indian tribes. The sacred cove contains human remains, shell mounds, and other artifacts. Glen Cove continues to be a spiritually important area to the local Native Communities. The site was first documented in archaeological records in 1907 by an archaeologist from the University of California at Berkeley and, according to a 1988 report by Novato Archaeological Resource Service, is at least 3,500 years old. Many of the sacred items unearthed from the site in previous years remain illegally housed in the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at UC Berkeley which houses over 13,000 ancestral remains and over 200,000 sacred objects.
Proposed development - The Greater Vallejo Recreation District (GVRD) and the City of Vallejo are currently proposing to develop a park with trails and amendments that would desecrate this site. Preserving and protecting this sacred place in the way those who created it meant it to be is a legal right under the American Indian Religious Freedom Act and is an essential part of Indigenous cultural survival."
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would have thought that the North American Grave and Repatriation Act would have at least helped in some way. Here in Kanata there are no laws protecting Historical Graves let a lone Sacred Sites.

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