Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

September 27, 2017

San Francisco Peaks Mountain Protector Prayer Walk


Mountain Protector Prayer Walk
Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017

By Mary Begay
Censored News

FLAGSTAFF, Arizona  — There will be a sunrise Run followed by a Prayer Walk and Witnessing of desecration and destruction on the San Francisco Peaks.

WHO: This event is being organized by a diverse group of community members concerned with the ongoing impacts of Snowbowl's expansion on the sacred San Francisco Peaks.

WHAT: Mountain Protector Prayer Run followed by a Prayer Walk and Witnessing of desecration and destruction.

WHERE: Run begins at Snowbowl Rd. and Hwy 180 and ends at Arizona Snowbowl parking lots. The Prayer Walk and Witnessing will take place next to the lower West parking lot at Snowbowl Ski Resort.

WHEN: Sunday, October 8th, 2017. Run begins at 6:30am, Prayer Walk/ Witnessing begins at 9:30am.

WHY: To bring healing and harmony to our communities and to the San Francisco Peaks during the continuing desecration and devastation of this sacred site and sensitive mountain ecosystem. To be a source of hope and reengagement as we continue to fight for respect and protection of all sacred sites, for clean air and water, and for a world not subject to deadly resource extraction.

VISUALS: People will be walking and running from the base of Snowbowl Rd. and Hwy 180 to the parking lots at Arizona Snowbowl. The prayer circle will consist of guest speakers, banners, drums, and song.

The San Francisco Peaks are held holy by more than 13 Indigenous Nations. Arizona Snowbowl is continuing to desecrate and devastate this sacred site and sensitive mountain ecosystem for profit. They are currently building a new parking lot, expanding facilities, thinning, grading, and constructing new ski runs. Snowbowl maintains a contract with the City of Flagstaff to spray 180 million gallons of treated sewage effluent on the slopes of the Peaks. We are calling for all Mountain & Water Protectors to join us!

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