|The Vatican Advanced Telescope on Mount Graham is a physical marker in this era when the Pope has confirmed that the Catholic Church committed the crime of genocide at Native residential schools in Canada.|
By Brenda Norrell
It has been one of the most censored issues: The Pope and the University of Arizona in Tucson discrediting Apaches sacred way of life, battling Apaches for years to put their telescope on Mount Graham, arresting Wendsler Nosie, Sr., for praying on the mountian, and now a New York state college has said 'No' to giving a Vatican telescope scientist an honorary doctorate because of it.
Then, 10 days later, a New York newspaper carried the story. Its story was then picked up by Yahoo News and Arizona Central in Phoenix.
The long story of the coverups of this issue is a separate story in itself, and the Arizona media, and the national media, concealed much of it back in the 1990s when Apaches were fighting to protect Mount Graham, in court, and with their runs up the mountain, and their prayers on the mountain.
We've updated our coverage with the article now circulating in the news. And the college, of course, finally responded -- but not to us. It responded to New York reporter Justin Murphy at Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, who has now published a good article on withdrawl of the degree.
Meanwhile, the Vatican's Telescope on Mount Graham is a marker -- a physical sign, a desecration, in this era when the Pope has admitted that the Catholic Church committed the crime of genocide at Native residential schools in Canada.
Pope Francis: It was a genocide against Indigenous People
by Vatican News, July 30, 2022
Censored News coverage of withdrawl of degree at SUNY Geneseo
Ninth Circuit upholds decision of lower court for the construction of telescope on Mount Graham (1996)