Day 6 Update: Ceremonial Tipi Erected, State Senator Noreen Evans Tours Site

[Also see photos from today.]

As the spiritual gathering being held by local tribal members and supporters at the sacred burial site at Glen Cove in Vallejo entered its sixth day, State Senator Noreen Evans and her staff toured the site and met with leaders of the spiritual vigil. Senator Evans pledged to work with all parties to achieve a just resolution of the ongoing dispute.

Also today, a traditional ceremonial tipi was erected by tribal members next to the sacred fire. The tipi is part of the ongoing spiritual gathering being conducted to protect the burials and culturally significant site from desecration by the development and bulldozing planned by the Greater Vallejo Recreation District.

Over 60 people were at Glen Cove this afternoon, participating in the spiritual gathering and singing traditional and ceremonial songs. Hundreds more have pledged to respond if necessary to stop desecration of the site.

Last night, 200 people came to the site to defend the spiritual gathering and protect the sacred site after GVRD threatened to call in the police to remove people from the site tonight. An agreement mediated by the United States Department of Justice resulted in GVRD dropping their plans to attempt to remove the tribal members and supporters from the site.

Glen Cove is located near the intersection of South Regatta and Whitesides Drive in Vallejo. Click here for directions.

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4 Responses to Day 6 Update: Ceremonial Tipi Erected, State Senator Noreen Evans Tours Site

  1. david merchant says:

    This is ridiculous people . There should be no questions about religious and spiritual beliefs and convictions , there should be no question as to what is right and wrong , yet there is always someone trying to remove us , move us , relocate us , walk on us even imprison and kill us. The crap needs to stop and I am 100% behind the Native Community there . I’m just sorry there are no funds for me to send to try to help . This whole situation pisses me off . There is no reason for this . It must stop and we must retain our Tribal Nation’s identity and our personal rights and identities as American citizens , never mind being the “First Americans .” Thank You, respectfully , White Eagle.

  2. Patricia D says:

    this should not even be !!!! why does it have to be a debate why not just move and let them be all we have is our past and it doesn’t matter what race or religion you are without being able to visit our past we have little left to what we will call our future … Isn’t it ever going to stop? we as a human race need to put a stop to it …. To bad most humans are in a race to the money and not anything else alas i have no money to send but just wanted to let u know someone in Pa. is behind u…

  3. SpiritSong says:

    Dear brothers and sisters, I posted a short article on the situation on the day GRVD threatened to remove the people from Sogorea Te, it is heartening to know that GRVD have been prevented from doing so, and I pray that Sogorea Te/Glen Cove will remain as it is, so that all can enjoy its beauty and it can continue to remain sacred, God Willing

    http://hwaairfan.wordpress.com/2011/04/19/to-stand-with-pride-and-compassion/

  4. Ngaapera says:

    Nō Aotearoa au, ko ahau he maaori.
    I am from Aotearoa, I am a maaori My iwi is Maniapoto. I truely feel for your iwi, its all got to do with greed, we have similar problems back home here but not to bad. all I can say, nā te atua hei manaakitia ki a koutou katoa, i runga i te ingoa o Te Matua, Whaea, Tama, Wairua Tapu.

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