Thursday’s news headlines, following press conference

SF Chronicle: Ohlones file complaint about plan for burial site
K-CBS Channel 5: Vallejo Construction Project Sparks Protest Over Burial Grounds
Times-Herald: Native Americans file a civil rights complaint against Vallejo, GRVD
The Reporter (Vacaville): Native Americans file complaint against Vallejo
Mercury News: Native Americans file civil-rights complaint against Vallejo
Mercury News: Tribe pleads for halt to burial site bathrooms
KHSL TV: Tribe pleads for halt to burial site bathrooms
Monterey Herald: Tribe pleads for halt to burial site bathrooms
KMPH Fox 26: Tribe pleads for halt to burial site bathrooms
San Diego Union Tribune: Tribe pleads for halt to burial site bathrooms

Excerpt from Vallejo-Times Herald story:

Work on the site “could start as early as Friday,” Angel said, though Pressley said it won’t, since special training is still needed for the contractors but will start within the month.

Protesters “don’t trust” GVRD officials, Angel said, and are “watching Glen Cove at all times,” in case work starts without warning. And unless some agreement is reached, the protesters will be there when it does. A gathering is planned Friday morning in any case, he said.

“People are coming from all over to Glen Cove in a spiritual way to stand with us in a peaceful manner,” said Corrina Gould, an Ohlone who said she has “direct lineage” to the area’s indigenous tribes. “Our ancient cemeteries aren’t protected like modern ones are, and today we make a stand and say, ‘No more! Our ancestors won’t be pulled up. Our ancestors won’t have a bathroom or a parking lot built over them!’ “

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1 Response to Thursday’s news headlines, following press conference

  1. Laurie Padgett says:

    1.5 million dollars of taxpayers money to be spent building a park on sacred burial grounds when there is already a park 4 blocks away? I don’t live in Vallejo but this sends the message that The City of Vallejo has no hungry or homeless that desperately need food, shelter & medical care? State parks are having to close for lack of funding and the hamlet of Glen Cove needs to have how many parks? GIVE this land back to the Native Americans just as the Stremmel family GAVE it to the City of Vallejo. Show our young people how to right a wrong not how to be hateful, disrepectful and greedy.

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