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Protect Ohlone Cultural Sites at Mission Peak

Defying the clearly stated requests of Ohlone people, East Bay Regional Parks District (EBRPD) is poised to approve the construction of a 300-space parking lot with restroom facilities on a documented cultural and burial site in Fremont. Construction of the … Continue reading

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Sogorea Te Reunion Gathering: 1pm on Sunday, April 14th

Hello Friends and Warriors, We are hoping that you all can come and celebrate our 2nd reunion at Sogorea Te on Sunday, April 14th. This is the date, two years ago, when we decided to take a stand, started the … Continue reading

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Alert: No Celebration for Desecration – Saturday, June 16th

On Saturday June 16th, GVRD and the City of Vallejo are holding a grand opening of their newly desecrated park. GVRD’s flyer states that at the “Dedication Ceremony,” there will be speakers from government agencies and organizations that have “participated … Continue reading

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Sacred Sites Peacewalk for a Nuclear Free World:
Diablo Canyon to Sogorea Te

October 22 – November 6, 2011 Diablo Canyon to Sogorea Te/Glen Cove, Vallejo, California Join a

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Day 104: Closing ceremony set for Saturday, Yocha Dehe representative visits

Announcement: A final closing ceremony for the prayer vigil and encampment at Sogorea Te will be held on Saturday, July 30th, starting at noon. During the ceremony, long-term participants and warriors will be honored and the sacred fire that has … Continue reading

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Day 99 update: Yocha Dehe chairman speaks, City Council finalizes cultural easement

This evening, Vallejo City Council unanimously voted to finalize a Cultural Easement and Settlement Agreement with the Cortina and Yocha Dehe tribes, granting them legal rights to oversee and protect the sacred grounds at Glen Cove. Charlie Wright of the … Continue reading

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Press Release: A Victory for Protection of Sogorea Te

Announcement: A closing ceremony for the spiritual encampment will be held at Sogorea Te on Saturday, July 30th. Details TBA. Press Release: After 98 days and nights of a continuous prayer vigil, the Committee to Protect Glen Cove is pleased … Continue reading

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Day 97 update + photos

Week 14: Following last week’s large demonstrations at City Hall and GVRD Headquarters, dozens of committed warriors, elders and supporters have remained in prayer on the land at Sogorea Te, tending the sacred fire and upholding their commitments to seeing … Continue reading

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A show of strength at Vallejo City Hall – Report, videos & transcripts from July 12th

On July 12th, over 100 people converged on the steps of Vallejo City Hall to bring a strong and clear message to City Council, which was holding closed session meeting regarding the future of the sacred burial ground known as … Continue reading

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Corrina Gould & Wounded Knee DeOcampo speak in Vallejo: Transcripts + Audio

Wounded Knee DeOcampo On Wednesday, June 22nd, a speaking and film screening event entitled “Protecting Glen Cove” was held at the Vallejo Naval & Maritime Museum in downtown Vallejo. Many Vallejo residents were in attendance, including residents of the Glen … Continue reading

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An open letter regarding recent misunderstandings

The following Open Letter is from the Committee to Protect Glen Cove, addressing recent misunderstandings and statements released by Cortina and Yocha Dehe: The Committee to Protect Glen Cove would like to lend our support to the cultural easement proposal … Continue reading

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Day 67 update – Spiritual Marathon Departs from Pit River

Today marks 67 days of prayer and continuous tending of the ceremonial fire at Sogorea Te. While meetings and strategy discussions are held in the background, dozens of committed native and non-native people remain present on the land in prayer. … Continue reading

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Day 59 update – 250 attend Spiritual Gathering at Sogorea Te

Today at Sogorea Te, more than 250 people of many nations, races and creeds attended a Spiritual Gathering in the bright afternoon sun. Representatives of many California tribes were present, including the Cachil Dehe/Colusa Band of Wintu, Elem Pomo, Grindstone … Continue reading

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Winnemem Wintu hold Salmon ceremony at Glen Cove

On Saturday, June 4th, over a dozen members of the Winnemem Wintu tribe held a ceremony for the Salmon at Sogorea Te (Glen Cove), and blessed the sacred grounds that Native people and their supporters have been standing upon in … Continue reading

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Bay Trail and Association of Bay Area Governments Suspends $200,000 Grant to GVRD

Bay Trail: divested! – View ABAG Press Release $200,000 Grant for Glen Cove Development Suspended Due to Impact on Native American Burial Site For Immediate Release: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 Vallejo, California – In the 56th day of their Spiritual … Continue reading

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Day 51 update + photos – Staying active in the downpour

All day long, torrential rains flooded the spiritual encampment at Glen Cove. Participants tended to the sacred fire and scrambled to secure tents and shade structures that were taking flight on exceptionally strong winds. Visitors in this morning’s rainy mist … Continue reading

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Relations with the Glen Cove neighborhood: a letter

Drafted 6/06 by members of the Committee to Protect Glen Cove, and published in the Vallejo Times Herald as a Letter to the Editor: We are writing to express our continuing commitment to maintaining respectful relations with the Glen Cove … Continue reading

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Day 48-50 updates + photos: Bay Trail meets with Protect Glen Cove Committee, Spiritual Gathering to take place Saturday

Caleen Sisk-Franco (Wintu) & Corrina Gould (Ohlone) Today marks 50 days of standing strong. 50 days of prayer, in honor of and protection of the ancestors at Sogorea Te. At this time, we are re-issuing the urgent call for people … Continue reading

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