Levi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Native Challenges. Discussion »
Sunday, August 14
SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA - A local group of American Indians is hosting a demonstration on Sunday, August 14, to bring awareness of a developer that wants to continue building seven homes in an area where two human skeletal remains have been unearthed.
Recently, skeletal remains of a young American child were unearthed during initial site work at a KB Home development on Market Street in Santa Cruz, California. KB Home is attempting to build homes, driveways and a road on top of a 6,000 year old Ohlone village and burial site.
Ann Marie Sayers, an Ohlone woman designated to oversee the site, has requested that there be no more earth movement or development in the documented culturally sensitive area, known as the Knoll.
On Thursday, archeologists contracted by KB Home unearthed part of another Native American burial on the knoll, this time an adult.
Organizers of the rally are requesting those interested in giving their support to this demonstration to meet on Sunday at 12:30 pm at Pacific Avenue and Laurel Street in Santa Cruz. A march will take place through downtown and a rally will be held at Grant Street Park at 2 pm.
posted August 13, 2011 11:00 am edt
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