by Native News Network Staff in Native Challenges. Discussion »
VALLEJO, CALIFORNIA - For the third straight day, American Indians from the San Francisco Bay area, have occupied the Sogorea Te sacred site, commonly known as Glen Cove, in Vallejo, California.
The American Indians are occupying Sogorea Te Sacred Site
The American Indians are occupying Sogorea Te to prevent the Greater Recreational District (GVRD) from putting fifteen parking spaces and two toilets there.
“We are urging other indigenous people to join by coming to Glen Cove to show their support of our dead ancestors,”
said Norman “Wounded Knee” DeOcampo (Me-wuk), one of the leaders of the occupation that began late Thursday.
A View of Sogorea Te Sacred Site
While people are free to come and go, the crowd has remained steady with some 50 American Indians, who camp out in tents.
On Sunday the protesters spent time picking up debris on the site and painting over graffiti on some of the structures at Sogorea Te.
“We are prepared to stay as long as necessary,”
said Walt Copenhaver, secretary of the
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