by Levi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Native Challenges. Discussion »
VALLEJO, CALIFORNIA - Photo-journalist and Peace Activist Tristan Anderson visited Sogorea Te sacred site, commonly known as Glen Cove, to lend support to the occupation of the sacred site by a group of San Fransisco Bay area American Indians.
Tristan Anderson at Sogorea Te
Anderson lives in Oakland, California, who was shot in the head by the Israeli military in March 2009 at a protest against the Apartheid Wall in occupied Palestine. He was critically wounded when a tear gas artillery hit him. Anderson spent many months rehabilitating in a hospital. He came to Sogorea Te to lend his support of the American Indians who are protesting further desecration of the sacred site.
Vallejo city officials want to erect two toilets and put in 15 parking spaces so people can walk the trails of Sogorea Te.
Thursday has marked the 8th day of occupation, which the protesters are calling a spiritual encampment. American Indians from various tribes are at the site showing the protesters.
3,500-year old Sogorea Te Under Protective Occupation
American Indians from the San Francisco Bay area gather at the 3,500-year old Sogorea Te site which contains ancestral human remains, several times each year to hold ceremonies and oppose any further development of the site.
The Sacred Sites Protection and Rights of Indigenous Tribes (SSP&RIT) organization that has led the occupation is calling for an Indigenous Day Peoples Earth Day and Interfaith Gathering for Saturday from 1 - 5 pm pdt at the site.
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