by Levi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Native Challenges. Discussion »
A Rally and News Conference will be held Today
VALLEJO, CALIFORNIA - The occupation of the Sogorea Te sacred burial site, commonly known as Glen Cove, continues. American Indians have been protesting the plan to install two toilets and 15 parking spaces have concluded its third weekend at the site.
“Today was a beautiful day at Sogorea Te,”
Corrina Gould (Ohlone), a member of Sacred Sites Protection & Rights of Indigenous Tribes (SSP&RIT) organization said on Sunday evening.
“We had a number of people come to join in our ceremonies tonight and join us.”
On Sunday, members of the Cultural Resource Department of the Shingle Springs Rancheria (Miwok) brought a large truck-load of wood down from El Dorado County and spent the day with us. Dozens of other visitors came by, many receiving tours of the grounds.
Volunteers leafleted for a few hours at the Vallejo Farmers Market, talking with many people (including MC Hammer!) about Sogorea Te and inviting them to come out for a visit. An Afghan woman surprised by bringing the protesters delicious food for dinner.
A large group of women from the social justice organization Bay Area CodePINK will be arriving in Vallejo Sunday evening, after a day of marches and occupations in support of the International Workers Day strike. On Monday morning, they will march from downtown Vallejo to Glen Cove, to express solidarity with the American Indian struggle to prevent the desecration of Glen Cove.
A rally and press conference will be held at noon pdt.
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