Levi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Native Challenges. Discussion »
VALLEJO, CALIFORNIA - Organizers of the 104 day old protest to protect the sacred burial grounds at Sogorea Te, commonly known as Glen Cove, are hosting a closing ceremony on Saturday, July 30 at noon.
Protest to Close Down
After the long protest that organizers called a spiritual encampment, there was an agreement made last week with the City of Vallejo to have a the Greater Vallejo Recreation District to put an easement there, instead of two restrooms and a 15 space parking lot.
This was a major victory for the organizers and all indigenous peoples around the world.
During the closing ceremony, long-term participants and warriors will be honored and the sacred fire that has been continuously tended for over 100 days and nights was not allowed to burn out since mid-April when the protestors arrived will burn out.
Organizers are asking for those attending to bring food to share and chairs. Volunteers will be asked to assist in removal of trash as the conclusion of the Saturday ceremony.
On Sunday, July 31, the spiritual encampment will be closed down and organizers need assistance to restore the area to its natural state.
Sogorea Te, located in Vallejo, is 25 miles from San Francisco.
posted July 28, 2011 8:45 am edt
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