Levi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Native Challenges. Discussion »
VALLEJO, CALIFORNIA - Protesters at Sogorea Te, commonly known as Glen Cove, entered their eleventh week on Thursday. Organizers have asked for people come to support their efforts as they continue their spiritual encampment.
Greater Vallejo Recreation District management visited
Sogorea Te yesterday with consultants and contractors
They released the following statement on Thursday:
Greater Vallejo Recreation District management visited Sogorea Te yesterday with consultants and contractors. For this and other reasons, we are again concerned that they may be preparing an attempt to seek the removal of our prayer vigil in order to proceed with park construction.
Until we have more specific information, the Committee to Protect Glen Cove is asking for supporters to please come and stay with us over the coming week. Please bring as much food as you can with you, and remember that there are strictly no drugs, no alcohol and no weapons allowed at our spiritual gathering.
Also, the spiritual encampment at Sogorea Te is still in need of firewood to keep the sacred fire burning. Please bring a load by if you are able!
The Committee to Protect Glen Cove
The protesters have been there with a sacred fire since mid-April to oppose the Greater Vallejo Recreation District's plan to spend $1.5 million on the proposed park that, if constructed, will have 15 parking spaces and two toilets at the Sogorea Te sacred burial site, which is 25 miles from San Francisco.
“The spirit here is strong,”
said John Malloy, the coordinator of the 33rd Annual 500 Mile American Indian Spiritual Marathon, told the Native News Network on Friday afternoon. The marathon ended at Sogorea Te last week and Malloy was still there giving his support. "We decided to end the marathon here to throw our support behind the protesters. There is a lot of goodwill coming and going from here, but they still need our help."
posted July 2, 2011 6:30 am et
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