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The Greater Vallejo Recreation District then proceeded to modify Sogorea Te. On Saturday, City of Vallejo officials were there to dedicate the newly created park, which has two parking spots and a portable toilet.
The 100 protestors on Saturday were there to display their dismay of the final product. Leaders of last year's protest feel too much of the site was disrupted.
“I see a place that is ruined. Trees and natural vegetation has destroyed. All the vegetation around the creek has been be cut down and destroyed,”
commented Norman "Wounded Knee" DeOcampo, of Sacred Sites Protection & Rights of Indigenous Tribes, who was one of the leaders of last year's protest.
Protect Glen Cove Committee Members
Vow to Return Each Year.
“The ancestors have always watched this place. As long as our remains are still there, this place will be sacred,”
“We learned our lesson again, they tell too many stories. Too many lies. I hope others don't fall for their lies.”
Other speakers representing indigenous people were Caleen Sisk, chief and spiritual leader of the Winnemem Wintu and Corrine Fairbanks of the Santa Barbara chapter of AIM.
Sacred Sites Protection & Rights of Indigenous Tribes and the Protect Glen Cove Committee members vowed to return each year on June 16th to offer our prayers and honor the ancestors who still remain and those who have been stolen from Mother Earth. We also served notice that we would be watching the Greater Vallejo Recreation District and the City of Vallejo's conduct concerning Sogorea Te.
posted June 18, 2012 11:10 am edt