by Levi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Native Challenges. Discussion »
VALLEJO, CALIFORNIA - New supporters arrived at Sogorea Te sacred burial site, commonly known as Glen Cove, on Day 16 to lend support to the protesters who have waged an occupation there to demonstrate their opposition to the building of two toilets and 15 parking spaces on the site.
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The protest in Vallejo, a suburb of San Francisco, has gained national attention and support for various American Indians from various parts of the country.
I-780 Protest Banner
While there the protesters have been cleaning up the City of Vallejo-owned property, hauling away old rubber tires, trash and broken glass. New protest banners were painted and one was dropped over Interstate 780 at the Glen Cove overpass.
Other protesters handed out flyers in downtown Vallejo and at the nearby Safeway grocery store.
A group of young women came to show their support from the Oakland-based American Indian Child Resource Center’s “Daughters of Tradition” program. Corrina Gould, one the occupation’s leaders provided them with a guided tour of the Sogorea Te sacred burial site.
Sogorea Te Protest Circle
American Indians from the San Francisco Bay area gather at the 3,500-year old Sogorea Te sacred burial site, which contains ancestral human remains, several times each year to hold ceremonies and oppose any further development of the site.
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