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DEFEND THE SACRED ! It's A Movement, sign the petition !!!!
« on: April 21, 2019, 12:07:22 PM »

The devastating destruction of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has fueled a wave of grief across the globe, but it’s also prompted discussion about tragedies that have long received far less attention: the active abuse of lands sacred to Native Americans across the US.

“The concern and dismay is being felt by many around the world,” reads a quote from attorney Casey Douma posted by Indigenous Goddess Gang on Instagram. “Now imagine that the damage to this historic and religious site was caused by a pipeline running through it, by fracking, or due to development.”

Statements like this one fit into a larger online discourse that’s emerged in the wake of the Notre Dame fire, which has included concerns about France’s role as a colonizer and the overwhelming attention that white western cultural edifices receive compared to religious structures of other cultures.

In the US, that disconnect is keenly felt by some Native Americans, who have seen the pervasive abuse of their sacred sites throughout American history. And while that disregard is currently affecting more than 30 sites across the country, such as Bears Ears in Utah, activists have repeatedly been shot down by the courts as they’ve tried to defend them.

“Year after year, sacred landscapes that are integral to the exercise of Native religions are being destroyed or are under threat by development, pollution, recreation, vandalism, or other public and private actions,” reads a statement from the National Congress of American Indians’ website. “There is no effective comprehensive policy to preserve and protect sacred places and Native Americans’ rights to access them.”..Read More at
Vox


https://www.vox.com/identities/2019/4/17/18412307/notre-dame-native-american-activists-sacred-lands?fbclid=IwAR2p3KPzv2mKE7VkQCrmUpT51xwDwxJhiy5Ts2RCzcD_cUuOk_-nxuiUl7w
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