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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Save the Peaks

This article appeared on the front page of today's print edition of the Denver Post



Tribes fight ski area over sacred site
By Electa Draper
Denver Post Staff Writer

American Indians and non-Indians protest last week outside the federal courthouse in Prescott, Ariz., against the planned expansion of the Arizona Snowbowl and its proposed use of treated wastewater for snowmaking. (Special to Post / Tom Hood)

Prescott, Ariz. - Four Corners tribes say they are fighting for their spiritual lives as they sue to stop a ski area on the San Francisco Peaks from spraying what they consider sacred mountains with snow made from reclaimed wastewater.

The Arizona Snowbowl and the U.S. Forest Service, which has approved the ski area's plans, argue that if the American Indians' religious claims prevail, it could lead to more than 550 tribes nationwide dictating how federal agencies manage millions of acres of public lands, from the Grand Canyon to Mount Rushmore full article.


To learn more about this struggle, go to the following website-Save the Peaks

1 Comments:

At 1:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LETS GO NATIVES!!! BACKING YOU UP 100 % PEACE OUT!!!!!

 

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