Sacred Site Demonstration / 2.27.09 / Redding
- *Advocates for the Protection of Sacred Sites Call All People to Demonstrate at Shasta County Board of Supervisors Office in Redding*
*Demand the County Withdraw Support for the Hatchet Mt. Wind Mill Project*
* As It Will Injure or Kill Golden/Bald Eagles & Greatly Harm Ancient Native Sacred Places (More information below).
*Join the demonstration on February 27, 2009 at high noon!! The address is
1450 Court Street, Redding, CA. Wear red, bring signs, and be there rain or
shine. Also, phone, fax, and email the supervisors and demand the county
withdraw support for the Hatchet Mt. Wind Mill project as it will injure and
kill golden and bald eagles and greatly harm ancient Native sacred places!!
They can be reached via phone at 800-479-8009, fax at 530-225-5189, and
emails at dkehoe@...; lmoty@...;
ghawes@...; lhartman@...; and lbaugh@...
The project would have negative impact on sacred places and traditional
plants; the tribe uses plants on Hatchet Mtn. as part of their cultural
practices; the tribe does not support the project; the visual impact of the
towers on the ridge destroys the integrity of the setting of this sacred
area; birds traditionally important to the tribal culture, such as eagles,
ospreys, ducks, and geese cross the ridge and could be entangled in the
blades; migration routes of deer across the ridge could be disrupted; sound
quality issues would also affect the serenity and isolation of the ridge,
disrupting human experiences in the area; Bunchgrass Mountain, just north of
the project area, is a sacred place and remains a collection place for
native basketry materials, including redbud, bear grass, and willow; an old
trail runs along the top of the ridge top, connecting the Pit River to Goose
Valley and sites downriver, in addition to regular travel, this trail is
used to reach remote areas during vision quests and such quests continue
among some young men.
Radley Davis, Pit River Nation, 530-917-6064; Mark LeBeau Pit River Nation,
916-801-4422; James Hayward, Sr., Redding Rancheria, 530-410-2875; Miki'ala
Catalfano, Advocates for the Protection of Sacred Sites Co-Chair,