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No fake snow on San Francisco Peaks
by Francisco Da Costa
Wednesday Mar 14th, 2007 6:56 PM
The Ninth Appeals Court in San Francisco ruled in favor of several tribes to protect the Sacred Ground on San Francisco Peaks in Arizona. The final adjudication has been posted else where on this site. This victory sends a green signal to all First People that the right of the Native Americans should be protected. There have been added rights since early 2000 - that put dubious entities on notice that have discriminated against Native Americans.
When I first read that treated sewage was planned as part of the project to convert treated sewage water and make snow on the San Francisco Peaks - so that some folks could ski - it made no sense.

But, then again with greed most logic makes no sense - greed defies logic and common sense.
Greed discriminates and defies humanity and compassion.

In this case it was nice to see several tribal leaders and followers speak with one voice.

It was good to see many Environmental Groups support the First People and present a decent front to the Ninth Appeals Court here in San Francisco.

I want to thank the local, Bay Area Native American tribal leaders, supporters that came on the day of the hearing of this case and prayed inside and outside the Ninth Appeals Court in San Francisco.

Also, the many supporters - many Native Americans from all over this Nation - that drove, flew, and came by other modes of transportation and were present to support this cause. Aho.

More in this newsletter:

http://www.shankerlaw.net/Articles/Navajo/2007-03-13_NoFakeSnow.pdf


Francisco Da Costa
Director
Environmental Justice Advocacy