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Day 7 Update from Glen Cove Spiritual Encampment
by Dan Bacher
Thursday Apr 21st, 2011 8:00 AM
Here is the latest update from Sacred Site Protection & Rights of Indigenous Tribes (SSP&RIT): Tribal members at the ongoing Spiritual Encampment and Vigil at the sacred burial site at Glen Cove will hold an Indigenous Peoples Earth Day and Interfaith Gathering this Saturday, April 23, 2011 from 1 pm to 5 pm.
Sacred Site Protection & Rights of Indigenous Tribes (SSP&RIT)

Photos from today have been posted at:
http://protectglencove.org/photos/day-seven/

*** ANNOUNCEMENT: Saturday, April 23:
Earth Day Celebration & Interfaith Gathering

Tribal members at the ongoing Spiritual Encampment and Vigil at the sacred
burial site at Glen Cove will hold an Indigenous Peoples Earth Day and
Interfaith Gathering this Saturday, April 23, 2011 from 1pm to 5pm. We are
inviting the general public to come to Glen Cove for this gathering that
will bring together people from many faiths, cultures and religions in
support of the struggle to protect Glen Cove from desecration and
destruction.'Bring friends, family, co-workers and food to share. Also,
we're asking that you bring reusable utensils, cups and plates.

In addition to the gathering on Saturday, please come to Glen Cove
whenever you can be there to help protect the site. We need people there
all the time to keep the encampment going strong!

*** DAY 7 UPDATE
The spiritual encampment is holding strong. Many California Native
brothers and sisters joined us last night from the Central Valley with
their songs and medicine, and have vowed to remain. Many prayers and good
words were spoken today.

In the evening, a presentation and discussion was held, focused around the
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Representatives from the International Indian Treaty Council explained the
value of taking a rights-based approach to protecting sacred lands and
asserting indigenous sovereignty.

Healing arts practitioners: There is a request from some of the Elders for
massage. They are making sacrifices by standing with us day and night to
guide us, despite difficult health conditions – it is our responsibility
to care for them well. Please visit the encampment if you can offer
assistance.

Also, just a reminder, we are in continual need of FIREWOOD for the sacred
fire. Thank you.

Photos from today have been posted at:
http://protectglencove.org/photos/day-seven/

For more information and updates:
http://protectglencove.org/