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Karuk Tribal Members Thwart Pot Growers’ Attempts to Desecrate Sacred Site
by Dan Bacher
Members of the Karuk Tribe on the Klamath River recently thwarted an attempt by pot growers to desecrate a sacred site, Tishawnik. In a press release, Karuk Tribe leaders said they are concerned that "new age religions or the false claims of associations with established religions could be used to desecrate Karuk sacred sites." “While we acknowledge that peyote is considered a sacrament by the Native American Church, Marijuana has never been sacred to the Karuk People,” explained Leaf Hillman, Karuk Ceremonial Leader. ”I find it particularly ironic that we have to fight for our spiritual rights against those allegedly associated with the Native American Church, a forerunner for religious freedom.” Photo of Tishawnik rainbow courtesy of Stormy Staats, Klamath Media. Below is the Karuk Tribe's press release:

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