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Pit River Tribe and Allies Rally to Protect Medicine Lake
by Dan Bacher
“Medicine Lake is a sacred place and it needs to be protected at all costs,” said Pit River Tribal Chairman Mickey Gemmill. “We’re trying to preserve our culture and Medicine Lake is part of the beginning of our people. If we allow these corporations to come in and frack, we could lose that chance to bring back that part of our culture. So we’re asking the Calpine Corporation to step back and leave the Medicine Lake Highlands alone.” Photo of Medicine Lake defenders in front of courthouse in San Francisco courtesy of the Pit River Tribe.

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