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Tue Apr 12 2011 (Updated 04/25/11)
Sogorea Te (Glen Cove) Under Threat of Imminent Development
Tue Apr 12 2011 (Updated 04/25/11)
Spiritual Leaders Call for Gathering to Protect Sacred Native Site in Vallejo
4/24 updates: Committee to Protect Sogorea Te Responds to Vallejo Times Herald Op-Ed | Day 10: Hundreds attend community gathering at Glen Cove
4/22 update: Photos from Day 8 of the Glen Cove Spiritual Encampment
4/21 update: Indigenous Peoples Earth Day and Interfaith Gathering on April 23
4/20 update: Spiritual Vigil at Glen Cove Continues as State Senator Tours Sacred Site
4/19 update: Temporary Agreement Allows Glen Cove Spiritual Gathering for 24 Hours
4/18 update: GVRD Threatens Removal of Spiritual Encampment at Glen Cove
4/17 update: Sogorea Te (Glen Cove) Occupation Continues, Visitors Welcome
4/16 update: Photos from the occupation at Glen Cove
4/15 update: Around 40 people camped at Glen Cove overnight.
4/12 update: Native Americans to file civil rights complaint to stop desecration of Glen Cove

Despite efforts by Sacred Sites Protection and Rights of Indigenous Tribes (SSP&RIT) to negotiate a preservation agreement, the Greater Vallejo Recreation District has so far refused to abandon efforts to develop Glen Cove, a sacred Native American burial site also known as Sogorea Te in the Ohlone language. With bulldozing slated to get under way as soon as Friday, April 15th, SSP&RIT has called for an assembly to gather at 5pm on April 14th at Glen Cove, in preparation for a ceremony to honor the ancestors buried at the site at 8am the following morning. Event details: Thursday evening | Friday morning

Sogorea Te is a sacred gathering place and burial ground that has been utilized by numerous Native American tribes since at least 1,500 BC. Today, Sogorea Te continues to be spiritually important to local Native communities. It is located just south of Vallejo, California along the Carquinez Strait, a natural channel that connects the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to the San Francisco Bay. A large abandoned building known as the Stremmel Mansion dominates the middle of the site. The Stremmel Mansion is literally built on top of grave sites, and intact shellmounds lie just adjacent to the main building.

The Greater Vallejo Recreational District (GVRD) and the City of Vallejo claim that their plans to develop a park on the site take the Native community into consideration and will "protect" Glen Cove's "sensitive cultural resources." SSP&RIT, however, says that no real effort has been made to involve the local native community in decision-making. Despite years of phone calls, letters, and even demonstrations ending at GVRD headquarters to deliver stacks of petitions, the agency claims that the wishes of Native Americans regarding Glen Cove are "unclear." SSP&RIT asserts that the local Native community should rightfully be the lead decision-makers who hold authority in matters related to Sogorea Te, one of the few surviving remnants of native history in the Bay Area, so much of which has already been destroyed or paved over.

Stop the desecration of the Sogorea Te shellmound in Glen Cove | "Sacred," a poem by Dee Allen | Defend Glen Cove/Sogorea Te: Action alert | ProtectGlenCove.org
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