30 APRIL 2004
MOUNTAIN SPRING SURVIVAL GATHERING 2004: 06-09 MAY From the Dine'h Resistance,
Black Mesa, AZ - Published 17 March 2004
Reviving the continuing Indigenous resistance
against forced relocation, environmental devastation,
multinational corporate greed, and genocidal implementations....
Grave Desecration in Southern California
- SENAA International
- 10 MAR 2004
An Indigenous American cemetery has been discovered
in Playa Del Rey, California. Part of the cemetery was uncovered
at the Playa Vista development that began in October of 2003.
Currently, there has been destruction of Indigenous American
burials, removal of Indigenous American human remains, and the
separation of funerary objects from the human remains to which
the objects belong....
Below are links to documents released by the
Gabrielino/Tongva detailing the issue. You will find three fact
sheets that will inform you of the situation, a letter that you
can download and/or print to voice your support for preservation
of the site, and a list of names and addresses of those who
should be contacted and urged to stop the desecration and
restore the disturbed graves....
FROM BLACK MESA: MARCH 2004 - by Bahe Y. Katenay - 17
BIG MOUNTAIN (UAP)—During the week of March 8th, the BIA-Hopi Agency Police and Range Technician arrested Dan Herder who tried to intervene while his cattle were being impounded. Though, Dan Herder resides on the "NPL" side of the
boundary his cattle had wondered into the many openings along the Partition Fence line. Another "NPL" resident's cattle were impounded as well. Kii Shey (or Kee Shay) whose cattle had also been entering the fence line in the same matter were spotted by the Range Technicians and eventually got
ANGELES: State Decries Removal of Remains - Playa
Vista officials refuse to comply with the heritage panel's
request that excavation be halted at site of an Indian cemetery LA Times - 21 MAR 2004
state's Native American Heritage Commission is asking
developers at Playa Vista to stop excavating land near
Centinela Creek, where workers uncovered a 200-year-old
Indian cemetery containing the remains of at least 160
Vista officials have refused to stop work, saying an
agreement with tribal representatives allows the removal
of the bodies and provides guidelines on handling of the
discovered the burial ground of the Gabrieliño-Tongva
tribe in October while removing dirt to create a
waterway — Playa Vista calls it a "stream,"
critics call it a "drainage ditch" — to
catch water runoff from Playa Vista and neighboring
housing developments near Marina del Rey....
Developers Won't Stop Building at Indian Burial Site Arizona
Daily Sun - 22 MAR 2004
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Developers have refused to stop
work at a site where a state commission on American Indian
heritage says a 200-year-old cemetery holds the remains of at
least 169 bodies.
Officials with Playa Vista, a residential and
commercial development company, said a 13-year-old agreement
with the Gabrielino-Tongva tribe allows them to remove the
The Native American Heritage Commission board has
no authority to stop the development, but it is considering
legal action, officials said....
Coal Mine Timeline - Arizona Daily Sun - 28 MAR
1970 -- Southern California Edison and Peabody
Energy sign 35-year coal supply agreement, set to expire Dec.
1998 -- Grand Canyon Trust leads environmental
groups in lawsuit against Southern California Edison over
emissions problems at Mohave Generating Station.
1999 -- The Trust and Edison reach an out-of-court
settlement, Edison agrees to have emissions controls in place by
Jan. 1, 2006.
2001 -- Amid concerns over Peabody's use of the
N-aquifer for providing to the coal slurry line, the company
releases a study that shows no significant harm to the