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Native Voices, Environmental Resistance: A Fundraiser for Historic Lawsuit

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This entry was posted in Coyote Valley Band of Pomo, Events, Lawsuit, Round Valley Indian Tribes on March 21, 2016.
New Video: Ceremony For Pomo Ancestor Sites Destroyed by CalTrans
Following is a terrific video by Maria Gilardin, summarizing much of what has led up to the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians and Round Valley Indian Tribes lawsuit against CalTrans.

Save Our Little Lake Valley is assisting the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians with fundraiser for their lawsuit. Although they have an excellent pro-bono legal team, the cost of taking on an institution like CalTrans in federal court is nevertheless quite high. After watching the video, please consider donating.
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“An unnecessary freeway bypass cut through ancestral sites of Pomo Indians near Willits, CA. This is a summary of their resistance, ceremonies and appeals for help. All leading up to the filing of a lawsuit in Federal Court in October 2015.”

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This entry was posted in Coyote Valley Band of Pomo, Lawsuit, Round Valley Indian Tribes, Sherwood Valley Pomo, Videos on March 1, 2016.
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Fred Short, Spiritual Leader with the American Indian Movement, takes part in a ceremony held on a former village site located on Willits Bypass Project Mitigation Lands, July 2015. Photo by Steve Eberhard – The Willits News.

From: Save Our Little Lake Valley (SOLLV)
In solidarity with Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians

January 8th, 2016

We are writing to share an opportunity to build alliances with Native communities. We are asking you or your organization to sign on to letters to state and federal agencies and, if possible, for your financial support of an important lawsuit.

You have probably heard of the collaboration between First Nations’ Idle No More and environmental and community groups that stopped the Keystone XL pipeline. Continue reading →

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This entry was posted in Coyote Valley Band of Pomo, Lawsuit, Literature, Round Valley Indian Tribes, Sherwood Valley Pomo, Updates on January 12, 2016.
Send Letters In Support of Coyote Valley Band of Pomo and Round Valley Indian Tribes
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Please send letters to the State Historic Preservation Office and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation asking them NOT TO SIGN the Programatic Agreement on the Willits Bypass Project.

The Coyote Valley, Round Valley and, indeed Sherwood Valley Indian Tribes, are all thoroughly disgusted with Caltrans’ treatment of both them and their cultural heritage. Coyote Valley and Round Valley have gone so far as to file a suit in federal court. It is unconscionable that the agencies tasked with historic preservation would sign an agreement that the local tribes vehemently oppose.

There are two documents (The PA and the PRDMP) currently before the agencies (The State: SHPO and the Federal: ACHP) tasked with Historic Preservation.