Protector of the Sacred Sites

Originally Broadcast on Cortes Community Radio, CKTZ, 89.5 FM

Audio from Thursday, August 7. The first part of that program was about a First Nations burial ground on Grace Islet in BC. The podcast below, “Protector of the Sacred Sites,” ran from 9:12 – 9:30. It revolves around the clash between solar projects and Native American Sacred sites in Southern California.

Cicimitl, the great spirit who takes human spirits to the 4 directions and their final destination at the Topock Maze – Courtesy Alfredo Figueroa

When the US set out to build  solar plants in the desert, it clashed with an ancient  culture that did not want them.

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An ancient altar at Ivanpah is in the foreground of this picture – from the film, “Who Are My People?”
One of the four sun geoglyphs – Courtesy Alfredo Figueroa
Photo of the Quechan trail – Courtesy Alfredo Figueroa

(Image at top of page: Kokopilli – Courtesy Robert Lundahl’s documentary Who Are My People? Note all images on this page are “threatened”)

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