President Donald Trump may soon become the first U.S. President to ever revoke the status of federal lands designated as national monuments. He is concerned that “wasteful regulations … create barriers to achieving energy independence” and curtail “economic growth.” So today Trump signed America’s first executive order threatening National Monuments.
Christopher McLeod was disturbed by the environmental injustice. He saw Native Americans subjected to airborne coal pollution, and their water being taken for slurry lines. The Hopi elders told him there was a spiritual side to the injustice. These violations were taking place within a network of sacred places that their people had preserved for countless generations. These consisted of a sacred mountain, sacred springs that gave the Hopi life, and their ancestral burial grounds. The elders told him the cause of the West’s environmental crises is the disconnect from their spiritual link to the earth. This has become the message behind Standing on Sacred Ground, a four part documentary which can be seen on the WORLD Channel, Sundays at 9:00 PM (ET) until June 14, 2015.
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.
Native Americans defending their sacred sites are more than a few tribespeople opposing ‘Big Clean Energy.’ Do you get it?
By Roy L Hales
Aztlán, ancestral cradle of the Nahuatl people (of whom the Aztecs were the best known branch), was most likely in the Lower Colorado Basin. Some of the tribes in this area speak a Uto-Aztecan language, share the Mexica historical idea of five suns and are believed to have left hundreds of geoglyphs which show mythological ties to Mexico. Some of the best known of these geoglyphs are at Blythe, CA, and best viewed from a passing airplane. You can see some in Jess Fig Jesus Chuey Zapata Figueroa’s Music Video: Aztec Sickness (Save the Geoglyphs). Continue reading Do You Get It?→