Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Hatchery opponents protest at sacred site

Hatchery opponents protest at sacred site
By ViAnn Prestwich - Feb. 23, 2010

.....Last Wednesday, about a dozen tribal members were at the springs to protest the ongoing construction of a $6 million fish hatchery designed to use Big Springs as a water supply. Opponents of the plan feel the water supply is sacred and should not be tampered with, and that the tribal leadership is not receptive to their concerns. Those supporting the hatchery want the capability of supplying fish to reservation waters without depending on U.S. Fish and Game.
"Our ability to go to sacred locations should not be political and controversial," Jasanna Cuch said after returning home from the mountain. Last October she had made a similar trip in protest......


Sent by Sister Jasanna Cuch

Teresa Anahuy

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