(Editor's note: Luis J. Rodriguez is the author of "Always Running", "Republic of East LA", "Hearts and Hands, Creating community in violent times", as well as a children's book, poetry collections, a novel--"Music of the Mill", and many essays dealing with youth, community and culture. This piece is reprinted from his blog: http://luisjrodriguez.com/blog/)
Long before I was born, my people, the Lakota, lived and thrived within and around Paha Sapa--or Black Hills. My people have always lived there. Our creation stories came from Wind Tunnel, which is now privately owned by the tourist industrial complex. They charge admission for entry onto our sacred grounds.
(image courtesy of Bradley Stuart / Indybay.org)
Protect the Peaks! Week of Action Update 1
On Friday, August 5th, more than 50 people marched through the streets of downtown Flagstaff to raise awareness of Arizona Snowbowl’s eco-cide and desecration of the Holy San Francisco Peaks. The march was part of a week of action to bring community members together to protect the Peaks.