Archive for May 2010
How do we defend sacred places?
The WEA Advocacy Delegation traveled from Elko, NV to Flagstaff, AZ. We spent a remarkable and deeply moving day with Carrie Dann, Western Shoshone elder and long-time land rights activist, as well as Julie Cavanaugh-Bill, the trailblazing attorney for the Western Shoshone Defense Project. Carrie, along with her nephew and Julie’s husband Larson, brought us…Read More
Protecting the San Francisco Peaks
On the outskirts of Flagstaff, Arizona lies a sacred mountain called the San Francisco Peaks. It is a place of profound spiritual significance to Dine, Hopi, Apache, Havasupai and others, who consider it one of the four sacred mountains of this region of the Southwest. Native people from around the region come to the mountain…Read More
Defending Sacred Places, Day One: Coming Together
The journey has begun! Five incredible women stepped off the plane this morning in Elko, Nevada, welcomed by a blue sky, expansive landscape and the snowcapped Ruby Mountain range. Each of these women is a dynamic leader in environmental law, policy and business – ranging from years of dedicated environmental litigation practice, to visionary policy…Read More