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Shalawa is where my ancestors are buried | Those who should know better desecrate this Holy Site

Shalawa is where my ancestors are buried | Those who should know better desecrate this Holy Site

    By David Blue Wolf Diaz First, my desire is to be addressed as David Blue Wolf Diaz or Blue Wolf. Second, I want it to be known that I am solely responsible for protecting my family’s burial site which has been experiencing desecration by various people and groups, since approximately 2004. This desecration started […]

Response to article: “Strategic Desecration of a Local Sacred Native American Site”

Response to article: “Strategic Desecration of a Local Sacred Native American Site”

    By Ken Owen, Channel Islands Restoration It is very unfortunate that Lori Denman in her column, “Strategic Desecration of a Local Sacred Native American Site” never bothered to contact any of the agencies that were repeatedly accused of breaking federal law in her article. Contrary to the many demonstrably false statement in the story, […]

Strategic Desecration of a Local Sacred Native American Site

Strategic Desecration of a Local Sacred Native American Site

By Lori Denman A sacred site of the Chumash people in the Santa Barbara area known to the tribe as Shalawa, is under threat. It’s a three-acre parcel that sits on what is commonly referred to as “Hammonds Meadow” and “Sea Meadow”. For life long monitor David Daniel Diaz of the Barbareno Indian tribe, it is a […]