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First Nation elders blockade Taku tributary mine exploration

...our people go to hunt, fish, connect with the land and pass on knowledge. And it contains our nation's history - burial sites, spiritual sites, traditional-use areas," Day wrote in an email.The Tahltan Nation supports some mining activity...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-03/first-nation-elders-blockade-taku-tribu
Local
Slack Tide: A pot primer for the newly legal

...archaeologists recently discovered charred remnants of cannabis inside a ritual brazier at a 3,000-year-old burial site in ancient Dacia, now present-day Romania. Of course, the Dacians claimed they were just holding it for a friend...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-03-07/slack-tide-pot-primer-newly-legal
Neighbors
Remains of Ice Age infants uncovered

...backing of Jerry Isaac, who was the Tanana Chiefs Conference president at the time of the dig. Disturbing ancient burial sites is controversial, but Isaac said the knowledge gained could provide important links to Athabascan history. He is particularly...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-12/remains-ice-age-infants-uncovered
State
Remains of Ice Age infants uncovered in Alaska

...backing of Jerry Isaac, who was the Tanana Chiefs Conference president at the time of the dig. Disturbing ancient burial sites is controversial, but Isaac said the knowledge gained could provide important links to Athabascan history. He is particularly...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-11/remains-ice-age-infants-uncovered-alask
State
Letter: Abandon Juneau road alternative 2B

...contribute to degradation of mammal habitat and herring and salmon spawning areas. Disturbance of Auk Kwaan Tlingit burial sites and cultural grounds will also be a result of the road. These effects are not acceptable.My family and I use the...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-10-07/letter-abandon-juneau-road-alternativ
Letters
Letter: A cemetery is not a public park

...in a graveyard is disrespectful to those interred there. How can this not be seen as desecrating a Native American burial site? I'm sure there must be many Tlingit elders buried in Evergreen Cemetery. Do the living Tlingit and Haida elders...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-10-19/letter-cemetery-not-public-park
Letters
Letter to the Editor: Preserve traditional land from development

...Berners Bay, and where there are villages, there are burial sites. We are afraid that if extending the dead end from...Katzehin River delta will result in the desecration of our burial sites. There has been enough of such desecration. When is...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-06-12/letter-editor-preserve-traditional-la
Letters
Navajo family fighting to stay on monument land

...discovering the Wupatki "blowhole," a geologic feature that forces cold air from the ground and sucks in warm air. His burial site is a two-room stone house visible from the road that loops around the monument.Along the rugged road that leads...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-03-23/navajo-family-fighting-stay-monumen
Neighbors
DIA: Gastineau remains were misidentified

...dig up that there are likely more graves."Worl said that she had seen the area and believes it is "definitely a burial site."Deputy City Manager Rob Steedle said Monday evening that he is aware of the finding and will provide a full update...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-07-17/dia-gastineau-remains-were-misidentifie
Local
Native tribal leaders worry about road access to cultural landmarks

...can go near a medicine man's burial site," she said. But several times...the road ... . Enough of our burial sites have been desecrated. When is...discuss the location of shaman burial sites. The petroglyph site - which is...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071606/sta_20060716013.shtml
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