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South Bay Indigenous Solidarity Organizing Meeting
February 6 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Please consider showing the Amuh-Mutsan tribal band your support of protecting scared Juristac lands by signing the online petition at the link at the bottom of this page and by telling all of your friends and communities about this pressing issue!
Numerous news headlines describe protecting Juristac land as a ‘Standing Rock Moment’ for the South San Fransisco Bay.
Extractive Industry threatens sacred sites and burial grounds in both cases. Standing Rock and Juristac raise unique ecological concerns as well as issues of Human Rights.
Join us to learn about the effort to save the area traditionally known as Juristac, the ancient Amah Mutsun ceremonial site located south of Gilroy. A proposed sand and gravel quarry threatens to level sacred hills and rip 40 million tons of materials from pits covering 317 acres.
Protect HUMAN RIGHTS: Juristac contains ancient village sites, ceremonial sites, and burial grounds. No amount of mitigation can ensure the preservation of cultural resources. And, in Amah Mutsun tradition, there will be no way to repair the spiritual damage done to this sacred site–a site which should be treated with the same respect accorded to other important pilgrimage sites around the world.
Protect NATURE: Juristac is home to endangered and threatened species. It is an important wildlife corridor, connecting the unique habitats of the Santa Cruz, Gabilan, and Diablo mountain rages. It occupies the extremely sensitive watershed of the Pajaro River. And its water-table is prone to saltwater intrusion.
Thousands of other Indigenous cultural sites in Santa Clara County have already been destroyed by urban sprawl, extractive industry, and agriculture.
Over a century of OIL production, including hydraulic-injection applications (fracking), along with other extractive activities and road building, have already effected the perimeters of the proposed quarry site. Just another reason why the land threatened by this quarry is so unique.
If you choose to help, it’s as simple as spreading the word, gathering a few signatures, or writing your County Supervisor. You CAN make a difference!
If you are interested in learning more about this issue, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org Find more information about this issue at: http://www.protectjuristac.org