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There are thousands of sacred Native American and Alaska Native cultural sites across the United States. Oak Flat in Arizona and Mauna Kea in Hawaii are two significant sites that have recently received national attention. Our occasional series Sacred Places Update is an opportunity to share your thoughts and concerns about places that are sacred or significant to your tribe. Are there places in your community that are in danger of being destroyed? Or do you have a victory to report in your efforts to preserve and honor a sacred place? Are you planning on visiting a sacred place this summer?
You can send your sacred place update to firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Garreau (Cheyenne River Lakota) – executive director of the Cheyenne River Youth Project
Suzan Shown Harjo (Southern Cheyenne and Hodulgee Muscogee) – president of the Morning Star Institute
Dr. Andrea Hunter (Osage Nation) – tribal historic preservation officer for the Osage Nation
Caleen Sisk (Winnemem Wintu)- spiritual leader and of the tribal chief of the Winnemem Wintu
Break Music: Kū Kiaʻi Mauna (single song) Kapu System (artist)