Dillon Arnold and Isaiah Maher
Native Rights and Burial Grounds
Some of the beautiful mountains of our country. Once belonging to Native Americans and stolen by us.
In 1988 a court case known as Lyng v Northwest Indian CPA was decided in favor of the state even though Native Americans had used the lands for many years for religious purposes.
In the Final court decision it was decided that foresting companies were free to harvest the trees and the land because it was owned by the federal government.
This is an outrageous decision because if someone were to build a highway over a church or a cemetery people would absolutely lose their minds.
We all know that it is important to us to have our sacred grounds like churches or burial places. Why then do people disregard Native lands? It has the same concept and holds the same principles as ours do. It is their right to have their land preserved. It just isn't right to disturb land where people were buried.
Call for meetings and call for equality to be taught for everyone. Native Americans are equal to everyone else and their land should be respected
Set out flyers or put up fences protecting Native land.
Call for people to set native lands as sort of government protected lands.
Pick a solution and make a step by step plan:
Call for meetings and call for equality to be taught for everyone. Native Americans are equal to everyone else and their land should be respected.
Step 1: Ask around or take surveys asking questions about views on Natives.
Step 2: Create flyers to post around town advertising Native land and how it is important.
Step 3: Call people systematically to ask around for donations to help restore native lands to how they used to be.
NA. "Lyng v. Northwest Indian Cemetery Protective Association." Lyng v. Northwest Indian Cemetery Protective Association. NA, n.d. Web. 02 Feb. 2015bbb