Saturday, January 31, 2009

Schaghticoke Rally and Protest, Jan. 29, 2009

"If it was your house, and it was your mother's grave getting dug up, wouldn't you get upset?"
Tony Crone of the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation

Driving up to Hartford Thursday, when the The Schaghticoke Tribal Nation held a protest and rally at the state capitol, the fifth anniversary of its reversed federal acknowledgement, to protest the state's refusal to intervene on its behalf to stop the destruction of land on the reservation, I was sitting in the front passenger seat, when this big ex-Marine pictured above told me about spreading his Mom's ashes as she'd asked him to do. He said he put some by the old apple trees of the ancient burial grounds and then walked to the top of the mountain, placing some more here and there along the way.
He said, "When we did, we made - for lack of a better word - "rock piles," so we'd remember where they were."
These Rock Piles are now gone...
More at: Video from the Schaghticoke Rally and Protest

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