Protecting Sacred Landscapes: From Juristac to Medicine Lake

Join the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band and Green Foothills for an inspiring online event to learn how we can protect sacred landscapes and critical wildlife habitat from industrial development.

Speakers include:

  • Valentin Lopez, Chair of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band
  • Morning Star Gali, Pit River Tribe of Northern California
  • Alice Kaufman, Green Foothills Legislative Advocacy Director
  • Dr. Stuart Weiss, Ph.D., Chief Scientist for Creekside Science

In Santa Clara County southwest of Gilroy, the most sacred site of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band is currently threatened by a proposed 317-acre sand and gravel mining operation. Juristac, otherwise known as Sargent Ranch, is the cultural and spiritual center of Amah Mutsun territory and also serves as an essential migration corridor for mountain lions, badgers, and other wildlife.

In Northern California near Mt. Shasta, the Pit River Tribe has led a successful decades-long fight—alongside other allied tribes and environmental organizations—to protect the sacred Medicine Lake Highlands from proposed geothermal industrial development. This landmark struggle to prevent the desecration of sacred land provides inspiration for the movement to protect Juristac and related efforts around the world.

The County of Santa Clara will be releasing an Environmental Impact Report for the proposed Sargent Ranch mining operation later this year, and members of the public will have the opportunity to make our voices heard. Join us at this online event to get your questions answered and find out how you can take action to protect Juristac!

Co hosted by:
Amah Mutsun Tribal Band
Green Foothills
Silicon Valley Youth Climate Strike
Center for Biological Diversity
Greenbelt Alliance
ACLU of Northern California
Friends of Juristac
South Bay Indigenous Solidarity
First Unitarian Church of San Jose
Dept. of Anthropology & Social Change, CA Institute of Integral Studies
Social Sciences Dept., Gavilan Community College
Sign the petition to protect Juristac:
http://protectjuristac.org/petition

Date

Aug 05, 2020

Time

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Cost

Free

Location

Zoom Webinar

Organizer

Justyne Schnupp
Phone
650-968-7243 x340
Email
[email protected]

Note

You are leaving the Green Foothills website to go to our Protect Coyote Valley website.

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You are leaving the Green Foothills website to go to the Protect Juristac website.

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You are leaving the Green Foothills website to go to our 2021 CALA Application.

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You are leaving the Green Foothills website to go to our Protect Coyote Valley website.