Western Shoshone Sacred Site More Precious Than (Barrick) Gold

Please read article, cited after the quote. Articles open in a new window.

Just two months ago, while many of us enjoyed a hearty Thanksgiving meal before a cozy fire, Western Shoshone grandmothers, Carrie Dann and Mary McCloud, along with other Western Shoshone supporters, stood in the cold on the flanks of Nevada’s Mt.Tenabo. They were – and still are – protesting the devastation of a mountain at the heart of Western Shoshone spirituality. Mt. Tenabo is home to Western Shoshone creation stories, medicinal foods and plants, and site of spiritual ceremonies. It is as important to the Western Shoshone as the San Francisco Peaks are to the Navajo/Dine. Much as the Navajo/Dine are fighting the use of treated sewage water for snow-making at a ski resort on the flanks of the Peaks, the Western Shoshone battle Barrick Gold for the life of Mt. Tenabo.

Barrick Gold has operated mines on and around Mt. Tenabo since 1969.  The company website states



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: