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Help us protect sacred Amah Mutsun land at Juristac!

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Sacred ceremonies at Juristac, now known as Sargent Ranch, Gilroy, California, were held by the Amah Mutsun peoples for millennia. For our Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, Juristac possesses profound cultural, ecological and spiritual heritage and significance. Shockingly, the new owners of this property, Sargent Ranch Management Company, have proposed a 320 acre sand and gravel mining project that will destroy and desecrate our most sacred spiritual and religious site.

Over the past 225 years, the intentional destruction and domination of the Amah Mutsun culture, environment and spirituality resulted in the near extermination and erasure of the Amah Mutsun from history. This mining proposal seeks to obtain Santa Clara County's approval to destroy the sacred site which served as the focus of Amah Mutsun religious practice for thousands of years.

Today, the Amah Mutsun are working to restore what was lost and are in need of your help. By signing this petition you will directly support the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band's opposition to the proposed sand and gravel mining project at Juristac. Furthermore, you will bring awareness to the true histories of indigenous peoples and help their voice be heard. Your support for our Tribe's efforts to protect and restore Amah Mutsun culture, environments, spirituality and its peoples is essential and deeply appreciated.

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