Close Galindo Street Trail in Trinidad CA
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Galindo Street Trail was installed around 1990, under the direction of the City of Trinidad, with work donated by the California Conservation Corps, and Redwood Community Action Agency.
Axel Lindgren II was in attendance at the start of the installation, and advised the crew not to continue with their plotted route, as they would be going over the top of Yurok graves. After Axel left for an appointment, the crew continued building.
When Axel returned, he noted the trail had not been adjusted to avoid the graves and his advice/request had been ignored.
Over the years, there have been several attempts to persuade the City of Trinidad to reroute the trail off the grave sites. Including construction of the board walk on Edwards Street.
The lineal descendants of the Yurok Village in Trinidad (Tsurai), formed non-profit to protect their culture from exploitation and destruction. The Tsurai Ancestral Society, and Yurok Tribe fought the City and Trinidad Rancheria in 2007 to close the trail. The Seascape and pier access were more important and the business interests won out.
Today, you still pass over the graves as you travel along Galindo's trail down to the pier.
Please sign this petition today and demand the City protect these Yurok Graves by permenantly closing Galindo Street Trail!
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