Petition to Santa Clara County:
Protect Amah Mutsun Sacred Grounds from Proposed Quarry

Protect Juristac

10,106 signatures

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Dear County of Santa Clara Officials,

We respectfully urge you to protect and preserve Mutsun cultural heritage by rejecting the proposed Sargent Quarry Project. The land threatened by the quarry, known as Juristac in the Mutsun languge, is of immense cultural, historical, environmental and spiritual importance to the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band. Juristac is not an appropriate location for a sand and gravel quarry under any circumstances.

We call on you to uphold the the indigenous rights of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band to maintain and protect their religious and cultural sites as enshrined in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Preserving Juristac is a necessary and significant step in addressing the historical and continuing dispossession and destruction of the indigenous peoples of Santa Clara County.

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10,106 Marian D. San Francisco , CA Nov 29, 2020
10,105 Nathaniel H. Hayward, CA Nov 29, 2020
10,104 Carol T. Watsonville, CA Nov 29, 2020
10,103 Eury R. Hayward, CA Nov 28, 2020
10,102 Rooya K. Newark, CA Nov 28, 2020
10,101 Scott G. San Mateo, CA Nov 28, 2020
10,100 David G. Oakland, CA Nov 28, 2020
10,099 Karen E. Winthrop, WA Nov 28, 2020
10,098 John R. Oakland, CA Honor the people who lived here before Europeans and others arrived. Nov 28, 2020
10,097 Thomas E. Saratoga, CA Nov 28, 2020
10,096 Deborah T. CA Let's stop desecrating, especially others' lands. Nov 28, 2020
10,095 Barbara A. Watsonville, CA I had not heard of your tribe, even though I have lived next to the Watsonville Fairgrounds for 11 years! Has your group heard of any other suitable sites for Granite Rock to quarry? Or is it the waterways that makes the Juristac so appealing to them? With good water becoming such a rare commodity, I would think Granite Rock could not pass the environmental review process. Nov 27, 2020
10,094 Naomi S. Oakland, CA Nov 27, 2020
10,093 Pat L. Shasta lake, Ca Stop destruction of sacred lands. Respect sensitive biotope and work and respect indigenous knowledge and relationship to the land Nov 27, 2020
10,092 Corrina R. Petaluma, CA Nov 27, 2020
10,091 Pamela A. L. Berkeley, CA Nov 27, 2020
10,090 Ginny M. San Leandro, CA One of these monstrous scars scars on this land is too many. Nov 27, 2020
10,089 Frances B. BEN LOMOND, CA Nov 27, 2020
10,088 Russell S. San Francisco, CA Nov 27, 2020
10,087 Christopher L. San Rafael, CA Nov 27, 2020
10,086 Sherrill F. Davis, CA This idea is worse than dumb, it's tone-deaf. Nov 27, 2020
10,085 Susan A. Raleigh, NC We must do everything possible to preserve this cultural, historical, environmental and spiritual site that is of paramount importance to the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band. Their rights must be protected over someone else's greed. Nov 27, 2020
10,084 Kathleen W. San Jose, CA Nov 27, 2020
10,083 Chloe L. Los Angeles, CA Nov 27, 2020
10,082 Barbara J. Sonoma, CA Nov 27, 2020