Puvungna

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An enforcement attorney with the State of California’s Native American Heritage Commission sent a pointed letter to Dr. Joseph I. Castro, California State University Chancellor, on March 23, 2021 regarding the proper role of the Commission in the management of lands that are sacred to indigenous Californians. The letter notes …continue reading

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The Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation – Belardes and the California Cultural Resources Preservation Alliance, Inc. on Friday filed an opening brief in their lawsuit against California State University-Long Beach. The groups argue that the university violated the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) when it dumped 6,400 cubic …continue reading

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The California Office of Historic Preservation, the agency responsible for protecting the state’s archaeological and historical resources, has criticized the actions of California State University Long Beach (CSULB) for damaging Puvungna, a 22-acre parcel of land sacred to the area’s Native American Tribal groups. In a recent letter sent to …continue reading