From time immemorial, the Medicine Lake Highlands, also sacredly known to the Pit River People as "Saht Tit Lah" (Obsidian Knife Lake) has been a place of special significance. To this day, Indigenous people come from near and far to utilize this sacred place on a regular basis for healing, religious ceremony, and tribal gatherings.
The Medicine Lake Highlands continue to face destructive geothermal development by Calpine Energy Corporation. 5 new proposed geothermal power plant projects threatened to poison the sacred waters of Medicine Lake.
The Pit River Tribe will have a charter bus available for tribal members that want to attend the hearing.
The bus will leave PRHS at 5 AM on Thursday March 12th, and return within the same day.
Seating will be at a first come, first serve basis.
7AM: Sunrise Prayer Vigil -- Ohlone Welcoming by Corrina Gould & Anthony Sul
Ceremonial gathering at Yerba Buena Gardens 4th and Howard near the courthouse, SF.
8AM: Protect Water & Sacred Sites, Defend Human Rights March from Yerba Buena Park going to the James R.Browning US Courthouse - 9th Circuit; 95 Seventh Street; San Francisco, CA
9AM: Rally & Prayers outside the Courthouse.
9:00 AM Court Hearing --PIT RIVER TRIBE; NATIVE COALITION FOR MEDICINE LAKE HIGHLANDS DEFENSE; MOUNT SHASTA BIOREGIONAL ECOLOGY CENTER; SAVE MEDICINE LAKE COALITION; MEDICINE LAKE CITIZENS FOR QUALITY ENVIRONMENT, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT; U.S. DEPARMENT OF THE INTERIOR; UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE; UNITED STATES DEPARMENT OF AGRICULTURE; CALPINE CORPORATION, Defendants-Appellees at the Ninth Circuit Appeals
95 East 7th street SF
Press Conference on the steps of the 9th Circuit courthouse immediately afterwords - estimated time is between 10:15 & 11:00AM.
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