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Sacred Mountain Motorcycle Run this weekend


The Diné Sacred Mountain Motorcycle Run takes place this weekend to honor of the sacred mountains and raise awareness of the fight to protect San Francisco Peaks in Arizona.

The ride begins at 7am this morning near Huerfano, New Mexico. Riders will travel to each of the four sacred mountains before ending Monday 10am at the Navajo Nation Council Chambers in Window Rock, Arizona.

The Navajo Nation is taking part in a lawsuit to protect the San Francisco Peaks, one of the sacred mountains. A coalition of tribes is trying to stop the expansion of a ski area in the peaks, saying the use of reclaimed wastewater to make show desecrates their religion.

The U.S. Forest Service approved the Snowbowl expansion project despite objections from the tribes. A full trial begins on Monday.

Get the Story:
Motorcycle ride to honor Sacred Mountains, Navajo Nation (The Farmington Daily Times 10/14)

Approval Documents:
Final Environmental Impact Statement for Arizona Snowbowl Facilities Improvement | Forest Service Approves Snowmaking at Arizona Snowbowl

Relevant Links:
Save the Peaks Coalition - http://www.savethepeaks.org
Coconino National Forest - http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino/index.shtml

Related Stories:
Judge calls trial on snowmaking in sacred peaks (10/10)
U.S. argues against protecting sacred peaks in Arizona (10/7)
Hopi Chair: Ski area plan will destroy our culture (09/23)
Hopi Tribe joins lawsuit over snowmaking in peaks (07/08)
Bruce Babbitt fighting tribes on sacred site appeal (7/5)
Forest Service rejects tribal appeals on snowmaking (06/10)
Tribes await appeal on snowmaking plan (6/7)
Appeals filed to snowmaking plan in sacred peaks (04/26)
Navajo Nation considers appeal of snowmaking plan (03/15)
Editorial: Sacred peaks don't belong to tribes alone (3/14)
Tribes blast OK of snowmaking plan in sacred peaks (3/9)
Deadline nears on snowmaking in sacred peaks plan (04/09)
Hopi Tribe to protest against snowmaking plan (03/19)
Editorial: Ski area helped by snowmaking plan (02/20)
Navajo Nation not planning boycott for sacred site (2/20)
Coalition protests snowmaking in sacred peaks (2/18)
Tribes to fight snowmaking in sacred Ariz. peaks (02/03)
Forest Service delays report on ski area expansion (12/02)
Hopi Tribe opposing snowmaking in sacred peaks (11/20)
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