KPBS: Housing development approved over tribal objections
Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2012
"The Meadowood development at the junction of Interstate 15 and State Route 76 will build 800 new homes in the rural San Luis Rey river valley.
Several Indian bands protested that the land is part of a wide area that’s sacred to southern California tribes, and part of their creation story.
Chris Devers, former chairman of the Pauma Band of Mission Indians, told the board ancient human remains have been found under an access road, and the tribes would prefer that they are not disturbed.
“We have the option or re-interring these individuals at other locations or leaving them in place,” he said. “If you had a road built over your grandmother, how would you feel?""
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Meadowood Approved Over Objections From Native American Indians
County supervisors OK 844-home project despite tribe's concerns
(The North County Times 1/12)
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