Utah tribes upset about development near sacred site
Tribal leaders in Utah celebrated last year when Gov. Gary Herbert (R) stopped construction of a train station at a sacred site near Salt Lake City.

But tribes say the Utah Transit Authority isn't abiding by an agreement to protect the 3,000-year-old Soo'nkahni Village. They say work at nearby site continues to pose a threat to the village.

"They've got to follow all those federal laws, which includes heavy consultation with Indian tribes, mainly because there have been artifacts found within that same area," Curtis Cesspooch, the chairman of the Ute Tribe, said at a press conference, KSL-TV reported.

UTA acknowledges it might have trespassed on state-owned land and has stopped some work while property issues are resolved.

Get the Story:
Tribal leaders say UTA 'ignores' them (The Salt Lake Tribune 3/5)
Native American tribal leaders, UTA duel over Draper station site (The Deseret News 3/5)
State warns UTA about trespassing on ancient site; Utah tribes complain of disrespect (KSL-TV 3/4)
Is the UTA trespassing on Native American grounds? (ABC4 News 3/4)

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