Catskill Mountainkeeper Calls on Governor to Protect Native American Burial Sites

Midhudson News, November 27, 2022 - HURLEYVILLE - “Burial sites are sacred places; they hold beloved and revered ancestors’ remains, as well as culturally significant funerary items,” said Katherine Nadeau, Mountainkeeper deputy director. “They’re located throughout New York State, wherever Native peoples gathered together, and many are unmarked, leaving them vulnerable to developers backhoes, looting, and desecration.” Click Read More to see the full piece.

HURLEYVILLE – November is Native American Heritage Month and Catskill Mountainkeeper is calling on Governor Hochul to “honor and respect native nations” by signing the Unmarked Burial Site Protection Act into law.

“Burial sites are sacred places; they hold beloved and revered ancestors’ remains, as well as culturally significant funerary items,” said Katherine Nadeau, Mountainkeeper deputy director. “They’re located throughout New York State, wherever Native peoples gathered together, and many are unmarked, leaving them vulnerable to developers backhoes, looting, and desecration.”

She said until the governor signs the bill, the graves remain unprotected.

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