Saving North America’s sacred sites

More than two dozen sites sacred to Native Americans are at risk of being destroyed by ‘development at any cost’

By John Schertow
The Guardian
October 18, 2010

Whether it’s an ancient burial ground, a simple cave that witnessed the birth of a language not heard in centuries or the mountain home of a spirit that brings abundance to an entire ecosystem, every culture has its sacred sites. They provide an irreplaceable sense of continuity, identity, purpose, sustenance and fulfilment.