disruption; moreover, that 40-year period only tells a part of the 11,000-year history from the Indian side.
Yet JSERRA, an arm of http://Buschfirm.com (a "boutique law firm" specializing in estate planning and tax avoidance strategies), insists on building here, even though they only have a lease (the landowner is suing them for inappropriate use, apparently). Probably, the close proximity of the Golden State Fwy, and the 2000-3000 commuter students that would come from all over for the "special curriculuum", is an irresistable draw -- and, they are apparently expecting to bull over and ignore any and all opposition.
To win, the Busch folks must be made to feel the pain of potential economic loss from building on a burial ground.
Each of the JSERRA events must be picketed. ONLY if their evil plans will evoke opposition that can COST THEM MONEY will notice!
At the Hellman Mesa in Seal Beach, the Tongva won a great victory in preserving
ONE of their sacred sites (ORA-264), perhaps partly because the project
was stopped by the Coastal Commission, and would have been picketed on
their opening day -- perhaps making people think twice about buying houses
on a cemetery. The developer
The same sort of "argument" has to be made at JSERRA: how many prospective students will REFUSE TO ATTEND, how many parents will LOOK ELSEWHERE, WHO will cross the picket line which just asks for simple justice?
If they sneer, eventually, they will hear! The people of SJC want the Cultural Center, NOT another regional High School that will draw from Coto, Irvine, HB and worse!
To reach Putiidhem: Get off the 5 FWY at Junipero Serra, go West 1 block to Camino Capistano. From PCH, go North on Del Obispo, follow to Camino Capistrano, proceed to Junipero Serra. http://Putiidhem.org
JSERRA "...announced it will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 3 -- the first day of classes at the school. Classes will begin in the former Sycamore Commons office complex, while the school will use athletics fields at Rancho Capistrano and Saddleback College..."
will be at the Putiidhem site Protesting the JSerra LLC....the first day
The proposed school, with tuition $8,000 per year, plans athletic building on the "mother village" of Putiidhem (http://Putiidhem.org), which includes a Juaneno sacred cemetery. How ironic, that this money-maker would be named after Father Serra, and celebrate the Mission period -- during which brief 40 years Native American culture was largely destroyed.
"The First Annual South Orange County Christian Prayer Breakfast will be at JSerra High School on Thursday, September 11, 2003...An optional Catholic Mass will be celebrated at 6:30am...opening prayer offered by Monsignor Paul Martin, Chaplain of JSerra..."
Goal: This event is a fundraiser to support the preservation of a registered
sacred site in San Juan Capistrano. Putiidhem is the mother village of
the Acjachemen / Juaneño people. Our goal is to preserve this unique
part of California history. Funds raised will be used to work towards
these means. This fundraiser is sponsored by California Cultural Resource
Preservation Alliance (CCRPA), Native America Sacred Sites Task Force,
Sierra Sage/ South Orange Co., Sierra Club and numerous local supporters.
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