Environmental Press # 314

Subj: URGENT: Putiidhem in San Juan Cap FRI SEP 5
Date: 9/4/2003 9:50:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: Doug Korthof <doug@seal-beach.org>
To: voiceforveterans@aol.com (via list)

SEP 5 FRI 6:30-8:00 a.m.PICKET JSERRA at Putiidhem
SEP 6-7 SAT-SUN Table and leaflet against JSERRA at local venues TBA
SEP 11 THU 7:15 A.M.: PICKET JSERRA Prayer Breakfast (at Putiidhem)
SEP 20 SUN 4PM TO 8PM Fundraising Silent Art Auction (in SJC)

Picketing JSERRA continues. This was apparently a big surprise to Tim Busch, whose http://BuschFirm.com is heavily involved in the desecration of Putiidhem.

Sentiment is OVERWHELMINGLY on the side of the Ancestors, and against JSERRA's evil plan to build on the graves and sacred village site.

Even those entering the school, many non-residents, were surprised and chagrined to find that the school is planning on destroying the sacred village site and cemetery of the Acjachemen (Acjachemem) people.


Three city council members attended the opening day, according to the LATimes story by Dave McKibben. This will not help them, if sentiment in SJC turns, as it will, toward a cultural center, memorial cemetery, and educational resource on Putiidhem, instead of a tax-avoidance "Catholic themed" school.

Join us on Friday at 6:30 a.m., if you can, or help with tabling this weekend.

See pics and diagram of the Cultural Center on http://Putiidhem.org

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 to Junipero Serra.

/Doug 562-430-2495 or 714-496-1567

SEPT 5, FRI, 6:30 to 8:00 A.M. Informational picketing at Putiidhem,
Camino Capistrano and Junipero Serra.

SEPT 6-7 SAT-SUN public access venues TBA Leaflet and table to support Putiidhem and stop the JSERRA plan to build swimming pool, gymnasium and other buildings on Putiidhem.


JSERRA is a catholic-themed school run by http://buschfirm.com, a legal firm which specializes in tax-avoidance strategies.

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..."

SEP. 20, SUN., 4PM TO 8PM Fundraising Silent Art Auction To Save Putiidhem Bidding Begins 5-7 PM
31372 Guadalupe Street
San Juan Capistrano, Ca. 92675
(Located on corner of Don Juan/ Andres Pico.)
The Auction will take place in one of SJC's historic residences.
DIRECTIONS: take I-5, exit Ortega Highway, go west to El Camino Real. Turn right on to El Camino Real. Go ¼ mile to Don Juan, turn right.

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.
Thank you for you interest and support.

Artist Include:
Kathy Sandoval
Ernersto De La Loza
Roberto Moya
Luis Arturo Guevara
Ricardo Duffy
L Frank Manriques
Teeter Romero
Susan Dysinger
Linda Vallejo
Mary Vonn
Marian Walkingstick

Ricardo Duffy 949-481-3309 diablord@cox.net
Rebecca Robles 949-369-0361 rrobles5@cox.net
Fran Yorba 714-775-4197 fyorba@aol.com


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