Native Americans Defend Sacred Site Again

Native Americans Defend Sacred Site Again


Members of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians once again defended land tied to their creation story from development. This morning marked the fifth public hearing held during a Riverside County Planning Commission meeting.

Granite Construction has been trying to open Liberty Quarry on 400 acres between San Diego County and the southern border of Temecula, land which is part of the Pechanga creation story.

"The phrase that comes to mind first is preposterous," said Paul Macarro, the tribe's cultural coordinator, discussing information presented by Granite representatives earlier during the meeting that portrayed the quarry site as "outside the boundaries" of the most significant places in the tribe's story.

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