Why are they still there is beyond me!! This is quite the broken system!! Destroy, disrespect and unlawful. If it’s against the law, it’s CRIMINAL!!
Armed militants at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge continue to damage both the delicate ecosystem of the refuge and archeological sites of critical importance to the Burns Paiute Tribe.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service confirmed Thursday that not only is the road built last week by the occupiers new, but it is also within an archaeological site important to the Burns Paiute Tribe.
There are approximately 4,000 artifacts belonging to the tribe in the buildings the militantsare holding. The occupation is enteringits third week.
The tribe is demanding federal action under both theArchaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 and a “protection against bad men” provision in the treaty the tribesigned with the United States in 1868.
Some of the artifacts at the refuge date back 6,000 years. Tribal representatives have repeatedly said they want the militants to leave immediately
“We feel strongly because we have had a…
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