We are greeted along the road by a couple of other marchers. When we arrive at Glen Cove, we find out that Wounded Knee, Corrina, and the others have been waiting for us to arrive since last night. We are devastated we have misunderstood so much.
The moratorium on camping has been lifted, as the parks department has failed to sign the agreement.
We STRIKE MARCHERS have gone to Glen Cove to support the Indigenous Community occupying sacred land, and working hard to prevent the desecration of this ancient Shell Mound and the proposed "development".
The parks department wants to shave off park of the land so that the condo owners have a "better view" of the water, as well as asphalting a parking lot and building toilets.
We have stopped here to support these sacred spiritual people and their fight - and what really happened is that they ended up supporting us!
We were so warmly welcomed and cared for, fed and honored. We were invited to participate in a healing and strengthening ceremony where we were given a peace pipe ritual.
We were fortified in our work and missions, protected and strengthened. And we were asked to take the message of the people of this land to Sacramento and wider.