"Those who do not look upon themselves as links connecting the past with the future do not perform their duty to the world."
"Show me your cemeteries, and I'll tell you what kind of people you have."
Herning Warehouse Revisited
The Wasilla Knik Historical Society and the Mat-Su Borough have a very disrespecful project planned. The project is a basement for the old Herning Warehouse. The location for the basement is in the middle of the Native cemetery identified by Alice Theodore in the Knik Grave Survey done by Dr. Douglas Reger in 1983. Please pray that the Mat-Su Borough will stop this project. Please check the "Friends of Old Knik" link on www.knik.org to join the peaceful prayer vigil that will start soon. We need people willing to watch the site 24/7 when the building season starts. We are asking all contractors to refuse to participate in this project. A.S. 11.46.482 clearly states it is against the law to destroy a cemetery. Who will take the first shovel full of dirt from this cemetery? Bring help cuz you will have to move me and many members of Friends of Old Knik!
Nancy L Sult
Please contact the Borough and tell them you want this project stopped and that we all want Fran Seager-Boss Fired for suggesting this terrible project.
Chief of Planning
350 E. Dahlia Avenue
Palmer, AK 99645
Washington State Bridge Project Yields Long-Forgotten Graves - Discovery of Native American Burial Ground Halts Repair
By Blaine Harden
The Washington Post
Sunday, December 19, 2004;
Last week, just 15 months after it started, the state's bridge project
sputtered to a costly stop. The state of Washington and the federal
government, officials say, have decided to walk away from the $58 million
spent here on what was to have been a dry-dock fabrication site for pontoons
for the aging Hood Canal Bridge, a nearby highway bridge in urgent need of
"It is really unfortunate," said Washington Gov. Gary Locke (D). "I can't
imagine us proceeding. It is almost impossible -- or very, very difficult --
to proceed without the support of the tribe."
Knik-Fairview Community Council Special Meeting Re: Voting on area to be encompassed in the Knik-Fairview sled dog recreation district
First Methodist Church, Mile 4, Knik Goose Bay Road
These are Orville Hernings words:
"When we arrived in Tyoonek, we found the boat had sailed south on the 8th, so I had to wait until the 24th for another boat. During this time we held a miners' meeting over one Major Matson, who had made it a rule to swindle everyone he could on the beach. L.C.Pratt was elected Judge, and I was elected Clerk of the Court, with E. Cameron as Sheriff. We found the Major guilty of swindling one Silas Benton to the amount of $100.00 and the court ordered the Major to pay the bill at once, or the court would levy on his Provisions and Property for collection."
Alaska State Library Historical Collection
Mat-su Area Cemeteries:
NAGPRA- Protecting Native Graves-"This treatment of Native American remains as scientific specimens deprives native people of the basic right to properly bury or care for these ancestors," said a spokesman for the Umatilla Tribes. "By enacting NAGPRA, Congress intended that Native American ancestral human remains be treated the same as non-Indian remains, with respect."
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Cherime's Custom Artcraft
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