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San Manuel Funds Native American Land Conservancy To Protect Sacred Lands

Mon, 03/13/2023 - 02:28

Protect Sacred Lands

The Native American Land Conservancy has dedicated its efforts to protecting sacred lands since 1998 and will continue to do so with a recent grant from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.

Protect Sacred Lands
Protect Sacred Lands
Protect Sacred Lands

San Manuel funded $231,946 for the organization to preserve and protect tribal sacred lands through education programs, advocacy and land management. NALC seeks to preserve areas that are considered sacred to numerous tribes in the region.

The Tribe presented NALC a check for the grant on March 13, 2023, at Coyote Hole in Joshua Tree, which is one of the sacred sites protected by the organization. The grant will also allow NALC to work closely with conservation partners and other organizations to improve the environment, the land, the flora, the fauna and its habitants.

“This gift from San Manuel Band of Mission Indians will enable us to continue to protect our lands and invest in tools and vehicles to access these lands,” Michael J. Madrigal, president of the Native American Land Conservancy, said. “It’s a daily battle to maintain these spaces that are sacred to our people – they are critical to our way of life, and our cultural survival.”