events and news of the Inali Dancers, an intertribal native dancing, singing, and culture group in western illinois

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


Before I get to the heart of the post, remember practice this friday at Ellen's. We need everyone there, we won't have any more practices before the winter dance.
Speaking of that, don't forget we're singing at the winter dance at Bradly University January 5th.
Most of us agree that we may have to cut back on things like scout meetings and nursing homes because we can't get enough people at them to do a good performance. I hate to see this, but we really don't see a choice. We need new people!
About the title of the post, I just read this article. It really shows the respect a lot of people have for native sensibilities:

MADISON, Ill. - An independent pollution-control agency has rejected environmentalists' claims that a planned landfill could desecrate possible burial grounds near the ruins of a once-thriving prehistoric city.

The Illinois Sierra Club and American Bottom Conservancy failed to show that Madison's approval process for a landfill near the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site was "fundamentally unfair," the Illinois Pollution Control Board ruled Thursday.

Environmentalists say the expanded site would be within 2,100 feet of the Cahokia Mounds site, where as many as 20,000 people lived during its peak of 1100 to 1200 A.D. It was among the among the most complex, sophisticated societies of prehistoric North America.

Nice view from the top of Monks Mound, won't it be?


Post a Comment

<< Home