Marc T Dadigan
Marc Dadigan reports on Indigenous Affairs and the Climate Emergency and serves as a Contributing Editor for Shasta Scout.
New State Regulations Loom Large Over City’s Vote to Declare Riverfront Land Surplus
What you need to know about how California’s Surplus Land Act might impact a potential sale of city riverfront property, what options the city is exploring, and why a vote on riverfront land has been delayed.
City, McConnell and Turtle Bay Will Discuss Recent Burial Site Disruption With Native Community
A grave robbing attempt that occurred several weeks ago has angered the local Native community. RPD says an investigation is ongoing. Local non-profits and city representatives have agreed to meet to discuss the incident.
Local Native Educator Interrupts Grave Robbing of Wintu Burials at Turtle Bay
The incident occurred a little over a week ago, just a few days before Wintu people and leaders expressed opposition to a riverfront development proposal, in part due to fears it would disturb the graves of their ancestors. Turtle Bay Exploration Park staff say they already have measures in place to protect Native burial sites but they’re discussing how to improve their processes.
“You Cannot Sell What Is Not Yours”: Indigenous Peoples Say Their Voices Should Be Central in Riverfront Discussions
Native people presented a united front against selling riverfront land to private developers at Thursday’s Redding City Council riverfront development workshop. They invoked their responsibility to protect their homelands and the remains of their ancestors and pledged to prevent further erasure.
Proposed Fountain Wind Changes Sent To County Supervisors
ConnectGen is appealing a June denial of the controversial energy project by the Shasta County Planning Commission. They say their newly proposed modifications will reduce the scope of the project and provide “enhanced benefits” to the Pit River Tribe, which continues to oppose the project.