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December 5, 2023

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CA Attorney General intervenes in Amah Mutsun lawsuit

California Attorney General Rob Bonta is stepping in on behalf of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band in their lawsuit against San Benito County to...

Amah Mutsun files complaint to stop Betabel project

The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band last week announced that it has filed a lawsuit against San Benito County to halt development of a new...

Supes deny appeals of Betabel commercial project

San Benito County Supervisors at a recent meeting approved a conditional use permit for the Betabel commercial project, after hearing two appeals against the...

Hundreds join rally against Gilroy mining proposal

Hundreds of people rallied against a proposed mining project south of Gilroy in front of Santa Clara County government buildings on Sept. 10, at...

Developer scales back Sargent Mine plans 

In an effort to minimize impacts on wildlife and tribal resources, as well as to satisfy critics of the proposed Sargent Mine in southern...
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Council opposes Sargent Quarry project

The Gilroy City Council voted unanimously Aug. 15 to voice its opposition to the proposed quarry just south of the city, but noted that...
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Amah Mutsun Tribal Band urges Gilroy to rethink bell

A replica bell approved more than a year ago for downtown Gilroy faces opposition from the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, who say such markers...

Human rights commission opposes Sargent Mine

The Santa Clara County Human Rights Commission last week voted to help the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band protect its sacred ancestral lands—known as Juristac—from...

Time capsule causes division

A week after Gilroy’s 150th anniversary time capsule was unveiled, the city council chambers were filled with shouting audience members and a split number...

Amah-Mutsun: Recognition from City of San Juan Bautista is ‘icing on...

A “big event” for the Amah-Mutsun Tribal Band took place inside the San Juan Bautista City Hall Tuesday night, when roughly 20 members drove from surrounding cities to witness the issuing of a formal proclamation recognizing the current-day tribe as “the historic and continuous Amah-Mutsun Ohlone Tribe that existed before Spanish contact.”

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