Sacred site up for discussion in New Mexico
The New Mexico Cultural Properties Review Committee will hold a public meeting on Saturday to discuss protecting the sacred Mount Taylor.

In February, the committee made an emergency decision to designate Mount Taylor as a Traditional Cultural Property. Tribes asked for the site to be protected from potential mining.

The decision angered residents in western New Mexico. The state attorney general eventually concluded the committee violated the state's open meeting law because it didn't consider public input.

Acoma Pueblo, Laguna Pueblo, Zuni Pueblo, the Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe support protection for Mount Taylor.

Get the Story:
Five tribes seek to protect Mount Taylor from development (The Santa Fe New Mexican 6/13)
Mt. Taylor protection to be mulled (The Gallup Independent 6/12)
Mount Taylor decision to be reconsidered (The Cibola Beacon 6/12)

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