Legal Support to Defend Our Ancestors

Caltrans, the California Department of Transportation, is expanding Highway 395 in Inyo County, California. While this may seem like a necessary project for the state's infrastructure, it comes at a great cost to Native American tribes. The expansion will desecrate our ancestors burial sites and destroy important cultural landmarks.

This threat to our ancestors and cultural heritage made it necessary to seek legal support and bring together Tribal citizens and allies to protect this area. After public pressure from the Tribes of Payahuunadü and our allies, Caltrans must now consult with Tribes to resolve this issue and find a path forward.

In seeking legal support we have also taken on legal debt. We are asking for help in paying these legal fees. We are grateful for the outpouring of support as we continue to protect our homelands for our future generations.

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