Tag Archives: Camp Coldwater

Susu Jeffrey | Coldwater Named A National Treasure

The American Indian Religious Freedom Act of 1978 protects and preserves religious rights and cultural practices including access to sacred sites, freedom to worship through ceremonial and traditional rights, and use and possession of objects considered sacred. Spring water is considered sacred. By Susu Jeffrey Published in the newsletter of the Women’s International League for […]

Bruce White: Coldwater gatekeepers — a ten-year record of bias and predetermined decision-making about a Dakota place

Now that the news of John Anfinson’s appointment to the position of superintendent of the Mississippi National River and Recreation area has been confirmed, it is worth reviewing Anfinson’s career and this determined opposition to any claim by Dakota people about the traditional cultural importance of Coldwater Spring, a location now under Anfinson’s management. By […]

Video> UN Probe: U.S. Should Return Stolen Sacred Land, Including Mt. Rushmore, to Native Americans

UN Probe: U.S. Should Return Stolen Sacred Land, Including Mt. Rushmore, to Native Americans James Anaya, the U.N. special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, has conducted the United Nations’ first-ever investigation into the plight of Native Americans living in the United States. Anaya’s recommendations include advising the U.S. to return some land to […]