Intertribal Sunrise Prayer Vigil Ceremonial Gathering, March, Rally, & Press Conference to Protect the Sacred Medicine Lake Highlands

San Francisco, CA — From time immemorial, the Medicine Lake Highlands, also sacredly known to the Pit River People as “Sah Tit Lah” (Obsidian Knife Lake) has been a place of special significance. To this day, indigenous people come from near and far to utilize this sacred place on a regular basis for healing, religious ceremony and tribal gatherings.

The Medicine Lake Highlands continue to face destructive geothermal development by Calpine Energy Corporation. five new proposed geothermal power plant projects threatened to poison the sacred waters of Medicine Lake.


The Medicine Lake Highlands are held sacred by Pit River, Wintu, Karuk, Shasta and Modoc and are a unique environmental landmark.

For more than 25 years, Calpine Energy Corporation, Bureau of Land Management  and United States Forest Service  have attempted to desecrate and destroy this sacred, precious, cultural site – previously with one, and now with five proposed geothermal power projects.

Current lawsuits by the Pit River Tribe, Native Coalition for Medicine Lake Highlands Defense, Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center, Save Medicine Lake Coalition, and Medicine Lake Citizens for Quality Environment have temporarily stopped Calpine, but we need your help to ensure that Medicine Lake is protected for future generations.

Take action now by contacting officials, signing petitions, donating, coming to the courthouse, etc.

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Intertribal Sunrise Prayer Vigil Ceremonial Gathering, march, rally, & press conference.

Thursday March 12, 2015

7AM: Sunrise Prayer Vigil Ceremonial gathering at Yerba Buena Gardens
4th and Howard near the courthouse, San Francisco.

7:26 AM: Sunrise

8AM: Protect Water & Sacred Sites, Defend Human Rights March starting from Yerba Buena Park going to the James R.Browning US Courthouse – 9th Circuit; 95 Seventh Street, San Francisco

9AM: Rally & Prayers outside the Courthouse.

9:00 AM Court Hearing – Room 3, 3rd floor – 95 Seventh St., San Francisco

Press Conference on the steps of the 9th Circuit courthouse immediately afterwards – estimated time between 10:15 & 11:00AM.