Human remains controversy at Palomar College near San Diego

This afternoon, a group of 50 American Indians, including tribal governmental leaders and elders, are prepared to step in front of bulldozers to stop the further desecration of an ancestral burial ground at a construction site north of downtown San Diego.

They are protesting because over 100 human remains have been disturbed and improperly handled.

The construction site is a road being constructed by Palomar College that will ultimately be owned by the County of San Diego.

The Pauma Band of Luiseno Indians joined the San Luis Rey Band of Mission Indians to stop Palomar College from grading activities
that are sure to disturb and irreversibly damage ancestral cultural resources, archaeological data and unnecessarily unearth human
remains.  Some 20 human remains have already been uncovered and recovered at a known tribal burial site. Tribal officials maintain over 100 fragments of human remains have been disturbed and improperly handled by construction crews.

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