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Southern Paiutes and allies host Culture Walk

Posted at 2:40 PM, Apr 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-23 17:41:20-04
On Saturday, Southern Paiute activists from Moapa and Las Vegas held a culture walk into Gold Butte.
Members of several other Native American tribes and allies of the ongoing efforts to protect Gold Butte were also in attendance. 
Organizers of the event are working to spread awareness about the need to establish a National Monument for Gold Butte, which was a part of the original boundaries of the Moapa River Reservation and still a sacred area to the Southern Paiute people.
Fawn Douglas, one of the organizers of the event and member of the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe, said, "Gold Butte is sacred land. Our culture walk is a gathering of indigenous people to build awareness for an area that needs to be protected. It's not just for our people, it's for all people.”