"I used to search for reservations and native lands
before I realized everywhere I stand
there have been tribal feet running wild as fire…”
P. Waksman Photo from: http://rockpiles.blogspot.com/2012/05/what-remains-at-pratt-hill.html
Stones gathered, stones placed just so
In a heap, in a row,
Over a period of time so long ago
That no one truly knows
How long they’ve been there;
And the Old Ones shrug their shoulders
And say “They’ve been there Forever.”
Native Graves Protection Act, you say?
What it boils down to is,
You got so many days
To move your granny
To do your study
Before we bulldoze it away.
There’s money to be made!
Your “rocks” are in the way.
And that’s the real bottom line
They’ll give you just so much time
To move your Ancestors off of OUR LAND!
"If the discovery occurred in connection with an activity, including (but not limited to) construction, mining, logging, and agriculture, the person shall cease the activity in the area of the discovery, make a reasonable effort to protect the items discovered before resuming such activity, and provide notice under this subsection. Following the notification under this subsection, and upon certification by the Secretary of the department or the head of any agency or instrumentality of the United States or the appropriate Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization that notification has been received, theactivity may resume after 30 days of such certification."