Trump's Wall Desecrates Sacred Burial Grounds, Tribe Says

Law360 (August 11, 2020, 10:55 PM EDT) -- President Donald Trump's border wall construction threatens ancestral burials and sacred grounds, the tribal nation La Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians said Tuesday in a lawsuit in California federal court seeking to block the construction until protection of their religious practices and cultural heritage is guaranteed.

Calling it the latest incident of "Indigenous erasure," the La Posta Band says in the complaint that the administration's construction of a border wall along California's southern boundary with Mexico is "desecrating Kumeyaay ancestral burial grounds and sacred sites."

The La Posta Band's attorney, Michelle LaPena of the majority Native American-owned law firm Rosette...

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