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Anniston Star – State Senate considers bill to protect Indian burial sites

A proposed law that would strengthen protection for American Indian burial sites, including recently discovered ancient remains in Oxford and a stone mound nearby, is moving through the state Senate.

State Sen. Wendell Mitchell, D-Luverne, introduced the bill for its first reading Jan. 12 in the Senate Committee of Government Affairs. Two days later, the bill received its required second reading and is awaiting another reading on the Senate floor.

“It’s moving as fast as you can move,” Mitchell said.

He said the bill has faced no opposition and he expects that trend to continue in the Senate.

Once the bill makes it through the Senate, it must go through the entire reading process again in the House. Once approved there, it will be sent to Gov. Bob Riley’s office for signage into law.

Mitchell said he did not know how long the entire process might take.

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Anniston Star – UA archaeologist to release report on mound <–click for details—<

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A University of Alabama archaeologist says he will release a report stating his case that a stone mound in Oxford was created by natural forces and not by American Indians centuries ago, as was indicated in a report he signed last year.

Robert Clouse, director of the Office of Archaeological Research at the University of Alabama and director of the University of Alabama Museums, said in an e-mail that he would send a copy of his latest report to The Star through the post office. In his e-mail, Clouse said the report would state his case on the matter.

UPDATE:

Rob Dunaway

Great news!!! We have a date set for our Awareness and Preservation of Sacred Sites and Native American Heritage Day. The city of Jacksonville is EXCITED that we are going to use the square to educate families and children about the importance of sacred sites and Native American culture. The event is now scheduled and in the books for March 13th (9am -3pm).
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Okay folks!

If you need further information write me or visit this site:
Movement for Protection of Mounds and Cultural Heritage in Alabama

Thank you, for visiting.

— Cathy Ann Abernathy
weavercat@gmail.com


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