Armjio High School has a lot of nerve using sacred items and symbols of Native American people with no permission or right. It is not acceptable, and an insult to what Native Americans hold sacred to the memory of the ancestors who have gone before to the final resting place.
I say the school has no authorization or right to use those sacred symbols and items or depictions of the ancestors in a picture on the side of the school building with the school name written across the center of the picture. This is an insulting degradation of what is my belief and ancestors. I think respect is due and that the school should remove that picture from the school building wall facing Texas Street.
What this school did makes me angry and my blood boil. This is unacceptable and degrading, insulting to me and my ancestors and symbols of things that are sacred to us as Native American people.
I speak on behalf of all my brothers and sisters of Vallejo Intertribal and all our ancestors and on behalf of all Native Americans and all their ancestors. Stop the degradations, disrespect and insults to us and all that is sacred to us as Native American peoples. I’m part Cherokee and part Sioux.