Niskite Prayer Camp Protests Lincoln Housing Development
LINCOLN, Nebraska (Nebraska) — A group of Native Americans in Lincoln are actively opposing planned housing developments near Wilderness Park.
Protesters from the Niskite prayer camp stood in front of the machinery and ran in front of the construction vehicle.
Police responded to the site and negotiated, but work was halted for the day.
Last week, a judge dismissed the city’s lawsuit to dismiss the project’s activists’ appeal.
They expected a public hearing, but the Zoning Appeals Board rejected their appeal.
“This place was considered sacred and was a cultural and spiritual place for us, for our people, as they come here to heal,” said Renée San Susit, an Omaha tribe from Nebraska.
The mayor of Lincoln approved the housing plan last May. After that, the developer bought the land from the Catholic Diocese of Lincoln.
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