Native American prayer vigil at San Onofre State Beach, Saturday

Staking Ceremony and prayers for unprecedented, unified action for removal of nuclear waste to be convened at San Onofre State Beach, Saturday, October 29 at 9:30am

Phil Lane, Jr., Hereditary Chief and enrolled member of the Chickasaw and Ihanktowan
Phil Lane, Jr., Hereditary Chief and enrolled member of the Chickasaw and Ihanktowan Nations


For background or to arrange interviews, contact Charles Langley at (858) 752-4600

Native Americans and other Members of the Human Family to gather at San Onofre beach to peacefully and prayerfully stand together for unified action to remove nuclear waste


WHO:       Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr., member of Dakota and Chickasaw Nations, other Indigenous Elders and the Orange County Interfaith Network, the Councils of Interfaith & Indigenous Women-Youth,  and the Southern California Parliament of World Religions.

WHAT:     Chief Lane (get bio) and other Spiritual Leaders will conduct a Staking Ceremony and prayers for removing the deadly nuclear waste at San Onofre. All Members of the Human Family are invited.

WHEN:     Saturday. October 29, 2016

Participants will convene at 10:30 in the day parking lot  (cost $15 per vehicle). The Staking Ceremony and prayers  will begin at 11 AM.

WHERE:   San Onofre State Beach Park, (Get Google Map) at the San Onofre Bluffs campground within sight of the Unit 2 and Unit 3 Nuclear containment domes at Trail 1 (click here for Trail 1 info).  Participants should be prepared to arrive  early and must be able to hike to the beach about 1/4 mile along a well-groomed dirt trail. The trail will be marked with  blue ribbons.

In times gone by, on the High Plains, at the time  of great challenges, a warrior would drive a stake into the ground and declare “From where I stand I
shall not retreat until there is peace and harmony for all life.”

 “San Onofre is the one of the primary Standing Rocks of Southern California. It is here where we as a Human Family will stand up together against  the devastating threat of nuclear waste,” says Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr.

DETAILS: A large crowd is expected. Organizers urge participants to arrive by 9:45 to find parking and to hike to the beach. The trail to the Staking Ceremony will be marked with blue ribbons. Parking is $15 per  car, so attendees are encouraged  to car pool, and should be prepared to hike a well groomed dirt trail. Warm clothes and a blanket to sit on are suggested.

CONTACT:  For background or to arrange an interview with  Chief Lane or other indigenous leaders, contact Charles Langley  at (858) 752-4600
or email

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