"Navajo citizens raised strong concerns regarding the need to protect the Peaks as one of the sacred sites on and near the Navajo Nation. In addition to the sacred mountains, which are located outside the Navajo Nation, the Commission determined it to be important and necessary to assess the Navajo citizensí desires to protect and preserve sacred sites located on the Navajo Nation. Presently, the Commission is developing its hearing report regarding Navajo sacred sites."

Source: NNHRCs Assessing Race Relations Public Hearing Report