Indian representatives attacked a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing construction of the "GO Road" through sacred tribal grounds as an assault on religious freedoms.
"We need to stop this road," Julian Lang of the Karok tribe said at a news conference this week. The Karoks are one of three tribes that for centuries have used sites within the Six Rivers National Forest for religious services, to meditate and train their shamans.
The Rev. John Moyer, director of the Northern California Ecumenical Council, said legislation will be sought to overturn the decision that he said threatens to destroy Indian religion.