Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Indian Heritage Site Announcement

Council to look at plans for outdoor Indian site
Published 12:00 am PDT Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Plans to pursue a site for an outdoor interpretive area for a state American Indian museum will be presented to the City Council today.

The council will be asked to back a scaled-down version of what was going to be the future home of the California Indian Heritage Center.

Earlier this year, West Sacramento offered to donate 43 acres for the proposed museum. The offer shifted the planned site of the main building downriver about 2.5 miles.

A companion outdoor area for American Indian performances and cultural exhibits is still proposed upriver in Sacramento on the north bank of the American River.

The Sacramento Department of Parks and Recreation is asking to use about $300,000 of the $6.3 million set aside for the original project to begin negotiations to buy property.

-- M.S. Enkoji