Without waiting for a U.S. Supreme Court decision, federal authorities agreed in October to repair a site they destroyed to add a turn lane to a highway.
The salmon is a sacred animal for the Native Nations of American Pacific Northwest. Deconstructing dams acknowledges it.
Another legal round goes against the Native Americans. Without a Supreme Court or political intervention, the sacred site appears to be doomed.
Last month, a court decision allowed a copper mine to swallow the Arizona site. Now the Department of Agriculture has suspended the construction work.
One of the largest copper mines in the U.S. is being created in Arizona. The problem, an Apache place of worship called Oak Flat will disappear.