Arizona Archaeological Council Wants Proof Laws Were Followed In Lake Havasu State Park Controversy

Published: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 2:31pm
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The Arizona Archaeological Council is concerned about recent reports of damage to sensitive sites at Lake Havasu State Park, and is calling for the release of documentation to support the claim that state and federal laws were followed before development work was done there.

David Hart is president of the nonprofit volunteer organization, and he joined The Show to talk more about this.

The Show also reached out to the governor’s office and the Arizona Attorney General’s Office about this.

An emailed statement from a spokesperson for the AG’s office said:

“Our office received a complaint from members of the Arizona Indigenous People’s Caucus regarding the alleged destruction of protected cultural and historical sites on state-owned parklands. The complaint has been forwarded to our Criminal Division for further review. We have no further comment at this time.”

A spokesperson for Gov. Ducey's office also said in an email:

“This administration cares deeply about protecting and preserving Arizona's history and we expect our agencies to conduct their operations accordingly. These matters are currently under review and we cannot offer comment until all the review is complete.”

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