'You're trespassing on tribal lands'
August 29, 2023
The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe is speaking out after a viral video showed outsiders being removed from a highway on the reservation in an incident that took place during one of the busiest times of the year for the community.
In an interview with Indianz.Com on Monday, Chairman James L. Phoenix said five people — all non-Indians — were issued civil citations for blocking State Road 447, a primary road on the reservation in Nevada. The incident occurred a day prior, just as tens of thousands of people traveled through tribal lands to get to the extremely popular and long-running Burning Man arts and culture festival.
“It was just unfortunate that they would block the main highway like that,” Phoenix told Indianz.Com.