News Release For Immediate Release Contact: Calvin Johnson Wednesday, December 31, 2008 OFFICE OF SURFACE MINING APPROVES BLACK MESA PROJECT FINAL EIS C-Aquifer for Dine members disappointed but will continue to fight OSM’s decisionswine flu statistics Swine Flu Protection intestinal flu treatment for the flu Swine Flu Course Progression Duration Treatment Tamiflu swine flu protection […]
On December 22, 2008, OSMRE issued a record of decision approving Peabody Western Coal Company’s mine permit revision application for the Black Mesa Complex. Read the full decision here: http://www.wrcc.osmre.gov/default.htm A statement will be issued soon, please check back for updates. More information is also available at: http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com avian flu Tamiflu Withdrawal tamiflu for swine stomach flu symptoms Bird […]
THANKS to everyone who helped us make our point to the Office of Surface Mining yesterday! OSM disconnected their phone line because so many people flooded them with calls! This is just the beginning of this battle, we are more determined than ever to not allow our homelands to be turned into “minor” decisions for coal interests! […]
Big Mountain, Black Mesa (Arizona), November 18, 2008 – A nice peaceful morning in the Dineh resistance stronghold known as Sweet Water was again disrupted by a uniformed officer from the Office of Hopi Lands. This officer who had a badge that indicated he was with the Hopi tribal police claimed he was not serving a “noticed” on behalf of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, nor the U.S. government. The small 82 year old matriarch, Pauline Whitesinger, was trying to speak in the Dineh language to the thick and tall Indian officer that cannot understand Dineh and who was ‘assigned’ to meet with (grandma) Pauline about her “unauthorized” reconstruction of a traditional earth lodge.
2008 Beauty Way Tour, Big Mountain Benefit In Support of the Annual Thanks Giving Food Run to Big Mountain When: Starting 6 PM, Saturday, November 22nd, 2008 Where: Seaman’s Lodge, Pioneer Park, Nimrod Street, Nevada City, CA Who: Clan Dyken, Warcry, all nations drum group, Somer Moon, Kimberly Bass, Earth Rhythm Dancers and Drummers, and […]
Thank you to the many people who sent in your comments in opposition of the Black Mesa Project: Peabody Coal Company’s massive coal-mining expansion plans on the Dine’ (Navajo) & Hopi peoples sacred ancestral homelands of Black Mesa, AZ. The Black Mesa Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement is due out this December ’08. Please stay posted for updates during these critical times!
Contact list for appropriate public officials & talking points.
Stop the mining of Black Mesa! Stop the destruction of the Earth & her children!! Question these agencies as to what responsibilities are. Let them know we are paying attention and are willing to hold them accountable. If no one in the office is able to take your call or respond to your letters, contact them again. Being respectful and responsible is a must, the families on the land will have to deal with the repercussions of your actions; bear that in mind.
Big Mountain Elder Faces Threat of Charges for Ceremonial Lodge. Elder Served Notice That Rebuilding Ceremonial Lodge is Illegal.
Big Mountain, Black Mesa, AZ, June 2, 2008 – On Wednesday, May 20th, key traditional elder resister to the relocation laws, Pauline Whitesinger, was served a notice to halt “new” construction of an earth lodge commonly known as a hogan, and this notice was served by Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) agency deputized officers, Hopi Tribal Range Technicians. For more information and to send comments and/or demands: