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August 11, 2008 by  
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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.

view of a desert mesa
“We must not let artificial concepts of reservation boundaries and the rhetoric of corporate and governmental terrorism sway from us our inherent stewardship of our Awidelin Tsitda, Mother Earth.” ( from the Shiwi Messenger by Cal Seciwa, Zuni Tribal Member.)


  • Hopi Tribal Council
    Ben Nuvamsa, chairman
    Todd Honyaoma, Sr., vice chairman.
  • The Hopi Tribe
    P.O. Box 123
    Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039
    Phone: (928) 734-3283
    Fax: (928) 734-3289
    E-mail: info@hopi.nsn.us
  • “The Office of Public Relations is currently vacant. All media inquiries
    should be directed to Dave Palermo, special assistant to the chairman.”
    Dave Palermo
    Special Assistant to the Chairman
    The Hopi Tribe
    P.O. Box 123
    Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039
    Phone: (928)-734-3102
    Fax: (928)-734-6665
    E-mail: Dgpalermo@aol.com
  • The Hopi Land Team
    Clayton Honyumptewa, OHL
    Mervin Yoyetewa, HRES
    Lynelle Hartway, OGC
    BIA Law Enforcement Services
  • Even though negotiations with Reliant Energy were canceled, ex-spokesperson for the Hopi Tribe, Claire Heywood stated that the Tribe “has not decided whether to work with another company to build a power plant or do it ourselves or just forget about it.” She said that the Energy Team would have a recommendation on the matter soon. – Tany Lee, Freelance Reporter, Tutuveni May 29, 2002 The Big Mountain Sundance Arbor at Camp Ana Mae, the well-known site of Sun Dances , home to Louise Benally and her children at the foot of Big Mountain was bulldozed by Hopi Tribal authorities in August 2001. Cedric Kuwaninvaya, Chairman of the Land Team, stated “This is just one of the steps that the Hopi Tribe will be taking to enforce its jurisdiction over the Hopi Reservation.” Hopi government to reconsider their approach to matters of Navajo religious practice on the HPL and why they chose to destroy a sacred site and charge these local Dineh residents with trespassing, especially at the time of the Sundance Ceremony. BIA protest
  • The Navajo Nation
    Joe Shirley
    P.O. Box 9000
    Window Rock, AZ 86515.
    tel: 928-871-6352
    fax:928 871-4025
    Spokesperson: George Hardeen – Email: pressoffice@opvp.org

  • Chapter President: Percy Deal
    Hardrock Chapter
    Chinle Agency
    PO Box   20
    Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039
    Council Delegate:   Lorenzo Bedonie Phone: (928) 725-3730Fax: (928) 725-3731
    Email: hardrockchapter@hotmail.com
  • The Office of Surface Mining (OSM)
    website: http://www.osmre.gov/

    The Office of Surface Mining (OSM) regulates coal mining on Indian Lands, including the Peabody Western
    Coal Company mining complex on Black Mesa and other mining operations on the Navajo Reservation. OSM
    consults and works with the Navajo Nation Historic Preservation Office, the Hopi Tribe Cultural
    Preservation Office and the New Mexico and Arizona State Historic Preservation Offices to ensure
    compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NPHA), the American Indian Religious Freedom
    Act, and other applicable law and regulations. OSM may give approval for Peabody’s life of mine permit. This means that Peabody would be able to mine the coal on Black Mesa until there is nothing more to mine.
      BIA Web Page:“COME AND SEE US”
      Road Map to Phoenix BIA

      The Bureau of Indian Affairs is the federal police force/managers of all ‘Indian land’ held in trust by the federal Government. For example, when an injunction was put on the HTC stopping them from doing livestock impoundments, the BIA did it for them.The US Department of the Interior’s BIA is denying Hopi Partition Land (HPL) Dine’ residents access to water by capping off, fencing off and dismantling local water sources WHILE Peabody Coal Company is wasting 3.1 million gallons of pristine water each day from the sole source drinking water aquifer of the Hopi and Western Navajo just to slurry coal.
    “We therefore begin this important work anew, and make a new commitment to the people and communities that we serve, a commitment born of the dedication we share with you to the cause of renewed hope and prosperity for Indian country…Never again will we attack your religions, your languages, your rituals, or any of your tribal ways”. -Remarks of Kevin Gover at the Ceremony Acknowledging the 175th Anniversary of the Establishment of the BIA. Read the BIAs formal apology.
    • Allen Anspach

      BIA Western Office, Regional Director
      Western Regional Office
      Bureau of Indian Affairs
      P.O. Box 10
      Phoenix, Arizona 85001
      Phone: (602) 379-6600
      Fax: (602) 379-4413 or 3886
      email: WayneNordwall@bia.gov
    • Satellite Office
      201 Third Street N.W., Suite 302
      Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
      (505) 346-6817 (Fax)
      (505) 346-6516

    • Thomas F. “Tom” Davis, Land & Water Resources Range Conservationist
      U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
      Western Regional Office
      400 North 5th Street
      Phoenix, AZ 85004
      tel: 602-379-6600 or 379-4511
    • BIA Hopi Agent Fred Chavez (local agent)
      PO Box 158
      Keams Canyon, AZ 86034
      tel: 520-738-2225 ext 223 OR 520-738-2249
      fax: 928-738-5187 or (928) 738-2249
      Fred Chavez has been the on-site representative conducting livestock impoundments, among other things. When asked how he felt about reducing families sheep numbers below sustainable levels, he stated that his job did not concern the peoples’ survival, but dealt with resource management, this is his job (apparently someone has to do it.)
    • Wendell Honani, Hopi Area BIA Superintendant (Fred’s boss)

      Hopi Agency
      Bureau of Indian Affairs
      P.O. Box 158
      Keams Canyon, AZ 86034
      Phone No: (928) 738-2228
      Fax No: (928)738-5522


    If you are not sure who your senators or representatives are, visit http://www.congress.org/congress.org/home/ or www.senate.gov/senators/index.cfm for your United States Senator. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs: emails can be sent using forms provided by the websites of these senators. http://indian.senate.gov/members.htm

    Send FREE e-mails and letters to Congress, the White House, regulatory agencies, state capitols, and local and national media contacts at Congress.org.

    Find Federal Officials

    United States Government

    • Cheney Energy Task Force (including Peabody execs) -Time Magazine

      President George Bush &
      Vice President Dick Cheney

      Washington, D.C. 20500
      Telephone: 202-456-1111
      Fax: 202-456-2461

      The Bush Administration contends that an expansion of coal-generated power must be part of the “balanced” energy policy. (Peabody representatives and the coal industry is particularly well-represented in the Bush Administration.)

    • Dirk Kempthorne
      U.S. Department of the Interior

      Call Dirk Kempthorne’s office, secretary of the Department of the Interior, who oversees the BIA and several other agencies with jurisdiction on Black Mesa. All across the nation billions of dollars in American Indian royalty funds remain unaccounted for and many tribes are accusing the Interior Department of mismanaging the funds. The Bush administration has actually intervened in a Navajo Nation lawsuit against Peabody that produced evidence that company engaged in backdoor deals with the Interior Department and diminished Navajo royalties since 1985. A U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that the Interior Department violated its trust responsibility when it engaged in these deals. The Bush administration says a ruling ordering the government to make payments to the Navajo Nation to replace lost royalties would be too costly and could lead to similarly expensive rulings favoring other tribes that share royalties with other energy companies. Now Senate Bill 1003 would allow the Secretary of the Interior the power to unilaterally determine how to apportion revenue between the Navajo Nation and Hopi Tribal Council and is opposed by both. Under this bill, the Office of Navjo-Hopi Indian Relocation is suppose to windup affairs and transfer any remaining functions to the Department of Interior.

      Kempthorne holds the key to a bin of rich resources, containing much of the world’s untapped oil and gas and minerals from coal to iron ore. She controls access to thousands upon thousands of acres of grazing lands, military bases, Indian reservations, fisheries, and forests, not to mention abandoned military test zones. Through a maze of waterworks, Norton would have at her fingertips the lifeblood of the Western desert: water from the Colorado to the Snake to the Columbia. The Village Voice

    • Dirk Kempthorne
      Department of Interior

      1849 C. Street N.W.
      Washington, D.C. 20240
      (202) 208-3100
      www.doi.gov/welcome.html; –http://www.doi.gov/contact.html

    • Department of the Interior for the US Bureau of Indian Affairs Division
      1849 C Street NW Mail Stop 4140
      Washington, DC 20240
      tel: 202-208-7163 or 202-208-3100 fax: 202-208-6956 or 202-208-6334

      Web Site – http://www.doi.gov/bureau-indian-affairs.html E-mail –http://www.doi.gov/contact.html
    • Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Lodge
      United States Attorneys Office
      email: joseph.lodge@usdoj.gov
      telephone: 928-556-0833 OR 928-556-3115
      fax: 928-556-0759
      123 N. San Francisco St.
      Flagstaff, AZ. 86001
    Mr. Lodge will be filing the eviction lawsuit concerning the families who have either not relocated and have not signed the Accommodation Agreement. According to an article in the Arizona Daily Sun (April 3, 2001), “The Hopi Tribe has the legal authority to evict the Navajos, but it agreed to let the federal government pursue the matter in court. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Lodge declined to comment on the Hopi Tribe’s call for immediate evictions. He said the legal process paving the way for evictions has been under way since last year and will take time. “We recognize the decision of the Supreme Court and we will act accordingly,” said Lodge. “
    Please print out a copy of this letter or write out your own. (Personal letters are more effective.) Also see the letter written to Bush and Cheney and to Peabody for points of concern raised by Dine’ Elder Roberta Blackgoat.
    • The Office of Navajo & Hopi Indian Relocation (ONHIR), or Relocation Office:

      Chris Bavasi, Executive Director
      c/o City of Flagstaff
      211 W. Aspen Ave.
      Flagstaff, AZ 86001
      tel: 928-779-7600
      fax: 928-774-1977
      (Director of ONHIR while he was mayor of Flagstaff! His annual salary is between $120,000 – $128,000 for his position at ONHIR. )
    Leon Berger, former executive director of ONHIR who resigned in 1982, stated, “The forcible relocation of over 10,000 Navajo people is a tragedy of injustice that will be a blot on the conscience of this country for many generations.”


    Dineh organizers of Black Mesa are trying to be heard on the international level.
    • United Nations Special Rappatour
    • European Union

    Thus ending a gross treaty violation with the Navajo Nation &
    allowing the Navajo Nation to live in habitable dwellings & raise their living conditions, and for other purposes.


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