Thursday, December 12, 2019

Navajo Resist John McCain’s SB 1003


Click on the link to listen to the full story; by Christina Aanestad 06.26.06

Arizona Senator John McCain’s senate bill SB1003 would end the relocation
process of the remaining Navajo from land on the Black Mesa Hopi/Navajo
Reservation. The bill passed the Senate unanimously last month and is under
consideration in the House Resources Committee. Read more






Navajo relocation mired in human suffering and costs


by: Brenda Norrell, Indian Country Today 06.29.06

WASHINGTON – While leaders of the Senate Committee on
Indian Affairs pressed for an end to costs of the so-called Navajo and Hopi
land dispute, the director of the Navajo Nation’s office of relocation put a
human face on the suffering during testimony before the committee.

Sen. John McCain, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs,
pressed for an end to Navajo and Hopi relocation costs, which grew from an expected
$40 million at its onset 30 years ago to the current $480 million. Read more






Letter to the Editor by Sarah Woody


June 28, 2006

Dear Editor;

Bravos! To Ms. Pauline Whitesinger in her continuous effort to take a stance in her beliefs and values.   An exemplary woman continuing her crusade to remain on the land (Hopi Partitioned Land, HPL) so precious and dear to her heart that we learn by now is rich (plentiful) with natural resources.   Read more






Shirley wants ‘unbiased’ study


By Kathy Helms
Diné Bureau; 06.23.06

WINDOW ROCK — Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr., in testimony this
week before the U.S. House Resources Committee, requested an independent,
“unbiased” non-federal consultant conduct a one-year study to examine the
impacts of relocation on the Navajo and Hopi people.

Shirley said the study would examine the effects of relocation, needs,
community impact, range management and livestock reduction, and determine
eligibility benefits for affected Navajo and Hopi families. Read more






Hopi: Bill divides 2 tribes


Sidney says completion of relocation process is ‘long past’ overdue

By Kathy Helms
Staff Writer

WINDOW ROCK — Hopi Tribal Chairman Ivan Sidney on Tuesday told the
U.S. House Committee on Resources that the Hopi Tribe is opposed to
amending the Navajo-Hopi Settlement Act and urged the committee to
reconsider moving forward with a bill that would pit Hopi and Navajo
against each other. Read more






Send a Letter to Congress Now!


UNJUST RELOCATION LEGISLATION S.1003 PASSES SENATE, AWAITS IN THE HOUSE: STOP FORCED RELOCATION ON BIG MOUNTAIN, BLACK MESA, AZ. LEARN HOW NAVAJO FAMILIES ARE BEING TARGETED BY AN UNUST RELOCATION LEGISLATION. 02/15/06 – present. EVEN THOUGH THIS ACTION ALERT WENT OUT IN FEBRUARY 2006, THIS LEGISLATION IS STILL CURRENTLY ON THE BOOKS. STAY POSTED FOR FURTHER UPDATES & POSSIBLE ALERTS.

S.1003 has been passed by the United States Senate by ‘unanimous consent’, a term used for non-controversial bills, despite public outcry. It has now been referred to the United States House of Representatives Committee on Resources. Sign onto the letter below (or write your own). Read more






Navajo says evictions of farmers from urban farm sends a message


by Brenda Norrell, Indian Country Today 06.19.06
LOS ANGELES – Indigenous and others who have been growing food in
downtown Los Angeles’ South Central Farm for a decade, faced off with
sheriff’s deputies as they were evicted to make room for a warehouse.
Actress Daryl Hannah and others climbed into a walnut tree or chained
themselves to concrete-filled barrels and were arrested.

Klee Benally, Navajo from Arizona, was at South Central Farm and said
the creation of this oasis – an urban garden – and the arrests and
evictions should send a signal to Indian country and the nation. Read more






United States — Navajo (Native American) Relations — Opposition to Congressional Bill Based on Human & Environmental Rights


This message is sent on behalf of traditional Navajo (Dineh) residents of Black
Mesa, Arizona regarding a current bill before the US Congress regarding forced
relocation: Senate Bill 1003 Navajo Hopi Land Settlement Act Amendments of 2005.

There are provisions of Senate Bill 1003 that would require notification of
traditional Navajo that the US Federal government is demanding their relocation and
that would authorize involuntary relocatio if necessary. This has been official US
Congressional law since 1974 which has led to the relocation of 15,000 Navajo. This
action has been condemned by the European Parliament and the subject of an
investigative report by the UN Special Rapporteur for Religious Intolerance in the
first such investigation of the US. Read more