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October 26, 2014 by  
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UPDATE from HPL (Hopi Partition Land) residents:  Shirley Tohannie and elder Caroline Tohannie  had their entire herd of 65 sheep impounded by the Hopi Rangers (US federal government) Tuesday, October 22, 2014.If the fines aren’t paid the sheep will go to auction, and the family is being told that the sheep will not be able […]

Request for Sheepherders and Human Rights Observers-July 2014

July 21, 2014 by  
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*******BMIS is in the process of updating our contacts.  In order to keep receiving updates from BMIS, please confirm your information here.  Thank you!! ***** “This land is being taken away because they’ve got power in Washington. We were put here with our Four Sacred Mountains and we were created to live here. We know […]

Help get the word out about the Big Mountain Training Camp!

May 9, 2014 by  
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Thanks so much for getting the word out about the Big Mountain Training Camp and helping to honor 40 years of Dineh resistance to cultural genocide, forced relocation, and large-scale coal mining. This is a important moment for building a broad-coalition of resistance against Peabody.  The camp is a collaborative effort of The Elders Circle […]

Big Mountain Spring Training Camp May 16-23, 2014

March 31, 2014 by  
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BIG MOUNTAIN SPRING TRAINING CAMP MAY 16th-23rd, 2014 BIG MOUNTAIN, DINEH NATION #Honor40Years #Not1MoreRELOCATION #KeepitintheGround “What we are trying to save—the Female Mountain—is alive. She is alive, she has blood flowing through her veins, which is the Navajo Aquifer, and the coal they are digging is Her liver. They are destroying Her.”–Marie Gladue, Big Mountain […]

BMIS Newsletter Fall 2013

October 23, 2013 by  
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View this email in your browser Sovereign Dineh Nation Survival School 2013 Last year, the SDN Survival School reconvened after a 20 year hiatus. This year, the revival continued! For two weekends in October—the 5-6th and the12-14th—there was an “intergenerational forum for the sharing of traditional and contemporary survival skills” hosted at a family’s home site.  […]

Big Mountain Resister, Leonard Benally, Passes On

October 12, 2013 by  
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  Yesterday, on October 11th, lifelong Big Mountain resident and relocation resister, Leonard Benally, Dineh, passed on to the spirit world.  According to his family, he passed on quickly and easily and was surrounded by his family.  His family asked that a statement go out to the BMIS support network. They are remembering him as […]

Big Mountain Survival School 2013

August 13, 2013 by  
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Two weekends this October (the 5-6th and the 12-14th), the Sovereign Dineh Nation Survival School. which was revived last year after a 20 year hiatus, will take place again on Big Mountain. If you are in Taos, NM or Oakland, CA and are interested in attending a fundraising event for Survival School, please contact: […]

St. Louis Ballot Initiative Against Peabody’s Tax Breaks

August 8, 2013 by  
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By Tim Logan. From STL Today Local progressive activists this week will open a new front in their long-running battle with Peabody Energy: They’re going after tax breaks for the coal giant’s business partners. Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment plans Wednesday to file signatures for a ballot measure that would ban St. Louis tax […]

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