Tuesday, May 23, 2017

“Big Mountain is Under Siege Again”–Louise Benally on Livestock Impoundments

  “We are asking you to take action. Big Mountain is under siege again because Peabody Coal is losing its income from coal mining, so it is pressuring the tribal government to attack its own people. We’ve been opposed to the mining since 1974 when PL 93-531 was passed.  Now with the coal companies collapsing […]

Hardrock Chapter House requesting photographs of Big Mountain/Black Mesa Resisters

July 28, 2012 by  
Filed under Events, Voices from the Land

The Hardrock Chapter House is requesting photographs of Big Mountain/Black Mesa resisters the honor the struggle at the dedication of their new building next Friday (Aug. 3rd). They would like to either borrow the photos or leave them in the new building for permanent display. Please contact Mary Robertson-Begay if you have questions at (928) […]

Big Mountain/Black Mesa Voices Speak Out Against the Water Settlement

June 21, 2012 by  
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Residents from Black Mesa/Big Mountain will head to Window Rock for the Navajo Nation Tribal Council’s meeting and possible vote on the Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado Settlement Agreement this Friday, June, 22nd. Although the Hopi and Navajo Tribal councils vetoed Senate Bill 2109, a significant decision on the Settlement, which concerns aboriginal claims to land and […]

We call on people across the country to join this action and shut down the corporations!: Louise Benally’s statements on #F29

February 29, 2012 by  
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Note: On December 2, 2011, Indigenous Elders & Supporters Occupy ALEC Member Salt River Project (SRP) Headquarters. Louise Benally, a resident of Black Mesa impacted by SRP’s operations, delivered a letter to SRP that outlines critical concerns of her community. She expressed that “My community is heavily impacted by Salt River Project’s coal and water […]

Declaration of Rena Babbitt Lane and Zena Lane

February 14, 2012 by  
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Declaration of Zena Lane P.O. Box 539 Tonalea, AZ  86044 (928) 660-9588 2/11/2012   I, Zena Lane declare the following: I was born and lived on top of Black Mesa all my life. Rena Babbitt Lane is my mother. Our family goes back generations and generations. A Lady Hopi Ranger came to our home on […]

Declaration of Pauline Whitesinger 2/10/2012

February 14, 2012 by  
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Declaration of Pauline Whitesinger P.O. Box 973 Hotevilla, AZ  86030 Message phone c/o Bonnie Whitesinger: (928) 283-6765   To: BMIS, Support Groups, Friends, 2/10/2012 I, Pauline Whitesinger hereby declare the following by and through Bonnie Whitesinger, my daughter and interpreter: I was born and raised in Big Mountain.  I can trace my family back 8 […]

Jack Woody Interview July 2, 2011—Red Willow Springs

February 13, 2012 by  
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Jack Woody Interview July 2, 2011—Red Willow Springs Translation/Interpretation  from Dineh: Bahe Katenay Transcription: Liza Minno Bloom What is your purpose [loose translation] staying here on Black Mesa alone and in your old age? Jack: It began with my late wife.  We met each other long ago.  I grew up here riding horses all about. […]

Caravan November 2010 Transcripts/Notes—translation from Dine by Danny Blackgoat

January 26, 2012 by  
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Caravan November 2010 Transcripts/Notes—translation from Dineh by Danny Blackgoat Katherine Smith “This is a 40-year, ongoing struggle with the empire of the West that allows places to spread out because of the resources here like coal and water.  How do people understand the amount they consume in the desert—the golf courses, the swimming pools—it’s an […]

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