Monday, July 24, 2017

A Petition From The Big Mountain Situation

Ladies & Gentlemen, the Old, the Young, the Coming Generation, and Relatives: As we speak, there exist a state of fear and anxiety in a traditional community at Big Mountain in the heart of Black Mesa. And as we speak, the federally deputized officers of the BIA Hopi Agency Police and Rangers are patrolling this […]

MacDonald joins call to derail Black Mesa plan

November 26, 2008 by  
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By Bill Donovan Special to the Times WINDOW ROCK, Nov. 26, 2008 T he time has come for Peabody Coal Co. to leave Navajo land and let other companies mine and market the coal reserves it has controlled for close to 50 years, a former tribal leader said Tuesday. “The best thing that the Navajo […]

Using local water for Peabody mine contentious

January 13, 2007 by  
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By CYNDY COLE Sun Staff Reporter Norman Benally was 5 years old when he was taken from his home at Black Mesa and sent to a Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding school. He returned to a different landscape nine years later. “The area I grew up in had all been strip-mined and everything had changed […]

A ‘colossal’ waste

March 23, 2006 by  
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Report: Peabody’s use of N-aquifer water threatens its existence By Kathy Helms Diné Bureau 03/23/06 WINDOW ROCK — While the Navajo Mediation Team works to keep Mohave Generating Station open and Peabody Western Coal Co. slurrying coal to Nevada, the Natural Resources Defense Council says the Navajo Aquifer is in decline and industrial pumping already […]

Whose Home on the Range? Coal Fuels Indian Dispute

July 21, 1974 by  
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.Whose Home on the Range? Coal Fuels Indian Dispute By Mark Panitch, Washington Post, July 21, 1974 Navajo and Hopi Indians who used to skirmish across the rangelands and mesas of the Southwest have moved their fight into federal courts, the halls of Congress, and the media.  They no longer fight with bows and arrows […]