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Dineh still determined to resist relocation and coal mining

April 29, 2004 by  
Filed under Voices from the Land

Date: April 29, 2004


The litigations as result of and amendments to Public Law 93-531 in regards to the so-called “Navajo-Hopi Land Dispute” has only succeeded in making promises of prospects for developing more coal strip mines, coal-fired power plants and cattle ranching. This Public Law, passed in 1974 and with its recent amendments, is supposed to be a humane approach by the United States government to “settle a ‘century old’ land-dispute,” but this law has only brought cultural and environmental devastations, and it has created a wide gap between the ancient communal-ties of the Dineh (Navajos) and Hopi nations –something that has never existed.