Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Black Mesa

In 2001 the Lehman Brothers were warned by a delegation of Navajo, Hopi and Lakota that their acquisition of Peabody Coal for mining purposes would bring about dire consequences for their company and would likely upset the world balance. Black Mesa is sacred land. Desecrating it to further rape Mother Nature would upset the gods. In 1974 the Relocation Act slid through a snoozing Congress which granted the Hopi (backed by Uncle Sam) access to land traditionally inherited to the Dineh (Navajo) to offset the (orchestrated?) Navajo-Hopi Land Dispute, which ultimately led to this:

I'm not sure I'm buying Claire Heyword's Hopi accent, but here's more on her and the Hopi Land Team's response to this action. Oh yeah, this all happened in Arizona.

p.s.- the world could use more people like Roberta Blackgoat.

1 comment:

Kup said...

I agree, Roberta is a champ.