FLAGSTAFF, AZ -- Arizona Snowbowl is opening their controversial ski area on November 28, 2014 with snow made from 100% treated sewage on the San Francisco Peaks.
This protest is being held to address environmental issues, public health concerns, and ongoing religious freedoms violations of Indigenous People who hold the Peaks sacred. During the recent sale of Snowbowl, new threats of ski area expansion have been made to the integrity of sensitive mountain eco-system.
The mountain, water, and all life forms are precious. We will keeping standing for human rights and environmental justice until they STOP making snow with treated sewage effluent. Come stand together against Snowbowl’s dirty snow!
When: Friday, November 28, 2014 at 9:00 AM.
Where: Flagstaff City Hall. At the corner of Rt 66 and N. Humprhey’s St.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Listen to Webster Arthur, Nez Perce living on Pyramid Lake Paiute, and his daughter Raquel Arthur, Pyramid Lake Paiute, speak on borders, Paiute water rights to Pyramid Lake, and more Native American rights, at the American Indian Movement gathering in San Francisco, AIM West, Nov. 21 -- 22, 2014.
Webster Arthur describes how there were never any borders for Indigenous Peoples. Raquel decribes the corruption which threatens Paiute water rights to Pyramid Lake in Nevada. She tells how Sen. Harry Reid was a frequent visitor to sweatlodges before legislation surfaced which would steal Paiute water rights. She also describes the corruption by tribal leaders involved.
Hopi and Save the Confluence (STC) leaders meet with Havasupai Tribal Council, Nov. 14, 2014. Attendees included STC coalition member Renae Yellowhorse, Hopi Chairman Herman Honanie, Havasupai Council member Carrie Sinyalla, Havasupai Chairman Rex Tilousi, and Hopi Cultural Preservation Director Leigh Kuwanwisiwma.
By Grand Canyon Trust
On November 14, eight members of the Save the Confluence coalition joined Hopi Chairman Herman Honanie and cultural preservation director Leigh Kuwanwisiwma in asking Havasupai Chairman Rex Tilousi and the Havasupai Tribal Council to pass a resolution to oppose a mega-resort and tourist tramway at the Confluence of the Little Colorado and Colorado rivers. This rare intertribal gathering took place at the Havasupai tribal office in Supai Village, located in the heart of Grand Canyon and along the healing turquoise waters of Havasu Creek.
From: "NaBahii Keediniihii"
Keeping Legends Alive, Radio Show About October Sheep-Impoundment
40 years, I have lived and witness my Dineh community stand up for liberation, honor the Treaty of 1868, honor their ancestors who have fought against the colonial Spainards and Euro-Americans, honor the Great Spirits of the Female Mountain (Big Mountain and Black Mesa), rekindle the flames of Dineh Sovereign resistance, and made declarations to resistance U.S. Anti-Indian policies known as PL 93-531.
Today, many of my great elder Chiefs have gone to the Spirit world and if they were still around, only they would know who I was and how I fought alongside them. Now, I am alone but I just hope to keep my elder Chiefs' voices alive.
Here's a link to a 14 minute, video slideshow that includes a radio interview about this October BIA invasion and attack on traditional life of the Dineh: