Monday, December 30, 2013

Raising their Voices
On December 23 community members from several chapter houses traveled to Window Rock, AZ to raise their voices.  The Navajo Nation tribal council was preparing to cast a vote on future coal and uranium mining.  A vote which did not represent the voices of the people.  Many chapter houses across the Navajo Nation had passed Resolutions against future coal and uranium mining.
Dwayne Chili Yazzie, president of the Shiprock Chapter House, attempted to present his chapter's concerns regarding the current coal mining and the proposed renewal of uranium mining.  He was removed from the council chambers by six tribal police officers.

The vote passed.  A hand full of individuals cast a vote against the voices of many.

be strong, be safe, Carlan