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Big Mountain residents under House Arrest

PRESS RELEASE: Breaking: Big Mountain Residents Under “House Arrest” as Livestock Confiscated Big Mountain, Ariz. (6-7-16) — Members of the Louise Benally’s family at Big Mountain are currently being detained inside their home while armed police forcibly take their livestock. Navajo Nation officials failed to notify Hopi Tribe about previous arrangements to move the livestock […]

Update – Livestock Impoundments & potential Evictions of Navajo families

Update on Impoundments & Potential Evictions: Calls for Support.Community members are organizing for unity, justice, and protection of traditional lifeways, livestock, and continued existence on their ancestral homelands. Community member, Gerald Blackrock, wants to ensure the solidarity networks and outside world understand, ‚ÄúThis is not about a conflict between Dineh and Hopi people. This is […]

Navajo Hopi Land Office director says Hopi police/rangers dressed in SWAT gear

About 70 Navajo people, many of them elders, walked peacefully from the Window Rock, Ariz., mini-mall to the Navajo Nation Council chambers. It took the group about 1.5 hours to reach the chambers because some of the elders were using canes. It has been the elders that were the focus of surprise livestock roundups by […]