Resistance at Big Mountain 2011 Santa Cruz

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SPEAKERS:
Louise Benally (Diné/Navajo)
A Diné mother, grandmother, activist, educator and lifelong resister of relocation and coal mining at Big Mountain.
Ann Marie Sayers (Ohlone)
An outspoken and active Ohlone woman who has worked for decades to protect burial grounds and sacred places of her ancestors.
– Delicious food, drinks, and desserts
– Black Mesa Indigenous Support slideshow
– California Indian Singers, including Wicahpiluta Candelaria (Rumsen Ohlone)
This is a fundraiser, however, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
All donations will go to direct on-land support for Black Mesa families resisting relocation.
BACKGROUND
Since 1977, federal relocation policy has forced over 12,000 Diné (Navajo) people from their ancestral homeland in Arizona, an area known to contain 21 billion tons of high-grade coal. For over 30 years, many traditional Diné families at Big Mountain have lived in resistance, steadfastly refusing to relocate as strip-mines rip apart their sacred lands and generating plants poison the desert air.
“Coal is the liver of Mother Earth”
Keep it in the ground. Keep the earth alive.

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About Vince

I am a Tlingit, born and raised in Tlingit Country, and a proud member of the Tlingit Nation.
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