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Navajo Resist John McCain's SB 1003
by Christina Aanestad
Monday Jun 26th, 2006 1:20 PM
Arizona Senator John McCain's senate bill SB1003 would end the relocation process of the remaining Navajo from land on the Black Mesa Hopi/Navajo Reservation. Opponents say that the Navajo are being moved off their land so coal companies can mine it. John McCain's Senate Bill 1003 would require their imminent removal by 2008. But the remaining Navajo REFUSE TO BE MOVED.
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Arizona Senator John McCain's senate bill SB1003 would end the relocation process of the remaining Navajo from land on the Black Mesa Hopi/Navajo Reservation. The bill passed the Senate unanimously last month and is under consideration in the House Resources Committee.The Navajo faced with relocation oppose the bill and say relocation would strip them of their indigenous way of life. Since 1974 Over 15,000 Navajo and 100 Hopi have been displaced from their ancestral homes in Arizona.Opponents say that the Navajo are being moved off their land so coal companies can mine it. The Bureau of Indian Affairs estimates that less than a few hundred Navajo remain on Black Mesa and John McCain's Senate Bill 1003 would require their imminent removal by 2008. But the remaining Navajo REFUSE TO BE MOVED.

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John McCain ComplicityIngrid FuhrimanFriday Feb 1st, 2008 3:29 PM
Support for people to be left on their own lands!Linda StatlerFriday Jun 15th, 2007 9:20 PM
Action to stop sb 1003Julie UptonThursday Sep 7th, 2006 11:32 AM
ActionGina LambThursday Aug 24th, 2006 2:53 PM
Navajo-Hopi Relocation Senator John McCain's SB 1003David Crazy Coyote DeffenbaughSaturday Aug 19th, 2006 11:03 AM
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