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Doodá Desert Rock: Indigenous Resistance to Energy Development on Tribal Land

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Date:
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Time:
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
Jessica/Communities for a Better Environment
Phone:
415-596-3517
Address:
Courtney Cummings/NAHC 510-232-7020
Location Details:
Native American Health Center
260 23rd Street
Richmond, CA 94804

Doodá (Absolutely No!) Desert Rock Power Plant!
A presentation about resistance to energy development on indigenous land.

The community of Chaco Rio in the Navajo Nation (SW of Farmington, New Mexico) has been blockading entry to the site of a proposed 1,500 megawatt coal fired power plant since December of 2006. Desert Rock would be the third coal plant within a 20-mile radius in a region already suffering from extreme levels of toxic emissions.

As part of her March California speaking tour, Elouise Brown, Diné (Navajo) traditionalist and president of the Doodá Desert Rock committee, will speak about dangers posed by the coal industry, the exploitation of indigenous land by energy companies, and the ongoing struggle to prevent the Desert Rock plant from ever existing.

Several short films will also be screened:
Making a Stand at Desert Rock- by Klee Benally (8:00)
Killing Coal: Four Corners in the Crosshairs (7:10)
Our Native Roots – Inside the Dooda Desert Rock Camp

For more information and tour details, visit:
http://www.doodadesertrock.com
Booking inquiries: scsolidarity [at] riseup.net
Elouise Brown: 505-947-6159

“We believe economic development must not come at the expense of the health of our children, the air we breathe, our sacred land and water, and our way of life. As Navajo people, our work and dedication is centered on the Diné philosophy of Balance, Harmony, Respect and Equality. As children of Mother Earth and Father Sky, we are honored and obligated to protect and preserve the natural state of Harmony and Beauty.”

-Elouise Brown
Added to the calendar on Sun, Feb 28, 2010 10:20AM
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