Category Archives: Drought

6/12/2012 Forgotten People Re: Legislation No. 0230-12 for the OFFICIAL RECORD on Navajo Hopi Little CO River Water Rights Settlement

6/12/2012 Forgotten People Re: Legislation No. 0230 for the OFFICIAL RECORD “>Forgotten People, a Nonprofit corporation respectfully submits this statement of opposition to the Navajo-Hopi LCR Settlement and S.B. 2109 and H.R. 4607 and demands that an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Economic Impact Assessment be done before negotiating any water rights settlement factoring in climate change, agricultural use and cultural and social impacts.

6/13/2012 Rita Sebastian Re: Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado River Water Rights Settlement Agreement FOR THE OFFICIAL RECORD

6/13/2012 Rita Sebastian Re: Legislation No. 0230-12 for the OFFICIAL RECORD“>6/13/2012 Rita Sebastian Re: Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado River Water Rights Settlement Agreement: Harvard Native American Economic Development Project and Brandeis Heller School for Social Policy would be happy to support studies regarding Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Social Impact Assessment (SIA), and Economic Impact Analysis. Let science and careful policy analysis speak before you make any decisions to sell away water rights. Please let me know if we can be of any assistance.

6/4/2012 CENSORED NEWS: Navajo Water: Calvin Johnson: Praise for Navajo Human Rights Commission

6/4/2012 CENSORED NEWS: Navajo Water: Calvin Johnson: Praise for Navajo Human Rights Commission Protesting Navajo water meeting in Phoenix. Photo Vincent Yazzie: Praise for Navajo Human Rights Commission for resolution verifying that Little Colorado River water settlement is violation of Dine’ rights. By Calvin Johnson, Navajo Censored News I applaud the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission’s recent stance on the Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado River Water Rights Settlement Act of 2012. On May 21, 2012 the NNHRC passed a resolution vehemently rejecting the NHLCRWRS. The NNHRC clearly understands that the Dine voices are being ignored and the Navajo people overwhelmingly do not want Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado River Water Rights Settlement Act of 2012 enacted.

On May 30 and 31, 2012 the Navajo Nation had a work session titled “Litigation Update and Water Rights Settlement” at the Lewis and Roca law offices in downtown Phoenix. Our leaders are having meetings far away from the public as if the bill and the settlement agreement are not plain or stated enough. This shows that our leaders still do not know the simple definitions of waive, release, time immemorial, injury, quality, resolve, funding.  Very disappointing.

We as a nation should respect, honor and protect the four sacred elements of life, air, light/fire, water and earth/pollen in all their forms for they sustain life and we are doing just that by opposing Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado River Water Rights Settlement Act of 2012 in its entirely.

To all my indigenous brothers and sisters, keep up the good work of standing up for our precious sacred water. Continue to encourage our elected officials to rejected any land and water grabbing legislations such as NHLCRWRS.

Navajo Human Rights Commission: Water rights settlement violates Dine’ human rights
The Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission Resolution states that the water rights settlement for the Little Colorado River violates Dine’ human rights:

Calvin Johnson
PO Box 5527
Leupp, AZ 86035

5/21/2012 Navajo Human Rights Commission Resolution opposing Navajo Hopi Little CO River Water Rights Act of 2012

5/21/2012 Navajo Human Rights Commission Resolution“>

5/8/2012 Carlos W. Begay, Sr. & Marsha Monestersky letter to Mr. James Anaya: US government theft of Black Mesa, HPL

4/27/2012 Media Release: Forgotten People go to United Nations to secure human right to housing and water

4 27 2012 FP Media Release Right to Water and Housing“>

4/27/2012 Statement of Glenna Begay to Mr. James Anaya, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, OHCHR

4 24 2012_Glenna Begay_Speaker FP_Land & Resources Speaker_to Special Rapporteur James Anaya“>

4/27/2012 Statement of Norris Nez, Hathalie (Medicine Man) to Mr. James Anaya, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, OHCHR

4 24 2012_Norris Nez_Medicine Man_Land & Mr James Anaya“>

4/27/2012 Statement of Marlene Benally to Mr. James Anaya, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, OHCHR

4 24 2012_Marlene Benally_Speaker FP_Land & Resources_to Special Rapporteur James Anaya

4/27/2012 Statement of Mary Lane to Mr. James Anaya, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, OHCHR

4 24 2012_Mary Lane_Speaker FP Open Forum_to_Special Rapporteur James Anaya“>