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1994 SPECIAL HEARING: DEVELOPMENT NEEDS OF THE FORMER BENNETT FREEZE AREA

1994 SPECIAL HEARING: DEVELOPMENT NEEDS OF THE FORMER BENNETT FREEZE AREAThe federal government cannot wash its hands of the deprivation it has brought to the Bennett Freeze area victims. The Court decision modifying the ban was only the first step—now, the United States government must play a critical role in bringing the Area back in step with the rest of modern America. It has, I believe, a profound moral and legal obligation to remedy the deprivation it has imposed. By the terms of the Freeze, the Navajo residents were not even allowed to help themselves build better lives. Nor does the Navajo Nation, having watched its housing, roads, and other infrastructure decay, have the resources to make up for the years of progress the Bennett Freeze area was denied. The federal government must help remedy the grave injustice and tragedy it imposed on the people of the former Bennett Freeze area.