UPDATED: CALL TO ACTION! Protect Diné Water Rights!

In one week the Navajo Nation Council will have a special session to consider the Northeastern Arizona Indian Water Rights Settlement Agreement as proposed by Stanley Pollack, attorney at Navajo Department of Justice (NDOJ).

TAKE ACTION NOW:

1. Tell your council delegate(s) to VOTE NO on the Settlement Agreement (Legislation No. 0422-10).

Call, email, or talk face to face with your Council Delegates
- There is a great listing with contact info here. Window Rock line: (928)871-6380

- Use the form here to SEND A LETTER TO ALL COUNCIL DELEGATES!

2. Send a letter to the editor:

Navajo Times: duane@navajotimes.com

Navajo-Hopi Observer (http://www.navajohopiobserver.com/Formlayout.asp?formcall=userform&form=1)

Gallup Independent: editorialgallup@yahoo.com

3. Sign the online petition

NEW: Protect Dine Water Rights: www.thepetitionsite.com/2/dine-water-rights-now/

4. Help spread the word!
Educate your friends and relatives about this issue.

Come to Window Rock for the next Council session! Sign up for our newsletter or join us on twitter and facebook.

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The Navajo people have the right to know that NDOJ is waiving and releasing claim to vital elements of our sovereign Nation.

Pollack and the Navajo Water Rights Commission are not informing our people about the dire consequences of this Settlement Agreement. Aside from the acre-feet of water that falls critically short of our current need, the Settlement ends our rights to the waters within the Four Sacred Mountains.

Pollack is wrongly connecting our right to water with the need for waterlines by telling leaders that they will get pipelines to their communities if they give up their water rights forever.

The construction of waterlines should not mean the surrender of the birth rite of future generations.

Water is life.

(This will send an email to ALL 88 Council Delegates)

*PLEASE, THIS FORM IS FOR ENROLLED MEMBERS OF THE NAVAJO NATION AT THIS TIME*

READ AND EDIT THE MESSAGE:

Save our Water!
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9 Responses to this article

 
Rosita Dennison September 21, 2010 Reply

They've our land, now the water. Its not right! What next are they going to try to do to us, our people.

 
celestewyrick September 21, 2010 Reply

thank you so much for making this form available! I'm in shock that this is happening, I am in the process if going through my homesite lease and have plans to develop a farm.. if this passes, it will impede my plans to contribute to my community and build a sustainable home for my family.

 
Indigenous Citizen September 22, 2010 Reply

Ahe' hee'. This is right on! We need to work on building networks to balance out the tyranny being exhibited by the rogue NN Council. This website is a godsent. I will send out the message to those whom I know. I grew up next to the Little Colorado…when it used to run most of the year. There is a HUGE aquifer underneath, I'm sure Flagstaff has it's greedy eyes towards an access to OUR WATER RIGHTS. We must stop this theft now!!!!

 
emyazzie September 26, 2010 Reply

Thank you Dinewaterrights.org for the info. This info is needed to be shared with all. The water issues here pertain to all water that is in the ground, on top of the ground and what is flowing through our rez. The ENTIRE NATION should be concerned since water is an important life sustaining element. It is a sad shame that our own elected officials and nation employees would try scheme our water rights right from under our noses as if they don't even care about their own children/grandchildren.

 
WitkoNamu October 2, 2010 Reply

Lets take down the Navajo Nation puppetry government! Throw them in a fire! And start a real government that is created by us Dine'. There nothing but idiots over there who care nothing about actually protecting and fighting for our way of life!

 
Erich Bethea October 4, 2010 Reply

Wonderful website, where did you found this knowledge in this article? I’m glad I came across it. i’m going to be checking out back quickly to see what other content you’ve got.

 
ken whitehair October 4, 2010 Reply

as i heard it, no navajo has the authority to barter away natural resources, such as land and water. natural resources like water and land are the foundation of the navajo state.
so far, few navajo are informed of this issue.
its necessary to spread the word about another 'water steal'.

 
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Rebecca October 12, 2013 Reply

Great initiative for bucking us up for this call to action plan. I would love to help spread the word amongst all my contacts without wasting single ado. Thanks for sharing your esteemed thoughts in this post.

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