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
2. Send a letter to the editor:
Navajo Times: firstname.lastname@example.org
Navajo-Hopi Observer (http://www.navajohopiobserver.com/Formlayout.asp?formcall=userform&form=1)
Gallup Independent: email@example.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.
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: