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Monday, January 26, 2015

Dineh Walkers Honor Horse Nation, Receive Shiprock Support

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
Dutch translation by Alice Holemans, NAIS

Dineh Walkers against Fracking, Journey for our Existence, is honoring the Horse Nation as they walk to the Four Sacred Mountains to protect the land, water and air from fracking. 

Celebrating the Dineh walkers who walk in the "Spirit of our Relatives," the Shiprock, N.M., Chapter passed a resolution supporting the walkers and in solidarity to protect the environment. Shiprock Chapter celebrated the efforts of the walkers as they brave the elements, as did their ancestors on the forced Longest Walk. (See below.)

On Monday, the Dineh walkers made it to Barrego Pass.

The walkers said Dineh horses have been removed as fracking threatens the area on the Navajo Nation.

"Horses joined us in our journey yesterday in the Eastern Agency of Navajo. Horses were forcibly removed and vanished despite local residents desperate and thorough attempts to retrieve their livestock. This happened directly before families were approached to sign fracking contracts. It is necessary that we connect the dots here. Nihígaal bee iiná walk is also dedicated to these relatives of ours, the horse nation. We have been making offerings and singing to them along the walk. They walk with us, keep our four legged relatives in your prayers."

On Sunday, walkers said: "Best way to find us today and tomorrow is by taking Prewitt exit off of I-40 (exit 63) head north. Make a right on old Route 66 (East). In one mile head north on Navajo Route 48 for 20 miles until you get to Barrego Pass. We will be taking sweat at the Anderson Residence and will be camped out in Star Pond on top of mesa. Join us if you can. We are getting ready for our decent up Tsodziil." 

Below, walkers are joined by Dineh on horseback.


Door: Brenda Norrell, Censored News:
Vertaald door NAIS:
Dineh Walkers tegen fracking, Journey for our Existence, huldigen de Horse Nation terwijl ze naar de Vier Sacred Mounains stappen om het land, water en lucht te beschermen tegen fracking.

Om de Dineh Walkers te steunen heeft de Shiprock N.M. Chapter een resolutie ingediend tot steun voor de stappers en in solidariteit met de bescherming van het milieu.
Shiprock Chapter bracht hulde aan de inspanningen die de Walkers leveren en moedig de elementen trotseren, net zoals hun voorouders deden op de gedwongen Longest Walk.

Maandag waren de Dineh Walkers op weg naar Barrego Pas.

De Walkers zeiden dat de Dineh paarden verjaagd werden omdat ze de fracking op het land van het Navajo volk in de weg liepen..

“ Paarden vergezelden ons gisteren op onze reis in de ‘Eastern Agency of Navajo’. Paarden werden met geweld verwijderd en verdwenen ondanks de wanhopige pogingen van het Navajo volk om hun kudde terug te brengen. Dit gebeurde vlak voor families benaderd werden om fracking contracten te ondertekenen.
Het verband in deze is belangrijk. De mars van de Nihígaal bee iiná is ook opgedragen aan deze verwanten van ons, het volk van de paarden.
Wij hebben geofferd en gezongen voor hen tijdens de mars. Zij stappen samen met ons, gedenk onze vierbenige verwanten.”

Zondag deden de walkers een oproep aan de mensen die hun solidariteit willen komen betuigen in de Barrego Pass.
“Wij zullen een zweethut doen bij de Anderson Residence en ons kamp opslaan in Star Point op de top van mesa.
Dineh te paard voegden zich bij de Walkers

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