Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Hweeldi: Considering the Wisdom and Treaty at Shiprock


Navajo Treaty 1868



Hweeldi: Considering the Wisdom and Treaty at Shiprock

By Duane Chili Yazzie
Censored News

To the Editor:
As the survivors of Hweeldi, Ft. Sumner (internment site for Dine' and Mescalero Apaches during the 1860's) were leaving Hweeldi, the place of sorrow and suffering, they warned to not look back or go back to that terrible place. There are many of us who find it necessary and appropriate to respect and honor those words of advice and admonishment. In keeping with this there will be an observance on June 1, 2018, at the Shiprock chapter house starting at 11 a.m.
There will be stories of our time as prisoners of war at Hweeldi. We will consider the Treaty as a document in today's circumstances. Finally we will consider a Declaration of Dine' Identity, a draft copy of which is attached. The purpose will be to have the people understand the proposed Declaration, ask the attendees to approve the document and have whoever wants to sign the Declaration to sign. all are invited. 
Read Declaration:
Declaration of Dine' Identity

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