Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

September 14, 2018

Dine' Medicine Men ask for Legislation to Protect Greater Chaco from Fracking

DINE' Medicine Men ask Navajo Nation Council for Legislation for Protection of Greater Chaco from Fracking
Halliburton destroying Greater Chaco region near Lybrook, New Mexico, in January 2018. Photo by Daniel Tso.

Navajo Nation Legislation Number:  0302-18

Legislation Title:  An Action Relating to Health, Education and Human Services Committee, Resources and Development Committee and Naabik'iyati' Committee; Supporting the Dine Medicine Men Association Resolution DMMA#111917-2 Titled "Requesting the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President, all Pueblo Council of Governors and Greater Chaco Coalition and Partners to Consult with Dine Medicine Men Association for any positions taken on fracking and horizontal drilling in greater Chaco as part of fundamental law and our cultural and traditional inherent rights"

Legislation Description:  The purpose of this resolution is to support the concerns and request of the Dine Medicine Men Association regarding fracking and horizontal drilling in the Greater Chaco vicinity.
Last Updated: 
Sponsor:  Jonathan Hale
Co-Sponsor(s):  N/A
Status:  5 Day Hold
Executive Branch (164/SAS No.):  N/A
Vote Requirements
Standing Committee - Majority
Legislation Entered By:  MNez ADMIN
Approved Committees
  1. Health Education & Human Services Committee
  2. Resources & Development Committee
  3. Naa'bik'iyati' Committee
OLC Number:  18-492-01

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