August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Big Mountain Dineh (Navajos) 'Hopi Partitioned Lands' -- Essential Water by Sheep Dog Nation Rocks

Big Mountain Dineh (Navajos) "Hopi Partitioned Lands" --  Essential Water

By NaBahe SheepDog Keediniihii

May 15, 2020
Sheep Dog Nation Rocks

Good Greetings, Yaa'at'eeh.
President and First Lady, Jonathan and Phefelia Nez
Vice President and Second Lady Myron and Dottie Lizer
Navajo Tribal Council, Counsel, and Chapter Leaders

I was born at Big Mountain and I grew up on those pristine lands. Since I was very young I live the sheepherding and farming cultures, and nearly 85% of our subsistence was land-based like natural farming, raising meat, weaving, hunting, building from local lumber - reused or fresh, and harvesting water and maintaining natural springs. There were also the old health care systems of herbalists and chanter healers. Eventually, at the age of nine, my parents were forced to give me up to the BIA boarding school. Upon graduating from high school, I took advantage of higher education, but the U.S. law of partitioning of our lands came about and I returned back to Big Mountain to help with translation.

Navajo Nation: 108 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, weekend lockdown underway May 16, 2020


'Today, the Nez-Lizer team was hard at work once again as they distributed food, water, protective masks, and other essential items to help 511 families in the communities of Whitehorse Lake, White Rock, Coyote Canyon, and Mexican Springs in New Mexico! Overall, the team has distributed items to over 7,500 families in Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico.' Photo Navajo President's Office.

Navajo Nation: 108 new cases of COVID-19, no additional deaths reported as 57-hour weekend lockdown set to take effect

By Navajo President Jonathan Nez
Censored News

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Department of Health in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service reported 108 new cases of COVID-19 for the Navajo Nation. The total number of deaths remains at 127 as previously reported on Thursday. Preliminary reports from a few health care facilities indicate that approximately 519 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, with more reports still pending. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation has reached 3,740.

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