August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Supporting an Enemy of the People during the Pandemic: Navajo Vice President attends Trump megachurch rally in Phoenix



Navajo Vice President Myron Lizer
at Trump's megachurch rally in Phoenix
on Tuesday.

Navajos horrified that Vice President attended megachurch rally to support Trump as pandemic peaks in Arizona

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

PHOENIX -- Many Navajos were horrified to hear that Navajo Vice President Myron Lizer attended the Trump rally at the megachurch, Dream City Church, in Phoenix on Tuesday, as the coronavirus was increasing at an alarming rate in Phoenix, hospitals were in emergency mode in Arizona, and Dine' families were fighting to both stay alive and recover from the loss of their loved ones during this pandemic.

It is a harsh reminder of the history of the elected Navajo Nation government -- which signed the leases for the coal mining, power plants and oil and gas fields between corporations and the Navajo Nation -- and then failed to use revenues for water and electricity for the people.