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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Saturday, May 29, 2021

O'odham Victory: Halting Hazardous Waste Dump at Sacred Quitovac

O'odham shut down Route 2 at Quitovac, shown above. Photo copyright Jason Jaacks. Below: O'odham  shut down the border crossing at Sonoyta/Lukeville in 2006 in their successful actions that halted a planned hazardous waste dump near their Ceremonial place of Quitovac, just south of the Arizona border. Ofelia Rivas, founder of O'odham Voice Against the Wall, led the successful effort to halt the chemical waste dump. Photos copyright Ofelia Rivas.
The new website is: O'odham Rights


Protest at Mexican Consulate in Tucson. Photo copyright Ofelia Rivas.

Celebrating Victory: O'odham Shut Down Border and Halted Chemical Dump at Quitovac 

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

Today we honor the victory of traditional O'odham who halted a hazardous waste dump near their Ceremonial place of Quitovac, on O'odham land in Sonora, just south of the Arizona border.

Navajo Nation receives $1.8 billion from U.S. American Rescue Plan Act

Navajo's future will be brighter and we will continue to coordinate with county, state and federal officials to monitor the evolving impacts of the coronavirus," said Speaker Seth Damon of the 24th Navajo Nation Council.

By Navajo Nation Office
of the President and the Vice President
Navajo Nation Office of the Speaker

Navajo Nation receives initial $1.8 billion
allocation through the American Rescue Plan Act

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation received notice on Friday from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, acknowledging receipt of "complete and accurate" information and documentation that was submitted by the Navajo Nation Washington Office on May 21, which was used to calculate the allocation of funding through the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds program authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act that provides $20 billion for tribes to help recover from the devastating impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Following the notice, the Navajo Nation received its initial funding allocation totaling $1,861,554,458.43.

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