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Navajos search for water, while tribe pursues more mining

Photo by Bitahnii Wilson: Waiting for water, when springs dry up

Navajos search for water, while tribe pursues more mining


By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
June 16, 2021

The Navajo Nation Council's Resource Committee is pursuing more mining -- as Indigenous around the world risk their lives, and arrest, to stop mining.

Already there are the carcasses of power plants, coal mines, oil and gas fields, and strewn radioactive tailings from uranium mining, on the Navajo Nation.

While the tribal government pursues more mining, Dine' search for water as streams dry up and pumps are broken and in disrepair.