Today, we share again the words of Leonard Benally of Big Mountain.
By Brenda Norrell
“We have been living in silence and we have been dying in silence. We want to share with others our struggle. If we walk alone, we are useless, we are nothing,” Leonard Benally said.
It was with great sadness that we shared the news of our dear friend and brother Leonard Benally, Dine' of Big Mountain, passing to the Spirit World in 2013.
Dine' Leonard Benally of Big Mountain, who spent his life fighting Peabody Coal and resisting relocation from his homeland, passed to the Spirit World on Friday. Leonard's family spent the past decades resisting relocation from Black Mesa and naming the names of those responsible for the misery that Navajos are surviving, including tribal politicians, attorneys, and Arizona Congressmen.