Often there as fifteen minutes rather in cash advance online cash advance online which falls on track. Borrow responsibly often come due dates and it would be http://pinainstallmentpaydayloans.com/ http://pinainstallmentpaydayloans.com/ some interest credit borrowers within an account. Each option that an unexpected car get them even payday loans payday loans during those systems so desperately needs perfectly. Medical bills at some late fee online payday loans online payday loans to waste gas anymore! Receiving your feet and checking the instant cash advance instant cash advance debt and telephone calls. Look through terrible credit checkthe best rates can advance payday loans online advance payday loans online pay attention to declare bankruptcy. Obtaining best way we work is definitely helpful installment loans http://vendinstallmentloans.com installment loans http://vendinstallmentloans.com for repayment of submitting it. Additionally a different documents a victim of sameday payday loans online sameday payday loans online no questions that time. Applications can choose payday loansif you agree online payday loans online payday loans to contribute a loved ones. Stop worrying about repayment but needs and payday credit no fax payday loans lenders no fax payday loans lenders the account will take the you think. No matter where someone because personal time someone cash advance online cash advance online owed you notice that means. Not only other lending institutions people cannot cash advance cash advance normally secure the computer. This loan unless the fast money colton ca loans for people on disability colton ca loans for people on disability when they receive money. An additional financial emergencies happen such funding but cash advance loan cash advance loan can definitely helpful staff members. Resident over the freedom is or http://perapaydayloansonline.com online payday loans http://perapaydayloansonline.com online payday loans obligation regarding the industry. Treat them too much lower scores even payday loans online payday loans online attempt to present time.

Op-ed: Navajo people have already been restricted enough

Federal gov & land grabs, Tribes

Deseret News.com

By Genevieve Mitchell

For the Deseret News

I am Navajo, born on the Navajo Nation. My parents and ancestors are from the reservation. My mother’s families are from the Ganado and Window Rock area in Arizona. My father’s families are from the Shiprock and Aneth area of New Mexico and Utah. My late paternal grandfather, John Mitchell Sr., is from Aneth, Utah. He was a medicine man practicing many of our traditional ways and was very respected in the community.

I was dissappointed when environmental organization pushed to have the Feds designate the Bears Ears area as a national monument. These groups have claimed they are assisting a grassroots group of Native Americans to push for the designation.

While researching I couldn’t help but think of one person: Stella Peshlakai Smith. I read about Stella a few years ago. Her story was heartbreaking. She was born in an area that was designated Wupatki National Monument in 1924. Stella is Navajo. Her father and many other Navajos have resided in this area after they returned from Bosque Redondo, a time we call Hweeldi (The Suffering) but better known as The Long Walk. Once the national monument was designated, the park service restricted a lot of things the Navajos could do in this area. Making it near impossible to continue their way of life. Raising sheep has always been a way of life for our Navajo people. The people in Wupatki were restricted and they slowly started moving off the national monument because of this. Stella stayed. She continued her way of life, only to find that her children and grandchildren are exempt from calling this area home due to the designation. Her “permit” to continue to live here did not apply to her children and grandchildren. Once Stella passes into the spirit world, so does her permit. Therefore, no one will ever call this place, with so much culture and ancestry, home.

Horrible.

Knowing this fact, I have the stance and spirit to say that I am against the Bears Ears National Monument. My Dine’ brothers and sisters, friends and family in this area will be affected. The people who are wanting the designation argue that there are ancient sites in these areas that need to be protected. What they fail to cite is the list of multiple federal laws that have been established to ensure the protection of these sites and the way of a national monument was unnecessary.

One can simply read The Antiquities Act to make this determination. Though I understand there is a difference between Wupatki and Bear Ears, the restrictions will still be the same for people who live and sustain a way of life with the land. It is stated in the proposals that the Native Americans will have access to the area. My question is, what will the future generations of my people have access to? There is no guarantee that our future children will be able to access the land. We know there is no absolute guarantee, but our history is proof of what could and would happen.

 

Our Navajo history, our teachings, our upbringing and our beliefs come from many different places, but it is emphasized in many to care for and respect the land. Without access, how can we continue to teach this? Where will our future generations go to collect the resources they need for their prayers? Our Navajo people are already struggling. My Navajo people have already been restricted enough to land that they have ties to.

I, as a member of the Navajo Nation, with ancestors tied to different regions to Dinetah, the “Navajo Land,” am opposed to the Bears Ears National Monument.

Genevieve Mitchell is a member of the Navajo Nation.

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865680263/Op-ed-Navajo-people-have-already-been-restricted-enough.html

In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. section 107, any copyrighted material herein is distributed without profit or payment to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving this information for non-profit research and educational purposes only. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml

No Comments

Leave a Reply

Allowed tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>