A Meeting to Address Tribal Water, Coal, Environment, Cultural and Economic Issues Affecting Hopi Tribe & Navajo Nation – August 20, 2011

1 Response to “A Meeting to Address Tribal Water, Coal, Environment, Cultural and Economic Issues Affecting Hopi Tribe & Navajo Nation – August 20, 2011”

  1. 1 Deb TwoToes August 18, 2011 at 5:25 am


    Even though I live on the East side of the country, and will not be immediately impacted by any decisions going on in the West, I would still like to voice a few concerns.

    Rumor has it that most of the water and mineral rights out in the West are being bought up by foreign interests.
    Due to the significant amount of mining that has been done out West, and which still continues to go on to this day, a good part of the drinking water now contains high levels of heavy metals, poisons, etc.
    Pipes are being laid, to bring treated drinking water to the people. Water treated with poisons (i.e., fluoride, chlorine) to make it fit (?) to drink.

    When you gather your facts, in order to make the big decisions facing you in the future….I would hope that you keep in mind who you are getting your information from.

    For Example:
    More than likely you will contact ‘experts’ in the field, and receive much input. These ‘experts’ have degrees from the same Universities that the ‘experts’ who put fluoride in our drinking water graduated from. More of these ‘experts’ who now work for the FDA, and last year came out publicly and admitted that fluoride is poison and the maximun amount that had been allowed these past 50 years, was too much, and immediately reduced the level. We are still being poisoned, but on a much smaller scale. (?)

    Good luck with your quest. May wisdom be given to you in all your decisions, for your decisions will also effect your relations on the East. For whatever effects Mother Earth, effects us all.


    Deb TwoToes

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Copyright Notice

© Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert and BEYOND THE MESAS, 2009-2018. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert and BEYOND THE MESAS with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

About the author

Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert (Hopi) is Professor of American Indian Studies and History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 877 other followers

New book on Hopi runners set to launch in October!

Education beyond the Mesas: Hopi Students at Sherman Institute, 1902-1929 (University of Nebraska Press, 2010)

Education beyond the Mesas – Introduction (click image to download)

The Indian School on Magnolia Avenue: Voices and Images From Sherman Institute (Oregon State University Press, 2012)

Sun Chief: An Autobiography of A Hopi Indian by Don C. Talayesva, New foreword by Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert (Sept. 2013)

Foreword to Kevin Whalen’s Native Students at Work: American Indian Labor and Sherman Institute’s Outing Program, 1900-1945

A Second Wave of Hopi Migration (History of Education Quarterly, August 2014)

Marathoner Louis Tewanima and the Continuity of Hopi Running, 1908-1912 (Western Historical Quarterly, Autumn 2012). Winner of Spur Award for Best Western Short Nonfiction, Western Writers of America (2013)

“Hopi Footraces and American Marathons, 1912-1930”, American Quarterly, Vol. 62, No. 1, March Issue 2010 (Click image to download article)

“‘The Hopi Followers’: Chief Tawaquaptewa and Hopi Student Advancement at Sherman Institute, 1906-1909”, Journal of American Indian Education, (Click image to download article)

Constitution and Bylaws of the Hopi Tribe (With all amendments, click to download)

Click to listen to KUYI On-Line

Matt’s Goodreads

Blog Stats

  • 156,648 hits


%d bloggers like this: