Hopi forums scheduled to address S.2109

PUBLIC EDUCATIONAL FORUMS SCHEDULED

“SAVE OUR WATER RIGHTS”

(The Truth Behind S.2109)

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Several public educational forums have been scheduled by grassroots Hopi Senom to inform tribal members on S.2109 introduced by Arizona Senator Jon Kyl (R).  DO NOT BE MISLED.  Come learn the truth about how S.2109, “Navajo and Hopi Little Colorado Water Rights Settlement Act of 2012” will affect the Hopi and Tewa Senom.  Come learn the highlights of S.2109 and how this bill may waive and extinguish our aboriginal and Federal reserved water rights to the Little Colorado River and perhaps the Lower Basin Colorado River.  Learn about the “Inherent Aboriginal Sovereignty” of our traditional villages; and how the villages own the aboriginal and federal reserved water rights – not the Hopi Tribal Council.  Learn the “Big Picture” and how this bill heavily favors non-Indian water interests like Salt River Project, Central Arizona Project, Navajo Generating Station and Peabody Coal Company, and the State of Arizona, at the expense of our tribe.

  • WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2012; 6:00 p.m. – Kykotsmovi Village Community Center
  • FRIDAY, March 23, 2012; 6:00 p.m. – Native Connections Building, 4520 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ
  • MONDAY, March 26, 2012; 1:00 p.m. – Hotevilla Elderly Center
  • WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2012, 6:00 p.m. – Lower Moencopi Community Building

(Note: additional forums are being requested and scheduled)

All tribal members, religious leaders, elders, and youth, are encouraged to attend these forums to learn “The Truth Behind S.2109”.  A special invitation is extended to the Hopi Tribal Council and the Water & Energy Team so they, too, can learn the “Truth Behind S.2109”, and the potential impacts on our culture, our resources and our future.  You are welcome to provide testimony on your reaction to S.2109.  Water is so vital to our life and our culture.  Get informed and get involved!

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2 Responses to “Hopi forums scheduled to address S.2109”


  1. 1 Lance Diskan March 20, 2012 at 4:21 am

    Mathew,

    Loloma.

    Thank you so much for this web-page.

    1) Will try to make it to at least one of the community meetings at Hopi. 2) Am also trying to arrange for Chairman Nuvamsa or Vernon to present the excellent Power-Point shown at Walpi to Flagstaff City Council, 3) I am on my third version (after two previous rejections) of a Letter-to-the-Editor of the (Flagstaff) Arizona Daily Sun, but the Editor says my language about ‘genocide’ was to “over the top” to be published. He also objected to my calling the proposed legislation “a 21st Century version of a smallpox-infected blanket.” – but that’s just my opinion.

    I am with the Hopi Senom all the way in this fight.

    Qwa Qwai,

    Lance Diskan
    Flagstaff AZ

    • 2 Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert March 21, 2012 at 8:55 am

      Loloma, Lance,

      I appreciate that you took the time to comment on my post. Let me know if/when your letter gets published in the Arizona Daily Sun. I am looking forward to reading it. Also, I’m glad to hear that you find my website useful. Thanks for your support!

      Matt


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Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert is enrolled with the Hopi Tribe from the village of Upper Moencopi in northeastern Arizona. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of History and a Dean's Fellow and Conrad Humanities Scholar in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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