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END PEABODY MINING

HELP SAVE OUR WATER and SACRED SITES – July 2014

We are appealing to you to help save our sacred waters, religious shrines and cultural resources.  Please mail your federal tax deductible donation to Black Mesa Trust, P.O. Box 33, Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039, today.

COAL MINING ON BLACK MESA:

  • Over 60 billion gallons of pristine fossil water stored deep under Black Mesa will be pumped from 1970 to the end of 2044 to operate coal strip mining by Peabody Western coal Co., if it is granted approval by U.S. Secretary of U.S. Department of Interior

This amount of water could fill 945,560,000  55-gallon barrels.  Assuming each barrel is 4 feet it will reach the moon over three (3) times!!!  This amount of water is enough to sustain the entire Hopi population of 10,000 for over 300 years at the present rate of use

  • Over 2,500 historic and pre-historic archaeological and burial sites were mapped by Peabody on their land lease area.  Untold number of sites, including rock art, has been destroyed.  Over 100 remains of Hopi ancestors crated and taken to distant universities to be studied.
  • Respiratory problems among Navajos living down-wind from blasting areas has increased dramatically.

Siipa’puni

Planning is underway by non-Indian partners to construct Grand Canyon Escalante Resort at the confluence of Little Colorado River, outside of Grand Canyon National Park boundary on the Navajo Reservation.     Visit:  http://www.grandcanyoescalade.com         Type:   Siipapuni

“Grand Canyon Escalade, as it’s been named, would span 420 acres near the confluence, just east of Grand Canyon National Park.  Its centerpiece would be the “Escalade” Gondola Tramway, carrying tourists from the Grand Canyon’s South Rim to the canyon floor.  Once there, visitors could walk along a 1,400-foot elevated riverwalk to the confluence, eat at a restaurant, or visit an amphitheater and terraced grass seating area overlooking the Colorado River.”   [Anne Minard, Four Corners Free Press, June 1, 2013]

River_Confluence

Siipa’puni is one the holiest places on earth and is therefore worthy of protection.   means umbilical cord in the Hopi language.  Hopi people refer to it as the Place of Emergence from the Third to the Fourth World.   It is their Mecca, Vatican, and their Jerusalem.   It was here that the prophesized 5th World will be formed.

The project is opposed by Black Mesa Trust, Hopi Tribal Council, Zuni Tribe, and coalition of Navajo landowners and grazing permit holders who reside near the “confluence.”

Write:  

SAY NO TO MINING AND ESCALADE!

U.S. Secretary of Interior

U.S. Department of the Interior

1849 C Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C.   20240

For more information visit:  www.blackmesatrust.org
E-mail:  Vernon Masayesva, Black Mesa Trust Executive Director at kuuyi@aol.com

 

DONATE!

HELP SAVE OUR WATER and SACRED SITES – July 2014

We are appealing to you to help save our sacred waters, religious shrines and cultural resources.  Please mail your federal tax deductible donation to Black Mesa Trust, P.O. Box 33, Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039, today.

Our goal:  The mission of Black Mesa Trust (BMT) is to safeguard, preserve and honor the land and waters of Black Mesa.

An anonymous donor gave $40,000 with the condition that the Hopi people and supporters of Black Mesa Trust match it.  The donor believed in work that BMT is doing in behalf of the Hopi people.  Because of BMT’s work, the Peabody coal slurry operation is permanently shut down…. Our water saved for many future generations. BMT continues to work on educating and empowering the people, especially the youth.
Please give what you can to help match the $40,000 to support our work.

Even a small donation will make a difference.

Please send your contributions to:

Black Mesa Trust
P.O. Box 33
Kykotsmovi, Arizona 86039

or donate now  (just fill in the amount you would like to donate)

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(928) 255-2357 (phone)

Black Mesa Trust is a non-profit tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code