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Dr1thumbDine Blockaders Vow Continued Resistance Against New Power Plant
“This project is an act of terrorism and cultural genocide.”
Today is day 10 of the Desert Road Blockade, where the Dooda Desert Rock Committee is resisting plans for a new coal-fired power plant proposed by the company Sithe Global Power and the Dine Power Authority. The resisters halted work on the project last week by blocking access to the site of the proposed power plant. Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley unexpectedly visited with the protestors on Monday, but they said he was unresponsive to their needs. Shirley says the proposed $3 billion coal-fired power plant is desperately needed to provide jobs and revenue for the tribe. Many of the Navajo Nation's residents live without electricity and running water and jobs are scarce. Shirley says the Desert Rock Energy Project would be one way to help the situation. However, there are many in the nation who disagree. Critics point out the proposed Desert Rock Energy Project would be the third such power plant on the reservation, and that it won’t improve conditions, but make them worse. Early Wednesday morning, the resisters of the Doodá Desert Rock Blockade were served with several Temporary Restraining Orders and an immediate injunctive relief on behalf of the Diné Power Authority/Sithe Global.

  • Dailan J. Long, media spokesperson for Diné CARE, Doodá Desert Rock Committee.
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Dailan Jake, Media Contact
DineCARE/Dooda Desert Rock Committee
505.801.0713 (cell) (e-mail)

The Skulls & Bones Society: Holocaust Deniers and Cultural Appropriators
Bush family’s stranglehold on the remains of Geronimo. The great grandson of the Apache leader Geronimo has appealed to the White House hoping to recover the remains of his famous relative - stolen more than 90 years ago by a group of Yale students – the Skull and Bones Society. The story that members of Yale University's secret Skull and Bones society took the remains - including a skull and femur - from the burial site in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, has long been part of the university's lore. But a university historian recently recovered a letter from 1918 that appears to support the story that members of the society did indeed take the remains while serving with a group of army volunteers from Yale, stationed at the fort during the First World War. The students - among them, President Bush's grandfather Prescott - apparently returned with the remains and kept them in their society's headquarters at the university in New Haven, Connecticut. The society's initiation rite reportedly involves kissing a skull, referred to as "Geronimo", usually held in a glass case. We speak with a scholar who has research this story.

  • Jim Craven, a Blackfoot scholar from Montana, Professor of Economics at Clark College, Vancouver, WA.
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