Confiscation of Black Mesa Herd

26 Jan

ALERT!!!

Livestock Impoundment crews are confiscating horses and calves belonging to several Dineh people of Big Mountain/Black Mesa, Arizona right now. These livestock impoundments constitute human rights violations against traditional Dineh (Navajo); they take away one of their major food sources and one of the main sources of their livelihood.
Please stay on alert.  We have contacted the office of Land Range Management; if they do not respond by tomorrow, we will ask you to flood their lines and say that the elders need their animals to survive and these confiscations are WRONG, that we are watching, and that we see this ongoing harassment as part of cultural genocide.
Eight calves and multiple horses were impounded because the Elders did not have correct permits. One permited calf was taken from an elder and put on Navajo Partitioned Lands (NPL). The ranger told the elder to go ahead and get the calf herself if she wanted it back. Let’s make sure they don’t get away with this.
We’re collecting funds to pay for livestock reclamation. We know it will be at least $500. The amount increases daily.  You can go here to donate now http://blackmesais.org/donate/ !
Many Thanks for Your Support. Stay in touch!
Hallie, Berkley, Liza, Derek, and Tree
For more about Black Mesa, visit Black Mesa Indigenous Support

7 Responses to “Confiscation of Black Mesa Herd”

  1. Gloria russo January 27, 2012 at 10:23 am #

    This is wrong.

    • Brian Clouser January 31, 2012 at 11:43 am #

      Maybe you should stop whining and crying and complaining and shut the hell up! You”re all a bunch of freakin wack jobs! Worry about yourself! Mind your own damn business! Clean up your own backyard and the world will be a better place for all to love and enjoy!

  2. Steve Keith January 27, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    A country founded on murder n theft when in peril will head back to it’s caves of original thought and repeat what has brought fruit in the past.

  3. Laurinda Clark January 27, 2012 at 10:41 pm #

    Leave the herds ALONE!!!!!!!!!

  4. Anders January 28, 2012 at 3:17 am #

    And were not gonna stop it by calling the rangers!

  5. helene napoli February 1, 2012 at 10:01 am #

    You would think that with all the trouble the U.S. is in, Senator McCain would have more important things than to further harrass a peoples who have lived on this land for generations because of big oil considerations. I wonder just how much big oil has contributed to HIS campaign! It seems pretty funny that with the trouble we’re in our ELECTED officialls choose to worry about wolves, horses and a number of other animals that have no effect on the problem except to increase their constituancy!

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