Diné grassroots sow precedent in clean energy history
Tribal members obtain industry compensation offer for coaled-fired damage.
KYKOTSMOVI VILLAGE, Arizona – Some 30 years ago, when Navajo Nation member Nicole Horseherder returned to her Native land after college, her hopes of building a home like her grandmother’s near here were dampened because wells had dried up with massive coal strip mining and power plant development that drained the underground water tables while polluting Diné and Hopi communities.
Standing Rock: Feeding a movement
Above: Mick Waggoner and Bonnie Wykman, above, run a tight ship at the Southwest Camp Hogan. Story and photos by Rain Stites Their day begins before the sun rises. Fellow campers slumber while Mick Waggoner and the rest of the kitchen crew quietly tiptoe through the makeshift kitchen of foldable tables and camp stoves. Lanterns […]