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Back when the Great Spirit allowed His people to come through the reed to
live upon His land, He advised them to live as He did. To protect the
land because it is through that you will gain love and life. People only
need a planting stick and some seeds to survive while protecting the
People and their quest for power and might, have raped our planet by
stealing her precious resources.
Only the Traditional Hopi seek to live a life with no modern conveniences
but are being usurped at every turn, not only by the Bahanna (white people),
but also by the Progressive Hopi, their relatives.
The Hopi Tribal Council, which was founded and is run by the U.S. Government,
seems to take great pleasure in giving away Hopi land for ventures such
as the strip mining done by the Peabody Mining Company, which slurries
about 6.6 to 10 tons of coal and between 2,000 and 4,500 gallons of water
each minute to the Mojave power plant in Arizona.
But I digress. The Traditional Hopi seek only to live planting their
crops and performing their ceremonials every year without disturbance
from outside sources. They want no water lines, no electricity, no sewers,
no currency, nothing that came after the Bahanna.
The Traditional Hopi, led by the Elderly Elders of Hotevilla (Hoh-tah-vil-ah),
have taken their plight to the U.S. Government, the U.N. (United Nations),
and to whomever would listen. However, the powers-that-be, refuse to help
these people for whatever reasons. Perhaps these powers do not want a
people that are totally self-sufficient among them?
I will continue this editorial at another time, but if you wish to find
out more, you can read the book Hotevilla by Thomas E. Mails.
or you can call (619)481-9824 or fax (619)481-9841.
The Touch the Earth Foundation (nonprofit) is also involved with the
Traditional Hopi and you can contact them at:
Touch the Earth Foundation
P.O. Box 257
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Also, please write to your representatives in Congress
and the Senate,
asking them to look into the Joint Use Area between Hopi
and Navajo reservations, and that Traditional Hopi and Navajo be included in
all discussions in order to separate their voices from the Tribal Councils.
You can also write to the U.N. Commission for Human Rights in Geneva to
support the complaint of the Traditional Hopi. Especially express your
support for preservation of the Hopi aboriginal culture.
Mr. Jacob Moller
Center for Human Rights, Communication Unit
Palais des Nation 1211