Stop Senate Bill 2109 Now! Peter McDonald does the water math — sheep included!

yourstorydigital filmed and edited this video for everyone to SHARE! So please share it widely to help prevent the theft of Navajo-Hopi water rights.  I hope I’m as lucid as Peter McDonald if I ever reach 83 years of age.  Got sheep? Need water. Ain’t got sheep–still need water. Why give away what you need to live for others to waste? Who needs another coal mine? Who needs another mall? Who needs another subdivision for snowbirds? Genocide comes in many forms–taking away water that gives life is one way to kill people.  Once the water is gone then so will be the people and all other living things.  Tell Senators John McCain and Jon Kyl to take a hike down a Peabody Coal Mine shaft.

Online form to tell McCain what you think of SB 2109  http://mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.ContactForm

Online form to tell Kyl what you think of SB 2109  http://kyl.senate.gov/contact.cfm

What more do you need? Nudge, nudge–Earth Day is every day.

NOTE   POST UPDATE REGARDING THE DISAPPEARANCE OF PETER MCDONALD’S GREAT SPEECH. THE FOLLOWING WAS POSTED ON YOUTUBE BY YOURSTORYDIGITAL APPROX 12 HOURS PRIOR TO THIS NOTE:

“Dear Friends,

I have been asked to remove Chairman McDonald’s speech by his family. I must respect their wishes. Please do not distribute any copies you may have made. Thank you for understanding. Susan”

PERHAPS THIS INDICATES ANOTHER REASON WHY SB 2109 NEEDS TO BE STOPPED?  AT THIS POINT IN TIME I DO NOT KNOW THE ANSWER. BUT NOW I’M WONDERING EVEN MORE ABOUT THE CONTEXT IN WHICH THIS WATER RIGHTS ISSUE IS OPERATING.

Another ‘update’–scroll down to Mario’s comment for another excellent video link!!! Thank you!!!!

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17 Comments

  1. April 11, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    I am not American and do not live in the States, but would like to act to change things for you. I feel indignation vis-a-vis abuse and theft in any form, under any sky.

    Do you have a petition going online that I could sign? I would gladly do so and spread it among all my friends!

    Thank you!
    mariana

    • April 12, 2012 at 3:23 pm

      Hola Mariana. So far the only petition I am aware is that linked in the prior post–which is to pdf files which can be printed. As soon as I discover any ‘online’ petition I will post a link. Please feel free to visit the Black Mesa Water Coalition on fb–link in prior post. Your support is much appreciated.

  2. slpmartin said,

    April 11, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    The US Government is still sending diseased blankets to Native Americans. ;-(

  3. a said,

    April 12, 2012 at 2:03 am

    where is the video?!?!

    • April 12, 2012 at 3:26 pm

      Hello “a”—see my NOTE via the statement posted by yourstorydigital on youtube regarding the video. Sorry you did not get to view it as it’s a great piece in Navajo and English.

  4. April 12, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    […] water to a handful of reservation communities. Just say NO! Links from White Buffalo’s Blog: https://47whitebuffalo.wordpress.com/2012/04/11/stop-senate-bill-2109-now-peter-mcdonald-does-the-wat… Online form to tell McCain what you think of SB 2109 […]

  5. Mario Arizona said,

    April 13, 2012 at 3:08 am

    another video from yourstorydigital

  6. Vickie Hatton said,

    April 14, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    I am not a Navajo or a Hopi Native American . I am how ever a very ashamed white person, who feels that we have taken enough from these people ! It is a terrible thing to try to TAKE BACK these peoples water rights . I hope you do not succeed in this en devour . I have many friends on the Navajo Reservation that are just like family to me . I have taken my children and grandchildren there so they could better understand The People . I love these people and do not wish to see them in a state of poverty that is worse than they now exist in. Please say no to this disgraceful act .

    • April 16, 2012 at 3:56 am

      Hello Vickie Hatton. I suspect you mean that you hope SB 2109 is not approved.
      Thank you for speaking from your heart.
      No need to be Navajo or Hopi to know that SB 2109 is ‘wrong’ for the people.

  7. April 17, 2012 at 6:50 am

    SAY NO TO SB 2109.. U MIGHT AS WELL MURDER THE NAVAJOS/ HOPI WITH THAT ATTITUDE OF SELFISHNESS! OUR LAND FIRST, OUR LANGUAGE, OUR WATER RIGHTS, DISREPECTING OUR NAVAJO PREFERENCE LAWS…. WHAT ARE YOU BORED? GO AWAY, HELL NO TO SB 2109! NO THANK YOU…DONT ASK AGAIN…RESPECT OUR NATIVE AMERICANS…

  8. April 17, 2012 at 7:12 am

    CHANGE YOUR ATTITUDE, ITS NOT 1492 ANYMORE, IT 2012.. ENOUGH TERRORISM…QUIT BEING SELFISH AND GREEDY… OUR NATIVE AMERICANS SUFFERED ENOUGH. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. SHOP ELSEWHERE. RESPECT THE OUR NAVAJOS AND HOPI PEOPLE….NO THANK TO SB 2109, NO DEAL. ENOUGH BROKEN, EMPTY PROMISES…OUR PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN AN VOICED THEIR OPINIONS…THEY ARE NOT INTERESTED IN MORE LIES AND BETRAYALS….RESPECT THAT.RESCIND BILL 2109..WE WANT TO KEEP OUR WATER RIGHTS….NO THANK YOU!

  9. April 17, 2012 at 9:01 am

    CHANGE YOUR ATTITUDE, ITS NOT 1492 ANYMORE, IT 2012.. ENOUGH TERRORISM…QUIT BEING SELFISH AND GREEDY… OUR NATIVE AMERICANS SUFFERED ENOUGH. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. SHOP ELSEWHERE. RESPECT THE OUR NAVAJOS AND HOPI PEOPLE….NO THANKS SB2109.

    • April 17, 2012 at 2:15 pm

      Shalinda Johnson, seeing the “time” of each of your posts I’m going to leave all three of them here unless you indicate otherwise. Please take note that the first time people visit a blog comments wait for moderation by the blog administrator for approval. This is done in order to keep out the “spam” aka junk mail. I hope you found the links in the blog post to the McCain and Kyl email forms to send them your view of SB 2109.

  10. ryeder said,

    April 18, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Glad you are pushing this, Eva. Even after all these years since the governments implementation of genocide policies and the forced kidnapping of Native youth into Catholic boarding schools that destroyed their culture, the public is still ignorant of the continuing anti-First Peoples mentality of today’s politicians and greedy corporate hacks.

    • April 18, 2012 at 6:56 pm

      Your support is much appreciated, Ryeder. It’s not much doing blogposts but it’s better than nothing. I am grateful for all the people who visit my blogcasa.
      I agree on all that the general public is unaware of–hence the need to “push” such information. The genocide is ongoing via such political – corporate alliances. So we do what we ‘can’.
      Namaste.


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