Greetings Friends, Families, & Supporters of Big Mountain Resistance
Communities of Black Mesa!!
We wanted to share with you a few event announcements and updates that
are in support of the struggle for survival at Big Mountain and surrounding
communities of Black Mesa, AZ:
**ALL ARE WELCOME TO A BENEFIT EVENT TO HELP TRADITIONAL RESIDENTS WHO ARE
STRUGGLING TO MAINTAINA CULTURAL LIVELIHOOD ON BLACK MESA.
There will be music, arts & crafts, and discussionscentered on the Importance Of
Indigenous Connections!! This event will support “a cultural-immersion project by
volunteers will help plant fields in order to revive endangered cultural practices
and teach indigenous cultivation methods”.
APRIL 19, 2008, FLAGSTAFF, AZ.
**PERSONAL MEMOIR AND A PLEA FOR BIG MOUNTAIN SUPPORT FROM MARK AND BEAR
DYKEN, LONG TIME SUPPORTERS OF BIG MOUNTAIN.
Dear Friends, Most of you know thatlast year Bear, Somer, and I ran the Big Sur International
Marathon last year and used the opportunity toask for pledges which we used for our continuing
work with the Dineh people ofArizona…..Spring is the time to plant corn and other native
crops so important to the cultures of this region…..Please support our spring trip to the
reservation by pledging some money on my 26.2 mile vigil.
**SHEEP-SHEARING TIME – ANNUAL RENDEZVOUS
You are invited once again to the annual sheep shearing event at Mr. Jack Woody’s
camp, Mother’sday weekend…come and join us shear, socialize and have plenty to eat.
Who: Jack Woody of Red Willow Springs
What: Annual sheep shearing gathering
When: May 10, 2008
Where: Red Willow Springs or Jack Woody camp on Black Mesa
What are we shearing: 18 goats (mohair) and 35-40 sheep (wool)….
READ MORE: http://www.blackmesais.org/sheep-sheering.htm
**ANNUAL SPRING PLANTING PROJECTS NEED EXTRA SUPPORT THIS YEAR. ALSO
CONSIDER JOINING THE FALL CARAVAN TO BLACK MESA IN FALL OF ’08. CONTACT BMIS FOR
**A Report From The Longest Walk II, Northern Route:
Navajo from Big Mountain: US media and politicians orchestrate wars.
By Brenda Norrell, March 28th, 2008.
PUEBLO, Colo. – Bahe Katenay, Navajo from Big Mountain on the Navajo Nation, said
the US media created the stories of the so-called Navajo Hopi Land Dispute, which was
orchestrated by Peabody Coal and US politicians, the same way the US orchestrates the war in
Iraq for its resources.