August 6, 1990 |
Like many Navajos, 68-year-old Eva Haswood is confused by the choices she faces in Tuesday's Navajo Nation primary election--and she is not getting much help from those running for office. With 15 faces in this year's race for leader of the country's largest Indian tribe, Haswood says that she has no idea who all the candidates are, much less what they'll do for her.
July 13, 1986
As I watched and listened and thrilled to the Statue of Liberty celebration and the expressions of pride we take in having welcomed the "tired, poor and huddled masses" I could not help thinking about the plight of our own Navajo Indians in Arizona who are to be forced out of their homeland of a hundred years. A barren, rocky, desolate land no one wanted until it was found to contain valuable minerals. INEZ BULGER Gardena
October 29, 1985
Navajo Indians and supporters marched through Santa Fe, N.M., protesting the planned relocation of 10,000 Navajos from northeastern Arizona to other regions in the state and New Mexico. The marchers oppose a 1974 law designed to resolve a land dispute between the Navajo and Hopi tribes. The law calls for the relocation of the Navajos by next July.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1986
Thank you for your editorial (Aug. 13) regarding the plight of the Columbia River Indians, because of the broken promises of the federal government. Another example of such ill-treatment is the forced relocation of 10,000 Hopi/Navajo Indians from their ancestral homelands in the Four Corners area of Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona, to make way for leasing their land to the Peabody Coal Co. and utilities. It is a shame that our "liberal" politicians who spend their time frothing at the mouth about events in South Africa, Nicaragua, Chile, and wherever, cannot spare any time to correct these indignities imposed on these original Native Americans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1986
I am writing to bring to your attention the scheduled removal of thousands of Navajo Indians from lands that have belonged to them for many hundreds of years. The so-called Big Mountain dispute between the Hopi and the Navajo tribes is believed by many to be a government-sponsored scam,, and not without good reason. The Hopi and the Navajo, among the two most peaceful tribes of North America, claim themselves that there is no land dispute, and that the U.S. government, through the Bureau of Indian Affairs, has used the so-called land dispute as an excuse to separate the Hopi and the Navajo.
November 26, 2006
Re "Blighted homeland," a four-part series, Nov. 19-22 Judy Pasternak's Nov. 19 article on radioactive residue in Navajo land illuminates the dark side of nuclear power. Juxtaposed next to one about Iran's nuclear threat, the article completes the picture of a technology that is disastrous by any definition. Whether intended to light our homes or destroy our enemies, nuclear energy kills. It should be abandoned immediately and its Native American victims adequately compensated. LANNY KAUFER Ojai Thank you for a heart-rending expose regarding the Navajo Indians' plight whereby radioactive materials were left strewn across their reservation.