Skip to comments.Hopi Tribal Council bans environmental groups
Posted on 10/30/2010 3:33:30 PM PDT by george76
The Hopi Tribe has a message for the Sierra Club and other environmental groups: Keep out!
That is the response of the Hopi Tribal Council on Monday to what it says has been continuous concerted attacks from local and national environmental groups "bent on advancing their interests and agenda at the expense of the Hopi Tribe and its sovereign interest."
The council wants the Sierra Club and other environmental groups and on-reservation organizations affiliated with these groups to know they are not welcome on the Hopi Reservation, declaring them persona non grata - no longer favored or welcome.
By a resolution approved 12-0, the council said environmentalists have deprived the tribe "of markets for its coal resources" and coal revenues needed to sustain governmental services, provide jobs for tribal members and safeguard Hopi culture and tradition.
In 2005, environmental groups played a significant role in the shutdown of the Mohave Generating Station, which the Hopi Council contends "deprived the Hopi Tribe of many millions of dollars of annual operating revenues," according to the resolution.
Revenue losses from the Mohave power plant range from an estimated $6.5 million to $8.5 million annually.
The council feels that the economic viability of the Navajo Generating Station - the tribe's only remaining coal customer - is also being threatened, and that environmentalists' actions could lead to "total economic collapse of the tribe."
The resolution encourages all Indian nations across the country to evaluate their relationships with environmental groups and possibly reconsider those alliances in order to protect tribal sovereignty.
Besides the Sierra Club, the resolution has also banned The Natural Resources Defense Council, the National Parks Conservation Association and the Grand Canyon Trust from the Hopi Reservation.
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Awright! Go get ‘em, Leroy.
I wonder whether the Hopi will begin voting Republican now. The county-by-county maps of recent presidential elections always have blue cities and blue Indian Reservations (except in OK, where the Indian reservations are a solidly GOP as the part settled during the land-rush).
There’s hopi after all!
...good for the Hopi...I hope they strip mine the sh*t outta their res and make a ton of dough...sounds like a lot better for the tribe’s welfare than selling trinkets to tourists.
The Sierra Club also tried to shut down the ski slopes on the San Francisco Peaks near Flagstaff.
Good for the Hopi’s!
A shame it took them this long to do it.
That’s the Hopi/Changey thing at work!!
I agree with the tribes that the environmentalists must go,
I believe that the tribal system should be abolished. No more tribes, treaties or government support, no Indian Affairs, no reservations. They can keep what they have, but no more trusts.
Time for them to become part of the country.
Yay! Hopi & Changie!!
Someone has a frickin’ brain and realizes livelihood is more important than some mythical damage to the environment. EPA needs to be disbanded and most of the laws repealed.
Good on em.
Yeah, time to integrate and join the mainstream.
Good for the Hopi. Now, the rest of North America needs to wake up.
Obama and the DemocRATS stick it to one of their large voter groups again!
The tribe has spoken.