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Hopi Tribal Council bans environmental groups
The Observer ^ | 9/29/2009

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at navajohopiobserver.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: coal; coalrevenues; energy; environmentalists; grandcanyontrust; hopi; hopitribe; npca; nrdc; sierraclub
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1 posted on 10/30/2010 3:33:37 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Awright! Go get ‘em, Leroy.


2 posted on 10/30/2010 3:37:00 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: george76

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).


3 posted on 10/30/2010 3:38:54 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: righttackle44

There’s hopi after all!


4 posted on 10/30/2010 3:39:10 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: george76

Good.


5 posted on 10/30/2010 3:40:29 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: george76

...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.


6 posted on 10/30/2010 3:40:41 PM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: jazusamo; GladesGuru; tubebender; SierraWasp; Seadog Bytes; rellimpank; LucyT; Candor7; ...

The Sierra Club also tried to shut down the ski slopes on the San Francisco Peaks near Flagstaff.


7 posted on 10/30/2010 3:40:46 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Good for the Hopi’s!

A shame it took them this long to do it.


8 posted on 10/30/2010 3:42:15 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: george76

That’s the Hopi/Changey thing at work!!


9 posted on 10/30/2010 3:43:09 PM PDT by Anima Mundi (If you try to fail and you succeed, what have you just done?)
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To: george76

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.


10 posted on 10/30/2010 3:43:13 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Try Dodd and Frank for robbery and treason.)
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To: george76; writer33

Yay! Hopi & Changie!!


11 posted on 10/30/2010 3:43:27 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: george76

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.


12 posted on 10/30/2010 3:43:38 PM PDT by calex59
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To: george76

Good on em.


13 posted on 10/30/2010 3:44:34 PM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Chickensoup

Yeah, time to integrate and join the mainstream.


14 posted on 10/30/2010 3:44:37 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: george76

Dude, 2009?


15 posted on 10/30/2010 3:45:32 PM PDT by waterhill
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To: george76

Good for the Hopi. Now, the rest of North America needs to wake up.


16 posted on 10/30/2010 3:46:11 PM PDT by FourPeas (Pester not the geek, for the electrons are his friends.)
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To: george76
They should start with EPA and its political commissar Carol "Socialists International" Browner.

yitbos

17 posted on 10/30/2010 3:48:20 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: george76
Wow! The commie libs stick it to the Hopis and Navajos. Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! These coalmines and power plants are all they have. Joe Shirley, the president of the Navajo tribe, has also figured it out when he says, "By their actions, environmentalists would have tribes remain dependent on the federal government, and that is not our choice."

Obama and the DemocRATS stick it to one of their large voter groups again!

18 posted on 10/30/2010 3:51:37 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Just another white boy riding in the back of the bus.)
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To: george76

The tribe has spoken.


19 posted on 10/30/2010 3:53:42 PM PDT by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: george76

20 posted on 10/30/2010 3:54:25 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: george76

The Hopi’s get it.


21 posted on 10/30/2010 3:56:33 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: george76

City councils could do that and pass zoning and building codes making illegal aliens NOT WELCOME...


22 posted on 10/30/2010 3:56:53 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: george76
The Hopi Tribe has a message for the Sierra Club and other environmental groups: Keep out!

Way to go! P.S. See my tagline.

23 posted on 10/30/2010 3:57:06 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: george76
Wonderful !
24 posted on 10/30/2010 3:57:12 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: george76

In his latest ad, Paul Gosar (R) AZ-1 is beating Kirkpatrick (CR) over the head with the potential shutdown of Navajo Generating Station by the loonies. They’ve been trying to shutdown all of the generating stations and coalmines in NE Arizona for years.


25 posted on 10/30/2010 3:57:25 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Just another white boy riding in the back of the bus.)
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To: aquila48

“There’s hopi after all!”

But is it hopi-changi?


26 posted on 10/30/2010 3:58:15 PM PDT by Hunton Peck ( From Angry White Men to Bitter Clinging Slurpee-Sippers -- we've come a long way, baby!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Hopi Elders Alert!


27 posted on 10/30/2010 4:02:50 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Countdown to Tsunami Tuesday . . .)
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To: george76

Hopi Changes!! GO HOPI!!


28 posted on 10/30/2010 4:02:53 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: george76

Hear! HEAR! ! !

The Hopi have made a good start.

Time for all the Indians to declare all of GangGreen persona non grata.

Oh, one more thing - time for all of America to vote out all Democrats and RINOs. Democrats, RINOs and such socialist trash are who voted in the GangGreen agenda.

Time to repeal the Great UnNatural Acts - Wilderness Act, Endangered Species Act, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, ad nauseam.

Indians, more than any other group should know man managed America for thousands of years, thus rendering GangGreen’s attempts to recreate Wilderness a myth.

Lastly, GangGreen is really commie - now at least the Hopi see this.


29 posted on 10/30/2010 4:05:26 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: george76

Did you know the Governor of Idaho is telling the fed where they can stick their wolf program? 2010, October


30 posted on 10/30/2010 4:08:13 PM PDT by waterhill (I am not a wolf fan)
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To: george76

Good for the Hopi! Thanks for the ping!

That’s pretty funny, actually! I had just finished posting this a minute or so ago...
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2617292/posts?page=80#80
...on another thread.

...’Great minds’ ...and all that. ...grin


31 posted on 10/30/2010 4:09:48 PM PDT by Seadog Bytes ("Smart Growth"... isn't.)
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To: The_Reader_David

Not to sound snarky, but why would they get to vote in US elections, since they are sovereign nations? Makes no sense. Don’t blame them for 86ing the “environmental” groups though.


32 posted on 10/30/2010 4:10:36 PM PDT by Freedom4US
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To: Freedom4US

Treaty.


33 posted on 10/30/2010 4:13:10 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: Chickensoup

“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.”

The Blue Kachina will take off his mask in the square before that happens.


34 posted on 10/30/2010 4:13:44 PM PDT by dljordan ("His father's sword he hath girded on, And his wild harp slung behind him")
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To: george76; fish hawk

Take that white eye...


35 posted on 10/30/2010 4:14:34 PM PDT by tubebender
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To: The_Reader_David
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).

Oklahoma has only one Indian reservation, the Osage reservation.The rest of the tribes don't have reservations. They own their land like everyone else.

36 posted on 10/30/2010 4:15:55 PM PDT by John the Savage
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To: george76

I wonder if this is still their current stance, since this article was published in September 2009, and the date is now October 2010.

I hope so, but lack the data to conclude either way.


37 posted on 10/30/2010 4:25:25 PM PDT by Immerito
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To: Navy Patriot

Well that’s “how”, but not why. (no pun intended) :)


38 posted on 10/30/2010 4:30:37 PM PDT by Freedom4US
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To: GladesGuru; Carry_Okie; Grampa Dave; BIGLOOK; familyop; Issaquahking; NVDave; girlangler; ...

Time to repeal the Great UnNatural Acts - Wilderness Act, Endangered Species Act, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, ad nauseam.

8-)


39 posted on 10/30/2010 5:08:28 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Seadog Bytes

Thank you.

...’Great minds’ ...and all that. ...grin


40 posted on 10/30/2010 5:12:18 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Inyo-Mono

Excellent tagline.


41 posted on 10/30/2010 5:14:59 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: aquila48

They need to re-open the Mojave Generating Station, also.


42 posted on 10/30/2010 5:15:57 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: george76

I hope they start taking Sierra Club scalps.


43 posted on 10/30/2010 5:22:25 PM PDT by Brucifer (Proud member of the Double Secret Reloading Underground.)
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To: george76

Outstandingly magnificent news from the oldest of Americans.

The village of Orabi on Hopi Mesa has been continuously occupied since around 900 AD. Black Mesa holds large coal deposits that are the target of Moonbats.


44 posted on 10/30/2010 5:23:00 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Greetings Jacques. The revolution is coming)
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To: george76

You can’t spell enviroMENTAList without MENTAL.

Environmentalists do not want you to be able to step off of any concrete path. That is their goal.


45 posted on 10/30/2010 5:46:52 PM PDT by Aglooka (Posting from New Hampshachusetts (Formerly New Hampshire))
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To: george76

They must have run out of peyote. They’re starting to make sense.


46 posted on 10/30/2010 5:53:48 PM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: tubebender
Now if they will all quit voting 99% democrat at the polls. It took a couple hundred years for at least one tribe to figure out that the Dems make big promises but give out nothing. Indians are a sucker for the promise of a free lunch, and that goes double for my Yurok tribe.
47 posted on 10/30/2010 5:55:34 PM PDT by fish hawk
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To: george76

If the Navajo and Hopi really want to gain Independence from Washington, they would develop 5 stars hospitals. where else could Canadians and U S citizen could go avoid “Nanny State Health Care”.


48 posted on 10/30/2010 5:55:51 PM PDT by steveab (When was the last time someone tried to sell you a CO2 induced climate control system for your home?)
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To: Brucifer

AS an American Indian let me say that it is not easy to take a scalp when their head is up their butt.


49 posted on 10/30/2010 5:58:36 PM PDT by fish hawk
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To: fish hawk

LOL! That’s a good one.


50 posted on 10/30/2010 6:26:00 PM PDT by Brucifer (Proud member of the Double Secret Reloading Underground.)
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