Black Mesa Indigenous Support
Since 1974, a federal relocation policy has forced tens of thousands of Dineh (Navajo) people from their ancestral homeland in northern Arizona. This is the largest forced relocation of Indigenous people in the U.S. since the Trail of Tears. The policy opened up access to billions of tons of low-sulfur coal, uranium, natural gas and water. BMIS works in solidarity with Dineh communities resisting this relocation as they maintain their traditional way of life. They fight to protect water rights, sacred sites, ancestral homelands and to keep fossil fuels in the ground to safeguard mother earth and future generations.