A Tiny Tribe Wins Big on Clean Water
"The Supreme Court rules that the Isleta Pueblo tribe in New Mexico has the right to order the city of Albuquerque to end its dumping in the Rio Grande River." (Jason Lenderman, High Country News 30(2), February 2, 1998).
After a Heavy Harvest and a Death, Navajo Forestry Realigns with Culture
"Amid allegations of murder and overcutting, logging in the Chuska Mountains comes under fire." (Paul Natonabah, High Country News 26(20), October 31, 1994).
An Annotated Bibliography of Southwestern and Native American Religious Shrines, Trail Shrines, Rock Cairns, Stacked Rock Features and Rock Markers
(Brian W. Kenny, Archive: Southwestern Archaeology, 1996).
Apache Survival Coalition
Coalition to stop telescope developments on Mt. Graham. Site no longer updated. (Archive: Planet Peace, 1996).
By the Prophet of the Earth: Ethnobotany of the Pima
The entire text of this book is available on-line. (Leonora S.M. Curtin, Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1984).
Cobble Mulch: An Anasazi Water-Conservation Gardening Technique
(Carleton S. White, David R. Dreesen and Samuel R. Loftin, Proceedings of the 42nd Annual New Mexico Water Conference, 1997).
Dilemma of Indian Forestry
Discusses political conflict in the Navajo Nation over forestry on Navajo lands, and the need for sustainable forestry on native lands more generally. (Winona LaDuke, Earth Island Journal (Summer). Archive: NAE, 1994).
Dzil Nchaa Si An: Sacred Mountain, Sacred Land
A web directory about opposition to telescope developments on Mt. Graham. ( John J. Campo, 1996).
Environmental Technology Education Transfer to Native American Community Colleges
Native American community colleges would like to offer training in the environmental sciences. This NSF-funded project helps create an interdisciplinary environmental technology associate degree in at Mesa State C, Navajo CC, C of the Eastern Utah-San Juan Campus, Crownpoint Institute of Technology, Navajo CC and Southwest Indian Polytechnic Institute.
Friends of the Albuquerque Petroglyphs
FOTAP is one of a number of organizations that attempted to prevent a freeway through Petroglyph National Monument. Congressional action to make it happen seems to have stalledfor the moment. (1997).
Havasupai Environmental Issues Page
Just one information page. (1999).
Havasupai Fight To Save Grand Canyon From Uranium Mining
Various posts about this campaign. (Native-L mailing list, 1992).
Very short but well done introduction to Hopi agriculture. Perhaps a good K12 resource. (Hopi Cultural Preservation Office).
Hopi Message to the United Nations
(Thomas Banyacya, December 10. Archive: Hopi Information Network, 1992).
Hopi Message to the United Nations
(Martin Gashweseoma, November 22. Archive: Hopi Information Network, 1993).
Indian Resource Development
Program in Indian resource management. (New Mexico State University).
Memories Come to Us In the Rain and the Wind: Oral Histories and Photographs of Navajo Uranium Miners and Their Families
Excerpts from the book are available on-line. (Doug Brugge, Timothy Benally, Phil Harrison, Martha Austin-Garrison and Lydia Fasthorse-Begay, Boston, MA: Tufts University School of Medicine, 1997).
Missing: Another Tribal Environmentalist
About Fred Walking Badger. (Karin Schill, High Country News 26(19), October 1, 1994).
Mount Graham (SEAC-SW)
A long review of the history and politics of telescope developments on Mt. Graham. (Student Environmental Action Coalition-Southwest, 1995).
This non-profit organization "works to conserve the traditional crops, seeds, and farming methods that have sustained native peoples throughout the US Southwest and northern Mexico." Among their offerings are 1,400 seed stocks at very reasonable prices.
Navajo Dryland Environment Laboratory
Navajo Tribe Embarks on a Long-Term Cleanup
"The Navajo Nation tries to come to terms with a growing garbage problem that has led to numerous illegal dumps on the reservation." (Paul Natonobah, High Country News 29(15). August 18, 1997).
Navajo Uranium Miners Fight for Compensation
(Timothy Sr. Benally, Nic Paget-Clarke, interviewer. In Motion Magazine, 1998?).
Navajo Uranium Radiation Victims: The 4th Indigenous Uranium Forum
A report (with photographs) of a 1990 meeting organized by the Southwest Indigenous Uranium Forum in cooperation with the Navajo Uranium Radiation Victims Committee. (Kerry Richardson, 1991).
New Mexico Uranium Update
Crownpoint Uranium ISL Project. The second document on this page. (Southwest Research and Information Center, January, 1997).
Paving Through Petroglyphs
I include it here because it has nice photographs. (ABCNews.com).
Petroglyph Monument Protection Coalition
Bills have been presented before Congress that would allow freeways through Petroglyph National Monument, a place that "continues to be used by the surrounding Pueblo Indians and is a spiritually and culturally important sacred site to native people."
Pueblo of Jemez Department of Natural Resources
Includes a full set of materials on the Jemez, grave and sacred site protection, repatriation, the protection of cultural and historical areas, conservation, energy research and more.
Pueblo Office of Environmental Protection
The POEP coordinates waste management and environmental activities between the nineteen Pueblos.
Exhibit and curriculum teaching about rain through the experiences of Native Americans in the southwest. K-3 expanding to a K-6 resource. (Heard Museum).
Seeds of Strength for Hopis and Zunis
This article discusses the important role of Hopi and Zuni agriculture in preserving the biological diversity of agricultural plants. (D. Soleri and D. Cleaveland, Seedling 10(4):13-18. Archive: Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network, 1993).
Success Stories: Native SUN Hopi Solar Electric Enterprise
Describes an alternative energy project (solar) initiated for Hopi and Navajo peoples. (US Department of Energy, 1997).
Taos Pueblo Environmental Office
The Pueblo's environmental office. Sometimes a site is just what it looks like!
The Rooted Meet the Transient at Taos Pueblo
A clash of decision-making cultures: Forest Service personnel and Taos Pueblo officials deal with a spruce budworm outbreak. (Henry Carey, High Country News 25(4), March 8, 1993).
Uranium Mining and the Church Rock Disaster
In 1979, a dam burst and released tons of radioactive mill wastes into the Rio Puerco River, a water source for Navajo families and their livestock. The long-term health disaster that has resulted is now one of the most well-known examples of the dangers that uranium mining poses to the Navajo and others in the Southwest. This is a very useful chapter-length history of these events. (Harvey Wasserman and Norman Solomon, Excerpt from Killing Our Own: The Disaster of America's Experience with Atomic Radiation, 1945-1982. New York: Delacorte Press, 1982).
Uranium Mining Plan Splits Navajo Communities in New Mexico
Slightly modified. Crownpoint Uranium ISL Project. The first of two articles on this page. (Chris Shuey, The Workbook 21(2). Southwest Research and Information Center, 1996).