Cursed by Coal: Mining the Navajo Nation
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Cursed by Coal: Mining the Navajo Nation

August 12, 2019


this mine been here enough enough at digging enough for ruining Mother Earth enough for ruining the skies enough of that I feel for my mom she fought for her land this time and she’s still going I stand on opposition to this service our earth was being violated our very life is being violated there needs to be a line drawn and the rez dirt the southwestern united states as we know it is a feat of modern engineering with some of the fastest growing cities in the country from Las Vegas to Phoenix to Los Angeles we’ve managed to manufacture urban oasis in the middle of the desert but this growth comes at a price for more than half a century these cities have drawn a great deal of their energy resources from one place the Navajo Nation for the last six decades the Navajo Nation the largest Native American reservation which spans three states has been mined for its coal reserves powering much of the southwest and profiting some of the largest energy companies in the world but for the people living here coal has been a mixed blessing so behind me as far as I can see are these hills of black and that’s all coal and it’s hard to begin to fathom what it’s doing to the environment out here just kind of laying out in the open my dad my mom everybody still used to walk up here and we just see everybody working here with a big old US coal mine you know like a dust flying all over the place people don’t even know that there’s you know you can get you your health or anything like that and my grandma everybody says to say man I think they’re coming this way you gonna keep digging they’re gonna keep digging until they get to my house Joe Allen grew up here and has seen how the continuous blasting and excavating has devastated the land how is the environment around here change since you were young seems like everything is just dying out here everything just dying and is it because of the mind I think it’s because of the mind yeah and everything is being ruined they don’t care about people living on that land we grew up right here this area here and that’s smoke right there you can feel all the ashes coming down like like snow sometime when when I was a little kid and I used to say hey grandma is snowing over here look at that and says nope that’s all the stuff they burn off the power plant over here the four-corners power plant is one of the largest and dirtiest of the 633 coal-fired power plants in the country its views toxic mercury emissions into the air and dumps dangerous coal waste into the nearby storage ponds okay right here is a pond the fly ash that they have that fly ash been sitting there for it’s probably about 30 or 40 years it’s been there that’s not safe right here and they said that some of this stuff was seep into the ground and goes in the water so it’s a pond filled with this ash that has potential toxic chemicals in it yes and it’s lying right out here in the open mm-hmm because the way sits and online pits in the ground there’s very little to stop it from contaminating nearby rivers and drinking water sources harmful levels of lead copper and mercury have been found in the nearby Chaco River which flows into the San Juan River Basin it seems like there were a lot of people living pretty close to the mine and to the plant did anybody suffer from any health effects yes yes asthma eye problem are you concerned about it oh i’m concerned about everything i’m concerned about that smoke I’m concerned about that power plant and I’m concerned about that pond air and I’m concerned about the land that they ruined in the sky why burn this they’ve got dollar signs under hit yes and hey we need to get that money the coal is also the biggest employer on the reservation where the unemployment rate hovers somewhere between 40 and 60 percent so many work at the mines despite the damaging effects on their health built up a gay worked at the cayenne Tomine for 22 years now he has black lung a terminal respiratory illness caused by long-term exposure to coal dust I didn’t teacher sit or dude oh hey Jake it is a hot day the deficit at a chica it seems like coal mining isn’t going away anytime soon how do you feel about your future and the future of others in this community hey a day says the kid a Squealer sighs you’d be el que todo de nada the Fox Antonis look II noticed mr. Lindy was accredited your loan in 2013 one of the mines on the Navajo Nation threatened to shut down putting the local economy and nearly a thousand jobs at risk so the tribe elected to buy the mine to keep it running the decision was a controversial one many in the community were angry at tribal leadership for making the purchase I call the score the company is fun and the Navajo Nation is Sara you cannot let us know this was gone tribal elder Dwayne chili Ozzie has been one of the most vocal advocates against the purchase of the mine how has coal affected this community coal has been very significant in our community history the positive impact of coal in terms of the livelihood that it provides is only for a small number of the people whereas all of us continue to suffer the environmental consequences of coal mining and coal burning what are your thoughts about the purchase of the mine it was a bad deal the coal mining company was able to put into the contract that they would not be held liable for any liability past present or future and for them to be free and clear stupidity of the highest order how about the economic future this purchase was made to secure financial stability it seems like do you think that that’s viable in the years to come the nomination didn’t have 85 million dollars to to to write a check for the coal mine purchase and the arrangement is the company is fronting that money and it still remains a mystery as to what the the interest rate is on that that’s something that that’s so confidential that we still do not know about our tribal leadership has been negligent they have not protected our interests this isn’t the first shady coal dealing for the Navajo Nation a deal made on Black Mesa the site of the largest known coal deposit in the country has haunted the tribe since its signing in the 1950s a lawyer named John Boyden appointed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs set up a deal to open Black Mesa for mining he also just happened to be on the payroll of a coal company Peabody Energy who then set up one to the largest coal strip mining operations in the country all the coal that was mined was transported in what was the only coal slurry pipeline in the u.s. which used billions of gallons of water a year from Black Mesa aquifer the sole drinking water source in the area today Black Mesa is dry residents have to travel great distances to water pumps like this one Mary is filling up for her mother who lives over an hour away so is there no water where you live on the Mesa there’s no water we had to haul water for ourselves for our animals how long has there been no water where you live for years the slurry line takes so much water with coal going into that pipe and all the springs the spring water there they’re dried out it causes too much but we’re hanging in there I know a life is hard I feel for my mom I know she’s getting old she’s she’s 92 years old and she’s so strong she fought for her land this time and she’s still going she’s just strong strong lady over the past several years Peabody has tried to expand its mining operations but a few holdout stand in their way Mary’s mom 92 year old Rena Lane is one of the last resistors of the expansion on Black Mesa Rena’s been told she’s trespassing on our own land but refuses to back down when one day her sheep cross into the contested area rangers paid her a visit Koko’s attended that mm-hmm and that’s a love she has on again yes it’s no I don’t know at age 100 this alluring I sure Tasha nuts interceding and essentially with the city by not focusing yaga yaga stun Julian Allah your disguise no no I don’t get bored indecision that’s when she had her bone fracture on her collar and they told her that they weren’t it go to jail and then they won’t come back and take take her animals the next day do you think this happened because they want you off the land they should Benigno that you oh yeah shared tthe lucky banana I should tell you they’ll get this shot oh you or the dish shut the joke witnesses ashamed job because the G double cut no side of a carton a studio but cut across securedoc home wash alone he was cheap in Judah other than that you know that bent the huddle in over 12,000 people have been displaced since coal mining began on the Navajo Nation making it one of the largest removals of Native Americans since the 19th century while there’s talk of coal production decreasing the reality is that it’s an energy source will be dependent on for decades to come so for the time being millions of tons of coal will continue to be extracted and burned here providing cheap electricity at a high cost

100 Comments

  • Reply conservative personnel May 1, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    The miners that dont know how to do anything else, start looking and learning for another job, these coal mines are a thing of the past!

  • Reply Emmy George May 8, 2018 at 3:01 am

    Makes me sick

  • Reply Ariel Adams May 8, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    So the issue is that the (controversial) indigenous leaders are voting in business deals that harm the land without saving a chunk of change to rebuild their environmental infrastructure- is that right? Or were the forced by the government to accept the deals? Would appreciate an answer to get to the bottom of this. Thanks in advance!

  • Reply Gabe mccue May 10, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    Was he wearing r***skins merchandise!?!? That's a little confusing! Anyways I think it's horrible what's happening to the nation of the Navajo because they're the white men are stealing Cole from their people's land. Very very very sad………….

  • Reply Native American Fam May 13, 2018 at 5:43 am

    My grandfather Navajo Code talker Carlos Begay Sr., was born and raised in Black Mesa, Az before the coalmine started its decay and destruction of our homeland, on top of Black Mesa, Az. How do u tell us the reservation is ours, love all my family and relatives back home, home real home where mom and grandma are. This right here is very important for our childrens sake.

  • Reply Anthony Rader May 13, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    Fucking Hilarious! No Facts No proof but its a feel good story when it comes to personal decisions and responsibilities

  • Reply Shadow Hunter64 May 16, 2018 at 10:31 am

    Goddamn this pisses me off. Americas greed paid in blood. Murders.

  • Reply Evelyn Hartung May 17, 2018 at 3:42 am

    I am glad that my ancestry is going to be well and I don’t have to worry about how is going to be for me.

  • Reply Underground Miner May 22, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    I lived there and worked for the mine.
    Here is a dose of reality !!!
    If the power plant we're to flip the switch and kill power…..in two weeks you wouldn't care if we burned Babies to get power back on.
    Stop using electricity…if they can't profit from it they won't keep producing it.

  • Reply Underground Miner May 22, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    Look into the environmental impact of Alcohol in that area !!

  • Reply Mikaila Harmon June 8, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    They brought cigarettes to us though

  • Reply Devon Billy June 10, 2018 at 8:43 am

    BULLSHIT!!!
    Every Navajo employed by these power plants & mines have a great job, able to feed and provide for the needs of their families. Of course, white bilegaana liberals do not understand this, preferring to live in tents, eat granola bars and recycle newspaper to wipe their asses of the diarrhea they continuously spew. Total white man propaganda to steal and destroy jobs that the Dine' desperately need.

  • Reply Devon Billy June 10, 2018 at 9:04 am

    More uneducated propaganda from Vice News, looking people like this to push their agenda.. At 2:54 the ignorant Native calls clean steam coming out of the stack, "Smoke." We live in a society with more information available, but people like this guy along with millions of others continue to get more stupid down the gene pool with documentary's making misinformed videos for their own gain. Listen to my words, brothers and sisters of the Navajo Rez.

  • Reply Ernie Rodriquez June 10, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    Get all the tribes together like sitting bull. Where is ur EPA

  • Reply Amy Smith June 12, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    The sleezy low life corrupt white men who slaughter human life for money is the worst and most despicable cancer on Earth today destroying the sanctity of life today ! Awakeisme.com

  • Reply Bob Pugh June 15, 2018 at 2:02 am

    Reporter failed to mention the Back Mesa and Lake Powell private railroad that hauls the coal 78 miles from the mine to the Navajo Generating Station near Page,AZ

  • Reply Justus R June 15, 2018 at 6:48 am

    My family has been working for Peabody mine for multiple generations with my grandpa being the latest to retire just 2 years ago. He’s very healthy for his age and wishes he could just go back to work, my dad worked there for about 20 and is perfectly fine. A majority of my friends’ family worked there and their perfectly fine. I grew up around coal hauling and using it most of my life and I’m ok. One thing I’ve always heard from the actual workers is that these people coming in bashing on them to the public are doing nothing but feeding lies to those of higher power. Yeah it may not be the cleanest energy, but it’s more natural than some of the things my dad has worked on and that I’ve gotten to see. Even if it was so bad, it is of great economical importance to the reservation. Without it, many won’t be able to get through winters, towns will most likely deteriorate as well because for decades, the coalmines were the epicenter of jobs on the reservation. And if it closes, people will have to seek elsewhere, but that also causes a dilemma. Most on the reservation only know that life, and even if they were comfortable going off the Rez, places to go are very limited because these people have relied on the reservation land all their lives. It’s their home. Closing it now won’t make much of a difference anyways. The long term effects are going to be what really sets the people back. I have seen life on and off the rez. I come from a family of these kinds of workers and have also done my own research on it for college. Every outcome I try to see and understand ends with a downward spiral of the reservation community and economy. Even some of the things I’m hearing from these people just sounds so foreign to me. My girlfriends family has lived on the Mesa since before the mine was established and they’ve never had problems like those discussed on here as well. It’s just something you really have to be apart of to understand. I have family that work for the mine, family that relies on the mine, and a political uncle who has had a say in this stuff and even he knows that the mines is the reservation’s livelihood. This is partly why I have chose to do such research as well on my own time.

  • Reply Dene Pride June 15, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    Where all the wannabes at? They claim to be Natives yet you don't see any standing by the real Natives of America….

  • Reply Mun Kang June 20, 2018 at 5:42 am

    That was your fault for selling your land. So stop complaining

  • Reply Eloah DRmwvr June 21, 2018 at 2:21 am

    They have not gotten away with anything the creator has witnessed it all through each and every pair of eyes are connected to the Creator there is nothing hidden and their time will come very soon

  • Reply Mike Henry June 26, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    You "Johns" wanted the coal industry off the rez, now that it is you are whining about no jobs. You got what you wanted now continue to live in poverty.

  • Reply Joseph Allen June 27, 2018 at 9:19 am

    the Navajo nation government rather take the money it makes from the coal plant then invest in wind or solar power we elect people that promise it's Navajo people the they help them then turn their back them once they are in office ,the money corrupts them then they spend it on themselves (new cars ,big houses and family vacations) Navajo nation government care nothing of it people only the money.

  • Reply V The G June 29, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    Before we were Mexicans we were indians the first natives, there were no borders, we rome the lands freely, the colonist settlers made us hate our Indian culture and each other. Now the white man has forgotten were they come from. This white lady so ignorant, ask me were I was born I told her Los Angeles, after I told her that she said are you going to be deported. They need to learn history. Ignorance is not an easy way out. Believe me the rate things are heading it will all end soon. 🌽

  • Reply Nike23 Air23 July 8, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    If they want ur land they will just take it..us goverment got no love for people of this thand.take take take

  • Reply mosichat July 9, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    The Navajo Nation Tribal leadership has been a thorn in the side of the Navajo Nation. Multiple, multiple, poor decisions have been made regarding a whole host of critical issues that affect my Navajo people. This angers me. Many Navajo Tribal leaders are lining their own pockets at the expense of their forefathers and family members. Shameful!.

  • Reply ELFANTASMA24 July 11, 2018 at 12:31 am

    🤬BUT THATS WHAT MANY TRUMP SUPPORTERS DO FOR WORK MINE COLE! THEIR TOO LAZY TO LEARN NEW TRADES AND JOIN FREE ENERGY INTO THE FUTURE!! BUT JUST LIKE ALL TRUMP SUPPORTERS THEIR STILL STUCK IN THE PAST IN THEIR VIEWS!💩

  • Reply ELFANTASMA24 July 11, 2018 at 12:35 am

    🤬THE WHITE MAN UP TOO THE SAME THING DESTROYING CULTURES DESTROYING COUNTRYS DESTROYING EARTH! AND NOW TO DISTROY SPACE!💩

  • Reply Lionel Tsinajinnie July 11, 2018 at 3:44 am

    This picture of me is NOT on top of a power plant at San Juan Generating Station

  • Reply MrLumbee1971 July 11, 2018 at 5:37 am

    Look at the hat this Native American is wearing smh!!

  • Reply Gregory Todd Smith July 11, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    Peabody Energy is owned by the Royal Family of Great Britain.

  • Reply darthvader5300 July 11, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    The problem is that there are no ultrafine dispersion sprayers-injectors to create a mining work condition to keep coal dust down and workers are not equipped with proper protective personal breathing apparatus and protective air filters inside the cabins of their mining equipment.

  • Reply Juan Esp July 12, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    Yá'át'éhh ak'éí please band together and stop those people from killing our native people!
    How can people just stand back and watch as all the natives slowly die? It's all sad! I pray to our ancestors to help the native people get out of there fast and move to where they will be loved, cherished, respected, and given rights to speak on their own behalf.

  • Reply ANGEL YOUNG July 12, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    all tribal nations shall band together and go to war against them………………………

  • Reply BOB P July 12, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    They should allow the Indians to open casinos and make money from that to improve their situation and give people jobs. They did that in my state and the Indians are doing well. Only Indian tribes are allow to own and run the casinos here.

  • Reply Lorenzo DeMonteclaro July 16, 2018 at 3:57 am

    without coal in the united states there's no electricity.

  • Reply Jacqui Norcross-Edwards July 16, 2018 at 11:59 am

    Dirty Coal equals Dirty Money and a planet to foul to live on. Putting poverty to the test by offering jobs that killffor generations to come. SAY NO TO COAL!!!!

  • Reply NUNNA URBIZNEZ July 16, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    As this happens Trump has the nerve to tell the people of the EU that they have lost their culture through immigration. Meanwhile this country scuanders resources and treats its native cultures like strangers. If you are not serving the almighty dollar in this country you are treated as a second class citizen. I hope the men who are capable of dragging an old woman rot in HELL!

  • Reply Izzys Mom Tattoos July 17, 2018 at 3:40 am

    Pa was full of old coal mines. We are pretty mined out though. Pa has so many mountains if you were not close you were not affected. My family was always poor so we lived in the valleys. But the fresh springs in the mountains always gave us fresh water.. my home is so old it has a spring running through my basement. Depending on The weather it runs faster or slower.

  • Reply god jr. July 17, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    hire Boko. Haram, and Al schbob of Africa to come help you defend your land

  • Reply Westwind Survival July 18, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    Just about everyone commenting on this has probably never been to a Res. This isn't a white oppression problem. This is a problem of corruption within the tribal government. The tribal governments are full of corrupt politicians making deals to only enrich themselves, while allowing the land to be destroyed.
    The coal mines are also a double edge sword. They provide good jobs for those who want to work and provide for their families. There is really nowhere else to work in that entire region unless you go to Flagstaff or are lucky enough to get a job at a local gas station. The other part of the story that is not being talked about is the rivers in the north being damned to send power to CA. Before the rivers were damned up, there used to be moisture in the soil and the Navajo grew crops, herded sheep, and cattle. Now it is dried up so the tribal government, and the state polititians can line their own pockets. The coal mine is actually the least damaging in comparison of the two when water is concerned.
    The Navajo are strong people and have realized that they have trusted their leadership too much in the past. Racial and economic politics are used to divide them from the everyone else. They are taught to hate white people, and shun those within the tribe that leave to find employment to make a better life. The Irony is that those who leave in most cases come back and try to help the community. When they come back the jealous ones who stayed treat them like shit for trying to help their chapters.
    Unfortunately many of the Navajo have been pre occupied with keeping their land from neighboring tribes taking over while Window Rock is screwing them over.

  • Reply VLHHWOOD1626 July 18, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Well its like this, they can die to make a living or die lying under a bridge cuddled up to a bottle of liquor. Alcoholism and Sclerosis of the liver is their true enemy, biggest bunch of drunks on planet earth. A failed race if there ever was one.

  • Reply POS BROOKLYN July 24, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    All of the Native American Tribal leaders have been bought and paid for they only care about money now not the people !!!

  • Reply 3506Dodge July 26, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    The "Navajo Nation" isn't a nation. Indian tribes are sovereign in their relationships as a group with respect to the states and the national government, but they are NOT sovereign territory. There is no sovereign "Navajo Nation" territory. The Navajo own the land and they didn't have to pay for it or pay taxes on it, but it's not sovereign territory. It's in the U.S.

  • Reply 3506Dodge July 26, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    It's dying because of the drying climate.

  • Reply 3506Dodge July 26, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    ahhhh…the romantic ideal of the "noble savage" is not dead.

  • Reply Jesus Cristo Reina July 27, 2018 at 4:46 am

    A sad side of the USA that many Americans have no idea existe. Heart breaking story.

  • Reply doppleross August 6, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    I hate how vice is so biased all the time, this coal might do more good than harm but vice would never explore that possibility

  • Reply Always ShiftN August 6, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    SAN Manuel Mission band of Indians should help help.

  • Reply Always ShiftN August 6, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    Humans are the worst species

  • Reply Angkorian Boy August 6, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    Very depressing and sad for Native Americans. 😑🙏

  • Reply Jasmine Pina August 15, 2018 at 6:11 am

    how can we as voters an consumers help? I'm looking into solar an wind power but I'm just getting buy now as it is.

  • Reply Av63PNT0 August 18, 2018 at 10:36 am

    Im so glad the Navajo still speak their language I hope the new generation passes the torch to the next without language and culture your race and people are extinct.

  • Reply Animated Tigress August 20, 2018 at 11:16 pm

    Digusting. We raped and pillaged the land. Gave it back. Then demanded to steal in guise of helping power for money and jobs? Wtf. National parks and native American land should not be used for energy companies

  • Reply Kota Kidd August 28, 2018 at 1:13 am

    The Red Nation Shall Rise Again

  • Reply Rezz Playz August 28, 2018 at 1:24 am

    I find it funny that ive burned and mined coal and that im navajo also i just dont live on the navajo nation

  • Reply Lee Francis August 31, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    My father too died of Black Lung he was a coal miner too.

  • Reply Paul Davenport September 4, 2018 at 10:10 am

    It is only a matter of time before Mother Earth reclaims herself.

  • Reply Paul Davenport September 4, 2018 at 10:12 am

    Short-sighted greed.

  • Reply Paul Davenport September 4, 2018 at 10:13 am

    Bless these people.

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  • Reply yesimemoin09 September 6, 2018 at 3:20 am

    Can't believe no one was sued or jailed for assaulting a 90yo woman

  • Reply John Bush September 6, 2018 at 4:31 am

    panther. Rio peourco.Uranium.

  • Reply Manuel Moraleda September 17, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    Can wind and solar be installed to ultimately replace coal ? Remember that $$$ can make bad people good and good people bad.

  • Reply Loriann Stevens September 27, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    This isn't just a concern for the Navajo people but for all people's.

  • Reply Sherman Ali September 28, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    At 10:30 92 yrs old,I’ll have what she’s having!🤔🤷‍♂️😮✌️

  • Reply 801CARDLINE September 30, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    Coal mining is a joke and the people that support it are highly uneducated trump supporters

  • Reply Daily Red Pill October 21, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Uranium in the water…

  • Reply Shandiin Boren October 29, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    so disgusting.

  • Reply Chaz Baz October 30, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    Nuclear is the only alternative…

  • Reply Percy Jackson November 16, 2018 at 3:34 am

    Only thru corruption these cities where build.. Genocide of the once proud Native Americans.. The American dream.. when there's nothing left.. Marshall law will be next to exterminate the poor white people that are left!! The World is watching America!! Self destruct!! A huge race war started by Trump a Nazi supporter!! Keep building walls to contain Americans from running when Marshall law is inforced! Poor bastards!

  • Reply Frank Jennings November 18, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    The greatest evils are ones never spoken of. The deeds that carry on in deathly quiet.

  • Reply OmegaMan November 23, 2018 at 7:13 am

    Lol and he’s a REDSKINS FAN!

  • Reply Jay Jay December 19, 2018 at 5:06 am

    I think they run coal via a conveyor belt. I never seen a slurry transport. At Black Mesa.

  • Reply J D December 25, 2018 at 4:20 am

    11:03 This kind of open corruption in the US is heartbreaking. They don't care how blatant their lies and abuse is.

  • Reply Ross March 13, 2019 at 4:31 am

    The US cant stop burning coal quick enough.

  • Reply f0rmaggi0 March 13, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    I had no idea, I thought the Southwest was mostly hydro. Great eye opener.

  • Reply WiIdbiII March 15, 2019 at 8:28 am

    Think about this When you Tun an electric switch on!

  • Reply Konnor ThunderCloud March 15, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    i'm a navajo & i can truly know that living here is shit! visitors who cruise by the res don't know this! there is hardly any jobs here! water is a must & a privilege to have in order to survive here! too many drunks, bootleggers & panhandlers! TOO many families fighting over coal government money and land which is stupid! youth these days are lazy! high school drop outs rates are high! women abuse rates are high too! it's not good here but we all try to live on….our future is uncertain.

  • Reply RADIUM CLOCK March 22, 2019 at 3:36 am

    Coal is important

  • Reply M April 2, 2019 at 3:28 am

    Meanwhile Im tripping on LSD in my solar panel hippie van. Anyone wannna smoke DMT?

  • Reply J Mallett April 14, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    Indians always complaining about the government

  • Reply Shonto Ashkii April 16, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    Money talks….not sure how many dine still respect our mother Earth were her children she provided everything for us the spiritual beings has put her here for us the way its gud for us no need to change she's made jus like us jus like us we don't want to be hurt like us if we're hurt we don't function properly but the way the world is now days greed has took control of many people I said enuff go figure maybe someday all the water and food b contaiminated wonder what humanity do than

  • Reply pro-self-offense May 12, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Feed kids>feel better-the best thing is to kill exscuses and excuses to kill.

  • Reply Hector Sanchez May 14, 2019 at 6:08 am

    This is the future Trump wants… Fucking fat pig filled with greed and bullshit.

  • Reply Betty Gorske May 30, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    This just breaks my heart…when will we learn that We are All One..All connected to each other..greed has Always been the fall of the white man..at the expense of our Native Americans…I wish white people would have to live like Native Americans and have their land taken away, and all the other atrocities committed to Native Americans..I'm so very sorry…for everything..much love, A'HOA 💞💚

  • Reply Nairda D June 9, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    That's RIGHT!!!!
    WHITEY IS THE DEVIL!

  • Reply gerald 413 June 12, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    What kind of man could abuse a elderly woman in such a way?

  • Reply Felicia Abeyta June 14, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    I did not know this shit and im navajo

  • Reply Felicia Abeyta June 14, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    Good thing new mexico is going solar engery 100% by 2030 they made a deal with dulce nm 2022 its gonna 70%

  • Reply Eugene Sant June 16, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    Sometimes it's better to slaughter all of your enemies rather than to
    Listen to centuries of
    Whining.

  • Reply Eugene Sant June 16, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    92 is way beyond…..getting old.

  • Reply SUI DAMUS July 2, 2019 at 3:25 am

    The only one that's going to do something about this, is mother Earth. She will cancel our ways of living and wipe the slate clean.

  • Reply Tavasia worldpeace July 12, 2019 at 5:35 am

    Forget all these comments HOW CAN WE STOP THIS?! this world is going to hell in a handbasket

  • Reply Billy Highfill July 23, 2019 at 5:56 am

    That lady who took that beating is a thug. Tough as nails. Keep it up. Its gross how big business often trumps people's rights, and to often those less fortunate than most. No water. Really??

  • Reply Alfonso Flores July 25, 2019 at 4:52 am

    Why worry let the white people destroy them by selves

  • Reply MillaBbyBeats July 28, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    This is sickening

  • Reply Just Me July 29, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    How would Americans feel is we dug up their backyard? Before the pipeline was rerouted to Sioux country the euro-american people of nearby towns protested.

  • Reply tonebone July 31, 2019 at 5:14 am

    THAT POOR OLE MAN JUST GIVE HIM A SHOT OF THE BEST HEROIN AND GET IT OVER WITH

  • Reply PR1z0N zEX July 31, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    The pale faces will never fucking learn until they have doomed us all.. all so they can have more shit.. they claim to be superior, when they mistake superiority for the lack of empathy, sympathy, a moral compass, and a conscious.. got to love their hubris..

  • Reply Ron Kichukoff, II August 2, 2019 at 10:40 am

    Really brave police beating on an elder native. They must feel really good about themselves. Makes me sick.

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