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WINDOW ROCK, ARIZONA On Friday, June 1, opponents of the Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado River Water Rights Settlement Act of 2012, commonly known as S 2109, are hosting "Treaty Day Water Rights" forum at the Navajo Nation Museum beginning at 9 am mdt.
Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado River Water Rights
Settlement Act Protest in Tuba City
June 1 is also the day the Navajo Nation celebrates the signing of the Treaty of 1868, an agreement with the United States government that ended a four year period of imprisonment and removal from their historic lands. During that time, some walked more than 450 miles in harsh weather in what is now called by the Navajo as "The Long Walk" or "Hweeldi."
With many people in Window Rock to celebrate Treaty Days with a large rodeo, those opposed to the S 2109 are hosting the forum to educate the public about the "truth" about the proposed legislation.
The forum will be held at the outdoor amphitheater from 9 am to 1 pm.
Topics covered at the forum will include:
updated May 31, 2012 5:30 am edt; posted May 30, 2012 10:40 am edt
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