This warrior elder has stood for the ancient ways of the Dineh for 30 years. She has been harassed over and over, and local tribal officials have tried again and again to force her to sign away her aboriginal rights and relocate. Government officials really believe that this traditional Dineh elder does not understand “America” and its “great” laws of the land! This elder warrior knows all about the schemes of Peabody Western Coal and certain U.S. Congressmen, and how (they) pushed a relocation law through the U.S. Executive Branch in 1974. This great warrior woman was educated by her neighbors, the traditional Hopi elders, about the B.I.A. tribal lawyers and Peabody’s creation of a ‘false’ Hopi tribal council back in 1962. Oh yes, the rightfully Honored Elder Warrior knows about the “American Laws.” That is why she stood in defiance on behalf her peoples, the future generations and their ancestral territories.
-Sheep Dog Nation Rocks, 2008