Black Mesa Resistance Camp is a Diné matriarch-led, ally-supported network. The Diné matriarchs have been resisting forced relocation since the 70s since the land that they live on Peabody Energy wanted to mine for coal. Their existence is resistance to fossil fuel extraction. They are elders now, live without running water or electricity, and need help with sheep herding, hauling water, and wood. One main component of this work is the quarterly food runs for roughly 45 elderly families. The Navajo Nation is a food apartheid with only 13 grocery stores, despite having 200,000 people who live here. There are also other elements and opportunities in this work which include sheep herding, Spring shearing camp, where supporters shear sheep, and winter wood camp where supporters haul, harvest, and chop wood for elders to have for the winter. Longer-term projects include permaculture and stormwater runoff catchment projects to support in climate adaptation as they face two decades of drought.
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