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The fundamental law of the Navajo (Dine) people believes water to be one of the four sacred elements that was put forth by Diyin dine’e’ (Deities) as a source of life. Water is part of prayer in the Hozho ceremonies for healing. All human and all life on Nahasdzaan (Mother Earth) have a degree of water in their system. Water is precious to native people – it is life. In the southwest area of the Navajo Nation, a group of grassroots community members joined forces in 2005 to oppose Peabody Coal and Navajo Nation Government’s plan to drill for water on their land in Canyon Diablo. Read more here.
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