Native American Punk Band Fights to Preserve Sacred Mountain from Ski Resort

Tuesday, 09 August 2011 09:26 By Lucy Hall and Sarah E Lu, Vocalo | name.
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Jeneda and Clayson Benally of the Native American punk band Blackfire  are suing the U.S. Forest Service over plans to turn Flagstaff's waste water into snow for a ski resort.

The ski resort lies atop the San Francisco peaks--mountains that are spiritually and culturally sacred to indigenous people in the region. 

This story comes to us from Truth-out. Check out Martha Sorren's article, "From the Reservation to the Airwaves: Navajo Band Battles Injustice."

This piece was produced by Lucy Hall and Sarah Lu, and features music from Blackfire and Broke for Free.

Thanks to Sari Gelzer and Maya Schenwar at Truth-out!

Sarah E Lu

Sarah E. Lu likes to hear stories and tell stories and have adventures. She's climbed some big rocks, biked so far you wouldn't believe it, and hugged a real-live panda. According to her, nothing compares to working with :Vocalo, which is an exploratory journey into uncharted radio territory. She produces content in collaboration with Vocalo's community partners, including By the Way with EXTRA News, and segments you can hear weekdays at 12p.

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