5/25

5/26 drove to Kayente - saw coal mines - lecture The drive to Kayenta was a beautiful and heartbreaking one. The sun reflected off of the vast desert, shimmering against the red, orange and violet rock walls. The sky remained unbroken by man, a whole entity that stretched on for miles. Amongst this great space, a holy place for its people, was the visual evidence of the pain and suffering that we as a country continuously inflict upon the Navajo nation. We past the remnants of toxic coal and uranium mines knowing that residents have been poisoned by them. We past the pipeline where 3 million gallons of clean water per day get used to transport the coal from Black Mesa to the plant, knowing that many of the residents live without water and electricity. We past a sign on the coal plant eerily urging people to “have a safe day.”