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

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.”

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!

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