When you loose a culture, you loose the fibers of what weaves us together as a people.
Creating a visual voice for the Navajo People whose lives have been impacted by strip mining of coal and their opposition to future coal burning power plants in the Four Corners area of the Southwest. Our work has been used as supporting evidence in four major Federal litigations, including desecration of family grave sites by mining, destruction of ceremonial sites, loss of grazing permits and extensive health problems caused by the mining and burning of coal on the Navajo Nation.
Using low elevation aerial perspective with video and still images we document and tell the the past and present stories of Dinétah the Navajo Ancestral Homeland. The cultural homeland and sites are endangered by vandalism, looting, and the industrialization of the landscape with energy development. Our goal is to raise awareness, promote stewardship, and create a visual voice of history for future generations.
The Greater Chaco Landscape, located in northwestern New Mexico, contains some of the most significant sacred sites in the United States. Oil and gas leasing and energy industrialization threaten the Greater Chaco Landscape.
Our work strives to bring awareness and improved management policies for these sites. Documenting the Greater Chaco Landscape sacred and cultural sites provides future generations an educational and historical record.
When you loose the land, you loose the history.
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