Navajo commission holds hearing on sacred mountain
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- Published: Friday, 23 September 2011 16:04
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – The Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission is holding a public hearing to gather testimony on a mountain that at least a dozen American Indian tribes consider sacred.
The Flagstaff-area has been embroiled in controversy over plans by the Arizona Snowbowl to use reclaimed water to spray artificial snow on the San Francisco Peaks.
The commission has scheduled a Friday meeting at Flagstaff City Hall to give people a chance to talk about the use, preservation and protection of the mountain.
The plan to spray snow likely will come up.
The tribes lost a yearslong court battle to stop the project based on religious grounds. A pending lawsuit challenges the health effects of using reclaimed water to make snow.