Indian Self-Determination and Self-Governance Era 1968-present


Hopi religious leaders sue to stop strip mining

Peabody logo. Image: Meson537
Peabody logo. Image: Meson537

More than 62 Hopi spiritual leaders sue to stop strip mining on the Hopi reservation, claiming that the leased land was illegal and signed by a tribal council illegally (they did not have a quorum) and that their decision making was shrouded in secrecy. The tribal attorney at that time is John Boyden, who represents the Peabody Coal Company.

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