Native Cosmology and Land Stewardship - Excerpts from interviews with sources
Alfred Lomahquahu: Vice-Chair of the Hopi Tribe and member of the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition.
“You always have to remember our spiritual side, because that’s where our strength lies…”
Interview date: 4-21-16
Carleton Bowekaty: Zuni councilman and co-Chair of the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition.
“Overall what really connects us is the prayers and the stories…”
“The basic concept is that we never take more than we need…and always offering something in return”
Interview date 4-27-16.
Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk: former Ute Mountain Ute councilwoman and former co-Chair of the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition.
“I’m a spokesperson, not only for myself and my people, but for …the land, the water, the air and the animals …”
Interview date: 4-25-16