Declaration of a GMO- and Pesticide-Free Zone, Diné Nation Territory

Indigenous Peoples “Corn is Life” Gathering, September 19 – 21, 2013, Diné College, Tsaile, Arizona, hosted and presented by Black Mesa Water Coalition, Diné Policy Institute, Traditional Diné Farmers and the International Indian Treaty Council

Before there were human beings, before there was man and woman, there was the corn.  The spirit of the corn, the corn song, the corn pollen — they were always here.  Take care of your family corn.   It is a sacred being.  It is who we are and how we are made.  Listen to that song.  Learn your language. The corn is praying for you to come home and be healed.” — Dine’ Hataali Avery Denny, opening presentation, “Corn is Life” Gathering,  September 20th, 2013.

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Photos by Berenice Sanchez

Photos by Berenice Sanchez

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