Monday, July 28, 2014
Klee Benally is a Diné (Navajo) musician, traditional dancer, filmmaker, & Indigenous anarchist currently living in Flagstaff, Arizona. Originally from Black Mesa, Klee has worked most of his life at the front lines in struggles to protect Indigenous sacred lands. From occupying Border Patrol headquarters in Arizona to call an end to border militarization, to multiple arrests in direct action to protect the San Francisco Peaks and other threatened sacred places, Klee fights for a livable and healthy world. Klee helped establish Táala Hooghan Infoshop, works with Indigenous Action Media, and is currently a campaign organizer for Clean Up The Mines!, a national effort to address toxic contamination caused by thousands of abandoned uranium mines throughout the US.Respect Existence or Expect Resistance will address resource colonization including uranium & coal mining, protection of sacred places, the ally industrial complex, and tactics towards collective liberation.