Don Yellowman, President
P O Box 1289 Tuba City, AZ 86045
Cell #:928 640-6110
See video above featuring Don Yellowman, President for the Forgotten People and advocate for rehabilitating the former Bennett Freeze and preserving the Dine spiritual, traditional and cultural Life-ways on the Navajo Nation. The Bennett Freeze comprises of 9 communities forced to live in third world conditions as depicted in the short video. This exemplifies Structural Violence when people are forced to haul water and live without electricity.
The Forgotten People members are primarily made up of elders living in these very inhumane conditions. To help minimize their suffering we partner with many renewable energy experts to support sustainable solutions. The Plateau Solar Project is one solution that was funded to install solar and wind powered systems to our elders in remote areas on the Navajo Nation.
But NOW, during this already harsh Winter, there are many days without sun that cause the systems to fail operating...thus our dilemma is to maintain the existing system with back up power by providing them with generators.
The immediate need is NOW…we are asking for your Tax deductible donations to purchase 50 generators at $500 each to be installed immediately.
Additional funding is also needed to help empower our people with the training required to maintain the systems to ensure they run optimally…and reduce the demand causing them to overload….again creating further failures…and exposing them to the harsh weather without electricity to light and heat their homes.
Again, your DONATIONS if made before December 31st are deductible if made through our Fiscal Partner Purpose Focused Alternative Learning Corporation, an IRS recognized 501C3 Tax Exempt Charity
Forgotten People CDC is a charitable organization incorporated under the laws of Navajo Nation in 2007
(Forgotten People Community Development Corporation, Inc.)
Our members advocate to protect the Sovereignty of the Navajo People and for Social, Environmental and Economic Justice.