Court Fight for the Return of Sand Springs, Arizona
In 1974, the Navajo-Hopi Relocation Commission said you cannot live on the land that was partitioned to the Hopi Tribe and you must relocate.

Andy Paddock, late Dorothy Paddock, Annie Walker, Betty Paddock, Joe Paddock, Rose Ann Paddock and Aresta Paddock(minor) left the beautiful red cliffs of Sand Springs, Arizona to live in Flagstaff, Arizona.  The family relocated around 1978 to Flagstaff, Arizona.

In December, 2004, a Matthew Murphy unofficial allotment record was discovered in National Archives revealing that Andy Paddock's grandfather, Slim Whiskers was considered settled on the Moqui Reservation.

The Hopi Tribe/Secretary of the Interior/Navajo Tribe had failed to disclose to the Sand Springs Navajos that they did not have to relocate.

Currently, Annie Walker, Vincent Yazzie and John Yazzie are trying to raise money to take the US government, Navajo Nation and Hopi Tribe back to court to get the land back including mineral rights.

Checks or money orders can be sent to Annie Walker or Vincent Yazzie to help with court expenses and legal expense.  Donations are not tax deductable.

The address is 10080 Palomino Road, Flagstaff, Arizona  86004

Vincent Yazzie can be contacted at (928) 526-4847 or e-mail vinceyazzie@yahoo.com
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