Unicorn Riot

Defend Dinetah, a Festival to Raise Awareness of Fracking on the Navajo Nation

Red Valley, AZ – On October 13, 2017, Unicorn Riot attended an event called “Defend Dinetah” held in the Red Valley Chapter of the Navajo Nation. We spoke with Christian J. Johnson and Bobby Leonard Mason, who helped organize what Bobby called “a small festival” made up of indigenous musicians, food, and video presentations. We learned about their work to ban fracking on the Chuska mountains and their hope that “Defend Dinetah” would provide a place for the local community to talk about banning resource extraction in the Navajo Nation.