Why fight to save Ocotillo? Isn’t Renewable Energy Good?

Yes renewable energy is wonderful and can be wonderful for the environment IF used correctly. As for the Ococtillo Wind Energy site, well lets just say its not so wonderful. In fact its detrimental to our Quechan (Kwatsan) History! In America our American history is wriiten in books, painted and carved throughout the land, and lets not forget in song too. We grew up reading about our Nations four fathers and seeing their faces carved into Mt. Rushmore. We were taught, “This land is your land, this land is my land….” we sang about the purple mountains majesty……And to crown thy good with brotherhood.

But what’s not being told is that WE as first peoples have a grand history as well. A history that is too carved throughout the land and taught through song! The Ocotillo Desert is apart of our history, its apart of our make-up as part of the Hokan language family. Our ancestors are out there and we need to protect them! Would you put a windmill dead center on the Arlington National Cemetery? Then why should we allow the Government to do so with us! Please read and view the selected links we have for you to research more about the Ocotillo Wind Project and our fight.

Ocotillo coverage:

Quechan take stand:
An open letter to President Obama: http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/06/03/open-letter-asks-obama-to-meet-tribal-leaders-on-ocotillo-wind-project 116134 
Opposition Grows: http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/06/06/ocotillo-express-wind-facility-opposition-grows-116580
Singing for the land: http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/06/09/video-native-americans-opposed-to-ocotillo-express-wind-facility-sing-land-song-117406

President Keeny Escalanti Sr. speaking out against the Ocotillo Wind Project:

Lighting songs:

Kwatsan Radio’s Dan Golding speaking out against the Ocotillo Wind Project:


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