Cultures

Zuni Elder Clifford Mahooty’s legacy


Zuni Elder Clifford Mahooty’s legacy

We learned last week that our friend Zuni Elder Clifford Mahooty took the long journey to join the ancestors and Star Elders. He was one of the co-founder of the Star Knowledge conference and joined us in 2018 and 2019 at our Psychic Sasquatch Spiritual Retreat in Chewelah, WA, where I had the honor and blessing to meet him and do ceremonies with him.

In memory of this great wisdom keeper, we wish to honor here his legacy.

Rest in Peace Clifford Mahooty, 77, was found dead on January 18th 2022 in his home at Camp Verde, Arizona… Today is a sad day for our kind, the seekers of truth. Fly High My Friend… May the great Kachinas of the sky assist you on your next transitional journey…. Send Prayers to his family and friends.——-

Mahooty is a Zuni Pueblo Indian elder, and member of the tribal orders of the Kachina Priest hood, Galaxy medicine society, Sun Clan, and wisdom keeper of the Zuni history and spiritual practices. Mahooty is a retired Civil/Environmental Engineer (BSCE-NMSU-1969). He worked for Shell Oil Company and various US government programs for housing under USHUD, DOI-BIA planning design and construction of Indian reservation infrastructures and school projects. Mahooty served in the US Public Health Service, as a commissioned officer, to provide services to American Indian communities. He served in Oklahoma and Arizona in water, wastewater, and solid waste systems. Mahooty served as the National Environmental Justice Coordinator, in the DOI-BIA for the 561 federally recognized Indian tribes. He coordinated with various agencies of federal, state and tribal governments to enforce laws and regulations to protect sacred sites, and lands against desecrations, pollution of natural resources, illegal taking of artifacts, burials, and sacred objects. He represented the Indian tribe’s environmental assessments and impact statements. Mahooty was instrumental in the contracting of federally funded programs, where Indian Nations can administer projects including planning, design, construction of facilities and infrastructure, schools, hospitals, law and order, housing. The law is known as PL-93-638. The Indian Self-Determination and Education Act of 1974. SOVEREIGNTY RIGHTS NOW

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