Alice Gilmore - Standing Strong for Truth and Justice
December 2006, a harsh cold winter day on the Navajo Nation. Alice Gilmore's grazing permit was in the process of being taken away from her illegally. The purpose, to build the proposed Desert Rock coal burning power plant on her permitted land on the Navajo Nation. Alice stood strong. Defending her rights. Speaking the truth.
That December day, when I first met Alice, was the beginning of an incredible journey working with her. I photographed Alice, recorded her stories, and traveled across the Navajo Nation in my Jeep with her. There were times of laughter and times of tears together. She drew a hard line in the sand. Spoke the truth. Prevailed in the end. Truth is always the winner.
Alice finished her journey of 87 years on Mother Earth a few days ago. That winter day in 2006 seems like yesterday. It has been an honor to know and work with her. Her face and strong words of wisdom will forever be in my memories of her.
Safe journey Alice. Thank you for Standing Strong for Truth and Justice.
be strong, be safe, Carlan