An 89-year-old Navajo woman is battling the US National Park Service - has been battling all of her life - resisting efforts to force her to move from her ancestral home, which is surrounded by Wupatki National Monument in northern Arizona.

This is happening today - 2014. Amazing...

The Deseret News carried this AP article about the struggle. Here are excerpts.

Before an expanse of grassland and pueblo ruins in northern Arizona was declared a national monument, it was home to hundreds of Navajos whose ancestors returned to settle the area after a forced march to an eastern New Mexico internment camp...

When 89-year-old Stella Peshlakai Smith dies, her residency permit dies with her, ending forever the Navajo presence at Wupatki.

The Peshlakais have vowed to fight for the land surrounded by the Little Colorado River valley, snow-capped mountains and towering mesas, where their sheep once grazed freely. Support for the family is mounting among state and tribal officials, but it's up to Congress to decide whether they can stay.