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#466 – Navajo Nation’s Covid/Uranium Mining Connection Janene Yazzie via Nuclear Hotseat

This Week’s Featured Interview: 

  • Navajo Nation’s Janene Yazzie is a community organizer and human rights advocate who has worked on development and energy issues with indigenous communities across the United StatesAmong her many positions, she is Sustainable Development Program Coordinator for International Indian Treaty Council and the council’s representative as Co-convenor of the Indigenous Peoples Major Group of the U.N. High-level Political Forum on the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.  She is also co-founder Sixth World Solutions LLP, Navajo Nation Little Colorado River Watershed Chapters Association.  Janene is currently working on the front lines of the Navajo Nation response to the Covid 19 pandemic, and speaks to the connection between Covid and the decades of her people’s exposure to uranium mine radioactive contamination.

    Organizations and Social Media Links for Janene Yazzie:
    • Facebook and Instagram under her name
    • How to connect with Navajo Nation Covid relief efforts: www.navajohopisolidarity.org 
    • GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/NHFC19Relief
    • Other relief efforts:
      • McKinley County Mutual Aid – https://ourindigenouslifeways.org/
      • Kinlani Flagstaff Mutual Aid- http://www.taalahooghan.org/kinlani-flagstaff-mutual-aid/
      • Ke Infoshop- www.keinfoshop.org/donate/
      • Nihi K’é Baa’ – www.venmo.com/code?user_id=2994210512830464113 or https://www.paypal.me/nihikebaa
      • Far Eastern Navajo- https://www.gofundme.com/f/far-east-navajo-covid19-relief
      • International Indian Treaty Council

Numnutz of the Week (for Outstanding Nuclear Boneheadedness):

Ah yeah, sure, THAT’s the way to guarantee the safety of the American people: promise the world that the U.S. will threaten to “spend adversaries into oblivion” in a new nuclear arms race. 

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  1. best shocks says

    Janene is currently working on the front lines of the Navajo Nation response to the Covid 19 pandemic, and speaks to the connection between Covid and the decades of her people’s exposure to uranium mine radioactive contamination.



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