Tag Archives: Native Americans

Why the President Must Ban Grand Canyon Uranium Mining via Huffington Post

Mark Udall Former U.S. Senator from Colorado; Board member, Grand Canyon Trust   Throughout my career in the private sector and politics, I’ve seen people fight consensus and wage unwinnable battles. If there’s one piece of advice I’ve given my … Continue reading

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Uranium-mine cleanup on Navajo Reservation could take 100 years via azcentral

CHURCH ROCK, N.M. — Twin plateaus of radioactive rock and dirt stand as monuments to the daunting and expensive cleanup ahead. The piles from two former uranium mines — Northeast Church Rock and Quivira — rose steadily on opposite sides … Continue reading

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Uranium Mines Dot Navajo Land, Neglected and Still Perilous via New York Times

CAMERON, Ariz. — In the summer of 2010, a Navajo cattle rancher named Larry Gordy stumbled upon an abandoned uranium mine in the middle of his grazing land and figured he had better call in the feds. Engineers from the … Continue reading

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Standing up at Standing Rock via The Bullet

Brian Ward Some 1,000 Native American activists from the Standing Rock Indian Reservation and across the country faced off against police and security forces protecting the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline project. Dozens of people have been arrested and … Continue reading

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The Toxic Legacy of Racism and Nuclear Waste Is Very Much Still With Us in Los Alamos via Alternet

By Taryn Fivek NEW MEXICO—The air is crisp, cool and fresh. The sun is warm, but not too much. Residents picnic at a pond complete with cruising swans and ducks. The vistas of the Jemez Mountains and the mesas of … Continue reading

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About my gas mask paintings… via The Official Blog of Bunky Echo-Hawk

by Bunky · 03/14/2014  Nawa All… Throughout my career, I’ve often been asked about my use of gas masks in my art. Here is my original artist statement about the series that started it all: ->>————–> GAS MASK AS MEDICINE … Continue reading

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America’s Radioactive National Park via Who, What, Why

By Paul DiRienzo Among the items in the $600 billion National Defense Authorization Act passed by Congress last year is a measure establishing the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, which encompasses three sites central to the development of nuclear weapons. … Continue reading

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National Cancer Institute to launch survey on Trinity Site health effects via Santa Fe New Mexican

The National Cancer Institute later this month will begin interviewing Native and Hispanic New Mexicans in a survey designed to fill in a major historical gap of the nuclear age — possible health effects of the first detonation of a … Continue reading

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Red Wing officials disappointed in feds’ decision on spent nuclear fuel via MinnPost

Red Wing city officials and leaders of the Prairie Island Indian Community say they are unhappy with a recent Nuclear Regulatory Commission ruling that does little to resolve the ongoing dispute over storage of spent nuclear fuel. The Prairie Island … Continue reading

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Tribal reps air concerns over proposed nuclear plant via Moab Sun News

Tribal representatives from the Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT), as well as from the Ute and Goshute tribes, expressed their concerns about a proposed nuclear power plant near Green River at a public meeting that took place at the Moab … Continue reading

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