http://www.democracynow.org - The iconic Grand Canyon is the site of a battle over toxic uranium mining. Last year, a company called Energy Fuels Resources was given federal approval to reopen a mine six miles from the Grand Canyon's popular South Rim entrance. A coalition of Native and environmental groups have protested the decision, saying uranium mining could strain scarce water sources and pose serious health effects. Diné (Navajo) tribal lands are littered with abandoned uranium mines. From 1944 to 1986, 3.9 million tons of uranium ore were chiseled and blasted from the mountains and plains of the region. More than 1,000 mines have closed, but the mining companies never properly disposed of their radioactive waste piles, leading to a spike in cancer rates and other health ailments. Broadcasting from Flagstaff, Arizona, we speak with Taylor McKinnon, director of energy with Grand Canyon Trust, and Klee Benally, a Diné (Navajo) activist and musician. "It's really a slow genocide of the people, not just indigenous people of this region, but it's estimated that there are over 10 million people who are residing within 50 miles of abandoned uranium mines," Benally says. Benally also describes the struggle to preserve the San Francisco Peaks, an area considered sacred by 13 Native tribes, where the Snowbowl ski resort is using treated sewage water to make snow. Democracy Now!, is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on 1,200+ TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9am ET at http://www.democracynow.org. Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://owl.li/ruJ5Q. FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: @democracynow Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/democracynow Listen on SoundCloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/democracynow Daily Email News Digest: http://www.democracynow.org/subscribe Google+: https://plus.google.com/+DemocracyNow Instagram: http://instagram.com/democracynow Tumblr: http://democracynow.tumblr.com Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/democracynow/
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The iconic Grand Canyon is the site of a battle over toxic uranium mining. Last year, a company called Energy Fuels Resources was given federal approval to reopen a mine six miles from the Grand Canyon's popular South Rim entrance. A coalition of Native and environmental groups have protested the decision, saying uranium mining could strain scarce water sources and pose serious health effects. Diné (Navajo) tribal lands are littered with abandoned uranium mines. From 1944 to 1986, 3.9 million tons of uranium ore were chiseled and blasted from the mountains and plains of the region. More than 1,000 mines have closed, but the mining companies never properly disposed of their radioactive waste piles, leading to a spike in cancer rates and other health ailments.
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As an introduction and prelude to a forum about the dangers of the Indian Point Nuclear Power plant located North of NYC, Ken Gale remembers an activist, Jacob Aftel, for his wisdom and advice for activists and two very important occurrances in the history of nuclear activity: The Navajo Uranium Mining Disaster and the first Atomic bomb test and explosion. Both occurred on July 16. One in 1945 and the other in 1979. Following Ken’s commemoration three speakers talked and answered questions concerning the dangers of Indian Point. The Forum is Titled: Indian Point: Danger on the Hudson and was sponsored by NYC Safe Energy Campaign (NYCSEC); Shut Down Indian Point Now (SDIPN) and Stop the Algonquin Pipeline Extension (SAPE) and a number of co-sponsors. The presenters can be heard at the below links, as well as, on upcoming episodes of Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN). These links are from Joe Friendly's You Tube channel and were created by him. 1-Andy Padian. Our View of this segment would title it: Replacement Power & Energy Efficiency, although the organizers title it: Nuclear Power Reliability. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxnKC-nJ-Q4 2-Paul Blanch, Failures of NRC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSXj0wsRBoA 3-Tim Judson - Close Indian Point Nuclear Plant https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwdLzDNDG6g
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Sam Oser reports on the Oglala Sioux Tribe scoring a win in a case against uranium being mined on the Pine Ridge Reservation. SUPPORT our reporting and get perks by becoming a member of Status Coup: http://StatusCoup.com Subscribe and hit the bell! -SIGN UP to hear news first: http://JordanChariton.com -SUBSCRIBE to Patreon to Read "Corporate Con Job": http://Patreon.com/JordanChariton - Twitter @JordanChariton
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Poison wind is a documentary that examines the devastation of the aboriginal homelands of indigenous people from the 1940s until today. Set against the Grand Canyon and indigenous landscape of the Desert Southwest, "Poison Wind" focuses on human costs of uranium mining, including the effects of radiation on the local population.
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Although the Navajo Nation Council became the first tribal government to approve green jobs legislation by establishing a Navajo Green Economy Commission and approving an account to fund the effort, the Council is still keeping alive projects that utilize natural resources like the proposed Desert Rock Energy Project, a 1,500-megawatt coal-burning power plant that Navajo President Joe Shirley has said would be one of the "cleanest" coal-burning plants in the nation. But if built, this power plant -- whose electricity would go to Las Vegas and Phoenix -- will contribute 12.7 million tons of CO2 into an area where two of the worst polluting plants in the country, the Four Corners Power Plant and the San Juan Generating Station, already exist. Many of the local residents have no running water or electricity themselves, but are being toxified by these existing plants and mining operations. An excessive 1.4 billion gallons of water would be used annually for the proposed Desert Rock plant in an already arid climate. (In the western part of the Navajo Nation, Peabody Coal Company's abusive practices have nearly emptied the Navajo Aquifer, yet Peabody wants to construct two additional lines for coal slurrying through Hopi & Navajo lands, and tap into the Coconino Aquifer.) In other parts of the US, mining companies have water testing and liners in place for their depositories of spent coal, called fly ash. On the Navajo Nation, these fly ash depositories sit in unlined pits leeching untested runoff water into the minimal water supply the Navajo have to live on, or blowing into the atmosphere. Selenium, nuclear isotopes, sulfur dioxide, & nitrogen dioxide (all components of acid rain), and 29 million tons of CO2 are emitted from these existing plants. Adding yet another coal plant will increase these numbers by 43%. Since the 1950s, the mining companies' and Nuclear Regulatory Commission's legacy of irresponsibility has left land and water toxic on the Navajo Nation and a population riddled with cancer and birth defects that still appear today. The Jackpile Mine, near the NM-AZ border is the largest open pit uranium mine in the world, and the site of the worst radioactive spill in history. In an area of 55% unemployment and 65% poverty rate, the Desert Rock proponents, Navajo Nation President Shirley and the Navajo Nation Council promise that impoverished Navajo people will experience "untold economic benefit". The council has made all the necessary approvals for construction of the Desert Rock coal plant to go forward, but the US Environmental Protection Agency has asked an appeals board to remand the air permit it granted. It's necessary to move away from what has greatly contributed to the Navajo government's general fund -- royalties from uranium, coal, oil and gas. With the grinding poverty on the reservation on one side of the equation and their reverence for their heartland on the other side, the Navajos face a dilemma: Should they capitalize on the opportunities emanating from the Desert Rock power plant and accept the risk of cultural disharmony and environmental damage in the heart of their venerated Dinétah? Or should they hold true to their traditions and values and reject the plant? Navajo David Nez summarized the issue for Jeff Conant, writing for the CorpWatch Internet site, "Is the goal of the Navajo people to get rich?" asked Nez. "Because 'quality of life', even if you're poor, means clean air, clean water, beautiful scenery."
Views: 5189 Tony Estrada
Protesters ejected from Labor conference Posted December 04, 2011 12:51:04 Several protesters have been ejected from the national ALP conference for chanting anti-uranium mining slogans during Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Anthony Albanese's address. ABC News Source: ABC News
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DVD bestellen: www.yellowcake-derfilm.de Uranium mining, the first link in the chain of nuclear development, has managed again and again to keep itself out of the public eye. A web of propaganda, disinformation and lies covers its sixty-year history. The third largest uranium mine in the world was located in the East German provinces of Saxony and Thuringia. Operating until the Reunification, it had the code name WISMUT -- German for bismuth, though it supplied the Soviet Union exclusively with the much sought-after strategic resource Yellow Cake. Until 1990 WISMUT supplied the Soviet Union with 220,000 tons of uranium. In absolute terms this quantity was enough for the production of 32,000 Hiroshima bombs. For the last 20 years WISMUT have been making a huge material and financial effort to come to terms with their past, which is an alarming present and future on other continents. The film accompanies for several years the biggest clean-up operation in the history of uranium mining and takes the viewers to the big mines in Namibia, Australia and Canada.
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The Navajo Generating Station and its sister coal mine are major sources of jobs and revenue for Native American communities in Arizona. Their closure has tribe members wondering how they can afford to stay on their ancestral lands. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News is a leading source of global news and information. Here you will find clips from NBC Nightly News, Meet The Press, and original digital videos. Subscribe to our channel for news stories, technology, politics, health, entertainment, science, business, and exclusive NBC investigations. Connect with NBC News Online! Visit NBCNews.Com: http://nbcnews.to/ReadNBC Find NBC News on Facebook: http://nbcnews.to/LikeNBC Follow NBC News on Twitter: http://nbcnews.to/FollowNBC Follow NBC News on Google+: http://nbcnews.to/PlusNBC Follow NBC News on Instagram: http://nbcnews.to/InstaNBC Follow NBC News on Pinterest: http://nbcnews.to/PinNBC Coal-Fueled Plant Closes; A Crisis For Native American Workers | NBC News
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On Saturday, September 12, a collective of Diné community members and Apache allies marched in the Navajo Nation Fair's parade in protest of Ann Kirkpatrick's recent political tactics involving Indigenous lands. Kirkpatrick, who is currently running against John McCain for a seat in the U.S. senate, introduced legislation and supported the opening of sacred lands to the Rio Tinto mining company despite heavy opposition from her constituents. Considering the list of negative impacts this would have for Apache sacred sites, her presence in the parade directly conflicted with the fair's theme, “Protecting Mother Earth for Future Generations.” Kirkpatrick's involvement also shows a growing theme of U.S. politicians wedging their way into sovereign Indigenous governments by using political tactics to both increase their legislative victories and continue perpetuating institutionalized genocide. McCain, who has a known close affiliation with mineral and energy companies, also recently faced criticism from an intergenerational group of Diné community members regarding his visit to the Navajo Nation in August. His participation in the Navajo Code Talkers Celebration and engagement in a private meeting showed intentions of continuing to engage in corporate interests at the expense of Indigenous lives. This ultimately designates Kirkpatrick, McCain, and other U.S. politicians as the enemies of Indigenous peoples. Note: To help create a positive impact for the community, consider supporting the Water for Sanders initiative. This will bring safe, clean water to Sanders community members who recently learned their water wells are contaminated with uranium at more than twice the safe consumption limit. For more information, visit gofundme.com/waterforsanders. Organizations: Tó Bei Nihi Dziil - www.facebook.com/tobeinihidziil Nihígaal bee Iiná - www.facebook.com/walkforexistence Apache Stronghold - www.facebook.com/Apache-Stronghold-802193869856079/ Diné community members
Views: 425 Peter Pa
Yuko Tonohira, Co-Founder of Todos Somos Japon (Japan-Fissures in Planetary Apparatus - jfissures.org) and Navajo organizer Leona Morgan, Founder of DinéNoNukes.org talk about their efforts to create communication and cooperation among all communities impacted by the global nuclear energy/weapons complex. From a pre-Climate March rally sponsored by the Nuclear Resource and Information Service (NIRS.org).
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Virginia residents are organizing against a push by the nuclear industry to lift a three decade-long ban on uranium mining. The ban went unchallenged until recently, when the cost of uranium began to rise. Virginia residents have expressed concern about the dangers uranium mining poses to drinking water, air quality, farm products, fishing, and tourism. They say allowing mining of the one uranium deposit already identified would open the door for exploration of other sites across the state. Almost all of Virginia's major cities have passed resolutions to oppose lifting the ban. We're joined by the former director of Virginia's Department of Environmental Quality, Robert Burnley, now an environmental consultant to the statewide coalition, Keep the Ban. To watch the entire weekday independent news hour, read the transcript, download the podcast, search our vast archive, or to find more information about Democracy Now! and Amy Goodman, visit http://www.democracynow.org. FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: @democracynow Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/democracynow Listen on SoundCloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/democracynow Daily Email News Digest: http://www.democracynow.org/subscribe Google+: https://plus.google.com/+DemocracyNow Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://www.democracynow.org/donate/YT
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Further informations about topics addressed are available in favourites, play lists on this, my main channel http://www.youtube.com/user/sundrumify and complementary video responses. Published with the permission of "DemocracyNow.org DemocracyNow.org - New Mexico's long history of uranium mining on Native American lands provides fuel for the front end of the nuclear industry and stores much of the mine tailings and radioactive waste from nuclear weapons and power plants. We look at the devastating impact uranium mining continues to have on Native lands with Leona Morgan of Eastern Navajo Diné Against Uranium Mining, a group dedicated to protecting the water, air, land and health of communities in areas impacted by uranium mines. We're also joined by Jay Coghlan of Nuclear Watch New Mexico and former Los Alamos National Laboratory investigator Chuck Montaño. To watch the entire weekday independent news hour, read the transcript, download the podcast, search our vast archive, or to find more information about Democracy Now! and Amy Goodman, visit http://www.democracynow.org.
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"Walk Away From Uranium Mining- Towards Aboriginal Sovereignty" There are currently a group of people walking from Wiluna to Perth via Kalgoorlie. Traditional Owners including special guests from France, the US and New Zealand. Live Coverage - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rt8-ZVNHQRQ Glen Cook a Traditional Owner living in Wiluna and speaking up about uranium mining in WA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5JIi61kFQk Walk Away from Uranium Mining Speech by Senator Scott Ludlum http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBWi6oain5Q Daytime Camp Image Journal [Fabulous!]. http://www.flickr.com/photos/footprintsforpeace/ Information about the Walk Away from Uranium Campaign 2011 in Western Australia http://footprints.footprintsforpeace.net/nffcampaign/NFF2011.htm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/FootPrints-for-Peace/113524090317?ref=ts&sk=wall Footprints for Peace is calling on activists and organizations from Australia and around the world to join with them in Wiluna, Western Australia this September - October for a 10 week walk to Perth to tell the public, the government and industries to walk away from uranium mining as it is an expensive toxic industry which produces radioactive waste and weapons usable material. http://www.foe.org.au/anti-nuclear/media/news-items/2011/footprints-for-peace-walk-wa-august-2011
Views: 1529 Maria Altmann
DOUG BRUGGE (USA) Professor, Tufts University Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Co-editor of “The Navajo People and Uranium Mining” LEONA MORGAN (USA) Leona Morgan, Dene No Nukes, former coordinator Eastern Navajo Dine Against Uranium Mining THE SYMPOSIUM The World Uranium Symposium addressed issues arising from the nuclear fuel chain, from mining uranium to its end-uses and byproducts for civilian or military purposes. Both scientific and community-based, the Symposium was organized around the following themes: health, environment, economy, ethics, governance, human rights and the rights of indigenous peoples. Open to the public, the symposium had hosted more than 300 people per day from 14 to 16 April 2015, and had included local, national and international representatives from the sectors of health, research, industry, education, civil society, policy makers and indigenous communities. local, national and/or international media were present. All presentations of the symposium will be posted in electronic formats (text and / or videos) after the Symposium, in French and / or English. • April 14 (Day 1): Uranium mines and the nuclear life cycle : health and environmental issues • April 15 (Day 2): Civil and military nuclear : ethics, economics and political issues • April 16 (Day 3): Human rights, indigenous peoples' rights and governance issues ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED The Symposium is jointly organized by Physicians for Global Survival (1985 Nobel Peace Prize), the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, Nature Québec, the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility and the Coalition pour que le Québec ait meilleure mine. It also receives support from the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (Swiss chapter), the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Sustainable Development Institute, the Cree Nation of Mistissini, MiningWatch Canada, and a number of other local, national and international partners. CONTEXT The Symposium is occurring at a time when many organizations and governments question the future of nuclear power, currently providing about 11% of the world’s electricity. The year 2015 also marks the seventieth anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the corresponding United Nations negotiations of the Non Proliferation Treaty for the prevention and the abolition of nuclear arms. It will also see the tabling on a new UN treaty on climate change. Canada is one of the largest producers and exporters of uranium worldwide, yet its nuclear energy output is in relative decline. Only two provinces still operate nuclear reactors: Ontario and New Brunswick. While uranium has been primarily mined from Saskatchewan, the provinces of British Columbia and Nova Scotia have officially banned uranium mining. Quebec recently shut down its sole nuclear reactor and has tasked the Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement (BAPE) with conducting an investigation on issues related to uranium mining. It is expected to release its report by May 20 2015. The Symposium aims to tackle these different issues and to provide recommendations to decision makers to better ensure protection for the human health, global security and a safe environment
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Roland Burrow worked as a wellfield operator for Uranium Resources, Inc., outside Kingsville a decade ago. He objected to the way things were being run, tried unsuccessfully to get the TNRCC and FBI involved, and was fired. He moved a couple counties over, but now a URI offshoot wants to mine in his backyard, and he's decided to fight.
Views: 3144 Greg Harman
On Tuesday Oct. 10 Marquis Ealy sat down With Leona Morgan to discuss the consequences of the town hall in Flagstaff AZ in which the city council unanimously took the side of the people in spite of Energy Fuels Inc.. [FOLLOW US] -------------------------------------------------------------------- WEBSITE: https://truthagainstthemachine.com/ --------------------------------------------------------------------- FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/TruthAgainstTheMachine/ --------------------------------------------------------------------- TWITTER: https://twitter.com/TATMnews --------------------------------------------------------------------- If you want to see more REAL journalism like this drop us a donation, Even 1$ helps us keep FIGHTING for the TRUTH. http://truthagainstthemachine.com/index.php/donate-2/
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Window Rock, AZ — On August 14, 2015 dozens of Diné (Navajo) took action to resist U.S. Senator John McCain’s attempts to steal precious water and desecrate sacred lands. McCain had private meetings scheduled at the Navajo Nation capitol with Diné and state politicians which included discussion of the controversial Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado River water rights settlement. Nearly a dozen Diné youth took action by chanting and linking arms in a roving sit-in at the Nation Nation museum where the meeting was to be held. The group was supported by dozens of other Diné community advocates who held signs such as, “John McCain = Indian Killer” and “Save Oak Flat.” “Walking through our homeland has given us a deeper understanding of protecting the sacred, defending our homeland.” stated Nihígaal bee Iiná participants who were a significant part of the action on Friday, “Even if that means disrupting secret meetings with crooked politicians. We will no longer sit back, we will protect our water, land and livelihood for children, our grandchildren and honor our ancestors by any means necessary! WATER IS LIFE!” At one point state and Tribal police blocked demonstrators from leaving the museum building. An elder intervened opening the door allowing the group to pursue after McCain’s convoy yelling, “Get off our land!” Police blocked access to the airport where McCain quickly departed. Despite heavy law enforcement presence, no arrests were made. McCain has long established himself as an enemy of Indigenous lifeways. From furthering forced relocation on Black Mesa for coal mining (S.1003), political support for ski area desecration of the Holy San Francisco Peaks, to his most recent attack against San Carlos Apache Holy lands at Oak Flat for copper mining, McCain has long placed corporate interests over Diné and other Indigenous Nation’s survival. In the face of ecological and climate crises, McCain and a handful of Navajo political collaborators continue to further extreme pollution from fracking, coal mining, and Coal-Fired power plants operating on the Navajo Nation. These actions appears to contradict other ecologically responsible measures such as the Diné Natural Resources Protection Act of 2005, which banned uranium mining and processing on Navajo lands, the 5 Year plan to clean up abandoned uranium mines, and the recently declared a state of emergency due to the Gold King mine disaster which threatens sacred and vital water ways such as the San Juan and Colorado. This statement was issued on the day of the action by Collective voice of those united in solidarity, “NO MORE ALLOWING state or federal politicians and the corporations they represent entrance into our homelands. Those who are responsible for our people being poisoned, starved, kept in poverty and removed from our sacred territories, are not welcomed here!! We will take back our power and restore our homelands, take care of our water, protect our people and our sacred sites, and mentor a new generation of youth that will change this paradigm of exploitation and greed!” -INDIGENOUS ACTION MEDIA http://www.indigenousaction.org/dine-confront-john-mccain-in-action-to-protect-water-and-sacred-sites/
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NN Ben Shelly at the Shiprock Chapter today, Aug 25, 2013. Dine' Citizens Against Ruining our Environment requested a public meeting with BHP and impacted community people on buying BHP Navajo Mine. CD L. Bates, Jonathan Nez and Prez Shelly showed up. Prez Shelly stated when he heard about a meeting where BHP Navajo Mine purchase was being discussed, he raced over Chuska Mountain to hear from the people. There was a full house that attracted B & F Chairman Lorenzo Bates speaking on behalf of Navajo Mine purchase & what a great economic benefit it would bring to the Navajo Nation.
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Support Our Channel : https://www.patreon.com/PeriscopeFilm This 1958 color film shows the Navajo Nation of the 1960s, with a postscript from the 1970s (:13). It’s “A Line on America” film presentation of “A People Between Two Worlds” (:50), produced by Francis and Helen Line. This largest Indian tribe lives on a reservation mostly in Arizona into New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado (1:18). Sheep provides resources and an income (1:50-2:08). Most of the 15 million acres are too barren, mountainous, or heavily forested (2:10-2:34). Only 4 acres in 1,000 have enough moisture for crops (2:41). Life revolves around the hogan home and ancient customs (2:48-3:42). Trading posts provide a place to barter (3:43-4:00), including pawning turquoise jewelry, worn regardless of the task (4:01-4:22). A baby is shown on a cradleboard (4:25-4:34). In spring, wind creates sandstorms (5:14-5:30). In summer, flash flooding destroys roads and bridges (5:32-5:49). The roads are hard on buckboard wheels (6:11). A woman weaves a colorful patterned rug (6:36-7:04). New resources include oil pumps, natural gas wells, and uranium mines. Processing plants built at the edge of the reservation provide jobs and royalty payments (7:05-8:15). Students attend school (8:20-8:30). Report cards are often signed by a parent’s thumbprint (8:30-8:40). In response, the US government built elementary (up to 6th grade) boarding schools where children live for 9 months, such as at Shiprock (8:43-9:40). The government also built experimental trailer schools on the reservation with non-Navajo teachers (9:50-11:20). A bathroom trailer provides new experiences of running water, flush toilets, and toothbrushes (11:31-11:50). Before class, a breakfast of cold cow’s milk and biscuits is served (11:53-12:22); a happy lamb is bottle-fed (12:26-12:37); and the Pledge of Allegiance is given (12:40-12:52). The school teaches about the US government; health; prayer before a lunch that uses knives and forks; and gives out vitamins (12:53-13:35). They learn to read, speak, and sing English (13:36-13:54). A member of the Navajo Tribal Council visits the school, driving what may be a 1955 GMC Suburban carrier pickup truck (13:57-14:07). He talks to the classroom in Navajo, explaining the coming changes (14:09-14:20). An old Navajo woman is shown (14:45). The Postscript and Forecast (16:52) shows power lines across the desert providing electricity (16:59-17:12). Other changes include coin-operated laundries (17:20), shopping center supermarkets (17:27), a 1974 Navajo newspaper (17:33), water towers (17:39), and factories (17:44). The film predicts a population of 200,000 Navajos by the 1980s (341,128 at the 2015 census). The traditional hogan house stands in contrast to modern frame structures in housing communities (18:1-18:42). Roads are being paved and interstate highways built (18:51-19:00). The Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River provides new water resources via Lake Powell (19:23). Rainbow Natural Bridge and others (19:33-1944) provide tourist income. The Great Seal of the Navajo Tribe represents its new tribal government, often called the Navajo Nation (19:47-20:00). Strip mining for coal and power plant pollution bring issues (20:15-20:45). Public schools have been built, including the Rough Rock Demonstration School and a community college, both run by the Navajo (20:48-21:39). We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD, 2k and 4k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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The Dine' for Sanctions Against Israel held a demonstration in support of Palestinians making a global plea: "We, Palestinians trapped inside the bloodied and besieged Gaza Strip call on conscientious peole all over the world to act, protest, and intensify boycotts, divestments and sanctions against Israel until it ends this murderous attack on our people." The DSA protest was held outside the Navajo Council chambers in Window Rock, Ariz., where the Council's top standing committee, the Naabik'iyati Committee, was meeting, on July 17, 2014.
Views: 2475 Marley Shebala
A teaser for a documentary that tells the story of a corrupt government, unconscionable greed and a policy of destruction aimed at the Aboriginal Homelands of Indigenous People from the 1940's until today. It is a documentary set against the Indigenous landscape of the Desert Southwest and focuses on lives being destroyed by the horror of uranium mining and effects of radiation...as a government's cruel secret is carried on the face of the wind.
Views: 7528 azsurfwolf
The promise of much-needed jobs in Cibola and McKinley counties comes with a history, as a mining company seeks uranium on environmentally and culturally sensitive lands. THE LINE opinion panel discusses the most recent attempts to bring mining and the associated jobs back to the region.
On 10 October 2017, a rally was held outside of the Flagstaff City Council to demand that no uranium mining be allowed near the Grand Canyon nor any uranium transport be allowed through Flagstaff or surrounding communities. Canyon Mine is located just miles from the Grand Canyon and right next to Red Butte, a sacred place for Havasupai. Members of the Diné and Havasupai Nations spoke about the long-term detrimental effects uranium mining has had and continues to inflict on their communities. After the rally, we attended the City Council Meeting and numerous community members spoke to the Council about why they should pass a resolution to stop uranium transport in addition to legal actions that could be taken such as an ordinance. Community members included those from Flagstaff, nearby tribal and other communities, as well as those who traveled from as far as Nevada, Southern Arizona, and New Mexico to voice their concerns. Rally Outside City Hall 0:05 City Council Meeting 12:40 Location: 211 West Aspen Avenue Meetup Time: 17:00
Views: 42 Sumayyah Dawud
A documentary revealing the continued horrific relocation of the Navajo people onto lands contaminated by radioative uranium.
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7-18-14 M2U04383 PLEASE SPREAD FAR AND WIDE by Beyonder with permission of Steve Parsons The best-kept nuclear secret dailykos.com by Beyonder Thirty years ago this week - on July 16 - the worst accidental release of radioactive waste happened at the Church Rock uranium mine and mill site. While the Three Mile Island accident (that same year) is well known, the enormous radioactive spill in New Mexico has been kept quiet. It is the U.S. nuclear accident that almost no one knows about. On July 16, 1979, just 14 weeks after the Three Mile Island reactor accident, and 34 years to the day after the Trinity atomic test, the small community of Church Rock, New Mexico became the scene of another nuclear tragedy. Ninety million gallons of liquid radioactive waste, and eleven hundred tons of solid mill wastes, burst through a broken dam wall at the Church Rock uranium mill facility, creating a flood of deadly effluents that permanently contaminated the Puerco River. No one knows exactly how much radioactivity was released into the air during the Three Mile Island accident. The site monitors were shut down after their measurements of radioactive releases went off the scale. But the American public knows even less about the Church Rock spill and, five weeks after it occurred, the mine and mill operator, United Nuclear Corporation, was back in business at Church Rock as if nothing had happened. Today, the Church Rock accident is acknowledged as likely the largest single release of radioactive contamination ever to take place in U.S. history (outside of the atomic bomb tests). Why is the Church Rock spill -- that washed into gullies, contaminated fields and the animals that grazed there, and made drinking water deadly -- so anonymous in the annals of our nuclear history? Perhaps the answer lies in where it took place and who it affected. Church Rock was a small farming community of Native Americans, mainly Navajo, eking out a subsistence living off the arid Southwestern land. Nearby, several hundred million gallons of liquid uranium mill tailings were sitting in a pond waiting for evaporation to leave behind solid tailings for storage. On the morning of July 16, 1979, part of the dam wall collapsed, releasing a roaring flood of radioactivity. It was both a predicted and preventable failing. But steps were never taken to avert the disaster. UNC CEO, David Hann, in later Congressional hearings, described the accident as "a risk, and we undertook this." Several state regulatory agencies had remained silent in the face of warnings by UNC's own consultant that the dam, as constructed, was vulnerable. When cleanup was demanded, UNC completed removal of just one percent of the spilled tailings and liquids. Stagnant pools, where children played, were found to have levels of radiation 100 to 500 times natural background. Sheep and goats were too contaminated to eat. Wells and other drinking water sources were shut down. However, the accident happened "far from civilization" in a remote area inhabited by possibly the most poverty-stricken and disenfranchised community of people in the country -- Native Americans. The massacres and smallpox blankets were over, but another deliberate act of racially-based discrimination -- the avoidable radioactive contamination of the Navajo community and likely well beyond it -- went unpunished and largely unreported. Today, the Three Mile Island Accident is remembered, marked and rightly alluded to as a further example of the deadly risks of nuclear power. Rarely is the Church Rock anniversary either known or noted. The long-term effects of this enormous level of radioactive contamination are not yet fully measurable given that health effects resulting from radiation exposure can take decades to appear and can affect future generations. Native American lands in the Southwest are riddled with disused uranium mine and mill sites. The communities have observed high levels of kidney diseases and cancers. Yet only one population-based epidemiological study of health effects associated with uranium mining has ever been conducted on the Navajo Nation. No health study has ever been carried out in the Church Rock area. Instead, Uranium Resources Inc., which took over the property from UNC, is proposing to open a new, in-situ leach uranium mine at Church Rock. History is only waiting to repeat itself.
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Native Life Ep. 2 - Destruction Co-hosts: Eniko and Patrick In this episode, we explore the destructive consequences of land management under the US government's land trust system. Uranium mining, conducted by various corporations starting in the 1920s and ending in 1986, has left a deadly legacy on the Navajo reservation that will continue for generations. Now some mining corporations want to start uranium mining operations using a process similar to fracking! We will also be presenting the second installment of Unresolved - part of a documentary series about the preservation of Oak Flat (located onSan Carlos Apache treaty lands) and the surrounding area in AZ. Our website: http://native-life.net/ ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Take Action Get Involved -------------------------------------------------------------------- Contact 13 members of the The Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs by phone or Facebook! Tell them: Support H.R. Bill 2811 Take Action Details: http://native-life.net/s1e2TakeAction.html Donate to Representative Raúl Grivalja https://secure.actblue.com/entity/fundraisers/12662 -------------------------------------------------------------------- Support these groups with your time or money -------------------------------------------------------------------- Apache Stronghold http://www.apache-stronghold.com/you-can-help-take-action.html Western Mining Action Network https://www.facebook.com/WesternMiningActionNetwork IEN: Indigenous Environmental Network http://www.ienearth.org/ Resources used in the production of this episode include: Idle No More @ Peoples Climate March in New York (Thanks to Ulali for the beautiful and powerful music!) https://youtu.be/qs585zaaMbM Apache Song- I've Been Around https://youtu.be/VduMcx9XRhw sung by Harris Burnette Video courtesy of www.sacredland.org http://www.sacredland.org/index.php/four-corners/ Further suggested reading on Uranium Mining - + Abandoned Uranium Mines Plague Navajo Nation http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListRead/abandoned_uranium_mines_plague_navajo_nation/ + Addressing Uranium Contamination on the Navajo Nation http://www3.epa.gov/region09/superfund/navajo-nation/index.html + A History of Uranium Mining and the Navajo http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/the-stream/navajo-timeline-infographic.html + The History of Uranium Mining and the Navajo People http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3222290/ + Navajos ban uranium mining http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/eij/article/navajos_ban_uranium_mining/ + Environmental Justice for the Navajo : Uranium Mining in the Southwest http://umich.edu/~snre492/sdancy.html + In situ leach https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_situ_leach + In-situ Leach Uranium Mining https://www.earthworksaction.org/issues/detail/in_situ_leach_uranium_mining#.VhrJYflVikp Slides courtesy Tolani Lake Enterprises (compiled from EPA data found here: http://www2.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-05/documents/402-r-05-009.pdf) Native Life! original footage and images from Oak Flat courtesy Eniko Nolan H.R. 2811: Save Oak Flat Act https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/hr2811 This broadcast is made possible through the many volunteers of (and with support from) Bernie2016tv
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Save the Planet Outs - THREE MILE ISLAND + SOUTH DAKOTA NATIVE AMERICAN PROTEST CU marching feet. CU head shots marching protesters. Demonstration to save the Black Hills from uranium mining and other nuclear development. 01:02:07 LS of across field of demonstrators. 6 or 7 horses clustered together PB to reveal mountain range in distance. Sun over TMI Various beauty shots of sun. Pull focus of TMI towers seen through flowers in the field. Pan through field to TMI nuclear plant. VS TMI - view with water coming out of pipe from back of plant; from boat; CU people and transformers on plant grounds. end children throwing rocks in river with TMI in BG. Views of Reddy Kilowatt cartoon figure and TMI sign at plant entrance. Cars and trucks going over rickety bridge - leaving TMI plant site. VS TMI cooling towers at sunset. CU of back side of plant from river boat view. CU of gushing water going from plant to river. South Dakota Beautiful landscape shots. Fence with sign: Warning US Property NO Trespassig. Beautiful landscape and sunset shots. VS Black Hills protest march Cemetery at TMI. Sunrise over New York City. End
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Native American leaders gathered in front of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC to raise awareness about radioactive pollution that has made people in thousands of communities sick. RT’s Brigida Santos speaks with indigenous representatives about the EPA’s new nuclear power plan. Find RT America in your area: http://rt.com/where-to-watch/ Or watch us online: http://rt.com/on-air/rt-america-air/ Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTAmerica Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_America
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An unprecedented coalition of Navajo (Dineh) residents of Black Mesa, AZ, Appalachian residents, St. Louis residents, military veterans and labor unions brought the fight for our future to Peabody's HQ today. Nearly 100 of us had a raucous rally opened with a prayer by Black Mesa native Don Yellowman, followed by speeches demanding Peabody stop destabilizing the climate, forcing the Dineh off their land, and cheating workers out of their retirement benefits. Peabody representatives promised to accept a letter from Fern Benally and Don Yellowman, the Navajo residents of Black Mesa, but they broke their promise and called the police instead. * Letter from Black Mesa to Peabody: http://rampscampaign.org/letter-from-black-mesa-residents-to-peabody-execs/ * Black Mesa Indigenous Support: http://blackmesais.org * Background information: http://www.empowerblackmesa.org/ * http://forgottennavajopeople.com/ * What happened: http://rampscampaign.org/citizens-bring-the-fight-to-peabody-12-arrested/ * Press release: http://rampscampaign.org/navajo-appalachians-veterans-and-st-louis-residents-confront-peabody-coal/ * Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE): http://climateactionstl.com * Radical Action for Mountain Peoples' Survival (RAMPS): http://rampscampaign.org * Mountain Justice: http://mountainjustice.org * Vets for Peace: http://www.veteransforpeace.org/
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Original music by Brent Blount. http://www.angelfire.com/music2/greggwager/landgrab.html The justification for Public Law 93-531 passed by Congress in 1974 was that the Navajo-Hopi land dispute is so serious that 10,000 Navajos near Big Mountain, Arizona, must be relocated, forcibly if necessary. It would be the largest forced relocation of U.S. citizens since the relocation of Japanese-Americans during World War II. But tradition-minded Navajo and Hopi claim there never was a land dispute. They say the dispute was invented to get the Navajos and their livestock off mineral-rich land in the Hopi reservation so it could be developed by mining companies such as Peabody Coal and Kerr-McGee.
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The Long Walk For SURVIVAL 1980 A SPIRITUAL WALK FOR WORLD PEACE AND THE PRESERVATION OF MOTHER EARTH On June1, 1980, approximately 250 people began a historical 3,500 mile walk across the United States to Washington, D.C. with an estimated arrival date on the eve of the National Elections on November 1st, 1980. The Long Walk for Survival will start with Ceremonies on Alcatraz Island at 7am, at 12 noon we will rally at the Sacramento Capital Mall, and begin this Historic trek. This Walk will proceed from California into the South West. We will be at the San Juan Pueblo on July 16,17,18 for the Taos Tricentennial. This walk for World Peace and the Preservation of our Earth is being led by Indian people with representatives from over 80 different Indian Tribes. Other members of the walk include non-Indians from different parts of the United States, as well as from GERMANY, FRANCE, DENMARK, AND CANADA, plus a delegation of JAPANESE BUDDHIST MONKS FROM JAPAN. The Long Walk will visit Indian reservations (where most of the Uranium is mined in the United States), urban Indian Centers, Community Centers, and Churches as they pass through the different states on their way to Washington, D.C. Special stops are also planned at ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, TULSA, OKLAHOMA, and MARION, ILLINOIS. We are walking to alert the people of this nation to the threat to all life by NUCLEAR DEVELOPMENT and call for an End to: 1. The Sterilization of Indian Women 2. Uranium mining on Indian Land 3. Nuclear Development 4.The Military draft and War Machine 40-50% of All Indian Women have been Sterilized. Evidence of massive sterilization of American Indians has been revealed by the (GAO) General Accounting Office in a study for ex-Senator James Abourezk from South Dakota in 1976. Most of these women were sterilized without their informed consent. The Same GOA Report also revealed that Indian Children are being used as "human guinea pigs," by the Federal Government in 56 different medical experiments (in most cases without parental consent). The Abourezk Report found that approximately 3,406 Indian Women had been sterilized in a three year period between 1973 and 1976, in only four states. Lehman L. Brightman, President of United Native Americans,Inc. estimates that between 60,000 and 70,000 Indian Women have been sterilized in the last twelve years. Most of the Indian Women were sterilized "unknowingly." and without their informed consent, and in many cases by outright intimidation. In many cases women were told they were going to die if they had more children, that they had cysts on their ovaries, or that the operation was reversible. Voluntary sterilization among the general population of the U.S. of some 200 million people isn't going to wipe out the country, but in smaller groups like the American Indians, it could wipe them out forever, as an example: If Every white woman in the state of California was sterilized, the white race in North America would not be in danger, but if every California Indian Women was sterilized, the Genocide of California Indians would be Permanent. President Carter has Refused on 3 different occasions to stop the sterilization and to remove Dr. Emery Johnson, the Director of the Indian Health Service. . .The man most responsible for Indian Sterilization. 127 Million Tons Of Cancer Inducing Uranium Wastes Lie Exposed On Navajo Lands. Indian Lands contain 55% of U.S. uranium reserves.As of 1979, 1,185,000 acres were under lease for mining. The mining community of Edgemont, South Dakota, 80 miles North West of Pine Ridge has over 30 sites of contamination from uranium mill tailings (mill tailings are a fine sandy waste that exists after the uranium has been removed, it is about 85% radioactive). New Mexico has some 250 acres of mill tailing piles some 60 feet high. Grants, New Mexico, considered the uranium capital of the world, has 22 abandoned uranium tailing piles with over 26 million tons of radioactive wastes. Birth defects have reached alarming proportions to peoples living near mining sites. In one month of 1979, 39% of pregnant women have suffered spontaneous abortions and 60-70% of newborns suffer breathing complications as a result of underdeveloped lungs and /or jaundice on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. We Need Your Support We urge all people who are concerned about the future safety of the earth and its people to organize and support this historical walk either through participation or financial help. Contributions may be sent to: The Long Walk For Survival 627 35th St. Richmond, California, 94805 For Further Information Call: Dennis Banks (916) 758-0470 Lehman Brightman (415) 527-3302 http://www.blogtalkradio.com/bridge2unity/2010/04/09/a-spiritual-walk-for-world-peace-una-inc
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The Navajo Nation deserves better than this from our so-called government officials. Shame on the EPA for this travesty. Video uploaded from Facebook source: http://on.fb.me/1TYvIqy
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