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Dinč CARE: Citizens Against Ruining our Environment is an all- Navajo environmental organization, based within the Navajo homeland. Issues include uranium mining, uranium milling, groundwater contamination, radiation exposure to uranium miners and their families, and the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act.

“Navajo Uranium Miners Fight for Compensation”: An article based on an interview with Timothy Benally Sr., Director, Office of Navajo Uranium Workers. He discusses mining on the Navajo Nation, formation of the Uranium Radiation Victims Committee, and the establishment of the Office of Navajo Uranium Workers.

Uranium Miners and Their Families: Excerpt from the newly published book, Memories Come To Us In The Rain and the Wind, Oral Histories and Photographs of Navajo Uranium Miners and Their Families organized by Doug Brugge.

Compensation of Navajo Uranium Miners: Page by the World Information Service on Energy (WISE), a small, anti-nuclear, grass-root organization. This web page has information on the compensation of Navajo uranium miners including current issues, legislation (Public Law 106-245), papers and presentations, books, and links.

Poison Fire, Sacred Earth: Site provides the text from the book Poison Fire, Sacred Earth TESTIMONIES, LECTURES, CONCLUSIONS: THE WORLD URANIUM HEARING, SALZBURG 1992; witnesses and testimonies are given by scientists and indigenous peoples in affected areas, including the tribes of the southwestern United States.

Environmental Justice: University of Michigan Environmental Justice Case Studies. Webpage presents case studies written on various grassroots struggles for environmental justice. Includes “Environmental Justice for the Navajo: Uranium Mining in the Southwest” by Steve Dancey.

4th Indigenous Uranium Forum: A report by Kerry Richardson on the 1990 meeting at the Cove Chapter House on the Navajo Reservation. Navajo Uranium Radiation Victims. 1996.

Uranium, the Pentagon and the Navajo People: International Action Center webpage features excerpt of “Uranium, the Pentagon and the Navajo People” a chapter from the book Metal of Dishonor, a collection of essays and lectures on depleted uranium and contamination by the US military.

ENDAUM: Eastern Navajo Dine Against Uranium Mining, a grass roots activist organization whose mission is "To protect our precious water supplies and the people's health by stopping uranium mining in the Eastern Agency of the Navajo Nation". Links are provided to documents and reports regarding status of mining requests in the Crownpoint and Church Rock region.

NECONA: Homepage for the National Environmental Coalition Of Native Americans (NECONA), a group of Native American Environmentalists working to keep nuclear waste off Indian lands.

RECA Improvement: Introduction of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Improvement Act of 1999 (House of Representatives - March 09, 1999).

“Navajo Citizens Oppose Uranium Mining on Environmental Justice Grounds”: Link to an article on one of New Mexico Environmental Law Center (NMELC) current projects to represent Navajo citizens in their to stop a major corporation from operating a toxic uranium mine in their community.

Navajo Uranium Miners: Transcript from an interview done by Living on Earth, the weekly environmental news and information program distributed by National Public Radio. October 9, 1998.

Uranium Miners Resources: Provides the text of the “Final Report of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) Committee” submitted to the Human Radiation Interagency Working Group written in July, 1996.

Leetso: The Yellow Monster: Presents a short history of uranium mining on the Colorado Plateau and its continuing effect on the Navajo people.

Leetso: The Powerful Yellow Monster: Article from the Navajo Uranium Worker Oral History and Photography Project. Presents the traditional history surrounding Leetso, or uranium, on Navajo Lands.




Last updated: November 19, 2004


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