Navajo Related Web Pages
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Homepage for the National Environmental Coalition Of Native Americans
(NECONA), a group of Native American Environmentalists working to
keep nuclear waste off Indian lands.
Improvement: Introduction of the Radiation Exposure Compensation
Improvement Act of 1999 (House of Representatives - March 09, 1999).
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
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.
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,
The Yellow Monster: Presents a short history of uranium
mining on the Colorado Plateau and its continuing effect on the
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.
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