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Arizona Republic Delves Deep Into Uranium-Mining Legacy on the Navajo Nation
From the Alberta oil sands to the Gulf of Mexico, Native peoples across Turtle Island are afflicted with ills related to industrial development—development that was undertaken with...
Navajo Nation Slams Door on Deal That Would Have Allowed Uranium Mining
The Navajo Nation has blocked a backdoor deal that would have allowed uranium mining to restart, despite lingering waste from past mining and a reservation-wide ban that’s been in ...
America’s Chernobyl: Radioactive Dust Near Mt. Rushmore & Black Hills
In this video Charmaine White Face, a member of the Oglala band of the Great Sioux Nation, explains uranium mining and its health effects on the people of the Great Plains...
Eight Hottest Environmental Battlegrounds in Indian Country
Corporate interests have been gobbling up indigenous land and rights since contact more than 500 years ago...
20-Year Ban on New Uranium-Mining Claims in Grand Canyon Holds Up in Court
The Havasupai Tribe, and the Grand Canyon watershed, won in U.S...
President Shelly visits Navajo AML Reclamation Site
In an effort to find an answer as to why the federal government is looking to cut funding to the Abandoned Mine Land (AML) on the Navajo Reservation, Navajo President Ben Shelly to...
Uranium-Tainted Water Still a Concern on Wind River Reservation
In early May, the Department of Energy announced that uranium at nearly twice the legal limit had been found in the tap water of four households on the Wind River Reservation in Wy...
Overlooked Highway 160 Site on Navajo Nation Now Cleaned Up
The Navajo Nation is celebrating the hard-won “clean closure” of a uranium waste dumping ground that was overlooked during federal cleanup efforts in the 1990s...
Interior Issues 20-Year Ban on New Mining Claims Near Grand Canyon
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar recently announced a 20-year ban on new hard rock mining claims on more than a million acres around the Grand Canyon, reported Bloomberg BusinessWeek...
Extra Testing Being Conducted for Wind River Reservation Uranium Contamination
A uranium-contaminated site in Riverton, Wyoming, on the Wind River Indian Reservation is undergoing a new set of groundwater tests this week, to complement the semi-annual samplin...