Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights December 2019

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights December 2019

Monday, March 2, 2015

Goshute Shoshone Hero Margene Bullcreek Passes to Spirit World

In Memoriam by Ian Zabarte, Western Shoshone

Also see: 'Remembering Margene Bullcreek: Goshute's Nerve Gas Neighbors' by Brenda Norrell, Censored News:


Tom Goldtooth said...

The Indigenous Environmental Network sends its prayers to Margene's family, friends and relatives. Margene, thank you for what you taught us - to follow our teachings and to stand up strong in defense of Mother Earth. You will always be with us.

For close to a decade, starting in 1996-1997 or so, and going to 2006, Margene provided leadership with other Skull Valley Goshute tribal members fighting the siting of a high-level nuclear waste dump on their Utah reservation. They formed a group called Ohngo Gaudadeh Devia (OGD) that provided the base of resistance in fighting a consortium of some of the largest nuclear power utilities in the country, including Xcel Energy in Minnesota.

It was a long battle, with IEN, Honor the Earth, Citizens Alert, Western Shoshone Defense Project, Native Community Action Council, Nuclear Information and Resource Service, Prairie Island Coalition, Greenpeace Indigenous Lands-Nuclear Free Future Campaign, and many others helping Margene and OGD in a precedent setting victory in 2006 with the Department of Interior – Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) rejecting a Nuclear Regulatory Commission granted lease to Private Fuel Storage (PFS) to use Skull Valley Goshute land for nuclear storage. - Tom Goldtooth, IEN

Anonymous said...

My Mother's friend and a sweetheart to me. I LOVE YOU MARGENEUS(my mom's nickname for an awesome person), May THE GREAT CREATOR pour HIS finest blessings upon your family and your people. THANK YOU FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE, we will meet again...

Sincerely, Graham Duncan MacDonald V (Tig to you)

About Censored News

Censored News is published by Brenda Norrell. Since 2006, Censored News has received 19 million pageviews. As a collective of writers, photographers and broadcasters, we publish news of Indigenous Peoples and human rights. Contact publisher Brenda Norrell:

Donate to Censored News

Please donate to Censored News for travel and equipment for our live coverage. Thank you, Brenda.