|Newe Sogobia homeland during atomic bomb testing|
Newe Sogobia "The People Together with Mother Earth"
Native American Youth Forum on Nuclear Issues
From Ian Zabarte, Newe Sogobia (Western Shoshone)
Mar. 26, 2015 (All day) to Mar. 27, 2015 (All day)
Thomas & Mack Moot Court Room & Classroom 110
The Native American Youth Awareness Forum on Nuclear Issues will bring together Native American youth together with elders active in nuclear issues surrounding the Nevada National Security Site (formerly the Nevada Test Site) to communicate the history and values of tribal involvement around the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS).
Who should attend: Native American youth in high school, college or considering college with an interest in helping the people carry on the work of protecting the land and people of the Great Basin from nuclear threats and hazards?
What to expect: The event is intended to immerse the participants in the history of U.S.. nuclear development and its impacts upon Native Americans living in communities surrounding the NNSS. We will share our experiences and responses to the adverse health consequences known to be plausible from exposure to radiation in fallout from nuclear weapons testing. We will provide a Native American perspective to development of the proposed high level nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain. Participants will have opportunities to engage one-on-one with presenters to foster collaborative relationship, research and support.
This event is free and open to the public.
Office of Diversity Initiatives
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