Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

February 25, 2018

Ward Valley Triumphant -- 20 Years Later in 2018 -- by Ofelia Rivas, O'odham

Ofelia Rivas, O'odham, and Earl Tulley, Dineh, at Ward Valley today.

Photos by Ofelia Rivas, O'odham
20th Ward Valley Spiritual Gathering
'Ground Zero' Victory Celebration
Celebrating the Occupation that halted a nuclear dump here 20 years ago.
Today, Feb. 24, 2018

Radio interview with Earl Tulley by Govinda at Spirit Resistance Radio.

Spirit Resistance Radio -- Govinda Dalton's interview with Earl Tulley, Dineh, as Earl was on his way to the gathering at the Ward Valley Victory Celebration to support the Mojave and their occupation 20 years ago. Earl and Govinda discuss the defense of Ward Valley from the nuclear dump, which was led by the traditional wisdom keepers.
Earl describes the resources coming into the Navajo Nation, and encourages a return to root cellars and dry storage of foods.
Earl said there's a difference between an environmentalist and an activist. Earl said an environmentalist basically writes a proposal, and when it gets funded, those people become employees. On the other hand, the activists "go on their own dime and put their lives on the line."
Sharing the news of Dine' Citizens Against Ruining our Environment, Earl said their youths have grown up in the movement, and are now adults. 
Dine' CARE celebrates its 30 year anniversary on the Navajo Nation in June.
Listen to Earl on Spirit Resistance Radio:

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