August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Friday, October 8, 2021

Watch Webinar: Ute Mountain Ute Battle Uranium Mill with Guest Speakers

Indigenous People and Environmental Justice at White Mesa

Confronting the last operating uranium mill in the U.S.

COREY ROBINSON

Watch Friday's presentation, now on Facebook video:

Indigenous communities across the country are impacted by uranium in the United States. Join Kevin Madalena (Jemez) in conversation with Twa-le Abrahamson Swan (Spokane) on the Midnite Mine, Carletta Tilousi (Havasupai) on the Canyon uranium mine, Edith Hood (Diné) on Navajo Nation uranium cleanup, Charmaine White Face (Oglala Tetuwan) on the Dewey Burdock uranium recovery project, and a representative from the Indigenous-led group, Haul No! to learn more:
Watch on Facebook at Grand Canyon Trust

Watch video of Friday's presentation now:

Learn about the White Mesa Ute community and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe's struggle to protect current and future generations from the White Mesa Uranium Mill with Anferny Cly (White Mesa Concerned Community) and Bradley Angel (Greenaction) in conversation with Yolanda Badback (White Mesa Concerned Community), Sarah Fields (Uranium Watch), Scott Clow (Environmental Programs Manager, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe), and Tim Peterson (Grand Canyon Trust)
Moderators: Anferny Cly (White Mesa Concerned Community) and Bradley Angel (Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice)
Speakers: Yolanda Badback (White Mesa Concerned Community), Sarah Fields (Uranium Watch), Scott Clow (Environmental Programs Manager, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe), and Tim Peterson (Grand Canyon Trust).

Watch video now of Thursday's presentations:

Explore the cultural implications of uranium as Angelo Baca (Diné/Hopi) moderates a conversation with Thelma Whiskers (White Mesa Ute), Petuuche Gilbert (Acoma Pueblo), Jonah Yellowman (Diné), and Preston Arrow-weed (Quechan)


Please join us for an online conference, October 7-8, 2021, to learn about the White Mesa Ute community and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe's struggle against the last conventional uranium mill in the United States, as well as uranium and the nuclear fuel chain’s impacts on Indigenous communities across the country.

Located just a few miles from the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe’s White Mesa community and on the doorstep of Bears Ears National Monument, the White Mesa Mill was originally designed to run for 15 years before being closed and cleaned up. But the mill is still in operation 40 years later, and community members are concerned about public health impacts and contamination of land, air, and water, as well as the mill’s ongoing desecration of cultural and sacred sites.


TODAY Friday, October 8, 2021
The Struggle to Protect Current and Future Generations from the White Mesa Uranium Mill
The alarming history of the mill’s operations, the White Mesa Ute Community and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe’s struggle against the mill, and action you can take to help reduce further harm

10:30 a.m. MDT
Moderators: Anferny Cly (White Mesa Concerned Community) and Bradley Angel (Greenaction)
Speakers: Yolanda Badback (White Mesa Concerned Community), Sarah Fields (Uranium Watch), Scott Clow (Environmental Programs Manager, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe), and Tim Peterson (Grand Canyon Trust).

Indigenous Communities Impacted by Uranium in the United States
1-3 p.m. MDT
Moderator: Kevin Madalena (Jemez)
Speakers: Twa-le Abrahamson Swan (Spokane) on the Midnite Mine, Carletta Tilousi (Havasupai) on the Canyon uranium mine, Edith Hood (Diné) on Navajo Nation uranium cleanup, Charmaine White Face (Oglala Tetuwan) on the Dewey Burdock uranium recovery project, and a representative from the Indigenous-led group, Haul No!

WATCH THURSDAY'S SESSION NOW ON FACEBOOK
Can't make it to the conference? Urge Utah regulators to protect the Bears Ears region ›
Conference schedule
Thursday, October 7, 2021

Traditional Knowledge and Protecting Cultural Landscapes
Exploring the cultural implications of uranium

5 p.m. MDT
Moderator: Angelo Baca (Diné/Hopi)
Speakers: Thelma Whiskers (White Mesa Ute), Petuuche Gilbert (Acoma Pueblo), Jonah Yellowman (Diné), and Preston Arrow-weed (Quechan).
You can also view the conference on Facebook live ›
Event co-sponsors: Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition, Canyon Country Rising Tide, Earthworks, Grand Canyon Trust, Great Old Broads for Wilderness, Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice, HEAL Utah, Living Rivers, Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment, National Parks Conservation Association, PANDOS, SLC Air Protectors, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, Uranium Watch, and the Utah Chapter of the Sierra Club

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