Indigenous uranium summit at Navajo Nation

The Indigenous World Uranium Summit begins Thursday in Window Rock, Arizona, the capital of the Navajo Nation.

The summit is expected to draw representatives from indigenous communities in 14 countries. Speakers include Navajo President Joe Shirley Jr.

Attendees will work on strategies to oppose uranium development on Native lands. The Navajo Nation banned new mining after suffering from the devastating health and environmental impacts.

The summit ends Saturday.

Get the Story:
Uranium summit to begin Thursday (The Gallup Independent 11/28)
Cancer among the Navajo (Healthcare News 11/29)

Relevant Links:
Indigenous World Uranium Summit 2006 - http://www.sric.org/uraniumsummit
Eastern Navajo Dine Against Uranium Mining - http://www.endaum.org

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