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 Post subject: Navajo radiation
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:03 pm 

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"The abandoned mine here, about 60 miles east of the Grand Canyon, joins the list of hundreds of such sites identified across the 27,000 square miles of Navajo territory in Arizona, Utah and New Mexico that are the legacy of shoddy mining practices and federal neglect. From the 1940s through the 1980s, the mines supplied critical materials to the nation’s nuclear weapons program."

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/01/us/ur ... l?src=recg


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 Post subject: Re: Navajo radiation
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:41 pm 
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At this moment I find myself struggling to find any words. Due to my upbringing what I think of first when I hear of the Navaho people are the “Code Talkers” who used their knowledge in saving the lives of many during WWII. http://www.navajocodetalkers.org/ And now as I read more regarding the Navaho and the us gov't all I can think at this moment is why am I surprised (considering the history of white treatment of ndn people)?


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 Post subject: Re: Navajo radiation
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:23 pm 

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Hau, All,

There is a terrific documentary called Homeland that documents this very thing as well as several other tribes struggling with pollution of their homeland. The sad thing is they are thinking of opening those uranium mines again.


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 Post subject: Re: Navajo radiation
PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:32 am 

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lilac wrote:
At this moment I find myself struggling to find any words. Due to my upbringing what I think of first when I hear of the Navaho people are the “Code Talkers” who used their knowledge in saving the lives of many during WWII. http://www.navajocodetalkers.org/ And now as I read more regarding the Navaho and the us gov't all I can think at this moment is why am I surprised (considering the history of white treatment of ndn people)?


lilac, my first initiation to something different than what you describe was going through a Navajo reservation in 1984. Stopped to eat in a small town on the rez where coal mining was going strong. Everything inside and outside was covered in gritty dust that I was pretty sure contained refuse from coal mining. In 2008 at the start of the presidential campaign I found this on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMP51Dzi ... ure=relmfu


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 Post subject: Re: Navajo radiation
PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:48 pm 
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Here is something else that is going on with the Navajos and McCain.Kyl-McCain Water Bill Drawing Fire http://www.navajotimes.com


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 Post subject: Re: Navajo radiation
PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:48 pm 
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I found this 1985 documentary on You tube called "Broken Rainbow" parts 1-7.On December 1974 Congress passed public law 93-531.The Navajo-Hopi Land Settlement Act.It authorized the partitioning of joint use area and established the Navajo-Hopi Indian Relocation Commission which moved Navajo people from the reservation lands.This act was because the government wanted their land for the resources as it is still the same thing going on today.Jennifer


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 Post subject: Re: Navajo radiation
PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:11 pm 
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Lost Spirit, I was taught that Adolph Hitler and Josef Stalin were at the top of the Bad Guys List. When I look at the history of this country, from 1492 to the present, well all I can say is those dudes have a lot of american company in hell and are continually initiating new ones into their club. 1/128th Indian blood; christ, their insatiable appetite knows no bounds, they'll come up with any load of crap, any heinous measure to wipe out a people for their own avarice. How can they sleep at night, I just don't know. I guess I'm just a naive gulliable girl from Iowa and I don't mean that as something funny. Reading articles, watching videos, and reading first hand accounts of what people have gone thru via this website has given me the true picture of "the beast": European colonialism and all that it spawns. When will it end?


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 Post subject: Re: Navajo radiation
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:05 am 

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Hau Mitakuepi na mitacola
This is very old problem that engage the attention of many worrieds people,but the government even to this day is indifferent and pasive!
There is a very interesting film about this problem-"The broken rainbow"
Toksa ake.


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 Post subject: Re: Navajo radiation
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:25 am 

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http://www.change.org/petitions/epa-don ... ium-mining


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 Post subject: Re: Navajo radiation
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:26 pm 

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The Dakota say Mitakuya Oyasin (we are all connected). So when I read this article and watched the four minute video it brought those words forefront to my mind. Navajo radiation, Lakotah radiation.....yes, it is all connected:

Three years, thousands of miles, nine states and the surface is barely scratched.

South Dakota: 'Hot Water' exposes uranium mining contamination in water

http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2013/08/s ... html#links


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