FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 23, 2012
NO URANIUM MINING IN CHURCHROCK, NEW MEXICO
UNTIL LEGACY WASTE IS CLEANED UP
CHURCHROCK, N.M. — On July 19, 2012, the uranium mining company Hydro Resources Inc.
signed an agreement with the Navajo Nation giving the mining company limited access across
Navajo Indian Country to its Churchrock Section 8 mine site. The agreement specifically states
that Hydro Resources (a subsidiary of Uranium Resources Inc.) cannot begin mining uranium
until legacy waste at Section 8 and adjacent Section 17 has been cleaned up.
Hydro Resources announced its intention to mine uranium on Section 8 and Section 17 in 1994.
Community members organized themselves as the Eastern Navajo Diné Against Uranium Read more...
When: August 16th 2012 8PM
Where: Tom’s Burned Down Cafe
In Lake Superior on Madeline Island
234 Middle Road
La Pointe, Wisconsin 54850
Music by Spider John Koerner
Suggested Donation $ 15.00
All proceeds to benefit Honor the Earth
For the protection of future generations,
and the waters of the Great Lakes
Native foods, music and art will be available for purchase
Free information and free conversation!
Funds will go to the folks fighting the mines in Keewenaw Bay,Bad River and other sites in the region
A Call to Protect and Honor Our Mother Earth for Future Generations
Our Mother Earth is calling to us in distress, and the Grammy Award-winning folk rock duo the Indigo Girls, with special guest Lucy Wainwright Roche, and Native Environmental Activist Winona LaDuke, are hosting a night of music to benefit the organization Honor the Earth in answer to this call at 7pm on Saturday, August 4th, Town Hall, Provincetown. Read more...
June 4, 2012
There was a major victory this week in the struggle to protect the Koongarra uranium deposit in Australia's Northern Territory.
The Northern Land Council, which represents native title claimants in the Arnhem Land region of Northern Territory, announced its decision to extend the boundaries of the world-heritage-listed Kakadu National Park to include the 1,200 hectare uranium deposit.
When the National Park was founded in 1979, the Australian government decided to leave Koongarra out, clearly recognizing the potential market value of the deposit. Located in the heart of Kakadu, the deposit is estimated to hold 14,540 tonnes of uranium ore worth approximately $5 billion.
Pit River Tribe of California Unanimously Affirms the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
BURNEY, CA – On March 29th, 2012 The Pit River Tribe unanimously affirmed the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Pit River Tribe is now the first tribe within the State of California to affirm the declaration and the first since the United States affirmed its support of the declaration. Pit River Tribe is the third tribe in the United States to officially affirm the declaration after Gila River of Arizona in 2008 and Seminole Nation of Oklahoma in 2010. In preparation for Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Mr. James Anaya’s visit to examine the human rights situation of indigenous peoples in the country from 23 April to 4 May 2012. Read more...