|Nevada Test Site on Western Shoshone lands; Navajo uranium miners in Four Corners area working unprotected with radioactive ore during U.S. government's Cold War; Supai children and friends at Havasupai Uranium Summit (Photo Brenda Norrell) and Dineh marching against uranium mining in Church Rock, N.M.|
By Brenda Norrell
Update: Sorry, I was unable to raise travel fund donations to attend the Native American Nuclear Forum, so I will not be able to provide live coverage.
Best, Brenda Norrell
LAS VEGAS — The Native American Forum on Nuclear Issues begins tonight, Sunday night, with reception. Two day conference of Western Shoshone, Paiute, Navajo, Supai, and more, discussing the U.S. policies of genocide and the nuclear industry. From the Nuclear Test Site and Yucca Mountain on Western Shoshone lands, to the Cold War strewn radioactive tailings on the Navajo Nation, and the ongoing targeting of Navajoland and Native communities, the U.S. government has long wanted to make Indian country a nuclear dump site.
Brenda Norrell has been a news reporter in Indian country for 29 years, serving as a writer for Navajo Times and a stringer for AP and USA Today during the 18 years she lived on the Navajo Nation. After being a longtime staff reporter for Indian Country Today, she was censored and terminated. She then created Censored News, focused on Indigenous Peoples and human rights, now in its fifth year.