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Check out this video This Seventh Generation Fund video production highlights important aspects of the 7th Southwest Uranium Summit. http://www.youtube.com/user/SevenGenFund

Indigenous peoples BELONG to the land.They have been the custodians of it, of its waterways, plants and animals, for thousands of years

So-called “developed” peoples OWN the land, and seek to conquer it, to dominate and exploit it, and its waterways, plants and animals

nuke-indigenousThis culture of dominance is degrading the land, water, planst and animals. The worst expression of this dominance is in uranium mining, nuclear power, and nuclear weapons

It is not too late to learn from indigenous cultures

Of the nine nations in the world that have detonated nuclear weapons during the last 55 years, five have used the sacred land of indigenous peoples. The United States, Russia, Britain, France, and China have “tested” their nuclear might on lands held sacred by the people of First Nations. The Western Shoshone nation of North America, the Marshall and other South Pacific Islanders, Australian Aboriginals, the Kazakhs, and Tibetans are but a few of those whose land has been consistently contaminated with nuclear poison……

………Worldwide, uranium mining has been the most hazardous step in nuclear materials production, in terms of radiation doses and numbers of people affected. It also is the step that generates the largest volumes of waste material. Uranium for nuclear weapons has been mined all over the world, from Australia to Zaire. Indigenous peoples have been disproportionately affected by the health and environmental impacts of uranium mining. – from Indigenous People and the Nuclear Age

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