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Indigenous Delegation to DC: Radioactive Pollution Kills

In January, 2016, a delegation of Indigenous peoples from The Great Northern Plains and The Southwest traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with Congressional representatives, officials at the Environmental Protection Agency, the USDA Forest Service, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Johns Hopkins Indian Health Agency and the public to urge immediate action to clean up the 15,000 abandoned uranium mines, to regulate contamination of aquifers and coal and to stop the pretense that nuclear is clean energy. Radioactive pollution KILLS. These people have first hand knowledge. Listen to their stories, their evidence, the reality we all share about the invisible killer, radioactive pollution. Check out http://www.cleanupthemines.org

Mission Statement

"Defenders of the Black Hills is a group of volunteers without racial or tribal boundaries whose mission is to preserve, protect, and restore the environment of the 1851 and 1868 Treaty Territories, Treaties made between the United States and the Great Sioux Nation."

 

 

Speaking about radioactive fallout, the late President John F. Kennedy said,

"Even then, the number of children and grandchildren with cancer in their bones, with leukemia in their blood, or with poison in their lungs might seem statistically small to some, in comparison with natural health hazards. But this is not a natural health hazard and it is not a statistical issue. The loss of even one human life, or the malformation of even one baby who may be born long after we are gone, should be of concern to us all. Our children and grandchildren are not merely statistics toward which we can be indifferent."

July 26, 1963 upon signing the ban on above ground nuclear tests