New Mexico

Viernes, Febrero 9, 2007

This study guide was developed by Philip Sittnick for the Laguna Middle School in Laguna, New Mexico. It's designed to help students in grade 7 understand the impacts of uranium mining based on the experience of their community and their families with the the Jackpile/Paguate uranium mine. It involves Science, Social Studies (New Mexico History), Language Arts, and Math, and provides background about related topics. It is presented here in the hope it will be useful to others.

Viernes, Febrero 2, 2007

The Indigenous World Uranium Summit

The Indigenous World Uranium Summit, held in Window Rock, Arizona, on November 30 to December 2, 2006, was a vindication of the Navajo Nation’s ban on uranium mining in Navajo Nation Territory and a regrouping of Indigenous opposition to uranium mining globally. People from Indigenous communities around the world spoke about their experiences living with the effects of the mining and use of uranium, from Fiji to India to the North America.

Lunes, Enero 8, 2007

For over 30 years, up until 1982, one of the world’s largest open pit uranium mines, the Jackpile-Paguate Mine, was operated on the Laguna Pueblo Indian Reservation in New Mexico. The mine has had a tremendous impact on the Pueblo: socially, economically, and environmentally. While the mine has been inactive for almost fifteen years, and the tribe is currently attempting to reclaim the land, the impact of the mine’s presence continue to reverberate through Laguna society.

Anaconda, New Mexico, Uranium
Martes, Mayo 23, 2000

On April 14-16, 2000, MiningWatch Canada hosted thirty participants from eleven different countries at a participatory workshop to look at the research needs of communities affected by mining. We had local community representatives and on-the-ground NGOs from Indonesia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Colombia, Suriname, Guyana, Mexico, Peru, Ghana, the United States and Canada.