Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Milo Yellow Hair on Uranium Mining in the Lakota Republic
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Milo Yellow Hair is a longtime Oglala Sioux activist, working to prevent the Canadian corporation, Cameco, from expanding open pit uranium mining in Crow Butte, Nebraska.
The uranium mines in the Black Hills of South Dakota and Nebraska are poisoning the watershed, causing a variety of cancers on the rez and in the many communities downstream. This issue speaks not only to environmental and health concerns, but also those of sovereignty of the Lakotah peoples and the use of their sacred tribal lands.
There will be a hearing to review new Environmental Impact Reports and Water Studies in the third week of July.