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Devastation After the Church Rock Uranium Mill Spill (1983)

After World War II, uranium mined in New Mexico was used to fuel nuclear weapons and power plants. The process was toxic for employees who worked with the radioactive materials and the mines also posed risks for nearby communities. In 1979, the dam [...]

Congressional Hearing on Church Rock Dam Break (1979)

On October 22, 1979, Congress members listened to testimony about the difficulties faced by Navajos living on the land that was contaminated by the Church Rock Uranium mine spill. The Church Rock mine was the country's largest underground uranium [...]

Diane Burns Sheds Light on Gentrification (1988)

Artist and poet Diane Burns was born in Lawrence, Kansas in 1957: her father was Chemehuevi and her mother was Anishinabe. In the 1970s she moved to New York City where she created art that challenged stereotypes of Native Americans and addressed [...]

A Tribal Chief Testifies in Favor of the Indian Child Welfare Act (1977)

Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, numerous Indigenous children were taken from their tribes and adopted by settler families. In the 1960s, more than twenty-five percent of Indigenous children lived in non-Native institutions and homes. Many of [...]

A Native Hawaiian Expresses Love for Her Island Home (2020)

On July 7, 1898, the Hawaiian Islands were annexed by the United States after a long struggle between native Hawaiians and non-native American businessmen. Because of their location in the Pacific, the Hawaiian islands have provided a strategic [...]

An Alaskan Community Opposes Expanded Oil Drilling (2023)

ConocoPhillips is the largest producer of oil in Alaska. In 2020, the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approved the company’s Willow project, allowing ConocoPhillips to drill on public land on the North Slope for three decades and to [...]

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