American Indian Airwaves
“Cyclical Nuclearization & Colonial Wedges in Human Rights"
Anna Rondon (Dine' Nation), Indigenous activist, Member of Southwest Indigenous Uranium Forum, and main organizer of the Indigenous World Uranium Summit, joins us for this segment of the show the cyclical process of the nuclear industry and how it impacts Indigenous peoples and their respective First Nations. In light of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power reaching a critical level 7, the United States mass media consistently fails to address uranium mining resource companies operating in Indigenous Nations, their interlocking relationships to the current administration, the cultural impacts of extracting uranium, the operationalization of nuclear power plants, to the storage of nuclear waste within Indigenous Nations. Anna, poignantly discusses the cyclical process of uranium, nuclearizing Indigenous Nations as a form of genocide, and draws parallels to the recent catastrophic events in Japan..
Tupac Enrique Acosta, Director of TonaTierra (www.tonatierra.org) and 7th Generation Fund member, provides listeners with an update on the colonial wedges Indigenous people face migrating through Indigenous Nations, discusses highlights from the North American Preparatory for the 10th Session on the Permanent Forum of Indigenous Issues, as well as hemispheric position Indigenous Nations find themselves in.
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