Strathmore Minerals Request Concerns Navajos
Farmington Daily News
August 28, 2005
Farmington – Upon hearing a Canadian uranium mining company had requested to reopen its two McKinley County facilities, Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley, Jr. recently met with Governor Bill Richardson (R-NM) to express the Nation’s opposition to such a move.
George Hardeen, communications director for Shirley, said he had read an August 9th article in a weekly business publication that reported Strathmore Minerals Corp had recently opened a uranium mine development office to discuss plans to gain state approval to reopen its Church Rock and Roca Honda uranium mines, according to a press release issued by Shirley’s office. Church Rock is located on the Navajo Nation.
Upon hearing the news Shirley immediately got on the phone to Richarson’s office to set up a meeting. “Because of exposure to uranium, many of my medicine people have died, many of my elderly have died. I’d sure hate to go back there. Too many of my people have died.” Shirley stated in a news release.“Thousands of uranium miners and their families have become ill or died due to unprotected exposure to uranium mining, contaminated water, tailings and dust.”
Due to the effect the industry had on the Dine people, the Navajo Nation Council passed a law on April 19th banning all uranium mining and processing on the reservation.
Shirley met with Richardson to inform the governor of that law and express his concerns over the request to allow uranium mining and processing on the reservation.
“These feelings are extremely strong and under no circumstances will the Navajo Nation allow uranium mining and processing in its land,” Hardeen stated.
Hardeen reported the meeting between Shirley and Richardson was cordial with the governor assuring Shirley no action would be taken without first consulting with the Navajo Nation.
News Release From Strathmore Minerals Corp
September 1, 2005
Kelowna. British Columbia – Strathmore Minerals Corp. (TSX VENTURE:STM)is pleased to announce that its Santa Fe, New Mexico uranium mine development office has commissioned a Cultural Resource Clearance Survey of Strathmore’s Church Rock in-situ uranium property in McKinley County, New Mexico.
Strathmore is now in the planning stages of its data gathering efforts as part of the permit application process. The Company is committed to a coordinated development process that will work closely with all levels of government, regulatory agencies and the public as we proceed with our mine development plans. Strathmore currently plans to develop its mineral resource at Church Rock using in-situ extraction techniques that will minimize impacts to human health and the environment.
Help Wanted: Lead Staff Organizer
Submitted by Alyssa Macy –
United States Social Forum - 2006
Title: Lead Staff Organizer
Position Timeframe: 12-18 Months
Location: Atlanta, GA
Fiscal Agent: Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty & Genocide
Submit resume and letter of interest by September 23rd.
SUMMARY - The World Social Forum (WSF) model is spreading around the world and a wide range of grassroots organizations and networks have just announced the location of the first ever U.S. Social Forum (USSF) next summer in Atlanta, GA. The USSF is more than a conference, more than a networking bonanza, more than a reaction to war and repression – The USSF is the next most important step in our struggle.
The USSF will provide spaces to build relationships, learn from each other’s experiences, share our analysis of the problems our communities face, and begin to vision and strategize how to reclaim our world.
The Lead Staff Organizer will be housed at Project South, the USSF anchor organization in Atlanta, and will work with the national USSF Planning Committee and the Local Organizing Committee as lead staff in the process. This position is responsible for the critical organizing before and the follow-up after the Social Forum in order to ensure a movement building framework informs the process.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIESThe primary role of Lead Staff Organizer is to develop an organizing and communication plan that reaches 30-40,000 people and mobilizes 15-20,000 people to attend the USSF.
Committee Work – to ensure the full functioning of all committees including the National Planning Committee and its representational Central Committee, the Local Organizing Committee, and the Working Groups.
• Coordinate, organize, and plan the National Face-to-Face meetings of the Planning Committee
• Implement and coordinate Outreach Plan with guidance from the Outreach Committee
Logistics - With the guidance of the Local Organizing Committee the Lead Staff Organizer will be responsible for developing an effective location plan, housing plan, and transportation plan for the Forum.
• Plan and coordinate conference space, housing and transportation for USSF.
Administrative Responsibilities -
• Assist with Fundraising goals
• Maintain central bank account and expenses
• Develop strategy to sustain effective communication with speakers, facilitators, and participants
Candidates must have -
• Community organizing and organizational leadership experience
• Experience planning large local, regional, or national events
• Diverse ties with communities and organizations around the Southeast
• Willingness to live in Atlanta
• Experience with collective team-building work
• Grassroots fundraising experience
• Commitment to building a progressive movement for social justice.
To apply for this historic opportunity, interested candidates should submit a resume and a letter of interest to Project South by September 23. Applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, religion, gender identity, or physical ability. Spanish-speaking ability is a plus.
For more information contact - Project South
9 Gammon Ave Atlanta GA 30315
Phone - 404.622.0602fx:
Fax - 404.622.6618
New Directions In Indian Research
Submitted by Elk Richardson
October 7-8, on the UNC Chapel Hill campus.
For details, please see:
This conference highlights American Indian students and research, and well as bringing together Native scholars and communities. A recruitment weekend that will introduce prospective graduate students to Carolina's campus and individual graduate programs will be held concurrently with the conference.
The Graduate School - (http://gradschool.unc.edu)
Office of theProvost - (http://www.unc.edu/provost),
along with the First NationsGraduate Circle(http://gradschool.unc.edu/americanindian/firstnations.html).
An American Indian student organization at the University of North Carolinaat Chapel Hill, are hosting this two-day conference. Conferenceparticipants come from an array of academic backgrounds, including those in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
Please visit the links above for more information about the conference, or email email@example.com or call 919-843-3494.
NATIVE UNITY - A place for Native American Peoples to solidify their tribes to make a positive impact on the cultural, social, economic and political fabric of American society and a place for non-Natives to better understand the ways of the American Indian.
For news and information on Native American and First Nations actors, go to Annie's site at www.NativeCelebs.com and follow the threads.