December 5, 2006
Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr., presents a welcome address to delegates attending the Indigenous World Uranium Summit in Window Rock (Photo by George Hardeen).
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WINDOW ROCK - The Navajo Nation's firm desire to remain uranium- and nuclear-free is again in the world and national spotlight this week with the opening of the Indigenous World Uranium Summit last week, Nov. 30-Dec. 3.Some 300 people from 14 countries and numerous Indigenous nations have gathered here for the three-day summit. The summit comes 14 years after the World Uranium Hearing held in Salzburg, Austria, where delegates declared the right of Indigenous people to decide against the exploitation of their lands and resources for uranium mining, waste dumping and nuclear testing.