THINK OUTSIDE THE MINE – 4th Annual Uranium Documentary Film Festival, July 15 and July 17, Laguna Pueblo

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Uranium Tailings Spill Commemoration – July 18

Join the Red Water Pond Road Community to commemorate 36 years since the uranium tailings spill. We will walk to the site of the spill and offer healing prayers. Food, speeches, t-shirts, silent auction and educational materials. grab 2

Getting Beyond the Hype: A Critical Review of the Economic Impacts of the Proposed Roca Honda Uranium Mine

Getting Beyond the Hype: A Critical Review of the Economic Impacts of the Proposed Roca Honda Uranium Mine

A report prepared for the Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment April 11, 2014

By  Power Consulting, Inc. www.powereconconsulting.com

Roca Honda Resources LLC has proposed a uranium development project that would involve a mine in the vicinity of the city of Grants, New Mexico. The uranium mine would make use of Cibola National Forest land and Roca Honda Resources has submitted a mining proposal to the U.S. Forest Service for approval. Power Consulting, Inc. was asked by the Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment (MASE) to review the economic impacts that the proponents of the proposed Roca Honda Mine have claimed will result if that mine is built and operated. Those claimed impacts, as described by the mine’s proponents, are exclusively positive, including new employment, wages and salaries, and revenues to state and local governments that would be directly and indirectly associated with the proposed Roca Honda Mine.

Click here to download a pdf of the Getting Beyond the Hype report:  Roca Honda Mine Economic Study Final

Click here to download a pdf of the Executive Summary of the Getting Beyond the Hype report: Executive Summary Roca Honda Econ Study

Joint Alternative Report of Indigenous World Association and Laguna-Acoma Coalition for a Safe Environment Report to the UN Convention of the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

CONSIDERATION OF THE 7th, 8th and 9th PERIODIC REPORTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA UNDER ARTICLE 9 OF THE CONVENTION ON THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION 

JOINT ALTERNATIVE REPORT of INDIGENOUS WORLD ASSOCIATION 

AND LAGUNA-ACOMA COALITION FOR A SAFE ENVIRONMENT: 

The Case of Mt. Taylor, A Sacred Cultural Landscape 

July 21, 2014

Mt. Taylor (“Kaaweesthiimaa” in the Acoma language, “Tsibiinaa” in the Laguna language), a sacred landscape and area to Acoma, Laguna, and other Indigenous Nations in the region, is under threat of irreparable harm should proposed uranium mining by Roca Honda Resources, LLC, and others proceed in the area. Despite the recognition of this area as a traditional cultural property under federal and state law, the United States Forest Service, an agency of the United States government, has taken actions which substantively disregard United States obligations under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), especially rights with regard to property, health, and participation in cultural activities provided in Article 5 of the ICERD. Despite the Recommendation of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (hereinafter “CERD”) in 2008, to ensure that activities carried out in areas of spiritual and cultural significance to Native Americans do not have a negative impact on the enjoyment of their rights under the Convention,

Click here to download a pdf of the Joint Alternative Report:  IWA andLACSE Joint Alternative Report.CERD 85th Session.July 21.2014

MASE Submission to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review

No Start Up Until Clean Up: Human Rights and the Impacts of Uranium Mining and Processing in the United States

Submission to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review of United States of America  Second Cycle

Human Rights Council

U.S. COMPLIANCE WITH ITS HUMAN RIGHTS OBLIGATIONS 

A. Remediation of Historic Waste

The United States’ and state governments’ continuing failure to commit adequate financial and other resources to remediating radioactive waste from historic uranium mining and processing represents an ongoing violation of community members’ and MASE members’ rights to life, health and access to clean water as guaranteed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 14 15 the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man,16 and the General Assembly’s Resolution No. 64/292 recognizing the right to water and sanitation.

The United States’ and state governments’ failure to remediate radioactive waste from uranium mining and processing in minority communities, while achieving remediation in non-minority communities also represents the United States’ failure to realize its obligations to provide equal treatment under domestic laws pursuant to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights18 and the International Convention on the Elimination on All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

Click here to download a pdf of the MASE Submission to UPR: MASE UPR report Final