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Hearing on Uranium exploitation policies with Indigenous people Inter-American Commission on Human Rights,

February 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Historic Hearing to be Held in Washington, D.C.

Weds, Feb. 28th at 11am EST/9am MST

 What: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights’ Thematic Hearing

Where: IACHR/OAS, 1889 F St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006

When: Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 11am EST/9am MST

Who: Members of the Navajo Nation, Ute Nation and Oglala Lakota Nation will testify

Why: Impacts of Uranium Exploitation on the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the United States

How to attend: In-person at IACHR/Organization of American States (OAS) located at 1889 F St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006 or watch online

on IACHR’s website https://www.oas.org/en/iachr/sessions/?S=189

or on the IACHR YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/@comisionIDH

Additional Background Information from Media Advisory:

In a decision that coincides with a disturbing uptick in uranium development activity,the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has agreed to hold a “thematic” hearing on how U.S. uranium exploitation policies have resulted in human rights abuses in Indigenous communities across the country.

As the United States doubles down on the misguided notion that nuclear power is a solution to the climate crisis, the uranium development industry is beginning to benefit from generous taxpayer giveaways to the nuclear industry as a whole.  Subsidies from the Biden administration have spurred uranium mining production to restart in at least 3 mines in the last few months, in Utah, Wyoming, and in Arizona near the Grand Canyon. As has been the case since the dawn of the Atomic Age, the impacts of uranium mining are largely left out of the debate over nuclear power.

The thematic hearing will allow Native communities who have lived for generations with the waste from historic uranium mining and milling to hold U.S. government officials to account in a public forum for the government’s failure to address waste from uranium development in any meaningful way. “

Tonia Stands from Rapid City and an Oglala Lakota community member will speak at this hearing.

The media advisory did not tell us  how long the meeting will last so we guessed at the end time of 5 pm


February 28
9:00 am - 5:00 pm