Solidarity with the Western Shoshone
Western Shoshone land stolen for nuclear weapons tests and waste dump
by Ian Zabarte, Principal Man for the Western Bands of the Shoshone Nation of Indians
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Shoshone land was illegally seized by the U.S government, breaking a historic treaty, first for the atomic test site in Nevada, and then for the planned — but still canceled — Yucca Mountain high-level radioactive waste dump. Throughout, the Shoshone people have paid a terrible price.
As a Shoshone, we always had horses. My grandfather always told me, “Stop kicking up dust.” Now I understand that it was because of the radioactive fallout. Click here to read more