The Grand Junction Free Press published an article on an upcoming screening of The Return of Navajo Boy in Colorado.
The 27,000 square mile Navajo Nation, encompassing parts of New Mexico, Arizona and Utah, contain the largest uranium deposits in the United States, and more than 500 abandoned Cold War era uranium mines, according to the EPA.
The internationally acclaimed film demonstrates environmental racism and the struggle a Navajo grandmother goes through to attain justice.
Perry Charley, director of the Uranium Education Program at Dine’ College in Shiprock, New Mexico, will present the film and lead a discussion of the lasting impact of mining on Indian lands.
Read the full article here.