Media, Music and Movies ~ For Uranium Mining On Navajo Land, Plus Snow From Sewage

Yes, it’s Monday. It’s St. Patrick’s Day. It’s national beer drinking day for a lot of folks.

But it’s also another day in the ongoing fight against uranium mining and its consequences everywhere from the past to the present.

On March 14, 2014 independent journalist Amy Goodman reported from Flagstaff, Arizona about the ongoing environmental and health issues connected with uranium mining and its long-term consequences for the Dine ~ Navajo people.  The main portion of her video report is posted here but there is a great deal more information and related coverage on Democracy Now!’s site.  Part of the Democracy Now! broadcast discussed the use of music and film by to raise awareness and share information regarding issues.  To supplement DN!’s coverage I’ve included two videos featuring Klee Benally’s music and an informative video about Outta Your Backpack Media which teaches Indigenous people how to make and use movies to address the need for media justice and coverage in their communities.  There’s a trailer for the film The Return of Navajo Boy which is referenced in the news piece.  The film’s website –>  Democracy Now!’s page for the story also includes links to information and related stories. 


Without Water & Weather Changes ~ Klee Benally



“A Slow Genocide of the People”  Uranium Mining Leaves Toxic Nuclear Legacy On Indigenous Land  


Democracy Now! A Daily Independent News Hour  —


Outta Your Backpack



The Return of Navajo Boy Trailer


This is a trailer for the award-winning documentary film, “The Return of Navajo Boy.” See its official website for more information:

Also see Groundswell Educational Films website:


Song of the Sun ~ Klee Benally



What part of sacred don’t you understand?

MT Garcia


  1. flyingcuttlefish said,

    April 4, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    They are killing our whole Earth!

  2. flyingcuttlefish said,

    April 4, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Reblogged this on flying cuttlefish picayune and commented:
    Kerr-McGee found GUILTY but gets a SLAP ON THE WRIST for it!

  3. March 17, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Very good collection. klee …. very nice. Lakeview, Oregon was originally a uranium mining town. There are abandoned mines there. I lived in Lakeview early to mid 60s. At that time there were sawmills, cattle ranches and a few farmers . On top of toxic mess. Waste so disbursed as to be impossible to re-collect. Alkali desert to the south. All the trees were in canyons and on the other side of the mountains. Log trucks supplied the mills.

    Love how that young man uses his hands while talking. Many people don’t do that anymore.

    He is correct this is all symptoms. 😦

    Gracias Mi Amiga Eva

    • March 18, 2014 at 7:56 pm

      Klee’s work with Outta Your Backpack is a huge plus for youth. He’s an interesting person.
      Where haven’t you ‘lived’, Bear? Hmm? Lakeview does not sound pleasant.
      I wonder why more people do not express themselves with their hands these days. How can one not?

      Btw, I was wondering if you were literally seeing at the ‘end’ of rainbow in your God Smiled poem cycle. Just a thought.

      • March 18, 2014 at 8:13 pm

        The town of Lakeview itself was not so bad, not great, but not bad. Had a good library and a swimming pool. I liked the alkali flats, I liked the volcanic mountains with desert on our side and forests on the other side canyons, caves, geysers, the aspen grove, in a canyon, that I once wrote about.
        I would like to answer the Btw on the VII page, if you would ask again, there, pretty please. Thank you 🙂 I am pleased that you are thinking about it. XXXXX

  4. penpusherpen said,

    March 17, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Seems there’re ongoing fights everywhere Eva, and it sure makes you feel ashamed to be part of this race we call human, for surely “humanity” means something extra special, not just blindly searching for something and not counting the cost, to the Planet and to others.. xPenx

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