Week 5 Activity 1
Updated: 6/12/2020
Week 5 Activity 1
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  • 1950:Uranium Mining and the Navajo people
  • I can't believe the government is invading out home and land.
  • It will be okay honey, at least I can work on their mining field.
  • 1960National Counil on Indian Opportunity is established
  • The government does not have any right to take our land.
  • Its already too late.
  • 1968American Indian Movement
  • We need to fight for our people!
  • The US government began operation of uranium mining across the Navajo people's tribal lands. Jobs were offered to the Navajo people. They didn't know the risks that came with this job because the government didn't warn them about uranium.
  • 1978The longest walk
  • In 1968 Executive Order 11399 was signed by President Johnson. This established the National Council on Indian Opportunity, or the NCIO. Indians believed that leasing was a way of controlling land.
  • The effect on religion
  • An American Indian civil rights organization, AIM, was founded by Dennis Banks in 1968. It was created to help Indians who had been displaced by the government. Their long term goals were to gain economic independence and to protect their legal rights.
  • Today
  • No to the pipeline!!
  • AIM planned and organized an event where 2000 supporters began a 5 month march from San Francisco to the Washington Monument. This was to protest against bills that had to do with Native Americans.
  • Fighting for their land allowed the Native Americans to continue practicing their religion on that land. Since Native Americans are so tied to their land, losing access to it would hinder their practices a lot.
  • Although the treatment towards Native Americans has improved, they still struggle to protect their land and fight for their rights. In 2016, a very notorious case regarding the Spirit Camp and the Dakota Access pipeline proves that there is still a struggle.
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