From Planetary Association for Clean Energy
- Radioactivity causes cancer and damages unborn children
- Radioactive wastes remain dangerous for thousands of years
- Radioactive poisons contaminate air, soil, food and water
- Radioactive wastes are trucked through indigenous territories
- Radioactive wastes are dumped on or near indigenous lands
- Indigenous people have not given free prior informed consent
- Indigenous communities have not been adequately consulted
On the occasion of the 17th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, meeting from April 16 to 27 in NYC, the Anishinabek Nation and the Iroquois Caucus are hosting a special event to address “Canada’s First Nations & Radioactive Waste”.
April 23, 1:15 to 2:30 pm.
Conference Room 4 (CR4)
UN Headquarters Building
(The scheduled room was changed to allow for webcasting.)
New York City
and will be webcast live on the United Nations web site.
In attendance will be Grand Chief Patrick Madahbee of the Anishinabek Nation, Chiefs Clinton Phillips and William Diabo of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake, and Chiefs Troy Wilson and April Adams-Phillips of the Mohawk Council of Akwasasne.
Dr. Gordon Edwards of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibilityand Dr. Ole Hendrickson on the Concerned Citizens of Renfrew County and Area will also be in attendance as resource persons and technical advisors.