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Speaking for Ourselves:
Native Voices Protecting Land and Culture
An Environmental Justice Forum
2:30 pm, Sunday, March 14, 2004

At the Episcopal Divinity School
(Tyler Room in Bernham Hall)
99 Brattle Street, Cambridge

Dine Country

Two Diné (Navajo) activists, Lori Goodman and Anna Frazier of Diné Citizens Against Ruining our Environment (CARE), will speak of their experience struggling to protect the land, health, and culture of their people. Their grassroots group listens to traditional Diné, empowers and educates communities, builds coalitions, and uses legal and technical tools to fight those who would over-exploit the land and its resources.

Diné CARE is currently working against proposed oil and gas drilling on the Navajo Nation, uranium mining and processing, and a forest cutting project. In the past the group has successfully organized against a proposed toxic waste dump, and worked with uranium workers and their survivors to amend the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act of 2000.

Goodman and Frazier will explain why it's important that the Diné speak for themselves instead of having others speak for them.

Co-sponsored with: Clean Water Action, The Episcopal Divinity School, Forum on Religion and Ecology at Harvard University, Harvard University Native American Program, Massachusetts Interfaith Environmental Network, Native Ecology Initiative.