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By Keerthi Vedantam
Cronkite News 

At Indigenous Peoples March, different reservations, same stories

 

Last updated 2/1/2019 at 9:34am

WASHINGTON—Nataanii Means spent part of his childhood on the Navajo Nation with little electricity or running water, while energy companies mined coal and uranium nearby.

He said those operations left the water polluted and undrinkable.

Means brought that experience to the Indigenous Peoples March in Washington Friday where he heard the same story with different roots: People from South Dakota, Minnesota and Washington talked of pollution caused by mining or leaking oil pipelines on their reservations.

“It’s our duty as Indigenous people to . . . be conscious of what’s happening in...



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