Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Contact: Hertha Woody
Musicians come together to “Stop Uranium Mining” at Grand Canyon
WHAT: Benefit and awareness concert to help protect our communities from threats of uranium mining at the Grand Canyon.
WHO: Keith Secola – AlterNative, progressive innovative edge utilizing traditional Native percussions, world beat and tribal dance. (www.secola.com)
Blackfire – Award-winning Indigenous High-Energy Political Rock/Punk Sounds. (www.blackfire.net)
Radmilla Cody – Award-winning singer and anti-domestic violence activist who was the 46th Miss Navajo from 1997 to 1998. (www.radmillacody.net)
Locura – Flamenco, Latin & Reggae. (www.myspace.com/locuramusica)
Jir Project – Rock-pop and blues. (www.myspace.com/thejirproject)
The Plateros – Native American Blues. (www.myspace.com/theplateros)
WHEN: Saturday, March 26, 2011
WHERE: The Orpheum Theater
15 W. Aspen St, Flagstaff, AZ
Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 at the door
This is an all ages event.
WHY: Proposed uranium mines at the Grand Canyon threaten our Northern Arizona communities. Not only do these mines directly threaten the Ecoregion of the Grand Canyon, they further corporate attacks on community health, environment and sacred places.
Uranium mining companies have proposed to transport uranium directly through the streets of Flagstaff and the Western Navajo and Hopi lands.
Currently there is a 30-day comment period for public input on the US Dept of Interior’s proposal to withdraw 1 million acres of land in the Grand Canyon watershed. The withdrawal would help to protect the area from new mining claims for 20 years.
Visit www.StopUraniumMining.org to learn what you can do to help!