Nuclear Free Zones
We promote the passage of nuclear free zone (NFZ) laws by tribal governments to prevent the acceptance of high-level radioactive waste in Indian Country.
NFZs offer a legal avenue for tribal governments to assert their sovereign rights to block unwanted nuclear facilities.
Bringing together Native American activists, environmentalists, local tribal, and neighboring non-Indian governmental officials, we're developing a grassroots counter-movement to the well-funded efforts of the nuclear industry.
We emphasize the link between the creation of nuclear waste and its disposal, demonstrating that ending production is the safest and best alternative.
75 Tribes are NUCLEAR FREE ZONES:
UNITED STATES (AK)
Kenaitze (AZ) White Mt. Apache
Chinle H.S. Navajo Res. Quecha
Hopi Tribe Colorado River (CA) Ft. Mojave Tribe (KS)
Praire Island Sioux (MT)
Salish and Kootenai Tribes (NY)
Onondaga Iroquois (NV)
Western Shoshone Tribe (ND)
Devil's Lake Dakota (OK)
Sac and Fox
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (WA)
Red Cliff Band Lake Superior Chippewa
First Nations of Alberta Treaty 6 Alexander First Nation Alexis Band Beaver Lake Band Cold Lake First Nations Enoch Cree Nation Erminerskin Band Frog Lake Band Goodfish Lake First Nation Heart Lake First Nation Long Lake First Nation Louis Bull Band Montana Band OChiese Band Paul Band Saddle Lake First Nation Samson Cree Nation Sunchild First Nation Treaty 7 Blood Tribe Peigan Nation Stoney Bearspaw Band Stoney Chiniki Band Stoney Wesley Band Tsuu T'ina Treaty 8 Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Beaver First Nation Bigstone Cree Nation Dene Tha' First Nation Driftpile River Band Duncan's Band Fort McKay First Nation Fort McMurray #468 First Nation Horse Lake Band Janvier First Nation Kapawe'no First Nation Little Red River First Nation Loon River Cree Band Lubicon Lake Band Mikisew Cree First Nation Sawridge Band Sturgeon Lake Band Sucker Creek Band Swan River First Nation Taicree First Nation Whitefish Lake First Nation Woodland Cree Band
Tribes that are not shown but that have already declared their lands a Nuclear Free Zone (NFZ) should send their declaration to the National Environmental Coalition of Native Americans, so they may be included in this rapidly growing list.
At 109 nuclear power plants across the nation, 30,000 tons of high level radioactive waste is pilling up and this figure is likely to double by 2010.