This Friday and Saturday! Come to Ward Valley Celebration 2018
Join the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe, other Native Nations, Greenaction and many allies to celebrate the the 20th anniversary of the tribal led occupation of the proposed nuclear waste dump site at Ward Valley on sacred land near the Colorado River that started in February 1998.
The Fort Mojave, Chemehuevi, Quechan, Cocopah and Colorado River Indian Tribes, supported by many Indigenous, environmental justice, social justice and other allies, occupied the site for 113 days to stop the police from bringing in the nuclear company that wanted to do test drilling on the sacred land. The occupation led to victory, and every year the Fort Mojave Tribe holds a celebration.
The first event is Friday February 23 at the tribe’s Avi Hotel/Casino movie theater starting 7 pm Arizona time. The main celebration is the next morning out at Ward Valley, 24 miles west of Needles, California off Interstate 40, 8 am California time/9 am AZ time…see the flyer
This was one of the most significant and epic struggles and victories of the environmental justice movement, so join the celebration if you can.