Lorraine Rekmans on uranium mining on First Nations land in Canada

Saturday, 27 August 2022 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Screenshot from webinar with image of a memorial to miners with three large black square columns at back with names in white on them, and bronze sculpture of miner sitting in foreground. In the top right corner is a small image of Lorraine Rekmans, a middle aged First Nations woman with glasses, pale complexion and pinkish hair.

This show features a talk by Lorraine Rekmans, member of the Serpent River First Nation and president of the Green Party of Canada. She speaks about working conditions in the uranium mining industry in Canada and the rights of first nations whose lands are being mined. She is speaking from personal experience of her family and there are striking similarities to the uranium mining industry in Australia, where radioactive racism means First Nations communities are disproportionately impacted.

This talk was part of a webinar called Nuclear power: Insecure, Unsafe, Unsustainable, hosted by the Trade Union Advisory group of UK’s CND. It took place in June 2022. The podcast image is a screenshot from the webinar and shows the miners' memorial that is mentioned in the show.

Saturday 10:00am to 10:30am
Current news and information on nuclear, peace and energy issues.

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Mara Bonacci, Emma Crunch, AC Hunter & Michaela Stubbs

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