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Leona Morgan

REFRAMING INDIGENOUS REMEDIATION: URANIUM ON DINÉTAH

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Leona Morgan (Tó dich’íí’nii, Tsé nahabiłnii, Kiyaa’áanii, Tó aheedlíinii; she/her) is a Diné activist and community organizer who has been fighting nuclear colonialism since 2007. She attributes the health impacts of her family and others who live, or lived, near uranium sites to the resulting radioactive exposure and contamination. Morgan’s work includes helping to prevent a new ISL (in situ leach) uranium mine in Eastern Navajo; the Radiation Monitoring Project; Haul No!; and challenging Holtec’s proposed nuclear waste dump in southeast New Mexico. Morgan grew up in Fort Defiance, Arizona and is currently a graduate student at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.