The Forgotten People: Uranium Mines and Water Sources within the Navajo Nation

Project Overview

The Forgotten People Dine' Be' Iina' na' hil naa (Dine’ Rebuilding Communities) is a non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to improve the well-being of the Dine’ people who live on the Navajo Nation in Arizona. Their mission is to help the Dine’ people have access to safe drinking water, sanitation, low-cost housing, solar electrification, sustainable agriculture, and economic development. This interactive web map provides information for some of the environmental features and hazards of the Navajo Nation in the Southwest USA, including Uranium Mines (active and abandoned), coal power plants and water sources. Data used in this project came from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Abandoned Mines Screening Assessment Report and Atlas. This project was done in collaboration with the Navajo Forgotten People.