Is nuclear waste dangerous? What do we do with it? What are the risks to health of storing radioactive wastes?
Join Candyce Paul (English River First Nation, outreach coordinator for the Committee for Future Generations) and Anne Lindsey (formerly of Manitoba Eco-Network) for a discussion of the environmental and health impacts of nuclear waste on the prairies.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Supper at 5:30 / Science at 6:00
Sunshine House, 646 Logan Ave.
Suggested donation: $5 (Don’t pay if you can’t!)
Presented by Sunshine House and the University of Manitoba Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
Facebook Event: Science + Supper: Nuclear Waste & Settler Colonialism
Candyce Paul is Outreach Coordinator for the Committee for Future Generations, a group of volunteers who united against the nuclear industry’s proposal to store high-level nuclear waste in northern Saskatchewan. They hold the uranium mining corporations and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission accountable for long term health problems created by radiation and environmental damage, as it is impacting the mainly Dene, Cree and Métis people who live and work closest to the uranium mines. CFFG is dedicated to ensuring that the health of the land, waters, and life systems will be protected, so the people can thrive as they always have. As such they work in close solidarity with those around the globe affected by the nuclear industry, both power generating and military. It is seen as a DUTY, to uphold the highest possible standards to protect the DNA of our future grandchildren. Candyce is a mother, an educator, and a protector — not an environmentalist nor activist — responding to a serious threat to ALL future generations. She and her family are members of English River First Nation, still gleaning their sustenance from the lands and waters of LaPlonge Reserve in northwestern Saskatchewan.
Anne Lindsey has worked in the environmental and social justice fields in both professional and volunteer capacities since the early 1980s. She was Executive Director of the Manitoba Eco-Network for more than 20 years, and spearheaded initiatives on climate change, water and children’s environmental health, among others. She was especially active as a volunteer on nuclear and pesticide issues, helping to bring about provincial legislation on both topics in Manitoba. In 2017, Anne was inducted into the Order of Manitoba, in recognition of her work in the environmental field.