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Yucca Mountain Awareness Night

The Moapa Band of Paiutes held a “Yucca Mountain Awareness Night” event for tribal members on Friday, Aug. 22. Clark County’s Nuclear Waste Program Public Information Officer Erik Muller presented an overview of the current status of the Yucca Mountain Program. Cultural Committee Chair Deanna Domingo made a presentation about Cultural Committee accomplishments and outreach activities related to the Yucca Mountain Project. A tribal dance troupe, under the direction of Lonita Bushhead performed for the group. Other Cultural Committee members in attendance were: Karen Benn, Roger Levi, Lalovi Miller and Eunice Ohte.

The “Indian Perspectives on Yucca Mountain” video was shown to the audience. This video was produced by Clark County in cooperation with the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe and the Moapa Band of Paiutes to express the views of our people on Yucca Mountain issues. It has been broadcast extensively on Las Vegas cable channel 4, as well as at many public meetings, conferences, and presentations, as well as several national audiences and numerous federal agencies.



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