Questions for Further Exploration
Open-ended questions allow students to explore scientifically significant questions while focusing on their own interests. Here are a few questions that are important to understanding the story of uranium mining on the Navajo Nation.
- How has uranium mining affected the culture of the Navajo people?
Cultural Heritage webpage.
- Why did uranium mining begin, and why did it take place on the Navajo Nation?
Uranium Deposits webpage and the Exploration and Development History webpage.
- What impacts could occur as a result of uranium mining?
Environmental Impacts webpage and the Human Health webpage.
- What policies have been put into effect to aid the people of the Navajo Nation, and what policies could aid in the future?
- What effects could the newly proposed coal mining have on the Navajo Nation?
What's Next webpage.
Image 1 - Logan Pete of Mitten Rock, New Mexico. Image 2 - Mary Louise Johnson of Mitten Rock, New Mexico. Image 3 - Taylor Dixon of Two Grey Hills, New Mexico. Image 4 - Mae John of Cove, Arizona. Image 5 - Boyde Tsosie of Sweetwater, Arizona. Images courtesy of Doug Brugge/Memories Come To Us In the Rain and the Wind.