The Group for Survival
Publisher: The Group for Survival, La Ronge, Canada
Organization profile published 1981
Year Published: 1981
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2163
Abstract: The Group for Survival, a group of indigenous (native) peoples and environmentalists, participated in the Caravan for Survival in June, 1980 in Saskatchewan activities related to uranium mining. The Group expressed its concerns for such basic human rights as land rights, aboriginal rights and treaty rights; the group feels that these rights are being denied because of the mining of uranium in northern Canadian areas. During the Caravan, the Group also expressed support for the right of native people to live in a nuclear-free world.
The Group for Survival, in response to government and multinational exploitation of its land is seeling to resist such action by working in solidarity with others. The group also has a goal of raising other people's awareness of the dangers of uranium mining. To this end, a Fall Gathering was organized for October, 1980. The Gathering was an educational effort to make other Canandians aware of the native struggle for self-determination.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1981.