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Radon Daughter Art Exhibit Reflects New Mexico’s Uranium Legacy

11.25.2022 – De Haven Solimon Chaffins grew up living with her grandparents on the Laguna Pueblo. The landscape there shaped her view of the world, the natural landscape and the Jackpile-Paguate Uranium Mine. This week, Chaffins sits down with Our Land Correspondent Laura Paskus to explain how her artwork explores the story of the mine and its impacts, including cancer-causing contamination. 

Correspondent: Laura Paskus

Guest: De Haven Solimon Chaffins (Laguna/Zuni), artist

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Of Hummingbirds and Hope: Radon Daughter Sooths the Yellow DragonIndian Pueblo Cultural Center

Exposure: Native Art and Political Ecology IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Jackpile-Paguate Uranium Mine, Laguna Pueblo, EPA Superfund Site