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Radon Daughter Art Exhibit Reflects New Mexico’s Uranium Legacy

2.18.2022 –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. That huge open pit mine is a federal Superfund site and is still polluting water and causing cancers. 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. You can see some of her work at an exhibit called ‘Radon Daughter,’ on display at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center through the end of this month. 

Correspondent: Laura Paskus

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

For More Information:

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