SEPTEMBER 24, 1996

Since the beginning of the nuclear age indigenous peoples have borne the burden of the nuclear age. Today's signing marks the end of 1054 explosions within the homeland of the Western Shoshone Nation. The 1863 Treaty of Ruby Valley never allowed for the testing of nuclear weapons within our territory. The devastation and destruction of our land and people by the U.S. nuclear testing demands immediate restitution. We propose that clean up of our land and protection of our people and environment commence immediately. The real effort behind protecting Mother Earth has just begun. We appreciate the hard work of global activists and the world community in achieving the comprehensive test ban.

Western Shoshone National Council
Post Office Box 210
lndian Springs, Nevada 89018-0210

Tel./Fax: (702) 879-5203

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