November 16, 2007

Natives win "Nobel Prize for environmentalists"

White Face collects award for Defenders of the Black Hills

Nuclear-Free Future award 'the Nobel Prize for environmentalists'Charmaine White Face returned from an October trip to Austria recharged and determined to continue spreading her message about the damage uranium is doing to people and the environment.

The founder and coordinator of Defenders of the Black Hills spent a week in Austria meeting others dedicated to making the world nuclear free.

White Face was there to accept the Nuclear-Free Future Award for Resistance on behalf of the Defenders of the Black Hills.

"I've heard it called the Nobel Prize for environmentalists," said White Face, who admits she was "flabbergasted" upon learning that her organization would receive the $10,000 cash prize.

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