Grandmother Jyoti of the International Council of the Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers www.grandmotherscounil.org. In the fall of 2004, thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers gathered from all over the world, from Alaska, North, South, and Central America; Africa; and Asia. “We are deeply concerned with the unprecedented destruction of our Mother Earth and the destruction of Indigenous ways of life”. Debra White Plume of the Pine Ridge Lakota Nation www.bringbacktheway.com has been engaged in protection of water through Owe Aku (Bring Back the Way) to challenge the worlds largest uranium producer, Cameco, Inc., as it attempts to open four uranium mines near the reservation borders. She is the lead plaintiff against Cameco, Inc. She also is involved in opposing Powertech, Inc. which proposes uranium mining in the Black Hills of South Dakota.