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Water: The Flow of Life in Cherokee History

Nichole Sparks: Water is a sustaining element for the survival of the human race. For indigenous communities the struggles to obtain and possess natural resources like water have been a continuous battle throughout history. With technological advances, these struggles to possess water have changed as people are less dependent on ...
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Taos Pueblo Reacquisition of Blue Lake

Alexandria Uhl: The Taos Pueblo reservation is located in northern New Mexico and contains approximately 300,000 acres. Part of this land is home to a sacred site, Blue Lake, whose ownership was withheld from the Taos Pueblo people in 1906. After a sixty-four year bout with the U.S. Government, the ...
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Watch this video about some of the hardest-hit communities in the Gold King Mine Waste Water Spill, including Shiprock, NM, and the Navajo Nation's response to the water contamination, Operation Yellow Water.
"...several private wells near the ChemFab plant have tested positive for an industrial chemical that has been linked to cancer, thyroid disease and serious complications during pregnancy, making North Bennington..."
Listen to NPR's report, "Flint Residents Tired Of Talk And Tests, Eager For Solution." Get a glimpse of the residents' thoughts and feelings as they remain in a state of emergency.

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29 APRIL 2016  4:00 - 6:30 pm
Dartmouth College  Dartmouth Hall Room 105 Hanover, NH
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Access to clean water is a human issue. On April 29th we will celebrate the value of clean water and hear voices of both local and national communities affected by contaminated water, with special focus on the Gold King Mine Waste Water Spill and its effects on the Navajo Community. Engage in the panel discussion, and listen to the Abenaki drumming and singing group Black Hawk Singers. Join us for this special event. RSVP Below.
 

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Jonathan Nez Vice President, Navajo Nation
Duane "Chili" Yazzie Shiprock Chapter President
Barry Lampke Project Mgr. Voices for the Lake
Tommy Rock, Rock Environmental Consulting
Janene Yazzie, Founder and CEO Sixth World Solutions
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Black Hawk Singers

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April 29, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Hanover, NH

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