By: Nico Villalobos: Droughts in Upper Klamath Lake in 2001 posed many problems to the Klamath tribes and farmers that rely on the lakes for hunting, gathering, and irrigation, raising the question of whose water rights superseded the other’s. After federal officials declared a drought in 2001 at the Upper ...
By Janie Mackey: The Oglala Lakota live on the Pine Ridge Reservation, an area vulnerable to water contamination. The water contamination on this reservation is due to the uranium mining that was never cleaned up. The pollutants are not isolated in one singular area, but spread over many wells that ...
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.
Dartmouth College Dartmouth Hall Room 105 Hanover, NH
29 APRIL 2016 4:00 - 6:30 pm
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.
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
April 29, 2016 - 4:00 pm