Areas of Focus
We approach “water” as a sacred element, not just a resource – sovereignty, water governance, water systems management, water quality monitoring, water filtration, water partnership development, water policy advocacy.
Rights based approaches to renewable energy development, capacity building, facilitating partnerships and bringing different aspects of the energy question together, workforce development in renewable energy, building community capacity to manage decentralized systems. Renewable energy planning, centering indigenous knowledge, local forms of governance..
https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/navajo-nation-welcomes-first-lady-jill-biden-in-window-rock Navajo Nation resident Janene Yazzie says she is very encouraged by Dr. Biden's visit. "Her visit offers her a different lens to systemic issues that we have been...
Other examples of policy that experts believe failed to factor in equity include the Government announcing an end to fossil fuel exploration, without having a clear path to replace those industries crucial to rural economies like Taranaki, or subsidies for brand new electric vehicle purchases (although others argue it will help create a second-hand market).
https://navajotimes.com/ae/community/navajo-groups-get-new-liberated-paths-grants/ Navajo groups get new ‘Liberated Paths’ grants By Cindy Yurth | Feb 4, 2021 | Community | CHINLE While environmental...
UArizona’s IndigeFEWSS and Sixth-World Solutions awarded $100K to deploy off-grid water systems for remote Navajo householdsMarch 1, 2021 By Love Foster-Malave A partnership between IndigeFEWSS and Sixth-World Solutions (SWS) has received a $100,000 grant from the...
Unicorn Riot spoke to Janene Yazzie, a human rights advocate and local community activist from the Navajo Nation. The interview starts by reviewing a recent viral video showing Navajo communities members chasing off Sen. John McCain. https://vimeo.com/136793179
Thirst for Justice: the struggle for the human right to water In the richest nation on earth, and wealthiest state in the nation, how can so many people lack access to safe affordable water for their basic human needs? Thirsty for Justice shares powerful stories of...