Flint, Michigan captured the nation’s attention when its municipal water was deemed unsafe to drink. The city’s average levels of lead are twice the recommended Environmental Protection Agency standards. While Flint deals with its crisis, Native America has its own on-going water problems. The EPA estimates 13 percent of Native American and Alaska Native homes lack safe drinking water or adequate wastewater disposal. Is the water in your community safe to drink? How do we make sure clean drinking water is available to everyone?
Kathleen Brosemer (Echota Cherokee) -environmental program manager for the Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa Tribe
Shaun Livermore – Operations Manager for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Utilities Authority
Janene Yazzie (Diné) – senior planner for the Little Colorado River Watershed Chapters Association
Break Music -Bring The Water (song) DiggingRoots (artist) We Are (album)