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Long before it became the inspiration to build what became Utah’s largest city, the Great Salt Lake was an important place for the Ute, Paiute, Goshute, and Shoshone nations among many others. Now, the lake is at half the volume it was just a few decades ago and it continues to shrink. Ongoing climate change and over committed water resources point to a future without the lake recovering to its ideal volume.
Tamra Borchardt-Slayton (Paiute), Vice-Chairperson of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah and Chairperson of the Indian Peaks Band
Darren Parry (Shoshone), Former Chairman of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation
Break 1 music: Biioo pahna (Healing Song) (song) Judy Trejo (artist) Circle Dance Songs of the Paiute and Shoshone (song)
Break 2: Smoke Dance One (feat. Frazer Sundown) (song) DJ Shub (artist) PowWowStep EP (album)