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In most cities and towns, garbage trucks drive around and haul away unsightly and stinky trash to a place no one ever sees or smells. That’s not always the case in Native America, especially in rural areas. Some communities lack solid waste infrastructure, programming and funding. This can lead to illegal dumping. How do boundaries and jurisdiction complicate things even further? How can tribes address this issue?
Shasta Gaughen – envenvironmental director and anthropologist with the Pala Tribe
Carol Hibbard – Senior Environmental Engineer
Tyler Tawahongva (Hopi) – Owner of Cloud Nine Recycling, @cloudnineIam
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