Do you like drinking clean water? Do you appreciate the fresh produce and farmers in your area? What if that was all threatened? Add to this conversation by telling everyone all the ways you benefit from clean water. Clean Water is Your Issue. Our Issue. An Everyone Issue. And, please join us this Friday (see below).
My experience with water is most strongly connected to thunderstorms and farming. My grandfather and father were/are wheat farmers in Oklahoma and Kansas. My father spoke to us kids about conservation and respect for nature. Growing up and dancing in the face of dark clouds seemed natural. To this day, I do not feel fear when a thunderstorms growls overhead, but a sense of electric thrill fills my soul and I feel elated. To sum up my experience with water, I feel kinship with it's most powerful expressions in nature and grateful for the fruit it bears from the land —wheat.
This Friday, April 29th our community has the opportunity and privilege to hear about and question a panel about clean water challenges for the Navajo Nation at the Water River Life-Giver Event right here in Hanover, NH. Vice President Jonathan Nez of the Navajo Nation will give the keynote address. Black Hawk Singers will sing and drum in Abenaki to open and close the talks, and Hoop Dancer Eva Big Horse will grace the stage with Navajo Hoop Dancing at the end. Go to WaterRiverLifeGiver.org to RSVP.