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Water Back Manifesto

WATER BACK MANIFESTO Inspired by Pubelo Action Alliance, Crystal Cavalier-Keck, citizen of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation in Burlington, North Carolina, US haS created a Water Back Manifesto for our Siouan relatives in North Carolina.  Water Back Manifesto This manifesto declares a Yesah perspective of how our water should be managed now and in the future.   Within the Yesah and indigenous perspective,

By |September 4th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Views and Lessons From the Craggy Cliffs of Conglomerate Mesa

VIEWS AND LESSONS FROM THE CRAGGY CLIFFS OF CONGLOMERATE MESA By Bryan Hatchell, Desert Policy Associate, Friends of the Inyo From the right angle on the southern slopes of Conglomerate Mesa, one can see the fractured polygons of the southern end of the Owens Lake beaming in translucent pinks, sunburst oranges, navy blues, and every shade of grey and beige

By |September 4th, 2021|Uncategorized|

The Keep Long Valley Green Campaign–Working for Equitable Water Sharing in the Eastern Sierra

 KEEP LONG VALLEY GREEN CAMPAIGN - WORKING FOR EQUITABLE WATER SHARING IN THE EASTERN SIERRA By Wendy Schneider, Executive Director, Friends of the Inyo Brief History In the 1940’s as part of its construction of the Los Angeles Aqueduct system (LAA), the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) constructed Crowley Lake Dam and flooded the area west of

By |September 4th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Racism, drought and history

RACISM, DROUGHT AND HISTORY: Young Native Americans fight back as water disappears Gigi Coyle  recently traveled home to Payahuunadu, CA from the NW and decided to take more of the "back routes"  choosing Klamath Falls as where to stop … following the waterways, wanting to be near water for the Walking Water Conversation last week … There she came upon

By |June 27th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Interview with Andy Lipkis

INTERVIEW WITH ANDY LIPKIS With Kate Bunney Kate: Can you share a story of the moment you fell in love with water? Andy: When I first read this question, what came up was being at the Tinnemaha campground. I was preparing to go on a four day fast up in the White Mountains, above the Owens Valley. And Gigi Coyle,

By |June 5th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Water Walk – Virginia to North Carolina, USA

WATER WALK - VIRGINIA TO NORTH CAROLINA, USA By Crystal Cavalier-Keck I was born and raised in the rolling hills of the Piedmont area of North Carolina, roughly Northern Alamance County. My family is from this area spanning back 400 years, and before that we migrated from the Ohio valley region. Most of my family is Siouan, however due to

By |June 3rd, 2021|Uncategorized|
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