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Sharing Stories Across the Watershed – Shiprock

April 17, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Resource extraction has impacted the environments and communities of the San Juan Basin for more than 150 years.

Last fall, at the Animas Valley Grange Hall in Durango, CO, we heard from Navajo researchers and community leaders that were impacted by the Gold King Mine spill of August 2015. Join us in continuing that important discussion, this spring, with new perspectives:

Sharing Stories Across the Watershed
Tuesday, April 17th, 5:30 – 9:00pm
Shiprock Chapter House
Mile Post 23, US Hwy 64
Shiprock, NM

A FREE dinner will begin at 5:30pm with panel discussion and Q&A session to follow.

Come enjoy a community meal and an art exhibition before hearing from speakers who will share their perspectives on the social and historical context of the Animas – San Juan river system.

Speakers include:

Perry H. Charley, Director of Research and Outreach, Diné Environmental Institute, Diné College

Carmenlita Chief, Senior Program Coordinator, Center for Health Equity Research, Northern Arizona University

Jonathan Thompson, author of River of Lost Souls: The Science, Politics, and Greed Behind the Gold King Mine Disaster

Marcel Gaztambide, Animas Riverkeeper, San Juan Citizens Alliance

Venaya Yazzie, a local artist, will also be displaying her series, “On behalf of water.” featuring 10 local Diné artists who composed work in response to the Gold King Mine spill.

Jonathan Thompson’s book about the Gold King Mine spill will also be available for sale after dinner and discussion. The book can also be purchased alongside other great Torrey House Press titles on their website.


April 17, 2018
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


San Juan Citizens Alliance
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Shiprock Chapter House
U.S. Highway 64, Mile post 23, Building 5548
Shiprock, New Mexico
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