- Oct 11 2023
- 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Indian Natural Resource Science & Engineering Program + Diversity in STEM (INRSEP+) Seminar Series
University-Community Research Response to COVID-19 amplified food, energy, and water (FEW) insecurities on the Navajo Nation
Cal Poly Humboldt’s Virtual Zoom Wednesdays continues October 11th with Dr. Karletta Chief, University of Arizona’s Distinguished Outreach Faculty 2021, Director of the Indigenous Resilience Center, and Professor & Extension Specialist of the Department of Environmental Science at the University of Arizona. She will be discussing how COVID-19 amplified food, energy, and water insecurities on the Navajo Nation. The Navajo Nation is a rural food desert with only 13 grocery stores across the 25,000 square miles of remote terrain for a population of nearly 200,000 tribal citizens. Nearly 40% of remote Diné (Navajo) homes lack electricity and 30% lack running water. The Diné haul water from potable and non-potable sources 5 50 miles away incurring an enormous expense of $13.30 per 100 gallons.
The passcode for the Zoom meeting is 659489. Please follow the link below: