Winter class – Water Is Life: Water, Health, and Ecosystem Services among American Indians and Alaskan Natives

Water Is Life: Water, Health, and Ecosystem Services among American Indians and Alaskan Natives
AIS 275 A, SLN 21460
I&S, NW available for students who contact AIS adviser Elissa Washuta (elissaw@uw.edu)
5 credits
Tu/Th 3:30 – 5:20 pm
Instructor: Clarita Lefthand-Begay
At the completion of this class, you will understand the connections between tribal water security, culture and health among Indigenous communities in the United States. The class will also discuss the importance of self-determination for tribal and indigenous communities that are struggling to meet their community’s water security needs. Other topics will include water policies, water scarcity, hauling practices, fish consumption rates, ocean acidification, dam removal and Gold King Mine spill, which you will learn about via class and guest lectures, readings, short essay writings, group discussions, and by delivering short PowerPoint presentations. You will also participate in a community project to support tribal water security efforts in the United States. This class will have a course fee (TBD).
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