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Sunny Nez

in Shiprock, NM (Dine')

Mentor Org

Capacity Builders, Inc.


Shiprock, NM



Sunny’s dream is to expose heavy metals and toxins in the Animas and San Juan rivers and to educate the youth in her community about the importance of preserving natural water resources.
This program will involve collecting water, riverbed, and onion bulb samples 3 years after the Gold King Mine Spill, and measuring levels of toxicity in the water.
These waterways are sources of life and livelihood for many families, and she is passionate about protecting them and ensuring they can sustain future generations.

Sunny Nez from Running Strong 4AIY on Vimeo.

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