Navajo Nation receives $150,000 grant to address climate change

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On Sept. 3, the Navajo Nation was awarded a $150,000 grant to combat climate change from the Bureau of Indian Affairs Tribal Climate Resilience Program. Half of the $150,000 grant will go toward a 19‐week internship experience to four Diné College students to develop individual projects related to installing livestock water catchments, learning about native plants, and assisting with different projects that support the zoo, museum, and minerals department, resulting in a student final report and skills to apply to support climate adaptation on the Navajo Nation.
A mentorship program to serve as liaisons and interpret public outreach information related to climate drives, issues, and impacts in five key areas including water hauling, health, dust storms, lack of forage and invasive species will receive the other $75,000 in grant money totaling $150,000.