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University Of Arizona Launches Indigenous Resilience Center To Work With Tribes On Sustainability

Climate change impacts us all now, but for those living on Native American reservations, the environmental impacts are often more extreme.

From access to water and drought to the lack of infrastructure to deal with extreme weather, Indigenous nations are on the front lines of the climate crisis.

Now, the University of Arizona is starting a new center aimed at helping them address those challenges.

The Indigenous Resilience Center will work directly with tribes on projects like solar power, off-grid water resources, agriculture and food resources and native plant adaptation, to name a few.

Extension specialist Karletta Chief, who is Dine, will lead the effort.

The Show spoke with her to learn about the center and its goals.

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Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.