This film tells the power of land and water through the voice of Colleen Cooley, one of the few female Diné (Navajo) river guides on the San Juan River. Her river trips are as much a sacred journey as they are an educational adventure that helps illustrate why "Water is Life." As an indigenous woman, her perspective opens our eyes to the spiritual connection we all have to water. For her, and the people in her community who have lived with the scarcity of water for centuries, the Navajo reverence for water is something from which we could all benefit.


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    A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.

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  • Read more about Colleen Cooley's thoughts on the relationship between land, water, and equality. 
  • Learn more about how you can help bring clean water and solar power to people through the Navajo Water Project. 
  • Consider how different your life would be without easy access to water. How can you take steps to treat the water in your life with reverence? 

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