December 11, 2017
How does it sound to work with your neighbors to advocate for a healthier environment here in Utah? Would you like to help bring about cleaner air this winter? Perhaps you’re interested in lobbying politically, or maybe it sounds more fun to dig your hands in the soil.
The Native American-led SLC Air Protectors may be the group you’re looking for. Co-founded in 2016 by Salt Lake City residents, Carl Moore, of the Hopi tribe, and Michael Cundick, their mission is to address the ongoing air pollution crisis and other environmental challenges faced by Native American tribes and all Utahns. They work through direct political action, environmental stewardship initiatives, and neighborhood sovereignty campaigns.
The genesis of SLC Air Protectors was Standing Rock, the 2016 protest led by North Dakota’s Sioux Tribe against construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. During this event, tribal leaders encouraged non-local protesters to bring the spirit and momentum of Standing Rock home with them. Cundick and Moore answered that call by spearheading an environmental movement here in Salt Lake City.
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