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To transform apathy into activism by creating an opportunity for people to engage in a movement of service-driven people that intelligently responds to the pressing issues of the Navajo Nation and other affected communities. Our vision is to institute programs that are carefully researched and developed initiatives that address basic needs, environmental justice, quality education, economic development, and health needs through partnerships with institutions and individuals in affected communities.
Project Pueblo plans service trips to the Bennett Freeze area of the Navajo Nation four time a year (January, March, and twice during Summer). The Bennett Freeze is the area of the Navajo Nation where all construction was banned for 40 years as a result of a U.S. Federal regulation that was enacted in 1944. As a result, only 25% of the Navajo people have adequate shelter, 10% have running water, and only 3% have electricity.
Project Pueblo works with a grassroots NGO in the Bennett Freeze area called The Forgotten People. The NGO is responsible for assessing the needs of the community so that we can appropriately plan for the service trips. In the past, we helped construct homes for many families in need, as well as assist in grant writing and building community farms.
Project Pueblo currently has chapter in UC Berkeley, UCLA, and La Sierra University in southern California. Upcoming projects include building a sustainable eco-dome in the Navajo Nation as a pilot, as well as testing and researching the contaminated water in the Navajo Nation.
- Jeffrey Nagata
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