We are committed to a community learning process to make sure that we are working together to create comprehensive, holistic answers for a happy, healthy and beautiful home for generations to come.
Native people in New Mexico have endured decades of extractive industries that compromised the health and prosperity of our people, land and water. We know that the damage to our land, water and health, impacts our ceremonies because our traditional religions are based in the natural world and our relation to it. Clean water, clean air and clean homelands are what we need to ensure justice for our future generations.
In 2019 the New Mexico legislature took a big step in the right direction with the passage of the Energy Transition Act (ETA). This would move New Mexico to 100% renewable energy portfolio by 2045; but getting there is not going to be easy. This means there is more work to be done on the policy and implementation to ensure we are not re-living the legacy issues with the extractive industries. Over the past few years, industries like coal and uranium have become vastly more expensive, and less profitable, causing many if not all extractive companies to leave the state. With a warming earth and a workforce that is about to be abandoned- the time to act is now. We want to make sure that we are moving forward in a way that is culturally responsible, economically equitable, and respectful to our core values.
Thus, NAVAEP recently hired organizer Joseph Hernandez and are opening a satellite office in Shiprock, New Mexico. We are committed to a community learning process to make sure that we are working together to create comprehensive, holistic answers for a happy, healthy and beautiful home for generations to come. Join us as we learn more about sustainable energy and economies and contribute your voice to shaping our collective future