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Black Mesa Water Coalition is dedicated to preserving and protecting Mother Earth and the integrity of Indigenous Peoples’ cultures, with the vision of building sustainable and healthy communities.
BMWC was formed in 2001 by a group of young inter-tribal, inter-ethnic people dedicated to addressing issues of water depletion, natural resource exploitation, and health promotion within Navajo and Hopi communities. We hold at our foundation the concept of empowering our people and working in collaboration with surrounding communities and organizations to address the problems we collectively face. As young Navajo people brought up in our traditions, and reborn in the environmental justice movement, we at BMWC know we must break our dependence on the fossil fuel industry in order to realize the true potential of our Navajo and Hopi people. Over our past ten years, BMWC has grown up in many ways, transforming our self from a small, unfunded, primarily reactionary student group to a well-established, non-profit organization that utilizes proactive strategies such as green economic development. We are now a leader in energy justice issues in the southwest and around the country. Visit BMWC’s website at www.blackmesawatercoalition.org to learn more and watch a short video about BMWC’s first 10 years.
BMWC strives to empower young people while building sustainable communities.
Our three key goals are:
ABOUT THE ORGANIZING FELLOWSHIP
The goals of the 2017 Organizing Fellowship are to: 1) Intentionally grow the organizing capacity of the Navajo Nation; 2) Support ongoing efforts to heal and inspire communities towards environmental justice and just transition; 3) Invest in and develop new young leaders by supporting them in gaining the skills and knowledge to address the unique challenges of the Navajo Nation, and; 4) Start young leaders on a pathway to take leadership in BMWC and other Navajo organizations and efforts. This summer, we are offering 10 – 15 fellowship positions for young people interested in learning how to organize on the Navajo Nation. As a Fellow, you will be supervised by BMWC staff and/or ally organizations. You will support ongoing projects and efforts, primarily teaming together to conduct workshops on Just Transition. You will also receive a week-long training on facilitating workshops with guidance from BMWC staff and allies.
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2017 Summer Fellowship Details
To apply for the Summer Fellowship, please complete the following application and return via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “2018 FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION FORM” as the subject line. Additionally, if you have any questions or you need assistance in completing your application, also email us at email@example.com with “Question: 2018 Summer Fellowship” as the subject line.