Providing clean water for the Hopi

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Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Kathleen Velo and Ernest Taho
Kathleen Velo and Ernest Taho

Welcome,
It’s good to be with you all in this New Year of 2023 also known as the Lunar Year of the Rabbit. Which so happens to be my wuuyah (Clan Rabbit/Tobacco). Well since our last report in September of 2022. Our efforts have continued with the installations and with the fundraising events from the lead Non-profit groups, the Clean Water Foundation of Washington and the Airline Ambassadors International during the months of October and November. A Fundraiser with Music and Auction was held at the Talk of the Town Art Gallery October 21st and November 18th. Another event was held at the Volterra Italian Restaurant on November 20th. From these fundraising events, the Clean Water Foundation was able to send 17 water filtration units along with some replacement filters to Hopi in the first part of December and will also be sending 18 more units from the Airline Ambassadors International GlobalGiving website donations.


During this time, the month of November. I took a little time out to start preparing for the upcoming month of December, which is the month Hopis’ call Kyaamuya, the respectful moon, better known as the month of resting. The month Mother Earth rejuvenates herself. It is the time Hopis’ rest and tell the stories to the young. I also took the time to do some awareness work in preparing for the opening of the "Fire and Water Exhibit” at the Tempe Center of the Arts in Tempe, AZ. In which one of the exhibits displayed some work that an artist by the name of Kathleen Velo and I did about the water in Hopi. Kathleen, who does photography without a camera using only specialized paper, a metal plate, and a flash source to uncover beautiful images of water. Now that the Fire and Water Exhibit has ended. Kathleen Velo has blessed me with her beautiful artwork by donating these images to me for more work to be done.


Now that our work continues moving forward. Our upcoming events are as follows, the Clean Water Foundation is planning a United Nation World Water Day (March 22) Fundraiser which will include a fashion show, music performances and an auction to be held on March 31, 2023 at the Kirkland Art Center in Kirkland, WA.


I am currently working on putting together a presentation to be held in Hopi later in the year with a couple of our current organizations the Island Earth Water & Distribution and Digital Media Empire, who will be presenting a Hydroponics system to be used to help with creating a sustainable food source operation. I have also been ask to do a webinar presentation for the Crow Canyon Agicultural Center in Cortez, Co.later in the year. Thank you for your support on getting clean water for the people.


Kwahkw`a

Ernest Taho

Ernest pcking up filters
Ernest pcking up filters
Clean Water Foundaton Fundraiser
Clean Water Foundaton Fundraiser
Difference  we are making in purifying water!
Difference we are making in purifying water!
Empty R/O System boxes, 7 units installed
Empty R/O System boxes, 7 units installed
Another fundraiser in Seattle!
Another fundraiser in Seattle!
Installiing these flters is not easy!
Installiing these flters is not easy!
Fire and Water Exhibit (Water from Hopi)
Fire and Water Exhibit (Water from Hopi)
Fire and water exhibit
Fire and water exhibit
Art Gallery Fundraiser
Art Gallery Fundraiser
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Some of the kids benefitting from pure water
Some of the kids benefitting from pure water

Greetings,

It's good to be back writing you with some updates on our continued efforts in bringing clean water to the Hopi and Navajo Nations. Sorry for not being able to update you in the last couple of reports due personal and health issues that needed to be addressed. Now that is all taken care of. I am now able to give you this months report.

After 2 years of covid-19, the project had slowed down on the installations of the countertop filters and the reverse osmosis systems only to be cautious of spreading the virus among the communitites. Now that we see that covid restrictions lessen nationwide, the Hopi Nation continues to follow covid mandates with facemasks, hand sanitizers and proof of vaccinations. Now with the Monkeypox Virus plaging the world and the nation, we continue to move forward with our project.

Now with the two water projects occurring on Hopi, which includes our filter project and the Hopi Tribes (H.A.M.P. Project). They both continue to move forward with great determination on completing each project. Lately the Hopi Arsenic Mitiagation Project (H.A.M.P.), is running a bit behind of schedule due to weather related issues and some project changes. The For Love of Water  Project (F.L.O.W.) or also known as the Noarsenic4hopi Project from the non-profit organization The Black Mesa Trust in Kykotsmovi, AZ.

The Noarsenic4hopi Project continues moving forward with the First Mesa Elementary School and Housing installations project which consists of 21 homes and 1 elementary school in which houses grades k through 6. 

more of the kids benefitting
more of the kids benefitting
school logo
school logo
Hopi Arsenic Mitigation Project (Started 04/2021)
Hopi Arsenic Mitigation Project (Started 04/2021)
First Mesa Elementary School K thru 6
First Mesa Elementary School K thru 6
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Our Clean Water for Hopi Virtual Concert was a huge success!

A line up of 14 musicians participated and because of yur support we will be able to help 33 more families! 

 Clean Water Concert for Hopi Virtual Concert

Airline Ambassadors and Clean Water Foundation

 Protecting the Protectors of Mother Earth

The Hopi & Navajo Tribe live with a total reverence and respect for all things, and have done so since inheriting the land from their ancestors. They view their land as sacred and treat it as such, but they have encountered a monumental problem: their water has been tainted with deadly chemicals. It is time for the world to band together and protect the Hopi & Navajo, who have been protecting planet Earth for hundreds of years.

Arsenic 3, Arsenic 5, Uranium and Vanadium are all chemicals that have been found in the water supply on Hopi & Navajo land. The Arsenic levels are 2 to 4 times higher than the EPA allows as safe. Arsenic is known to cause many types of cancer including skin cancer, lung cancer, and prostate cancer, to name a few. Vanadium can cause vascular disease, paralysis, and can damage the entire nervous system. The two Tribe's have seen dramatic rises in diabetes and cancer in not only their elders, but the youth as well. The average lifespan of the natives who live on Hopi land is a staggering 47 years of age. Since 2017, The Hopi have been championing a new project called #NOARSENIC4HOPI that has helped raise awareness, but now it is our turn to help.

Because of your support we will be sending Reverse Osmosis filters to Hopiland for the school on First Mesa and hosting another event in Kirkland  in June. to continue the momentum.  

Many thanks for Ernest Taho of Black Mesa Trust who is overseeing implementation on the reservatiion

In his words

"I would like to say a big thank you to you all who have generously given to this project, may the creator bless you and your families with safe and healthy lives"

Kwahkw`a (Thank You),

Let's Keep on Keeping on.

Leon Packing up filters for Hopiland
Leon Packing up filters for Hopiland
Hopi First Mesa School for water units
Hopi First Mesa School for water units
Leon packing up more filters to send
Leon packing up more filters to send
Ernest Tajo - picking up the fiters
Ernest Tajo - picking up the fiters

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Thanks so much to all of you who have supported our efforts to provide clean fresh drinking water to the Hopi and Navajo Reservations! As a result of your support,we sent 16 more custom-made Reverse Osmosis and 9 uranium filters this week.
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So far we have 400 water units from Clean Water Foundation on the ground. Our goal is to go into 20,000 homes and we still have a lot of more work to do so thank you for sharing this message!. 
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Martha Childress and Randy Truby, a renowned expert on Reverse Osmosis visited Hopiland late last year and gave us his thumbs up for the incredible difference this is making for native families.Ernest Taho, who has been overseeing installation also designed Gravity Feeding water units and  Hand Washing Stations to meet the needs of families with no running water!
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Here are some words from Ernest Taho, from the field
"Since September of last year, we have continued our work efforts in giving the Hopi communities clean water. With the New Year and a new variant, it has been a task to stay covid free seeing how you do not know where people have been and who they have been in contact with as covid numbers have increased. We continue to use PPE and CDC guidelines when out in the field. The thank you, you get from the families supersedes all fears of covid for me at least. I humbly continue to say thank you for your generosity in giving to this project. On a side note, the 2008 Hopi Arsenic Mitigation Project has received some funding to start working on bringing water to the First and Second Mesa areas. The first waterline pipes were received in late March and the official work wasn't until Mid-September."
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We hope that each of you will particiate at our Concert of Clean Water on Msrch 22 -  World Water Day.  The concert is free and suggested donation is $5, but you will enjoy artists from around the world, celebrity guests and a great auction as we
Leon McLaughlin boxing filters
Leon McLaughlin boxing filters
Gravity Feed Water Filter system
Gravity Feed Water Filter system
Randy Martha and Ernest on the Resevation
Randy Martha and Ernest on the Resevation
Installation
Installation
new pipelines
new pipelines
Uranium Filter
Uranium Filter
Reverse Osmosis Installation
Reverse Osmosis Installation
Reading from R/O System
Reading from R/O System
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Ernest reporting on his efforts to deliver filters
Ernest reporting on his efforts to deliver filters

Hi All, 

Bravo to Ernest Taho who has traveled to homes throughout the Hopi and Navajo reservations to install water filters designed by Clean Water Foundation. BECAUSE OF YOUR AMAZING SUPPORT, we have over 300 filters on the reservations! 

Our team gathered in Sedona at the end of August to get an update on the situation. and it was such an honor to have 15 members of the Hopi Reservation join us! 

Many do not know that the US government has 500 abandoned uranium mines on the Hopi and Navajo Reservations, and every time it rains, toxic water fills the aquafers. 

Our team is working on a Virtual Concert to bring attention to this cause. We all prayed for clean fresh drinking water for both reservations  When the Hopi began to dance, the sky filled with clouds, and soon the heavens opened and it began to pour down rain!  It was incredible!!! 

Also in Sedona. we met Tsering Lodoe, who vowed support for the project.  He and Martha Childress of Sedona Spotlight radio show are planning to travel to the Reservations with Ernest to get more interviews about the incredible impact this project is making. 

The Hopi and the Tibetans are linked, and Loboe sees part of his mission to unite indigenous communities.  The day before the Hopi arrived, Buddhist monks blessed this amazing effort.  Amazingly as we were there it also began to pour down rain!

He is with our team in Peru right now hand delivering more clean water filters to our indigenous friends in the Andes. 

Hop[ dancers as clouds gathered in the sky~
Hop[ dancers as clouds gathered in the sky~
Butterfly Dance, as the RAIN CAME`
Butterfly Dance, as the RAIN CAME`
Some of our Virtual Concert team in Sedona
Some of our Virtual Concert team in Sedona
Lodoe receives blessing from Monks
Lodoe receives blessing from Monks
Team before leaving for Peru!
Team before leaving for Peru!

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