Too Precious to Mine

Justin Clifton | 2017 | 10 min.

2019 Official Selection

The Havasupai – people of the blue-green waters – have lived at the bottom of the Grand Canyon for centuries. But now uranium mining on the canyon’s rims is putting the tribe’s drinking water and its way of life at risk. What would you do to protect your home from uranium contamination?

“If the Supai water is contaminated, the future of my society, of my people, will disappear.”
– Carletta Tilousi, Havasupai Tribal Council


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