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On The Navajo Nation, Special Ed Students Await Water That Doesn't Stink


Health & Wellness  (tags: Health, Around the Nation, Children's Health, Environment, Education, U.S., water filtration, clean water, clean drinking water, navajo nation )

Judy
- 827 days ago - knpr.org
On the Navajo Nation, kids with the most severe developmental disabilities attend a school called Saint Michael's Assoc. for Special Ed. There is a problem with its water "kinda like a egg smell. Sometimes it's yellow, brown, or even we've seen black".



   

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Sue H (7)
Thursday April 13, 2017, 10:04 pm
Outrageous!
 

MmAway M (520)
Thursday April 13, 2017, 10:30 pm
No words
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Friday April 14, 2017, 1:36 am
Shared news article and analysis over social media to raise and spread awareness
 

JL A (281)
Friday April 14, 2017, 7:57 am
Sounds like very high sulphur content...no child should have to endure such water. Thanks Judy
 

Harry Knapp (0)
Saturday April 15, 2017, 2:32 am
everyone deserves clean water, clean air, clean soil, clean food.
 

Robert O (12)
Saturday April 15, 2017, 10:27 am
Horrible! Thanks Judy.
 

John B (185)
Saturday April 15, 2017, 11:38 am
Thanks Judy for the link to the article by Laurel Morales. Horrible situation.
They have raised 83% of the funds they need. I made a small donation, not much but I'm sure every little bit counts.
https://www.waterforsaintmichaels.org/
Noted.
 

Judy C (91)
Saturday April 15, 2017, 12:53 pm
Thanks for donating, John. I'm going to try to give a little myself – I think I can do it this month. I'm sure every dollar helps. It seems like the more vulnerable people are, the worse they are treated in so many cases. The situation is outrageous, and what Harry says is certainly correct. We are all children of this Earth. There are enough resources for everyone to live well, unless of course, you have a bunch of greedy, stupid people hoarding excess resources for no rational reason.
 

Dawnie W (250)
Sunday April 16, 2017, 2:26 am
❤️❤️Noted...❤️Gee Gads! Another water disaster. This is disgraceful. I feel so sorry for these poor people.❤️Thank You...Judy❤️❤️

😉💜ღ❤️Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ😺♥L💜ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all♥😺Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ💛ღ❤️😉

 

Sheryl G (359)
Friday April 21, 2017, 6:28 pm
"Many of the kids at Saint Michael's are medically fragile. So they have equipment that needs to be cleaned daily. The staff refuses to use the tap water to wash equipment. Instead, they use 5-gallon jugs of filtered water trucked in from many miles away.

More than one-third of the Navajo Nation — which is the size of West Virginia — doesn't have running water. And at some of the places that do, like Saint Michael's, people don't want to drink it because it smells, tastes funny and looks bad."

Many are familiar with Flint, Michigan, but long before Flint, the Navajo have had a serious water issue. As Judy said, the more people are vulnerable the worse it is for them. The Navajo people overall have had it stuck to them and then to be disabled on top of it.

The Greedy Heartless Ones should be hanging their heads in shame for what they do, but instead the likes of Trump just will make more money off of new pipelines that can destroy more people's water, includes the Lakota that put up a fierce battle. I'm not letting Obama off the hook either, his "let us wait and see" is him doing NOTHING to protect the people - he played it out until Trump came along. Obama could have done more to prevent it.

Saint Michael's school is run by the Catholic Church. Years ago the churches came onto Indian Land, some areas went to the Protestant and others went to the Catholic. They assumed responsibility for these people in order to save their souls. Well they need to save their lives and get some water to these children. Why is not that school asking for outreach help to the Catholic churches across this land? Seems like they could take one of those golden statues, melt it down and bring a well to these children. I think Mother Mary and her love would look kindly upon them.

Thank you John and Judy for helping, but the Catholics of the land should not be forsaking these children. I think I'll write a letter to the Pope for whatever good it will do. Who knows it might reach his eyes, he is a better Pope than previous from what I've been reading.

Another source of help should come from the Peabody Coal Company that messes up the environment and our Government that extracted uranium and contaminated lots of the water in the area. That is both a private company and our government who have and are failing these children.

So we have 3 sources of takers and don't see anyone wanting to be givers and help these children. This is a disgrace over and over again that the Indian people suffer under from those who destroyed their way of life to begin with.
 
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