Vernon Masayesva (Hopi) is the Executive Director of Black Mesa Trust and leading advocate for protecting water resources for the Hopi Nation. He's a Hopi Leader of the Coyote Clan and former Chairman of the Hopi Tribal Council from the village of Hotevilla who has worked for decades on bringing awarenes and action toward the damaging effects that nearby mines have had on the precious water systems for the Hopi people. In this video, Vernon gives a keyntoe speech at the 3rd annual University of Arizona Water Ethics Symposium on October 19, 2018 focused on Indigenous Water Ethics: Sacred Waters Connecting Culture, People, & Place. The perspectives of culture, water rights, traditional knowledge, and leadership are revelaed in a Hopi context.
Native Nations Institute. "Vernon Masayesva Keynote Water Ethics Symposium." University of Arizona Water Ethics Symposium, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, October 19, 2018