1999 High Honors
Winners:
Environmental Department, Pueblo of Sandia
1999
Publication:
Honoring Contributions in the Governance of American Indian Nations in the United States
Organization:
Honoring Contributions in the Governance of American Indian Nations in the United States
Jurisdiction:
Tribal Governments
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The Rio Grande River has always played a crucial role in daily life at the Pueblo of Sandia. For centuries, members relied on the river for agricultural, recreational, and traditional uses. Over the past several decades, however, rapid industrial growth and lax state and federal environmental enforcement have resulted in the River