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Upending the West’s Water Narratives

5.20.2022 – Andrew Curley is a professor at the University of Arizona’s School of Geography, Development & Environment. His research focuses on the “everyday incorporation of Indigenous nations into colonial economies” including fossil fuel development in the U.S. Southwest and creation of the Central Arizona Project off the Colorado River. In conversation with correspondent Laura Paskus, he talks about how the Colorado River’s crisis far predates climate change and challenges the narrative of climate apocalypse.

Correspondent: Laura Paskus

Guest: Andrew Curley, University of Arizona, School of Geography, Development & Environment

For More Information:

Contested Water Settlements Inflamed the Navajo Nation’s Health Crisis – High Country News

Infrastructures as colonial beachheads: The Central Arizona Project and the taking of Navajo resources – Andrew Curley

“Our Winters’ Rights”: Challenging Colonial Water Laws – Andrew Curley