Videos related to water resources and tribal communities.

Rising to the Call: Indige-FEWSS Navajo COVID-19 Response

Native Waters on Arid Lands team member Dr. Karletta Chief and Nikki Tulley discusses the drastic impacts of COVID-19 on the Navajo Nation, and the efforts of the Indige-FEWSS team to address food, energy, and water insecurities. Video produced for the 2021 STEM For All Video Showcase, May 2021.

The Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report

Native Waters on Arid Lands program director Dr. Maureen McCarthy discusses the carbon cycle, tribes, and the Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report. Video produced by the US Carbon Program. Posted May 27, 2020.

Breakthrough: Bitter Water

Native Waters on Arid Lands team member Karletta Chief discusses her work to monitor the waterways of the Navajo Nation after the Gold King Mine spill of 2015. Video produced by Science Friday as part of an interview that aired January 12, 2018.

Mervin Wright, Jr. – Native Waters on Arid Lands Interview Series

In the first episode of the Native Waters on Arid Lands Interview Series, Mervin Wright, Jr., hydrologist and environmental manager for the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, shares his perspective on historical and present-day water issues on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation of northwestern Nevada.

Food, Water & Traditional Knowledge in Arid Lands

From the University of Arizona, this short film highlights food and water issues on arid lands in the Southwestern US, and how traditional knowledge is being incorporated into modern farming, cooking and other practices. To learn more about the work described in this film, visit or

Moving Forward on Federally Recognized Tribal Land

A video on the Federally Recognized Tribal Extension Program (FRTEP)’s work with the Navajo Beef Program and the Farm to School Program, featuring Native Waters team member Trent Teegerstrom.

Water Scarcity on the Reservation

From the American Association for the Advancement of Science, this short documentary film highlights the importance of water resources to members of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe and the Fallon-Shoshone Paiute Tribe, and the effects of water scarcity.