Debra Utacia Krol is an award-winning journalist with an emphasis on native issues, environmental and science issues and travel. She is an enrolled member of the Xolon (also known as Jolon) Salinan Tribe from the Central California coastal ranges. Her forceful and deeply reported stories about peoples, places and issues have won nearly a dozen awards. Follow Krol on Twitter: @debkrol or Muck Rack.
By Debra Utacia Krol, YES! magazine
“[Native American Heritage Month] allows for us to remind [non-Natives] that we are still here, living here, despite their attempts to make us like them,” says Redner, the Phoenix Indian Center CEO. “We will continue to survive, but it’s our time to thrive now; it’s time for the seventh generation to use our knowledge.”
By Debra Utacia Krol, Water Deeply
The Agua Caliente case was the culmination of a struggle over nearly two-decades by the tribe of more than 400 members to ensure that their sole water source remains as clean as it was when Europeans first came to the arid region on the borders of the Mojave and Sonoran deserts.