Sovereignty and Climate Change have an integral relationship for Indigenous Peoples. The importance of cultural identity is evermore evident in today's younger generation. I performed 'Rain' at the Santa Fe Community College for the Native Youth Club.
I tied black tape around empty plastic bottles to a rope to represent the oil industry that is driving into our lands and our water resources, depleting people from having fresh water. The oil industry is just one of many factors taking away our resources on our Indigenous Lands.
I wanted to show the audience that empty plastic bottles represent how precious water is while preserving the water and saving the motherlands from non-biodegradable substances.