Tribal Communities: Preparing for Changing Environments 2

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Building Relationships with Hopi and Navajo Nation
to Better Assess and Mitigate Drought Impacts
Chris Wamsley NWS Tribal Liaison
&
Tony Merriman
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
NWS Flagstaff
Navajo
Hopi
Canyon de Chelly Navajo Nation
Photo: Tony Merriman 1
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Canyon de Chelly Navajo Nation
Photo: Tony Merriman
Fast Facts
Navajo Nation
The largest Native American Reservation in the United States
Over 27,000 square miles in land area (larger than West Virginia)
Population 173,667 (2010 Census)
Hopi
The 12th largest Native American Reservation in the United States
Over 2,500 square miles in land area (larger than Delaware)
Population 19,327 (2010 Census)
Canyon de Chelly Navajo Nation
Photo: Tony Merriman 3
Canyon de Chelly Navajo Nation
Photo: Tony Merriman