Building Three Sustainable Hogans in the Former Bennett Freeze Region of the Navajo Reservation (UC Berkeley)

Team Members: Channchi Chau, Aria Pakatchi, Dixon Li, Jeff Nagata, Jenhi Garcia, Melissa
Jullig

School: UC Berkeley

BI Filler Photo-01Project Pueblo is seeking to build a sustainable cordwood office Hogans and a 20’x40’ multipurpose warehouse in the former Bennett Freeze region of the Navajo reservation for Forgotten People, a grassroots nonprofit organization formed and based in the region. With only 24% of homes in the region habitable, these funds will provide a base that will enhance organizational capacity to house work crews, host meetings, and conduct distribution and storage of safe drinking water, produce, and other forms of aid. This project will also enable UC Berkeley students from various disciplines to engage in a unique and sustainable construction project while simultaneously learning and experiencing the Navajo culture. (Note: This project originally won in the Big Ideas “Social Justice & Community Engagement” category.)