Sometimes a story just draws you in. It helps to have an eloquent and dedicated speaker telling that story. Such is the case with Wally Haase, general manager, Navajo Tribal Utility Authority, who spoke at the American Public Power Association’s National Conference on June 19, 2018.
“Most of you know by this time that there's a part of the United States that still is without access to electricity. We have over 15,000 families or 60,000 people living within the Navajo Nation without access to electricity. And if you don't have access to electricity, then you don't have access to running water. So the Navajo nation is, as said earlier, is the largest land-based tribal nation in the United States. It's one of the few tribal lands that actually are the traditional homelands for the tribal members. They have lived there for thousands upon thousands of years.”