Forgotten People
Participatory Mapping and Environmental Justice

Supporting Grassroots Organizations of the Navajo Nation

Forgotten People Dine' Be' Iina' na' hil naa (Dine’ Rebuilding Communities) is a non-profit community based organization dedicated to improve the well-being of the Dine’ people who live on the Navajo Nation in Arizona. Their mission is to help the Dine’ people have access to safe drinking water, sanitation, low-cost housing, solar electrification, sustainable agriculture, and economic development. Forgotten People focuses on community wide identification of needs and then works with each community to engage them to solve their problems.


This interactive webpage was developed using ArcGIS Viewer for Flex as a student project at Huxley College of the Environment (WWU). This webpage provides a web viewer of some of the environmental features and hazards of the Navajo Nation in the Southwest USA. Data used in this project came from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Abandoned Mines Screening Assessment Reporat and Atlas. 

Forgotten People
Navajo Nation Government
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Uranium Contamination in the Navajo Nation