As we gear up to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act in 2018, our film Avanyu highlights what New Mexico’s Wild and Scenic Rio Grande means to one Tesuque Pueblo family.

Discover why New Mexico’s Wild and Scenic Rio Grande is so important to this family and why we need to protect more wild rivers nationwide.

When I look at the river, I’m seeing life. I’m seeing my partner, who helps me make a living, who helps me water my crops so I can feed myself and my community. I see my ancestors using the water, like I do now. And I am seeing my grandkids running the river, like I’m doing now.”

-Louie Hena  (Teseque Pueblo, New Mexico)

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