As Hamilton reflected, "it is time for people of all cultures to work together to find solutions to the effects of climate change and environmental damage.
We are at a critical place, a crossroads, a threshold where we have to start living differently and more responsibly. We have to figure out a way of being more attentive to each other and to the earth and to respond to things before the degradation becomes insurmountable."
The participants from the event and others will be glad to know that a second phase of restoration is being planned with the added support of the Quivera Coalition. Former Governor Pino captures the spirit of the effort in the following words, "everything that we do within our lives in the pueblo has to do with realizing that we don't have much water ... We should accept the fact that we are part of Mother Earth and that we don't own it. It's really ownership that is a foreign concept to tribes ... In the past, everything was shared by the people, the animals, the birds, the insects, the plants, all of that. If you try to assist nature, you can make things happen."