Choose Water First!
Water is life and sacred to Indigenous people around the world. Our ancestors drank water and we continue to drink water today.
Drink 8 to 12 cups of water every day. 1 cup is 8 ounces.
Drink water before, during and after activities.
Drinking water helps control your body temperature.
Fill up a water bottle at home and take it with you to the park, school, powwow and other activities.
Adapted from Jiménez, A., Cortobius, M., & Kjellén, M. (2014). Water, sanitation and hygiene and indigenous peoples: a review of the literature. Water International, 39(3), 277-293; Larned, S. M. (2018). Water Is Life: The Native American Tribal Role in Protecting Natural Resources. Earth Jurisprudence & Envtl. Just. J., 8, 52; LaPier, Rosalyn R. 2017. “Why is water sacred to Native Americans?” Open Rivers: Rethinking Water, Place & Community, no. 8., and https://editions.lib.umn.edu/openrivers/article/why-is-water-sacred-to-native-americans.