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Featured on the back cover for High Country News Magazine, for the I am the West series. December 2021 Issue 

 

Autumn Harry
Pyramid Lake Paiute (Numu and Diné)
Graduate Student at the University of Nevada, Reno
Kooyooe Pa'a Panunadu, also known as Pyramid Lake, Nevada

My life is dedicated to the advancement of Indigenous rights within my communities, including water, land and fisheries protection, and providing awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Queer and Two-Spirit relatives. Our people here at Pyramid Lake have a deep connection to both the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout and the Cui-ui species. These fish are the reasons my people are here today. I want all of our future generations to experience and develop strong relations to the water and fish. I think about our ancestors who protected our lands and waters so my generation could be here. My goal is to become a fly-fishing guide so when people visit my homelands, they're learning about our Numu (Northern Paiute) culture, stories and history.

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