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Navajo Nation Approves Northeastern Arizona Indian Water Rights Settlement Agreement

Today, the 25th Navajo Nation Council unanimously approved a monumental legislation, approving the Northeastern Arizona Indian Water Rights Settlement Agreement, which seeks to settle the Navajo Nation's claims to water rights to all Colorado River water in Arizona.

Legislation sponsor Speaker Crystalyne Curley said that passing this historic legislation has been a top priority for the 25th Navajo Nation Council since taking office in January 2023. Speaker Curley thanked her colleagues, attorneys, and many advocates who assisted in negotiating the settlement.

"This is a great day for the Navajo people! This settlement prioritizes the need to provide essential water infrastructure to Navajo families and communities and provides the Nation an opportunity for growth and economic prosperity. It provides a pathway home for tribal members who have moved off the Nation to find career and financial stability," Speaker Curley said.

https://nativenewsonline.net/environment/navajo-nation-approves-northeastern-arizona-indian-water-rights-settlement-agreement

 

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