Spring 2022: Water For The West’s First Peoples
The Tribal Water Issue
Indigenous peoples have resided in Colorado and the Colorado River Basin since time immemorial, yet in modern times tribal nations have had to fight for access to the most fundamental of life-giving resources. Now, as negotiations commence for the next management framework for the Colorado River, defining tribal water rights is critical for the tribes and for the rest of the basin’s water users, and tribal voices are finally being heard. View a flipbook of the issue or read articles below.
Tribes Call for Inclusion on the Colorado River
April 2022 by Kalen Goodluck
A century after the Colorado River Compact was signed, Indigenous nations in the Colorado River Basin are organizing to secure quantified water rights, reliable water access, and a seat at the table in river management negotiations. Now, amid historic water shortages, and as the next river management framework is negotiated, there’s more urgency than ever.