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Navajo Nation hires lobbyists for water rights settlement





The Navajo Nation has hired a lobbying firm to push for passage of a water rights settlement.

The tribe hired Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, The Navajo Times reported. One of the firm's lobbyists worked on a tribal water rights bills in the 111th Congress, the paper said.

S.2109, the Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado River Water Rights Settlement Act, settles the claims of the Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation to the Little Colorado River. The bill has generated controversy among members and some leaders of both tribes.

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