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Hopi Tribe and Navajo Nation debate settlement to water rights





Leaders of the Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation are debating a settlement that will resolve a long-running water rights dispute.

The settlement secures water for both tribes from the Little Colorado River in Arizona. It also authorizes projects to deliver water to their reservations.

The settlement has been controversial among some leaders and some members of both tribes. The Hopi council could approve the deal as early as today while the Navajo Nation Council is expected to vote sometime this month.

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Hopi Tribal Council to take up bill rejecting Little Colorado River water settlement (KNAU 6/14)
Decisions loom on tribal water rights settlement (AP 6/15)

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