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Arizona tribes were left out of water decisions until 1908. Here’s how they negotiate today

FrontEras, May 21, 2024

Tribes are submitting Colorado River ideas so they’re at the table, not ‘on the menu’

KUNC, May 2, 2024

Six Upper Basin tribes gain permanent foothold in Colorado River discussions at key interstate commission

The Colorado Sun, April 30, 2024

Colorado River Basin tribes take harder stance on negotiations about the river’s future

The Colorado Sun, March 28, 2024

Tribes to feds: Don't take our Colorado River water unless you replace it, March 23, 2024

Colorado River states remain divided on sharing water, and some tribes say their needs are still being ignored

CPR News, March 15, 2024

New Colorado River agreement stops short of giving tribes a seat at the table

Salt Lake Tribune, March 6, 2024

Landmark deal offers Upper Basin tribes a long-awaited foothold in Colorado River discussions

The Colorado Sun, March 5, 2024

These tribal leaders are water pioneers — and 2023 Arizonans of the Year

AZ Central, December 29, 2023

Officials propose historic agreement to permanently include tribes in Colorado River matters

Water Education Colorado, December 27, 2023

'Different hats': Indigenous women play a growing role in managing the Colorado River

Arizona Republic, December 17, 2023

Expect a messy compromise on the future of the Colorado River, negotiators say in Las Vegas

The Colorado Sun, December 15, 2023

Indigenous Women’s Leadership Network Gets on the River

American Rivers, November 16, 2023

Biden's White House allocates $327 million for Indian water rights, earmarking millions for Colorado

Denver Gazette, October 27, 2023

Western States Opposed Tribes’ Access to the Colorado River 70 Years Ago. History Is Repeating Itself.

ProPublica, October 17, 2023

Tribes press Biden admin for equal role in Colorado River planning

PoliticoPro GreenWire, September 13, 2023

Replenishing the San Juan River

Santa Fe Reporter, August 30, 2023

Tribe helps replenish the San Juan River through a new agreement

KUNM, August 29, 2023

Federal, State Officials Promise More Tribal Inclusion in Colorado River Negotiations

Vial Daily, July 7, 2023

Waiting for Water

ProRepublica, July 7, 2023

The Forgotten Sovereigns of the Colorado River

Politico, July 7, 2023

The Colorado River Flooded Chemehuevi Land. Decades Later, the Tribe Still Struggles to Take Its Share of Water.

ProRepublica July 5, 2023

Tribes seek greater involvement in talks on Colorado River water crisis

Hastings Tribune, June 16, 2023

How Arizona Stands Between Tribes and Their Water

ProPublica, June 14, 2023

Colorado River officials weigh how to cut water, include tribes ahead of looming negotiations

Colorado Sun, June 12, 2023

Ahead of new Colorado River talks, governments and tribes weigh in on the future

NPR for Northern Colorado, June 8, 2023

Lorelei Cloud is the first-ever tribal member on Colorado’s top water board

Colorado Sun, April, 26, 2023

Crisis on the Colorado: The Indigenous fight for water rights

Al Jazeera, April, 2023

Ten Rivers Facing Pollution, Development, and Climate Change—And Policies That Can Help

EOS, April 18, 2023

Supreme Court Case Could Reshape Indigenous Water Rights in the Southwest

Civil Eats, March 15, 2023

‘A living spirit’: Native people push for changes to protect the Colorado River

LA Times, January 30, 2023

Tribes in the Colorado River Basin are fighting for their water. States wish they wouldn’t.

Grist, Nov 16, 2022

Four states, six tribes announce first formal talks on Colorado River negotiating authority

Aspen Daily News, Sept 27, 2022

100 years after the Colorado River Compact, the Southwest is nearing a crisis point

The Colorado Sun, Sept 12, 2022

The feds declined to seriously cut Colorado River water use. Here’s what that means

High Country News, August 18, 2022

As the Colorado River dries, tribes see indigenous water management as essential

KNUC, August 16, 2022

Colorado River crisis giving tribes new opportunities to right century-old water wrongs

Fresh Water News, June 21, 2022

In Search of Solutions: Water & Tribes Initiative Encourages Collaborative Approach to CO River Management

Lincoln Institute, January 12, 2021

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