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Arizona Native American Tribal Water Security

Decision Center for a Desert City

Bidtah Becker

  • Executive Director, Division of Natural Resources, Navajo Nation

Stephen Roe Lewis

  • Governor, Gila River Indian Community

Rebecca Tsosie

  • Regents Professor of Law, Special Advisor to the Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, University of Arizona

Margaret Vick

  • Special Counsel for Water Resources for Colorado River Indian Tribes

Jacob Moore

  • Moderator, Assistant Vice President, Tribal Relations, Office of University Affairs, Arizona State University

Arizona is home to twenty-two Native American tribes located around the state.

With different geographical locations, water needs, and water supplies, these tribes have both similar and unique perspectives and challenges to water security.

The panelists, representing several different tribes and geographical areas of Arizona, will discuss challenges tribes face with issues of water needs and supplies.

This discussion will include how policies to protect Native American rights intersect with these water challenges. These issues will also be considered in the context of broader water challenges in the U.S.

We’ll discuss cultural and political issues including environmental justice, as basic water needs and sanitation continues to be a challenge for more remote locations.

Join the conversation!

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Thursday, February 2, 2017
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.