June 6, 2022

A growing movement to reclaim water rights for Indigenous people

Author: Kayla Devault

n recent years, the hashtag #LandBack has surfaced across Indigenous platforms to signify a need to reclaim ancestral landscapes and protect the sacred and cultural resources they contain. Across the American Southwest, however, there has been an even deeper call to action: “We can’t have #LandBack without #WaterBack” reads the poster material for the Pueblo Action Alliance’s #WaterBack campaign.
Between Arizona and New Mexico alone, 43 federally recognized tribes call the desert landscape home....