Hopi Nation

January 16, 2014--Hopi lawsuit against wastewater snowmaking gets green light in Arizona (High Country News)

The Arizona Supreme Court has greenlighted a lawsuit that the Hopi Tribe brought against the city of Flagstaff, Ariz. for selling wastewater to a local ski resort to make fake snow.


April 6, 2012--A difficult choice on water (New York Times)

Arizona’s two senators, John McCain and Jon Kyl, traveled to the Navajo reservation this week to meet with Navajo and Hopi tribal leaders about a proposed water rights accord that would settle the two tribes’ claims to the Little Colorado River system. Mr. Kyl and Mr.


March 26, 2012--Navajo Nation is considering Grand Canyon for development (Durango Herald)

Generations of Navajo families have grazed livestock on a remote but spectacular mesa that overlooks the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers. This is the East Rim of the majestic Grand Canyon – the last with no significant development.


December 27, 2011--Hopis lose snowmaking lawsuit in Ariz. (Durango Herald)

The Hopi Tribe has lost a round in court in its bid to stop Flagstaff from selling treated sewage water to Arizona Snowbowl. The Arizona Daily Sunreports Coconino County Superior Court Judge Joe Lodge ruled in favor of the city last week. It’s not clear if the Hopis will appeal the decision.


June 23, 2011--Meetings focus on Navajo water rights (Durango Herald)

A proposed project that would divert hundreds of thousands of acre-feet of water from the San Juan River is the focus of a series of public meetings in northwestern New Mexico. The first meeting about the Navajo water-rights settlement was scheduled for Wednesday in Shiprock. More meetings were planned over the next several days in Aztec, Farmington and Bloomfield.


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