Stakeholders along the Colorado River are trying to figure out how to drastically cut their use of water, and fast. Now, tribes are asking for a bigger say in the negotiations over how to do it. They are senior water rights holders along the Colorado, but they have historically been left out of decision-making about it.
Indigenous land acknowledgments are becoming more popular. The statements recognize the Indigenous people who lived on this land long before the rest of us — and their knowledge systems and connection to it.