Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present and Future

Tribes, Power and Water

Season 4 Episode 3 | 8m 24s | Video has closed captioning.

In the western United States, rivers like the Colorado River and the Rio Grande were carved up under compacts in the early 20th century, long before tribes had a say in how rivers would be managed. Even though tribes hold the oldest and most senior water rights, they still don’t always have a seat at the table today. That’s starting to change with efforts like the Ten Tribes Partnership.

Aired: 09/11/20

Rating: NR

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Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present and Future is a local public television program presented by NMPBS.