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Letter to the Editor: Former Hopi Tribal Chairmen respond to Hopi Chairman Shingoitewa concerning Senate Bill 2109

To the editor: Hopi Tribal Chairman LeRoy Shingoitewa and Council Representative George Mase have been giving out false information that the Hopi Tribe approved Senate Bill 2109, the Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado River Water Rights Settlement Act of 2012, when in fact, the Hopi Tribal Council, by a vote of 11 for, four against, and zero abstentions, rejected the Kyl bill on June 15, 2012.

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Little Colorado Settlement

4/12/2016

article Navajo Nation and Hopi Tribe Revive Little Colorado River Settlement Talks
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation and Hopi Tribe have been at odds for almost four decades about water rights to the Little Colorado River. Leaders of the tribes recently...

12/28/2012

article Hopi withdraws support of water rights settlement
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribal Council has withdrawn its support for a settlement of water rights in the Little Colorado River basin.

12/20/2012

article RDC wants comprehensive approach to water rights
(Arizona) -- The Resources and Development Committee on Tuesday directed the Navajo Nation attorney general "to proceed with litigation representing Navajo Nation...

12/3/2012

article Navajos Working to Get Little Colorado River Deal Through Lame Duck. Outlook Unlikely
(Washington D.C.) -- The Navajo Nation is still trying to eke out a deal on Little Colorado River water rights, although an ambitious goal of trying to get it through...

11/28/2012

article Navajo task force meets to consider Interior proposal on water-rights settlement
(Washington D.C.) -- Less than a week after tribal leaders and federal officials met in Washington to try to breathe life back into a water-rights deal, a Navajo task...

11/27/2012

article Interior works with tribes on Arizona water deal
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation has taken a strong stance on what it wants in a Little Colorado River settlement, including immediate funding for water delivery projects...

11/25/2012

article Navajo officials weighing water-rights proposal
(Washington D.C.) -- Within days of tribal leaders and federal officials meeting to try to breathe life back into a water-rights deal, a Navajo task force gathered in...

11/24/2012

article Under Water Pressure
(Washington D.C.) -- Five years after the Wampanoag tribe shared a three-day feast of maize, venison, eel, and shellfish with a hapless group of English separatists in...

11/21/2012

article Navajo meet to consider Interior proposal on water-rights settlement
(Washington D.C.) -- Less than a week after tribal leaders and federal officials met in Washington to try to breathe life back into a water-rights deal, a Navajo task...
article Salazar presents new water deal
(Washington D.C.) -- U .S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has a new water deal for the Little Colorado River and he wants the approval of the Navajo Nation and...

11/20/2012

article Secretary of Interior Salazar holds water rights settlement meeting with Navajo and Hopi leaders
(Washington D.C.) -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar met with Hopi Tribe and Navajo Nation leaders in Washington, D.C. Nov. 15 to discuss a potential Little...

11/18/2012

article Navajo Council Speaker defends Navajo water rights in Salazar meeting
(Washington D.C.) -- The Naa’bik’iyati’ Water Rights Task Force of the Navajo Nation Council, led by Speaker Johnny Naize (Low Mountain, Many Farms,...

11/15/2012

article For Salazar meeting, water task force replaces 78 pages of recommendations with 2
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Water Rights Settlement Task Force, in a surprise and possibly unprecedented move, threw out 78 pages of water settlement recommendations...
article Navajo and Hopi leaders meet in Washington to reopen water-rights talks
(Washington D.C.) -- Navajo and Hopi leaders were in Washington this week meeting with federal officials and lawmakers over what steps, if any, can be taken to revive a...

10/19/2012

article Interior Secretary invites tribal officials D.C. to renegotiate water rights settlement
(Arizona) -- Top officials are mum on a written invitation from Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar to meet with Navajo Nation representatives to settle the Navajo-...

10/18/2012

article Hopis on board to renegotiate terms of water rights settlement
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribe supports U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar's plan to revive the Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado River Water Rights Settlement and...
article In Navajo Nation, water issues bring up representation, land rights in election season
(Arizona) -- In Arizona, a tight senate race is shaping up to replace long-time Senator John Kyl, who is retiring. Democrat Richard Carmona and Republican Jeff Flake are...

10/17/2012

article Native Water Rights to Play Big Part in Arizona Elections
(Arizona) -- As politicians jockey for position in upcoming Arizona elections, some Arizona tribes are still reeling from a thorny battle over water rights – and...

10/16/2012

article NORRELL: LEAKED Interior wants to sneak Navajo water settlement through Lame Duck Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar wants to push the Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado River Water Rights Settlement, already rejected by Navajos, through...

9/15/2012

article Arizona high court settles water rights query
(Arizona) -- Congress did not intend to reserve water rights for state trust lands, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in settling a question important to...

8/26/2012

article OP/ED: Hopi Tribe unfairly blamed in water-settlement collapse
(Arizona) -- I was disappointed to see the Hopi Tribe's position on the Little Colorado River water settlement so badly mischaracterized in a Viewpoints column...

8/22/2012

article Tribal water-rights bill all but dead for this Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- A bill that would have allocated $350 million for three drinking-water projects on the Hopi and Navajo reservations is nearly dead, according to...

8/21/2012

article Tribal water-rights bill all but dead for this Congress, officials say
(Washington D.C.) -- A bill that would have allocated $350 million for three drinking-water projects on the Hopi and Navajo reservations is nearly dead, according to...

8/11/2012

article OP/ED: An endless tribal water fight
(Arizona) -- "Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting." That aphorism, long popular among Western water folks, was the prevailing sentiment in the...

8/10/2012

article Activists want Benally to head water task force
(Arizona) -- An alliance of Navajo grassroots organizations is recommending the appointment of Council Delegate Katherine Benally to head the effort to re-negotiate a...

8/6/2012

article Tribal Leaders Seek Clear Path in Little Colorado River Water Rights
(Arizona) -- Since the Navajos voted down the Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado River Water Rights Settlement last month, presumably stopping its progress, leaders from both...

8/2/2012

article Hopi Elders Speak Out on Senate Bill 2109
(Arizona) -- A group of Hopi elders has added their voices against the Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado River Water Rights Settlement Act of 2012.

7/23/2012

article Navajo-Hopi water deal collapses / Kyl unable to close deal before retiring
(Washington D.C.) -- The collapse of a long-sought Navajo-Hopi water settlement this month represents a lost opportunity for the tribes to secure reliable water supplies...

7/7/2012

article Navajo Hopi Water Rights Settlement Shot Down by Navajo Council, Approved by Hopi
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation shot down a settlement agreement this week that would have settled long-standing claims to water in the Little Colorado River, a tributary...

7/5/2012

article Council votes down proposed water rights settlement
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Council voted down the proposed Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado River Water RightsSettlement with a vote of 6 in favor and 15 opposed after...
article Navajo lawmakers reject proposed settlement of water-rights claims
(Arizona) -- Navajo lawmakers voted Thursday to reject a congressional plan to settle tribal water-right claims in the Little Colorado River basin, capping months of...
article Navajo lawmakers reject water rights settlement
(Arizona) -- Navajo lawmakers have rejected a settlement that recognizes the tribe's rights to water from the Little Colorado River basin.
article Navajo lawmakers to vote on water settlement
(Arizona) -- Navajo lawmakers are set to vote on a settlement that recognizes the tribe's rights to water from the Little Colorado River basin. The Tribal Council is...
article Window closing on water settlement; other issues more promising
(Arizona) -- If the Navajo Nation Council fails to approve a Senate bill laying out a settlement of the nation's rights to the Little Colorado drainage today, it...

7/3/2012

article Letter to the Editor: Former Hopi Tribal Chairmen respond to Hopi Chairman Shingoitewa concerning Senate Bill 2109
(Arizona) -- To the editor: Hopi Tribal Chairman LeRoy Shingoitewa and Council Representative George Mase have been giving out false information that the Hopi Tribe...
article Navajo leaders call special session on proposed Little Colorado water-rights deal
(Washington D.C.) -- Navajo Nation leaders have scheduled a special session Thursday morning to take up a proposed settlement of tribal water-rights claims to water from...

6/28/2012

article Leaders mum on next step in water debate
(Arizona) -- President Ben Shelly and Speaker Johnny Naize are not saying what will happen next with the proposed Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado River Water Rights...
article Rights panel: Get consent of the people
(Arizona) -- Before deciding whether to approve or disapprove the proposed Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado River Water Rights Settlement Act, the Navajo Nation Human Rights...

6/26/2012

article Council panel votes against water settlement
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Council's Naa'bik'iyiti Committee on June 22 voted down the proposed Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado River Water Rights Settlement...
article Hopi Council approves Little Colorado Settlement
(Arizona) -- Hopi Chairman LeRoy Shingoitewa and Water and Energy Team Chairman George Mase presented opposing action item No. H-073-2012 to the council floor on June 21...
article Navajo President Says Rejecting Water Settlement Will Have Negative Impacts
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly warns Navajo people about the potential negative impacts if the Navajo Council doesn’t approve the Navajo-Hopi...

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