All Homelands Need Agua Caliente: Analyzing the Impact of Arizona’s Gila III Via the Hopi Tribe’s Recommended Decree

By Clayton M. Kinsey. 

“It has been said that to be a Hopi is to be a steward of the earth, a caretaker of the land and the water . . . . It has also been said that in Hopi culture, everything is about water. Water is life. Water is the beginning and end of the cycle of life. Our connection to water is very sacred and intimate.” But, despite this sanctity, and despite the Hopi Tribe’s efforts, there has historically been great uncertainty regarding the Hopi Tribe’s legal water rights. Full Article.