ERIC Number: ED103146
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb-6
Reference Count: N/A
Report On: Arizona Indian Water Rights Conference (White Mountain Apache Reservation, August 21-23, 1973).
Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs, Phoenix.
Established by the Arizona Legislature in 1953, the Arizona Commission on American Indian Affairs serves as the official link between the tribal autonomies and the State government, its legislature, and elected officials. Its primary purpose has been to study conditions among Indians residing within the State. Among the commission's goals are: (1) improving communications, understanding, and working relationships between all concerned; (2) promoting understanding and fellowship in the area of Indian affairs; and (3) cooperating and assisting tribes in developing self-determination. The commission sponsored the first Arizona Indian Water Rights Conference to discuss water rights which affect Indian reservations. Attending the conference were tribal leaders, State and Federal government officials, and leaders of State and national Indian organizations. Tribal leaders from the Ak-Chin, Camp Verde, Colorado River Tribes, Fort McDowell, Navajo, Hualapai, Kaibab-Paiute, Fort Mohave, Salt River, Fort Yuma, and Gila River Indian Reservations discussed their status on water rights. Legislation and other areas of concern on the national level which affect Arizona tribes were also discussed. This report presents the discussions held at the conference. (NQ)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs, Phoenix.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona