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Video & Article: Pima First People's Water Rights Give Hope for Better Health


Health & Wellness  (tags: Native People, Water, Water Rights, Agriculture, litigation, GILA RIVER INDIAN COMMUNITY, Arizona, government rations, canned food, unhealthy, fast food, diabetes, traditional farming, natural foods, community garden, diet, fats, sugar )

LucyKalei
- 3974 days ago - nytimes.com
Now, after yrs of litigation that produced the largest water-rights settlement ever in Indian country, the Pima are getting some of their water back. Will they now go back to natural farming & vegies to fight the diabetes >1/2 the tribe suffers from?



   

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Pamylle G (458)
Monday September 1, 2008, 3:32 pm
This is a step in the right direction, and I am glad to see some progress in this area. The First Nations of Turtle Island should not be dismissed and disrespected. Their land rights should not be questioned nor compromised.
 

Isma kumar (563)
Monday September 1, 2008, 3:47 pm
I hope that they can make it. Taking the knowledge and wisdom of their ancestors and customized it for the time we are living in.
 
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