Federal water money for Native American tribes

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The Biden administration announced Thursday fifteen Native American tribes get a total of $580 million in federal money this year for water rights settlements. The AP reporting that the Navajo Nation will receive $137 million for an ongoing project to bring drinking water to members in northwestern New Mexico and the city of Gallup. Other New Mexico tribes sharing in those monies include the Pueblos of San Ildefonso, Nambe, Pojoaque, and Tesuque. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1908 that tribes have rights to as much water as they need to establish a permanent homeland.