Little Colorado River Water Rights Acquisition Program, Arizona

To advance the objectives of the Zuni Indian Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act of 2003 that resolved the Zuni Tribe’s claims to water within the Little Colorado River basin in Arizona, GBLW facilitated the Tribe’s purchase of water rights to restore the Tribe’s sacred Zuni Salt Lake, home of Ma’l Oyattsk’I or Zuni’s Salt Woman, located fifty miles south of the Zuni Pueblo in New Mexico. These water rights are also used to support wetlands and restore the riparian corridor within the Zuni Heaven Reservation.