Three legislators challenge Navajo Wa...

Three legislators challenge Navajo Water Rights Settlement, ask state ...

There are 8 comments on the Farmington Daily Times story from May 14, 2014, titled Three legislators challenge Navajo Water Rights Settlement, ask state .... In it, Farmington Daily Times reports that:

Three legislators and an official with an agency that represents San Juan River irrigation ditches are asking New Mexico's highest court to cancel the Navajo Water Rights Settlement because they say its approval violated the state constitution.

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Since: Jul 11

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#1 May 17, 2014
I would beg to differ at least on the position of Mr. Rodgers, and Mr. Nellville with the comment in the article that states that "The three legislators said they don't disagree with the settlement, but it needs approval from the full Legislature."

The Juan County Water Users has been consistently against any settlement that changes the status quo concerning water to the reservation. Just look up the minutes of their meetings.

The funny part is during all the past legal wrangling none of this issue came up.
For Navajo officials to

Las Cruces, NM

#2 May 17, 2014
think the Tribe is 'safe' against any future challenges is FALSE. This is only the first of many many more attempts to circumvent 'rights' to water use. New Mexico is only one of so many other Western States coming up short in water use. My biggest concern is how the tone of States, and the Federal Govt.(Dem or Repub) are willing to curtail to public pressure to challenge Navajo Rights for the greater good of the Southwest.

20 Million+ in Southern California; 5+ Million in Southern AZ; 2+ Million in Las Vegas area and political goal of encompassing 10+ Million (estimated-official) illegal aliens into the US is SCARY to think of what could happen to NAVAJO WATER RIGHTS. Add another 10+ Million more illegal aliens and the total surpasses 40 Million people in the Southwest sooo dependent on the Colorado River.

The current state of environment, i.e. water drought, is only getting worst and some people, states, economies are getting desperate.

To think the Navajo Tribe will stand in the way of 'progress' is foolish in trying to wish it away.

My question is what OTHER plans is the Navajo Tribal Government doing to make this water work fo the Navajo people?

Since: Jul 11

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#3 May 17, 2014
For Navajo officials to wrote:
think the Tribe is 'safe' against any future challenges is FALSE. This is only the first of many many more attempts to circumvent 'rights' to water use. New Mexico is only one of so many other Western States coming up short in water use. My biggest concern is how the tone of States, and the Federal Govt.(Dem or Repub) are willing to curtail to public pressure to challenge Navajo Rights for the greater good of the Southwest.
20 Million+ in Southern California; 5+ Million in Southern AZ; 2+ Million in Las Vegas area and political goal of encompassing 10+ Million (estimated-official) illegal aliens into the US is SCARY to think of what could happen to NAVAJO WATER RIGHTS. Add another 10+ Million more illegal aliens and the total surpasses 40 Million people in the Southwest sooo dependent on the Colorado River.
The current state of environment, i.e. water drought, is only getting worst and some people, states, economies are getting desperate.
To think the Navajo Tribe will stand in the way of 'progress' is foolish in trying to wish it away.
My question is what OTHER plans is the Navajo Tribal Government doing to make this water work fo the Navajo people?
You made my point. Despite agreeing to terms of the water agreement many like the groups in the article turn around and challenge anything and everything they can. This double down type of game will likely just end up hurting the county in the long run. And yes federal courts and both administrations have been honoring the rule of law and respecting the various tribal water rights.

I'm not quite sure what your point on the Navajo's standing in the way of progress means. Usually in the past that sentiment usually resulted in things that would now day be considered being war crimes.
My point

Las Cruces, NM

#4 May 17, 2014
Subutai wrote:
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You made my point. Despite agreeing to terms of the water agreement many like the groups in the article turn around and challenge anything and everything they can. This double down type of game will likely just end up hurting the county in the long run. And yes federal courts and both administrations have been honoring the rule of law and respecting the various tribal water rights.
I'm not quite sure what your point on the Navajo's standing in the way of progress means. Usually in the past that sentiment usually resulted in things that would now day be considered being war crimes.
was purely sacarsm, i.e. "progress" with italics. But at the expense of the Navajo people, American "progress" will happen to the benefit of many. Navajo may have human history, and Morals and Ethics on their side, but this doesn't do squat in at least minimizing the impact of 'taking away' or replacing the water to a minisicle of the total population. 150,000 Navajo people is far less than 1% of the total peoples to the Southwest. If you narrow the conservative/traditional to 50,000 people than who actually have greater concern and stand to lose more, the percent of Navajo people is actually smaller. Of course, the other 150,000 live off the REZ and are more in tune to maintaining their careers, families, and adopted communities. Not that these urban types are out of touch, but realistically, they can't be in two places at the same time.

We have a great many 'informed' or educated young Navajo professionals who can offer much (some do). However the great majority are much in tune to outlying issues that have no concern to Navajo Tribe as whole, i.e. homosexuality, Race issues as mascots, the Federal Government that promised the sky and moon from 2008 (at least on paper), but has FAILED to deliver to Indian peoples, much less Navajo. At this stage, the George W. Bush White House Administration has delivered far more in actual services than what this current Administration is doing.

As WATER is of great concern to States, and Cities, the Navajo Tribal Nation of People and their elected Tribal Government should be Protecting and Using Actual Water. This should be the focus than distractions as whether Redskin is racist or a man can sleep with another man.
Nasty Coyote

United States

#5 Jun 3, 2014
My point wrote:
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the Federal Government that promised the sky and moon from 2008 (at least on paper), but has FAILED to deliver to Indian peoples, much less Navajo..
Broken promises to Natives began 2008?

WTF kind of peyote are you on, man?!?
Steve

Los Angeles, CA

#6 Jun 5, 2014
They worried about not having water for their water fountains, swimming pools and golf courses?
Steve

Los Angeles, CA

#7 Jun 5, 2014
Nasty Coyote wrote:
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Broken promises to Natives began 2008?
WTF kind of peyote are you on, man?!?
Yeah, peyote makes you see reality.

Since: Jul 11

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#8 Jun 7, 2014
Looks like they were shot down by the state Supreme Court.

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