Published: April 1, 2021

Universal Access to Clean Water for Tribes in the Colorado River Basin

This report was produced for the Water & Tribes Initiative: Colorado River Basin by Heather Tanana (Lead Author), JD/MPH, Assistant Professor of Law (Research) & Stegner Fellow, Wallace Stegner Center – S.J. Quinney College of Law – University of Utah; Jaime Garcia, JD, Water Fellow, Getches-Wilkinson Center – University of Colorado; Ana Olaya, JD/LLM, Managing Director, CK Blueshift, LLC; Chelsea Colwyn, JD/MELP, Water Fellow, Getches- Wilkinson Center – University of Colorado; Hanna Larsen (JD expected 2022), Wallace Stegner Center – S.J. Quinney College of Law – University of Utah; Ryan Williams (JD expected 2022), Wallace Stegner Center – S.J. Quinney College of Law – University of Utah; and Jonathan King, Attorney, Squire Patton Boggs.

There is no official consensus regarding the terminology used related to Indigenous peoples or when to capitalize certain terms. In this report, Native American and American Indian/Alaska Native are used as well as general capitalization of the words Tribe and Tribal as a sign of respect.

Disclaimer: The report is subject to ongoing data collection and may be revised as new information is received. URLs provided were operational at the time of writing but may have subsequently been changed or deactivated.