Interior Department Announces Funding for Tribal Water Rights

The investment will support reliable water access for 11 tribes.

The Department of the Interior (DOI) recently distributed $327 million to 11 Native American Tribes that lack consistent, reliable access to clean water. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law allocated $13 billion total to directly fund water infrastructure on indigenous reservations, where many residents live without indoor plumbing.

Within the Navajo Nation, the largest Native American Tribe in the U.S., it is estimated that over 30 percent of its 400,000 members live without running water in their homes.

“Reliable water is crucial to ensuring the health, safety, and empowerment of Indigenous communities,” said Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland. “I am grateful that Tribes, some of whom have been waiting for this funding for decades, are finally getting the resources they are owed.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for Interior Department officials as they endeavor to manage the nation’s water sources.
  • For tribal leaders to utilize the funding effectively for the members of the nations to get the access to water they need.

Sources: Department of the Interior, The Guardian


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