WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of President Obama’s commitment to empower tribal nations, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, on behalf of the United States, signed an historic agreement today at the Department of the Interior guaranteeing the water rights of the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes in Nevada and ensuring water supplies and facilities for their Duck Valley Reservation.
Joining Secretary Jewell in a signing ceremony were Shoshone-Paiute Chairman Lindsey Manning and other members of the tribal business council, and other state and federal officials.
Today's ceremony is a crucial step towards a fully enforceable and final settlement, which will free up $60 million in funding authorized for the Shoshone-Paiute to develop water resources and rehabilitate the Bureau of Indian Affairs irrigation project serving the Duck Valley (Shoshone-Paiute) Indian Reservation.
Learn more at the U.S. Department of Interior.
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