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People walk across the Grand Canyon Skywalk on Hualapai reservation Aug. 16, 2022. Roughly 600,000 tourists a year visit the Grand Canyon on the Hualapai reservation in northwestern Arizona — an operation that’s the tribe’s main source of revenue. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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State of unease: Colorado basin tribes without water rights
Native American tribes such as the Hualapai have inherent rights to the Colorado River water, but the amount and access hasn’t been fully resolved for decades

Garnett Querta slips on his work gloves as he shifts the big rig he’s driving into park. Within seconds, he unrolls a fire hose and opens a hydrant, sending water flowing into one of the plastic tanks on the truck’s flat bed.

By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press September 21, 2022