Historic photo from Grand Canyon National Park's Museum Collection
Historic photo from Grand Canyon National Park’s Museum Collection

By Riamy Beuscher, communications intern

Safe drinking water has been deemed a fundamental human right. However, among Native American households 13 percent do not have access to safe drinking water.

The disparity has led the Havasupai Tribe to file lawsuits aimed at protecting their water supply. The Havasupai are concerned about potential contamination resulting from uranium mining near the Grand Canyon and contend that mining operations resumed after 20 years of inactivity without regard to legal obligations to consult the tribe under the National Historic Preservation Act.

To read more, go here: http://www.grandcanyonnews.com/news/2016/dec/27/havasupai-have-their-day-court/