Pascua Yaqui win water funds, first of $150 million for Arizona projects
Last updated 3/27/2021 at 3:45pm
WASHINGTON-Pascua Yaqui Council members called it "a blessing."
They were talking about $900,000 in federal funds that will be used to bring water to the tribe's lands for irrigation, the first fruits of an effort last year by members of the state's congressional delegation to win $150 million in federal funding for water projects around the state.
"Water is sacred to a lot of tribes and a lot of Arizonans. For us, it's a blessing," Pascua Yaqui Chairman Peter Yucupicio said at a news conference announcing the funding. "We started looking at this and we said, 'This will help us now and in t...