• Original Reporting
  • Sources Cited
  • Subject Specialist
Original Reporting This article contains new, firsthand information uncovered by its reporter(s). This includes directly interviewing sources and research / analysis of primary source documents.
Sources Cited As a news piece, this article cites verifiable, third-party sources which have all been thoroughly fact-checked and deemed credible by the Newsroom in accordance with the Civil Constitution.
Subject Specialist This Newsmaker has been deemed by this Newsroom as having a specialized knowledge of the subject covered in this article.

This year marks 100 years since seven states signed an agreement to divide the waters of the Colorado River, called the Colorado River Compact. One of the failings the original drafters of this agreement was who it left out — Native American tribes. Even today, tribes struggle to fully secure water rights in the river’s basin, as highlighted in explainer video from The Associated Press.