Nez Perce and Paiute: Water Rights and Borders at AIM West
November 27, 2014
By Brenda Norrell
SAN FRANCISCO -- Listen to Webster Arthur, Nez Perce living on Pyramid Lake Paiute, and his daughter Raquel Arthur, Pyramid Lake Paiute, speak on borders, Paiute water rights to Pyramid Lake, and more Native American rights, at the American Indian Movement gathering in San Francisco, AIM West, Nov. 21 -- 22, 2014.
Webster Arthur describes how there were never any borders for Indigenous Peoples. Raquel decribes the corruption which threatens Paiute water rights to Pyramid Lake in Nevada. She tells how Sen. Harry Reid was a frequent visitor to sweatlodges before legislation surfaced which would steal Paiute water rights. She also describes the corruption by tribal leaders involved.
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