Chemehuevi Indian Tribe

The Cadiz Project threatens the traditional lands of our Tribe and any failure to prevent these impacts violates the fundamental obligations of the federal government to protect tribal culture and preserve tribal lands.

The Chemehuevi Indian Tribe expresses its full opposition to the Cadiz Project and commits its full effort to stopping this threat to tribal culture and sacred lands.

The springs, seeps, and water sources occurring in these areas are sacred because the water appears year-round and gives life to an array of plant and animals, including bighorn sheep, mountain lions, and bobcats. These water sources also represent sites along the Salt Song Trail, the sacred landscape of the Nuwuvi people.

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