Yaqui people are first indigenous group to achieve water sovereignty in Mexico

The 8 Yaqui peoples in Sonora reached a communal agreement in which they will define, under their own criteria, the best use of the vital liquid, putting an end to a struggle of over 80 years.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Yaqui community in Sonora has a long historical tradition of defending its culture, symbolism, uses and customs in different ways.

Since the 1930's, the fight for the right to water management sovereignty has been one of their main struggles and on Monday, August 23, a precedent was set in this respect.

"The right to water for agricultural use that the 8 Yaqui peoples have historically demanded will finally become a reality with the historic approval of the draft presidential decree for the creation of Irrigation District 018, to be transferred to the Yaqui people . . .

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