Mexican Government Proposes Solutions To Yaqui Water Issues
The Mexican government is proposing several policies to solve long-standing water issues for the Yaqui indigenous people in Sonora.
The proposals include building an aqueduct to provide drinking water to Yaqui communities, creating an irrigation district that would be controlled by members and a consultation on the controversial but long since completed Independence Aqueduct.
“We don’t believe anything until they show it with facts,” said Guadalupe Flores, a tribal member and adviser in the Yaqui community of Loma de Bacum. “Words are words, and the wind carries them away.”
As to the aqueduct and irrigation district, he says the infrastructure must be in good condition for the measures to be meaningful.