Tribal Waters

Tribal waters, also known as aboriginal waters, refer to bodies of water, such as lakes, rivers, and coastal areas, that are traditionally owned, used, and managed by Indigenous tribes or communities. These waters hold immense cultural, spiritual, ecological, and economic significance for Indigenous peoples. Tribal waters provide sustenance through fishing, hunting, and gathering, support traditional ceremonies and practices, and serve as vital habitats for various plant and animal species. Recognizing and protecting tribal waters is crucial for preserving Indigenous cultural heritage, food sovereignty, and the overall well-being of Indigenous communities.