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Saturday, November 12, 2022

After 10 years of organizing and protesting the building of the Orme Dam, on Nov. 12, 1981, the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation of Arizona won the struggle when Interior Secretary James Watt announced that Orme Dam would not be built. The dam was a Central Arizona Project plan that would have flooded more than half the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation reservation, most of their farmland, and the remnants of ancestral homeland.

The Orme Dam - The Battle for Fort McDowell video