Century old tribal water dispute will be settled soon

A lawsuit that has gone on so long that most of those who initiated it are dead, will be settled very, very soon, possibly this week. For Bo Mazzetti, chairman of the Rincon Band of Mission Indians, that is a bittersweet thing. “My biggest regret is that not one of the original people who started this is alive to see it finished,” he told The Roadrunner this week. “They have all passed away. It has been fifty years we have been trying to settle this.” One of those was his father, the legendary Rincon leader Max Mazzetti, who fought for Indian causes all his long life. The lawsuit involved water that the federal government gave away—first to the five Indian bands whose reservations ring the

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