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Water challenge brings attention to tribal water rights

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North Coast-A new trend is sweeping the North Coast that brings attention to indigenous water rights. Natives and non natives alike are jumping into frigid, winter water then challenging friends and family to do the same.

Participants are calling it the 2014 Winter Water Challenge and is designed to bring attention to issues surrounding water rights belonging to Native American tribes