Category Archives: water rights

Idaho SCT Decides Coeur d’Alene Tribe Water Rights Matter Largely in Tribe’s Favor

Here is the opinion in In re:CSRBA Case No. 49576 (Idaho S. Ct.). Briefs: Idaho Opening Brief Appellants Opening Brief US Response Brief Coeur d’Alene Tribe Response Brief HECLA Response Brief North Idaho Water Rights Alliance Response Brief Idaho Response … Continue reading

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Navajo Water Rights Trust Breach Case Dismissed

Here are the updated materials in Navajo Nation v. Dept. of the Interior (D. Arizona): Third Amended Complaint materials 339 US Response 340 Utility and State Response 346 Navajo Reply 360-1 Navajo Renewed Motion 369 Utility and State Response 370 US … Continue reading

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Ak-Chin Prevails (with US Help) in Water Dispute with Central Arizona Water Conservation District

Here are the materials in Ak-Chin Indian Community v. Central Arizona Water Conservation District (D. Ariz.): 65 CAWCD Counterclaim 74 US Answer 76 US Motion to Dismiss 65 80 CAWCD Response to 76 82 Reply in Support of 76 102 … Continue reading

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SYMPOSIUM ON THE SETTLEMENT OF INDIAN RESERVED WATER RIGHTS CLAIMS – August 13-15, 2019.

The Western States Water Council & Native American Rights Fund are presenting a symposium on the settlement of Indian reserved water rights claims August 13-15, 2019 in Funner, California. For information see: https://www.narf.org/cases/water-rights-symposium/

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Federal Court Rejects Individual Blackfeet Members’ Objection to Water Compact

Here are the materials in Enrolled Members of the Blackfeet Tribe v. Crowe (D. Mont.): 1 Pro Se Complaint 20 US Motion to Dismiss 29 Motion to File Amended Complaint 33 US 2d Motion to Dismiss 43 Magistrate Findings 47 … Continue reading

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Bob Anderson on Indigenous Rights to Water and Environmental Protection

Robert T. Anderson has published Indigenous Rights to Water & Environmental Protection in the Harvard Civil rights-Civil Liberties Law Journal. an excerpt: This article examines the rights of Indian nations in the United States to adequate water supplies and environmental protection for … Continue reading

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The Guardian: “While Nestlé extracts millions of litres from their land, residents have no drinking water”

Here.

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New Mexico COA Decides Navajo Nation Water Rights Issue

Here is the opinion in State of New Mexico ex rel. State Engineer v. United States: NM v US re Navajo Nation (NMApp 2018) 

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Federal Circuit Rejects Trust Breach Claim for Water by Crow Creek Sioux Tribe

Here is the opinion in Crow Creek Sioux Tribe v. United States. Briefs: Crow Creek Opening Brief US Response Brief Reply Lower court materials.

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Tenth Circuit Dismisses Objectors’ Appeal of Pojoaque Valley Water Settlement

Here is the opinion in State of New Mexico v. Aamodt. Briefs: Answering Brief for the United States of America Appellant’s Consolidated Reply Brief to Appellees’ and Appellees in Intervention’s Briefs Appellant’s Opening Brief Appellant’s Supplemental Brief Pursuant to the Court’s … Continue reading

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