Tag Archives: Indian water rights

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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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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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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New Scholarship on Indian Water Rights [Science Magazine]

Here is “Indigenous communities, groundwater opportunities,” published in Science: science article

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Idaho SCT Briefs in Coeur d’Alene Water Rights Case

Here are the briefs (so far) in Coeur d’Alene Tribe v. State of Idaho: Tribe Opening Brief US Opening Brief

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Update in Navajo Nation v. Dept. of the Interior (water rights case on remand)

Here: 2018-04-13 Doc 335 NN Mot Leave Intervene 2018-04-13 Doc 335-1 NN Memo in Support of Mot for Leave to Amend 2018-04-13 Doc 335-2 EX 1 – NN Proposed Third Amended Complaint On remand from the Ninth Circuit, the Nation … Continue reading

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New Mexico Court of Appeals Upholds Navajo New Mexico Settlement

Here are the materials: 33437 MEMO OPINION 33439 33534 MEMO OPINION 33535 FORMAL OPINION 33535 ORDER DENYING

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