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Symposium on the Settlement of Indian Reserved Water Rights Claims

Draft agenda here. The Native American Rights Fund and Western States Water Council will hold their 2019 Symposium on the Settlement of Indian Reserved Water Rights Claims August 13-15 at Harrah’s Resort Southern California in Funner, Calif.  Registration and information, … Continue reading

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Indian Water Rights 101

  See the draft agenda here. To register, email martelwes@gmail.com.

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Ninth Circuit Oral Argument Video in Agua Caliente v. Coachella Valley Water District

Here. Briefs here.

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Tenth Circuit Rejects Individual Water Rights in Nambé-Pojoaque-Tesuque Basin General Stream Adjudication

Here are the materials in State of New Mexico v. United States: CA10 Opinion Briefs: Joint Pueblo Brief New Mexico Brief New Mexico Jurisdiction Brief Trujillo Brief Trujillo Jurisdiction Brief Trujillo Response to Pueblo Brief

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in San Luis & Delta Mendota Water Authority v. Jewell

Here: Federal Opening Brief Hoopa Opening Brief Yurok Opening Brief San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority Opening Brief San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority Response Brief California Amicus Brief Federal Response Brief Hoopa Response Brief Fishermen’s Brief Yurok Response Brief … Continue reading

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Navajo Water Rights Attorney Job Postings

Water Rights Attorney Vacancy Announcement   The Navajo Nation Department of Justice – Water Rights Unit seeks two attorneys. Under the supervision of the Assistant Attorney General, attorneys in the Unit represent the Nation in multiple water rights adjudications pending in state and federal courts, … Continue reading

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New Scholarship on Jicarilla Apache Nation’s Water a Rights Brokering

Here: The Promise of Indian Water Leasing: An Examination of One Tribe’s Success at Brokering Its Surplus Water Rights Justin Nyberg 181 After reaching water rights settlements, a number of Native American tribes find themselves with rights to more water … Continue reading

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Federal Court Rules in Favor of Interior and Lower Klamath River Tribes in Water Dispute

Here are the materials in San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority v. Jewell (E.D. Cal.): 95 First Amended Complaint 113 Water Districts Motion for Summary J 116 Pacific Coast Federation of Fisherman Opposition 118 Hoopa Opposition 119 Yurok Opposition 120-1 … Continue reading

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Swinomish Prevails in Washington COA Challenge to State Dept. of Ecology in Matter Affecting Treaty Rights

Here is the opinion in Swinomish Indian Tribal Community v. Washington Dept. of Ecology (PDF). An excerpt: This case involves the validity of an amended rule from the Department of Ecology (Ecology) that reserves water from the Skagit River system … Continue reading

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A Historic Assertion of Water Rights by the Klamath Tribes

An excerpt from the Oregonian In March, after 38 years of work, the state found that the tribes’ water rights dated to “time immemorial,” making them by far the most senior. That means the tribes will get water to protect fish … Continue reading

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