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The Western States Water Council and the Native American Rights Fund announce their fifteenth biennial Symposium on the Settlement of Indian Reserved Water Rights Claims. Please mark your calendars. Session topics will include: Negotiation of Indian Water Rights Claims – The Basics; The Role of Technicians in Negotiations; How Negotiations Bind Larger Groups; The Role of Groundwater in Settlements; The Administration’s Settlement
Policy; and Settlement Legislation: Getting Bills Through Congress. The Symposium will begin on Tuesday, August 8, at 8:00 a.m. with a preliminary session on Western Water Law and Indian Reserved Water Rights and continue throughout the day, with an evening reception. Discussions will continue through the morning of August 9, followed by a description of the Blackfeet Nation’s Water Rights Settlement, a field trip (box lunch included), and cultural presentation hosted by the Blackfeet Nation. The Symposium will conclude on August 10, after a morning discussion panel. Each attendee will receive meeting materials. Additional information is available at: www.westernstateswater.org/upcoming-meetings.