Category Archives: water rights
Montana SCT Holds Water Rights Associated with Former Crow Allotment but Now Held by Others are Not Part of Tribal Water Right
Here are the materials in In re Scott Ranch: Opinion/Order Amicus Curiae Brief Appellant Brief
Here is the unpublished memorandum in Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of Indians v. Board of Directors of the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District. Briefs: Pyramid Lake Opening Brief Response Brief Reply Brief Oral argument video is here.
Jason A. Robison, Barbara A. Cosens, Sue Jackson, Kelsey Leonard, and Daniel McCool have posted “Indigenous Water Justice” on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Indigenous Peoples are struggling for water justice across the globe. These struggles stem from centuries-long, ongoing … Continue reading →
Here is “Santa Fe County water rights suit reaches milestone after 51 years.”
Here is the order in Crow Allottees Assn. v. Bureau of Indian Affairs: Crow Allottees Memorandum Opinion Briefs: Opening Brief Federal Answer Brief Reply Lower court materials here.
Here is the petition in Coachella Valley Water District v. Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians: Coachella Cert Petition Question presented: Whether, when, and to what extent the federal reserved right doctrine recognized in Winters v. United States, 207 U.S. 564 (1908), preempts state-law regulation … Continue reading →
Here are the materials, including the opinion: USA v Gila Valley Irrigation District Opinion US Opening Brief GRIC and SCAT Appellants Brief Freeport Minerals Brief Irrigation Districts Brief US Reply San Carlos Apache Tribe Reply Gila River Indian Community Reply … Continue reading →
Here is the order in Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Coachella Valley Water District (C.D. Cal.): Doc 180 Order. Granting Plaintiff’s Motion to Lift Stay and Proceed with Phase (IN CHAMBERS)
Here are the materials in Crow Creek Sioux Tribe v. United States (Fed. Cl.): 6 Motion to Dismiss 12 Response 17 Reply 22 DCT Order An excerpt: Plaintiff Crow Creek has sued the United States through the Department of the … Continue reading →
Download(PDF): Tribal Listening Sessions on E.O. 13871: Reorganization of the Executive Branch Acting Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, Michael S. Black, invites Tribal leaders to attend one of the listed listening sessions to provide input on improving “efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability” … Continue reading →