Category Archives: water rights

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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Commentator in Salt Lake Tribune Calls for Criminal Prosecution of San Juan County Clerk

Here is “Gehrke: A county clerk’s deceptive attempt to keep Grayeyes out of the San Juan commission race should lead to criminal charges.”

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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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Ninth Circuit Issues Trio of Decisions on Walker River

Here is the opinion in United States v. Walker River Irrigation District. From the court’s syllabus: The panel first held that the district court was correct that it retained jurisdiction to litigate additional rights in the Walker River Basin and … Continue reading

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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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Stephen Greetham on Tribal-State Water Planning

Stephen Greetham has published “Water Planning, Tribal Voices, and Creative Approaches: Seeking New Paths Through Tribal-State Water Conflict by Collaboration on State Water Planning Efforts” in the Natural Resources Journal.

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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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FBA Indian Law Conference Panel on Winters Rights

Trent Crable, Daron Carreiro, Heather Whiteman Runs Him, Joel Williams, Jeanette Wolfley

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Ninth Circuit Restores Navajo Nation Trust Breach Claim in Colorado River Water Rights Matter

Here is the opinion in Navajo Nation v. Dept. of the Interior. An excerpt: The panel held that the Nation’s breach of trust claim was not barred by sovereign immunity, and remanded to the district court to consider the claim … Continue reading

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