Tag Archives: Indian reserved water rights

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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Montana SCT Affirms Constitutionality of CSKT Water Rights Compact

Here is the opinion in Flathead Joint Board of Control v. State. Briefs: Board brief State brief Tribe brief Board reply State reply

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Crow Allottees Challenge to Crow Water Compact Dismissed on Federal Immunity Grounds

Here are the materials in Crow Allottees Association v. Bureau of Indian Affairs (D. Mont.): 35 BIA Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings 38 Response 42 BIA Reply 59 DCT Order

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New Scholarship in Wyoming’s Big Horn River General Stream Adjudication

Jason Robison has posted his forthcoming paper, “Wyoming’s Big Horn General Stream Adjudication, 1977-2014,” on SSRN. It is forthcoming in the Wyoming Law Review. An excerpt: Aimed at addressing water rights in the State of Wyoming’s portion of the Wind/Big … Continue reading

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Federal Judge Awards Remaining Truckee River Water to Pyramid Lake Tribe

Here is the order in United States v. Orr Water Ditch Co. (D. Nev.): 1173 Motion to Modify 1512 DCT Order News coverage here.

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North Dakota Law Review Article on Missouri River Basin Compact

Jeffrey T. Matson has published “Interstate Water Compact Version 3.0: Missouri River Basin Compact Drafters Should Consider an Inter-Sovereign Approach to Accommodate Federal and Tribal Interests in Water Resources” in the North Dakota Law Review. The abstract: In the aftermath … Continue reading

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Winters Centennial Conference — Santa Anna Pueblo — June 9-12, 2008

THE WINTERS CENTENNIAL: WILL ITS COMMITMENT TO JUSTICE ENDURE? June 9-12, 2008 Hyatt Regency Tamaya — Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico The year 2008 marks the centennial of Winters v. United States, in which the Court formulated the reserved water … Continue reading

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