Tag Archives: Indian water rights

Federal Court Dismisses Havasupai Water Rights Claim

Here are the briefs in Havasupai Tribe v. Anasazi Water Co. (D. Ariz.): 15 Anasazi Motion to Order Joinder 18 Halvorson-Seibold Motion to Dismiss 62 Tribe Response to Motion for Joinder 63 Tribe Response to Motion to Dismiss 64 Tribe … Continue reading

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Michelle Bryan on Sacred Water within Prior Appropriation

Michelle Bryan has posted “Valuing Tribal Sacred Water within Prior Appropriation,” published in the Natural Resources Journal. Here is an excerpt from the abstract: Much has been written in the area of waters to support fishing rights under treaty. This … Continue reading

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Ak-Chin Indian Community files suit against Central Arizona Water Conservation District (CAWCD)

Here is the complaint in Ak-Chin Indian Community v. Central Arizona Water Conservation District (D. Ariz.): Complaint

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Ninth Circuit Rules in Favor of Agua Caliente Reserved Groundwater Claims

Here is the opinion in Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Coachella Valley Water District: CA9 Opinion   An excerpt: The Coachella Valley Water District (“CVWD”) and the Desert Water Agency (“DWA”) (collectively, the “water agencies”) bring an interlocutory appeal of the … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Materials in Navajo Nation Water Rights Claim to Colorado River

Here are the briefs in Navajo Nation v. Dept. of Interior: Navajo Opening Brief BIA Brief Arizona Brief Nevada Brief Water Districts Brief Navajo Reply   Oral argument video here. Lower court materials here.

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US Moves to Recuse Federal Judge from Indian Water Rights-Related Matter Due to Bias against Federal Government

Here is the motion in United States v. Walker River Irrigation District (D. Nev.): 1414 US Motion to Recuse

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Crow Allottees v. Dept. of Justice Cert Stage Briefs

Here: Crow Allottees Cert Petition Cert Opp Brief Cert Cert Stage Reply Lower court materials: briefs, Mont SCT Opinion. Related federal court materials here.

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New Scholarship on Arizona v. California

Amy Cordalis and Daniel Cordalis have published “Indian Water Rights: How Arizona v. California Left an Unwanted Cloud over the Colorado River Basin” in the Arizona Journal of Environmental Law. The abstract: The Colorado River is one of the most … Continue reading

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Federal Court Dismisses Navajo Colorado River Water Rights Claims

Here are the materials in Navajo Nation v. Dept. of Interior (D. Ariz.): 240-1 Interior Motion to Dismiss 253 Hopi motion to dismiss 282 Navajo Response 293 Interior Reply 305 DCT Order Dismissing Claims

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Anishinaabe Nibi Inaakonigewin (water law) Report by Aimée Craft

Amazing material. Here.

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