Tag Archives: Indian water rights
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 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 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 →
Here are the new materials in Ak-Chin Indian Community v. Central Arizona Water Conservation District (D. Ariz.): AnswerCC motion Complaint is here.
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 →
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 →
Here is the complaint in Ak-Chin Indian Community v. Central Arizona Water Conservation District (D. Ariz.): Complaint
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 →
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.