More: water rights

Harrison Tsosie: Water rights an exercise of Navajo sovereignty
Harrison Tsosie: Water rights an exercise of Navajo sovereignty (June 4, 2012)

"As Navajo people pause to reflect on the Nation’s progress in the 144 years that have passed since the signing of the Treaty in 1868, my thoughts turn to another...


Chris Clark-Deschene: Water rights deal good for Navajo Nation
Chris Clark-Deschene: Water rights deal good for Navajo Nation (June 1, 2012)

"Water is sacred. No doubt. So are our people and our future. On the current issue of S.2109, I support the Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado River Water Rights Settlement for a...


Senate Indian Affairs Committee roundtable and hearings
Senate Indian Affairs Committee roundtable and hearings (February 21, 2012)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will be hosting a roundtable and two hearings in the coming weeks. On Thursday, March 1, majority staff director Loretta Tuell will host a roundtable...


Tribes in Washington   ask DOI to file lawsuit for  water rights
Tribes in Washington ask DOI to file lawsuit for water rights (January 11, 2012)

The Lummi Nation and the Nooksack Tribe have asked the Interior Department to file a lawsuit that will determine the extent of their water rights. The tribes have treaty rights...


Supreme Court blocks San Carlos Apache Tribe from appeal
Supreme Court blocks San Carlos Apache Tribe from appeal (December 12, 2011)

The U.S. Supreme Court won't let the San Carlos Apache Tribe of Arizona appeal a decision in a trust law case. The tribe asked for permission to file a petition...


Klamath Tribes win decisions in long-running water rights case
Klamath Tribes win decisions in long-running water rights case (December 6, 2011)

The Klamath Tribes of Oregon claimed victory in a long-running water rights dispute. The tribe said a judge for the Klamath Basin Water Rights Adjudication issued six decisions that affirmed...


Obama orders speedy review of Navajo Nation water pipeline
Obama orders speedy review of Navajo Nation water pipeline (October 13, 2011)

President Barack Obama placed the Navajo Gallup Water Supply Project in New Mexico on his list of 14 infrastructure projects to be expedited through the federal government. The pipeline is...


Water  users in  New Mexico sue over Navajo Nation settlement
Water users in New Mexico sue over Navajo Nation settlement (September 15, 2011)

The San Juan Agricultural Water Users Association has sued the New Mexico State Engineer over a settlement with the Navajo Nation. The group claims the state hasn't provided documents it...


Crow Tribe accepts $74M as part of its water rights settlement
Crow Tribe accepts $74M as part of its water rights settlement (September 14, 2011)

The Crow Tribe of Montana accepted $74 million as part of its water rights settlement with the state and the federal government. The tribe will use the money to rehabilitate...


Jicarilla Apache Nation to negotiate costs of water system
Jicarilla Apache Nation to negotiate costs of water system (May 17, 2011)

The Jicarilla Apache Nation of New Mexico is negotiating the costs of a water system with the Bureau of Reclamation. As part of a water rights settlement with the Navajo...


Southern Ute Tribe loses water rights battle in Colorado court
Southern Ute Tribe loses water rights battle in Colorado court (March 30, 2011)

The Colorado Supreme Court ruled against the Southern Ute Tribe in a water rights dispute. The tribe sought to intervene when several irrigation companies went to water court to clear...


Members of Crow Tribe vote to ratify water rights settlement
Members of Crow Tribe vote to ratify water rights settlement (March 21, 2011)

Members of the Crow Tribe of Montana overwhelmingly voted to approve a water right settlement that was signed into law by President Barack Obama last December. The unofficial tally was...


Members of Crow Tribe set for vote on water rights settlement
Members of Crow Tribe set for vote on water rights settlement (March 17, 2011)

Members of the Crow Tribe of Montana will vote this Saturday on a water right settlement that was signed into law by President Barack Obama last December. Some landowners on...


Echo Hawk urges  Crow Tribe to approve water rights settlement
Echo Hawk urges Crow Tribe to approve water rights settlement (March 4, 2011)

Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk urged members of the Crow Tribe of Montana to approve a water rights settlement that was signed into law by President Barack Obama last...


HCN: Crow Tribe prepares to vote on water rights settlement
HCN: Crow Tribe prepares to vote on water rights settlement (February 23, 2011)

"In December of 2010 President Obama put pen to paper to settle long-standing water rights negotiations for four western tribes, including the Crow Tribe of southern Montana. The settlement finalizes...


HCN: Water right settlement contentious within Navajo Nation
HCN: Water right settlement contentious within Navajo Nation (February 22, 2011)

"The Navajo Nation sprawls across about one-tenth of the nearly quarter-million-square-mile Colorado River drainage. But ever since the seven states that depend on the river met to divide its water...


Letter:  Water rights settlement betrays needs of the Crow Tribe
Letter: Water rights settlement betrays needs of the Crow Tribe (January 28, 2011)

"The Crow Tribe has been ridiculed by its own officials and a few employees. An attorney at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center spoke of the water rights compact. Dale...


Landowners from Crow    Tribe   rally against    water rights settlement
Landowners from Crow Tribe rally against water rights settlement (January 27, 2011)

Several women from the Crow Tribe of Montana staged a protest against a water rights settlement that was signed into law by President Barack Obama. The women said the deal...


Crow Tribe discusses water rights settlement in advance of vote
Crow Tribe discusses water rights settlement in advance of vote (January 21, 2011)

The Crow Tribe of Montana is asking its members to approve a water rights settlement that President Barack Obama signed into law last month. The law secures the tribe's rights...


Crow Tribe holds a series of meetings for water rights settlement
Crow Tribe holds a series of meetings for water rights settlement (January 12, 2011)

The Crow Tribe of Montana is holding a series of meetings to discuss a water rights settlement that President Barack Obama signed into law last month. Current and former tribal...