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Shoshone-Paiute Tribes Decree For Water In Snake River Basin In Idaho, Fifth Judicial District Court, Twin Falls County, Idaho Dec 2006

Shoshone-Paiute Tribes Decree For Water In Snake River Basin In Idaho, Fifth Judicial District Court, Twin Falls County, Idaho

Native American Water Rights Settlement Project

Revised Consent Decree: Parties: Shoshone-Paiute Tribes, Idaho, United States, J.R. Simplot Company, Riddle Ranches. Duck Valley Reservation Contents: 1. Procedural History, Offer of Judgment. p.1; 2. Entry of Partial Final Decrees for Federal Reserved Water Rights. p.2; 3. Remaining Water Right Claims Disallowed, p.3; 4. Withdrawal of United States’ Objections to Riddle Ranch p.3; 5. Administration of Water Rights including tribal water code, p.3; 6. Waivers and Releases p.3; 7. No Establishment of Precedent, p.4; 8. Resolution and Finality, p.5; 9. Costs and Fees, p. 5; Attachment A, Consumptive Claim Numbers ...


Fort Mcdowell Indian Community Water Rights Settlement Revision Act Of 2006, United States 109th Congress Nov 2006

Fort Mcdowell Indian Community Water Rights Settlement Revision Act Of 2006, United States 109th Congress

Native American Water Rights Settlement Project

Federal Legislation: Fort McDowell Indian Community Water Rights Settlement Revision Act of 2006 (PL 109-373, 120 Stat. 2650) This Act cancels the repayment obligation of the tribe under PL 101-628 and relieves the DOI secretary of its obligation to obtain mitigation property or develop additional farm acreage under the Act. [Source: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/STATUTE-120/pdf/STATUTE-120-Pg2650.pdf]


Public Safety And Criminal Justice, Kevin Washburn Nov 2006

Public Safety And Criminal Justice, Kevin Washburn

Faculty Scholarship

Conference Transcript from The New Realism: The Next Generation of Scholarship in Federal Indian Law


Agenda: Celebrating The Centennial Of The Antiquities Act, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center, University Of Colorado Boulder. Center Of The American West Oct 2006

Agenda: Celebrating The Centennial Of The Antiquities Act, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center, University Of Colorado Boulder. Center Of The American West

Celebrating the Centennial of the Antiquities Act (October 9)

For 100 years, the Antiquities Act has been used by nearly every President in the 20th century to set aside and protect lands threatened with privatization and development. The list of lands first protected under the Antiquities Act – and that might never have been protected without it – is truly remarkable. Many of our most treasured national parks including the Grand Canyon, Olympic, Zion, Arches, Glacier Bay, and Acadia, began as national monuments. All told, Presidents have issued 123 proclamations setting aside millions of acres of land under the Antiquities Act.

The Natural Resources Law Center and the Center of the ...


Slides: The Centennial Of The Antiquities Act: A Cause For Celebration?, James R. Rasband Oct 2006

Slides: The Centennial Of The Antiquities Act: A Cause For Celebration?, James R. Rasband

Celebrating the Centennial of the Antiquities Act (October 9)

Presenter: Professor James R. Rasband, Brigham Young University School of Law

20 slides


Notes On The Antiquities Act And Alaska, John Freemuth Oct 2006

Notes On The Antiquities Act And Alaska, John Freemuth

Celebrating the Centennial of the Antiquities Act (October 9)

2 pages.


Slides: The Monumental Legacy Of The Antiquities Act Of 1906: The Rainbow Bridge National Monument In Context, Mark Squillace Oct 2006

Slides: The Monumental Legacy Of The Antiquities Act Of 1906: The Rainbow Bridge National Monument In Context, Mark Squillace

Celebrating the Centennial of the Antiquities Act (October 9)

Presenter: Professor Mark Squillace, Director, Natural Resources Law Center, University of Colorado School of Law

35 slides


The Road To The Antiquities Act And Basic Preservation Policies It Established, Francis P. Mcmanamon Oct 2006

The Road To The Antiquities Act And Basic Preservation Policies It Established, Francis P. Mcmanamon

Celebrating the Centennial of the Antiquities Act (October 9)

3 pages.


Antiquities Act Monuments: The Elgin Marbles Of Our Public Lands?, James R. Rasband Oct 2006

Antiquities Act Monuments: The Elgin Marbles Of Our Public Lands?, James R. Rasband

Celebrating the Centennial of the Antiquities Act (October 9)

13 pages.

Includes bibliographical references


Water Forum 2006, Susan Kelly Oct 2006

Water Forum 2006, Susan Kelly

Publications

No abstract provided.


Amendment No. 1 To The Amended And Restated Gila River Indian Community Water Rights Settlement Agreement (2006), Gila River Indian Community, Et Al Sep 2006

Amendment No. 1 To The Amended And Restated Gila River Indian Community Water Rights Settlement Agreement (2006), Gila River Indian Community, Et Al

Native American Water Rights Settlement Project

No abstract provided.


Soboba Band Of Luiseño Indians Settlement Agreement, Soboba Band Of Luiseño Indians Et Al Jun 2006

Soboba Band Of Luiseño Indians Settlement Agreement, Soboba Band Of Luiseño Indians Et Al

Native American Water Rights Settlement Project

Settlement Agreement: Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians Settlement Agreement of June 7, 2006, (final signatures Oct. 18, 2008) Parties: Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians, US, Eastern Municipal Water District, Lake Hemet Municipal Water District and Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. The Tribe is entitled to 9K acre-feet annually (afy) as a prior and paramount right. The districts agree to supply the Tribe water to the extent that it is not able to produce that amount. However, the Tribe agrees to limit its exercise of the right to 4,100 afy for 50 years. The Tribe may use water made ...


Testimony On The Regulation Of Indian Gaming, Oversight Hearing On The [Nigc] Minimum Internal Control Standards, Before The United States House Of Representatives, Committee On Resources, 109th Congress, 2nd Session, Kevin Washburn May 2006

Testimony On The Regulation Of Indian Gaming, Oversight Hearing On The [Nigc] Minimum Internal Control Standards, Before The United States House Of Representatives, Committee On Resources, 109th Congress, 2nd Session, Kevin Washburn

Faculty Scholarship

State governments have an inherent conflict of interest in the regulation of Indian gaming. Strict regulation of Indian gaming can be good for the long term health of the industry, but may impact short term revenues. States have a strong short term interest in maximizing gaming revenue. Tribal governments should bear the primary responsibility for regulating Indian gaming. However, tribal regulators also have a weakness, namely, a myopia to the interests of other tribes and the national interests of the Indian gaming industry. Federal regulators can best protect the integrity of the industry nationally and ought to have a strong ...


Active Water Resource Management: Tools For Better Water Management, John D'Antonio May 2006

Active Water Resource Management: Tools For Better Water Management, John D'Antonio

Publications

No abstract provided.


Water For Energy In The Southwest: Finding Water For Mohave, Stanley M. Pollack May 2006

Water For Energy In The Southwest: Finding Water For Mohave, Stanley M. Pollack

Publications

No abstract provided.


Water For Energy In The Southwest: Where Will It Come From?, Marilyn C. O'Leary May 2006

Water For Energy In The Southwest: Where Will It Come From?, Marilyn C. O'Leary

Publications

No abstract provided.


Implicit Divestiture Reconsidered: Outtakes From The Cohen's Handbook Cutting-Room Floor, John P. Lavelle May 2006

Implicit Divestiture Reconsidered: Outtakes From The Cohen's Handbook Cutting-Room Floor, John P. Lavelle

Faculty Scholarship

The most dramatic development in the field of Indian law during the years between publication of the 1982 and 2005 editions of Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law has been the Supreme Court's reliance on a judicially devised theory for denying the inherent sovereign governing authority of Indian nations in cases where Congress has not acted to divest tribes of this authority. The executive committee of the board of authors and editors for the 2005 revision of Cohen's Handbook recognized the importance of discussing this recent line of cases in-depth and entrusted me with the task of ...


A Uniform Probate Code For Indian Country At Last, David M. English Mar 2006

A Uniform Probate Code For Indian Country At Last, David M. English

Faculty Publications

AIPRA makes major reforms to the Indian probate system. Federal law long provided that trust or restricted lands and IlM accounts owned by an Indian intestate are to be distributed to the heirs as determined under state law. AIPRA replaces this with one uniform intestacy scheme for the distribution of trust lands and IJIM accounts in lieu of the 30-plus state systems that now apply. AIPRA also fills out the federal law on wills, enacting numerous provisions on the interpretation of wills, most adapted from the Uniform Probate Code. In addition to providing Indian country with a uniform and more ...


Chickasaw Nation: Interpreting A Broken Statute, Erik M. Jensen Feb 2006

Chickasaw Nation: Interpreting A Broken Statute, Erik M. Jensen

Faculty Publications

This report discusses the Supreme Court's 2001 decision in Chickasaw Nation v. United States, in which the Supreme Court interpreted a provision of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act that contained contradictory phrases - one suggesting that Indian tribes were exempt from some occupational and excise taxes and one suggesting the contrary. The statute on its face made no sense, and the legislative history was of little help in resolving the ambiguity. Although the statute was clearly broken, the Court concluded that no ambiguity existed and that Congress did not intend to exempt tribes from those various wagering taxes. The author ...


American Indian Tribes And Secession, Erik M. Jensen Jan 2006

American Indian Tribes And Secession, Erik M. Jensen

Faculty Publications

Critics of American Indian law have often complained about federal interference in the internal affairs of American Indian nations. The author ponders how independent the critics really want American Indian nations to be and whether secession theory might help us think about the theory and practice of really independent American Indian nations.


Monroe G. Mckay And American Indian Law: In Honor Of Judge Mckay’S Tenth Anniversary On The Federal Bench, Erik M. Jensen Jan 2006

Monroe G. Mckay And American Indian Law: In Honor Of Judge Mckay’S Tenth Anniversary On The Federal Bench, Erik M. Jensen

Faculty Publications

This essay, written in honor of Judge Monroe G. McKay's tenth anniversary as a member of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, considers the difficulty of justifying a separatist policy for the American Indian; examines the opinions authored by Judge McKay in American Indian law cases; and discusses the McKay opinions and the issue of separation.


Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribes Settlement Act Of 2006, United States 109th Congress Jan 2006

Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribes Settlement Act Of 2006, United States 109th Congress

Native American Water Rights Settlement Project

Federal Legislation: Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribes Settlement Act of 2006 in Native American Technical Corrections Act of 2006 (PL 109-221, Sec. 104, 120 Stat. 336) This Act amends Sec. 102 of the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Indian Tribes Water Rights Settlement Act of 1990. The amendment concerns restructuring of management of Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribes Settlement Fund. [Source: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-109publ221/pdf/PLAW-109publ221.pdf]


Teaching Decolonization: Reacquisition Of Indian Lands Within And Without The Box - An Essay, G. William Rice Jan 2006

Teaching Decolonization: Reacquisition Of Indian Lands Within And Without The Box - An Essay, G. William Rice

Articles, Chapters in Books and Other Contributions to Scholarly Works

No abstract provided.


An Environmental Pool For The Rio Grande, Kara Gillon Jan 2006

An Environmental Pool For The Rio Grande, Kara Gillon

Publications

The Bureau of Reclamation and Corps of Engineers operate a series of dams, reservoirs, and levees along the Middle Rio Grande of New Mexico. The plight of the Rio Grande silvery minnow, an endangered species, and of the river itself demonstrates the need for a change from the emphasis on water development to sustainable river management. Conservation groups invoked the protections of the Endangered Species Act to catalyze this change. Recognizing that flexibility is necessary to meeting competing water needs, the groups also promoted the need for and several approaches to a sustainable and long-term approach to river management and ...


Some Legal Considerations Concerning Saami Rights In Saltwater, Elisabeth Einarsbøl Jan 2006

Some Legal Considerations Concerning Saami Rights In Saltwater, Elisabeth Einarsbøl

Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium International (APRCi)

The rights of the coastal Saami form the focus for this paper, which has been written by one of the advisers at the GÁLDU Resource Centre for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. It explores the views on the rights of the coastal Saami that prevail today in the light of earlier perceptions and practices within sea fishing. The challenge is to attempt to say something about what this development entails in purely legal terms. The paper is one of the first to seek to provide an overview of what has been done with regard to surveys and research in ...


Forging A Political, Educational, And Cultural Agenda For Indian Country: Common Sense Recommendations Gleaned From Deloria's Prose, David E. Wilkins Jan 2006

Forging A Political, Educational, And Cultural Agenda For Indian Country: Common Sense Recommendations Gleaned From Deloria's Prose, David E. Wilkins

Jepson School of Leadership Studies articles, book chapters and other publications

Fortunately for the human species, in its wide assortment of pigmentations, cultural experiences, and geographic locations, each generation of a given people produces a small number of truly spirited individuals. These are individuals who not only possess the ability to constructively critique and analyze what is both sound and problematic in their society—or for our purposes, a set of societies—but who also have the rarer gift of being able to propound suggestions, ideas, and prognostications on what might be done to improve the human condition, both individually and collectively.

In the breadth and depth of Vine Deloria Jr ...


Vine Deloria Jr. And Indigenous Americans, David E. Wilkins Jan 2006

Vine Deloria Jr. And Indigenous Americans, David E. Wilkins

Jepson School of Leadership Studies articles, book chapters and other publications

Vine Deloria Jr., a Standing Rock Sioux citizen, widely considered the leading indigenous intellectual of the past century, walked on in November 2005. Deloria spent most of his adult life in an unrelenting, prodigious, and largely successful effort to provide those most grounded of Native individuals and their governments with the intellectual, theoretical, philosophical, and substantive arguments necessary to support their inherent personal and national sovereignty. Importantly, however, his voluminous work also sought to improve the nation-to-nation and intergovernmental relationships of and between First Nations, and between First Nations and non-Native governments at all levels. In fact, he was hailed ...


The "Actual State Of Things": Teaching About Law In Political And Historical Context, David E. Wilkins Jan 2006

The "Actual State Of Things": Teaching About Law In Political And Historical Context, David E. Wilkins

Jepson School of Leadership Studies articles, book chapters and other publications

Vine Deloria, Jr., the most prolific Native writer and one of the most gifted intellectuals in American history, left a deep imprint in many of the fields he so artfully plowed, including: education, religion, politics, cultural critic, history, and indigenous knowledge. His scholarship on specific subjects came in waves, with each wave building upon the previous one before reaching its remarkable crest.

Deloria's scholastic and pragmatic legacy in federal Indian law and policy and indigenous governance is one that has produced several major books and numerous articles, which, in the pantheon of Deloria's prodigious body of works, rank ...


Responsibility For Historical Injustices: Reconceiving The Case For Reparations, Amy J. Sepinwall Jan 2006

Responsibility For Historical Injustices: Reconceiving The Case For Reparations, Amy J. Sepinwall

Legal Studies and Business Ethics Papers

The twentieth century ended with the vindication of many of its most mistreated victims' cries for reparation.2 Holocaust survivors retrieved over $8 billion in assets frozen in bank accounts or looted by the Nazis;3 Japanese Americans interned during World War II received compensation from the U.S. government;4 Chile compensated descendants of Pinochet's victims;5 Japan redressed Korean "comfort women"; 6 and Canada paid damages to Aboriginals for forced assimilation of their children.7 Absent from the list was the longest suffering and most visible of groups seeking repair - African Americans.8


Tribal Self-Determination At The Crossroads, Kevin Washburn Jan 2006

Tribal Self-Determination At The Crossroads, Kevin Washburn

Faculty Scholarship

The tribal self-determination initiative that began transforming federal Indian policy thirty years ago has reached a crossroads. Despite its transformative effects on tribal governments and the widespread belief that self-determination has been a successful federal approach to Indian affairs, no significant new self-determination program has been initiated at the congressional level in several years. This Article looks to the tribal self-determination initiative's past to gain insights about its future. It also briefly surveys existing tribal self-determination programs and concludes that far more work needs to be done to achieve tribal self-determination. Drawing on the author's broader work, it ...