Water Rights and Dams
A Tiny Tribe Wins Big on Clean Water
"The Supreme Court rules that the Isleta Pueblo tribe in New Mexico has the right to order the city of Albuquerque to end its dumping in the Rio Grande River." (Jason Lenderman, High Country News 30(2), February 2, 1998).
A Visit with the River People of Hanford Reach
"The 60-member Wanapum Tribe has never lost its spiritual connection to Washington's Columbia River, and is now hoping to reclaim the only free-flowing stretch leftthe Hanford Reach." (Carlotta Collette, High Country News 29(23), December 8, 1997).
American Indian Environmental Office
An EPA office under the American Indian Water Office.
An Analysis of Current and Pending Indian Water Rights Settlements
A review of U.S. water rights law. (National Indian Water Rights Project, Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation and the Office of Trust Responsibilities, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, D.C, 1996).
Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Indian Tribes have negotiated a plan to secure their legal water rights while protecting environmental values and the interests of other users.
Animas-La Plata Central
As the author says, "the ONLY website devoted solely to the deserved demise of the Animas-La Plata Project," also listed here at our web site. There are other sites listed on his link page which I am not going to include at NAE. (Steve Cone).
Chehalis Tribal Water Resources Department
Short description. (1996).
Colorado Ute Water Rights Settlement Agreement
Summary of this agreement. (Water Information Program).
Coordinated Tribal Water Quality Program
(PDF format. Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, 4 pp).
Mni Sose Intertribal Water Rights Coalition, Inc
A coalition of Missouri River tribes which works to protect their reserved water rights and their access to water. Check out the newsletter and the map!
Exhibit and curriculum teaching about rain through the experiences of Native Americans in the southwest. K-3 expanding to a K-6 resource. (Heard Museum).
Skokomish Tribe and the North Fork of the Skokomish River
The city of Tacoma has diverted the North Fork of the Skokomish River for energy production for many years, a development which has significantly interfered with salmon spawning and created siltation problems downstream on the Skokomish Reservation. The tribe is working to restore the river. (1997).
The Draining of Sumas Lake: Triumph or Tragedy?
(Laura Cameron, Stó:lo Curriculum Consortium, 1995).
The Place of Falling Waters
A video about the Kerr Dam and its impact on the Flathead Indian Reservation. (Roy Bigcrane and Thompson Smith, Video (VHS, ¾"), 90 min. Native Voices Public Television Workshop, 1991).