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13 April 2022
Winters Water Rights Revived After Navajo Nation Case

Winters Water Rights Revived After Navajo Nation Case

For more than a century, since Winters v. United States, 207 U.S. 564 (1908), the Supreme Court has recognized that when the United States establishes a Native reservation, it impliedly reserves sufficient water rights to support that reservation. But many of these Winters rights, like those held by the Navajo Nation, remain unadjudicated and unquantified, creating uncertainty for junior right holders. A recent decision from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals confirms that the United States cannot ignore Winters rights held by tribes just because they have not been adjudicated..

 

06 April 2022
Secretary Haaland Highlights President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investments in Water Resilience and Indian Country in New Mexico Visit

Secretary Haaland Highlights President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investments in Water Resilience and Indian Country in New Mexico Visit

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland today wrapped up a two-day visit to New Mexico, where she underscored the historic investments from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to strengthen Indian Country and address the Western water crisis.

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