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Tribal Water Cases

Western water law has given a number of western tribes the opportunity to sue for water rights. Very different types of claims have been filed and I have testified in a number of them.  The Coeur d’Alene filed a claim which was based in part on actual use of water.  The Zuni filed a claim based on historical use at the time of United States sovereignty in the region.  The Klamath claim was for in-stream flow for salmon recovery and for the health of other fish species found within their watershed at the time of the establishment of the reservation.

About Richard Hart
E. Richard Hart provides historical, ethnohistorical, and environmental historical services and expert testimony for North American tribes.  The former Executive Director of the Institute of the North American West, he has organized a number of influential conferences, authored/edited eleven books, published more than fifty articles and essays, and presented more than fifty professional papers here and abroad.  He has testified before Congress on numerous occasions and served as an expert witness for Native American Tribes, the United States Department of Justice, and for states.  He has received a number of distinctions and awards, and his papers form a Special Collection at the University of Utah’s Marriott Library.
Richard  went to the University of Utah and has a BA and MA in English literature.

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM
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