Self-Governance Communication & Education Tribal Consortium

DOI Initiates Tribal Consultation on Water Rights Settlements

The Department of the Interior is seeking Tribal input to determine whether a re-evaluation of the current criteria and procedures for the participation of the Federal Government in negotiations for the Settlement of Indian Water Right Claims is necessary.

The first consultation will be held in conjunction with the National Congress of American Indian’s Annual Convention & Marketplace on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 4:00 PM in Phoenix, AZ.

For additional information visit the Secretary’s Indian Water Rights Office website¬†or review the Dear Tribal Leader Letter.

Written comments are due January 31, 2017 and must be submitted via email or hard to Pamela Williams or Secretary’s Office of Indian Water Rights, 1849 C St. NW, MS-6040-MIB, Washington, DC 20240.