Materials from the 2013 Symposium on the Settlement of Indian Reserved Water Rights Claims
Hilton Santa Fe at Buffalo Thunder
August 13-15, 2013


Table of Settlements Approved by Congress (updated through August 2013)

2013 Federal Implementation and Negotiation Teams List



Presentation Materials

Navigating the Federal Process and Budget -- Melanie Stansbury, Program Examiner, OMB

Gathering Background Information and The Role of Technicians in Negotiations -- Cindy Chandley, Partner, Snell & Wilner

Technical Aspects of Developing a Tribal Water Rights Claim -- Oliver Page, CEO/CFO, Stetson Engineers

The Federal Role in Data Gathering for Indian Water RIghts Settlements -- Christopher Banet, Trust Resources and Protection Manger, Southwest Region, BIA

Technical Work to Facilitate Setllement Negotiations: The Taos Pueblo Example -- Peggy Barroll, Hydrologist, NM Office of the State Engineer

Native American Water Rights Settlement Project -- Barbara Cosens, Professor, Univ. of Idaho College of Law

Native American Water RIghts Settlement Project E-Repository (NAWRS) -- Darcy Bushnell, Director of the Joe M. Stell Water Ombudsman Program, Univ. of NM School of Law

Experiences from the Taos Pueblo Indian Water RIghts Settlement Act -- Nelson Cordova, Taos Pueblo Water Admin. Office

A Tribal Perspective About the Taos Pueblo Water Settlement -- Gilbert Suazo, Water Resources Specialist / Interim Director for Government Services Division, Taos Pueblo

Negotiating Indian Water Rights Settlements: Identifying Issues and Parties -- Maria O'Brien, Shareholder, Modrall Sperling

Indian Water Rights Settlements: A Retrospective -- Pamela Williams, Director, Secty of the Interior's Indian Water Rights Office

Aamodt Settlement Panel Presentation

Klamath Basin Map for Panel Discussion -- David Gover, Staff Attorney, Native American RIghts Fund