2021 Symposium on the Settlement of Indian Reserved Water Rights Claims

The Native American Rights Fund (NARF) and Western States Water Council (WSWC) cosponsored their 17th biennial Symposium on the Settlement of Indian Reserved Water Rights Claims on August 24-25, held virtually for the first time due to COVID-19 concerns.

MEETING MATERIALS – for download

To view a recording of the meetings please click here.

PowerPoint Presentations are available below.

August 24, 2021
Negotiation Of Indian Water Rights Claims

Navajo Nation:
Stanley Pollock, Contract Attorney, Navajo Nation Department of Justice
Norm Johnson, Natural Resources Division Director, Utah Attorney General’s Office
Justin Record, Water Rights Coordinator, Bureau of Reclamation

Alice Walker, Pueblo of Nambe; Richard Hughes, Pueblo of Tesuque; and Peter Chestnut, Pueblo of San Ildefonso

David Barfield, Kansas Water Resources Consulting, LLC

August 25, 2021
The Administration’s Settlement Policy
Pam Williams, Director, Secretary’s Indian Water Rights Office, Department of the Interior

Settlement Legislation: Getting Bills Through Congress
Matthew Muirragui, Staff Director, Sub. on Water, Oceans and Wildlife, House Natural Resources Committee

Colorado River Water and Tribes Initiative
Bidtah Becker, Associate Attorney, Navajo Tribal Utility Authority; and Heather Tanana, Assistant Research Professor of Law, University of Utah




Aug 24 - 25 2021


All day
Western States Water Council


Western States Water Council

Other Organizers

Native American Rights Fund (NARF)
Native American Rights Fund (NARF)

The event is finished.