Symposium on the Settlement of Indian Rserved Water Rights Claims


The Western States Water Council and the Native American Rights Fund will hold their eleventh Symposium on the Settlement of Indian Reserved Water Rights Claims on August 24-26, 2009 at the Silver Reef Hotel, Casino and Spa in Ferndale, Washington. Session topics will include: Negotiation of Indian Water Rights Claims – the Basics; Settlements and Ground Water – the Administration’s Settlement Policy; and Settlement Legislation – Getting Bills Through Congress.
The Symposium will begin on Monday, August 24, at 8:30 a.m. and continue throughout the day, with an evening reception. Discussions will continue throughout the morning of August 25, followed by a social/cultural event that afternoon and evening. The Symposium will conclude on August 26 at noon after a morning discussion panel. Each attendee will receive materials.

Early registration deadline is July 30.

Hotel Accommodations:

The Silver Reef Hotel has reserved rooms for August 23-26 for $109 per night (single/double occupancy). Make room reservations by calling the hotel directly at (866) 383-0777. Please specify that you are attending the WSWC/NARF Symposium. The cut-off for room reservations at the discounted rate is Monday, August 3.

The Lakeway Inn and Convention Center located at 714 Lakeway Drive in Bellingham (roughly 20 minutes away) has also reserved rooms for August 23-25 for $129/$139 (single/double occupancy). For reservations, please call the hotel directly at (888) 671-1011 and reference room block “WSWC” to get the special rate. The cut-off for room reservations at the discounted rate is Thursday, July 23.

Click here for the Registration Form.