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Blackfeet OK $471M Water Rights Deal With Feds, Montana – Law360

Law360, New York (April 24, 2017, 6:36 PM EDT) — The Blackfeet Nation has voted to approve a water rights agreement with the federal government and the state of Montana that will furnish the tribe with $471 million in funding from both governments for infrastructure projects on the reservation.

Members of the federally recognized tribe voted Thursday in favor of the tribe’s water deal and the federal Blackfeet Water Rights Settlement Act, signed by President Barack Obama in December as part of a larger law, by a roughly 3-1 margin, eight years after the state and…

Source: Blackfeet OK $471M Water Rights Deal With Feds, Montana – Law360

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