25 USC Chapter 19, Indian Land Claims Settlement, SubChap. VI
Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood and Tampa Reservations)
Seminole Water Rights Settlement
Fort Pierce Reservation
Big Cypress Indian Reservation, Brighton Indian Reservation
South Atlantic-Gulf Region
Federal Legislation: Florida Indian (Seminole) Land Claims Settlement Act of 1987, 25 USC 19, Sec. 1772; PL 100-228, §2, 101 Stat. 1556 (Dec. 31, 1987). Parties: Seminole Tribe of Florida & US. Seminole land claims suit based on aboriginal possession pending in USDC Southern District of FL. The State, District and Tribe have executed agreements including a water rights Compact, to resolve the lawsuit. Congress approves the Compact, including any transfers, waivers, releases, relinquishments and other commitments. The compact defining the scope of Seminole water rights and their utilization by the Tribe shall have the force and effect of Federal law for the purposes of enforcement of the rights and obligations of the tribe. The US District Court for the Southern District of Florida has exclusive jurisdiction over any controversy regarding the Compacts. Seminole land claims suit based on aboriginal possession pending in USDC Southern District of FL. [Source: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCODE-2001-title25/pdf/USCODE-2001-title25-chap19-subchapVI.pdf].
25 USC 19, Sec. 1772, PL 100-228, §2, 101 Stat. 1556