Native American Water Rights Settlement Project
 

Alternative Title

25 USC Chapter 19, Indian Land Claims Settlement, SubChap. VI

Tribes

Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood and Tampa Reservations)

Settlement

Seminole Water Rights Settlement

Reservation

Fort Pierce Reservation

Reservation

Big Cypress Indian Reservation, Brighton Indian Reservation

State

FL

Watershed

South Atlantic-Gulf Region

Document Type

Federal legislation

Publisher

United States

Publication Date

12-31-1987

Abstract

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].

Comments

Federal legislation: 4 pages.

Permanent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/1928/21876

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