Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Event Date



Summer Conference (9th: 1988: Boulder, Colo.)


43 pages.

Supplemental material for the conference presentation by Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Montana, Marcia Beebe Rundle, titled The Montana Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission.


Indian reservations constitute about 2.5% of all land in the country and 5% of all land in the American West. During the last two decades, Indian natural resources issues have moved to the forefront as tribal governments have dramatically expanded their regulatory programs, judicial systems and resource development activities. This major symposium, “Natural Resource Development in Indian Country,” addresses current developments and assesses likely future directions in the areas of tribal, federal, and state regulation; tribal-state intergovernmental agreements; financing; mineral leasing; recreational development; wildlife management; taxation; and water litigation and management.