North Dakota Law

Updates from the University of North Dakota School of Law.

Professor James Grijalva presented twice in December

Grijalva presented at the Winter Meeting of the Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance in Rapid City, SD and a national webinar panel.

In Rapid City, SD, Professor Grijalva facilitated A Conversation on Seeking Environmental Justice for Indigenous Peoples, from the Grassroots UP. The topic focused on using federal environmental justice grants for community-based organizations to identify traditional and cultural uses of riparian and aquatic organisms and develop mechanisms for their protection.

Professor Grijalva also participated in a national webinar panel sponsored by the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, the National Congress of American Indians’ Institute for Environmental Sovereignty, and the National Tribal Water Council. He spoke on the Opportunities & Challenges for Tribes in the New CWA Section 401 Certification Improvement Rule. This new regulation offers additional pathways for tribal governmental participation in federal environmental water programs.