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Blackfeet's $471M Water Deal Inches Toward Finish Line

Law360 (June 12, 2018, 8:12 PM EDT) -- The Blackfeet Nation and the U.S. Department of the Interior nudged closer Tuesday to the finish line of a deal that will resolve decades of litigation over Blackfeet water rights and provide the tribe with $471 million from the federal government and the state of Montana.

Blackfeet Nation Chairman Harry Barnes and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke signed a handful of documents executing the Blackfeet Water Rights Settlement and the accompanying Blackfeet Water Compact, according to a statement from the DOI.

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