Robert Anderson

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Director, Native American Law Center
Professor of Law

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  • May 09, 2016

    Source: The Seattle Times

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sided with Northwest tribes Monday in a decision to block the largest proposed bulk-shipping terminal in North America at Cherry Point. (5/9/16)
  • Apr 24, 2016

    Source: Seattle Times

    Lummi Tribe says the proposed giant Gateway coat terminal in Whatcom County — the nation’s largest — will violate fishing treaty.
    If the federal agency denies the permit on the grounds of fishing rights, it wouldn’t be the first time. “It’s fairly common,” said Robert Anderson, a University of Washington law professor who directs the school’s Native American Law Center.In 1996, the corps denied a permit for a salmon farm west of Lummi Island because it would interfere with tribe fishing rights. A federal court upheld that decision.
    When federal agencies like the corps issues permits, “they have an obligation to protect treaty resources. The corps will have to take into account whether there will be an adverse effect on Indian treaty rights,” Anderson said.
    (4/24/2016)
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  • Apr 24, 2016

    Source: New York Times

       If the federal agency denies the permit on the grounds of fishing rights, it wouldn't be the first time
       "It's fairly common," said Robert Anderson, a University of Washington law professor who directs the school's Native American Law Center. In 1996, the Corps denied a permit for salmon farm west of Lummi Island because it would interfere with tribe fishing rights. A federal court upheld that decision.
       When federal agencies like the Corps issues permits, "they have an obligation to protect treaty resources. The Corps will have to take into account whether there will be an adverse effect on Indian treaty rights," Anderson said.
    (4/24/16)
  • Apr 12, 2016

    Source: The Boston Globe

    When the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe broke ground on a $1 billion casino last week, it surged ahead of rival developers in the race to open the state’s first full-scale casino.
    (4/12/16)
  • Mar 16, 2016

    Source: Seattle Times

    On Feb. 24, the Nooksack tribal council gave itself the power to disbar attorneys. It might seem a curious move. Both inside and outside Indian country, that power is usually vested in courts and bar associations. (3/16/16)
  • Jan 16, 2016

    Source: The Seattle Times

    In a high-stakes power play, tribal nations are taking up the fight against fuel-transport proposals, from the biggest coal-export terminal in North America at Cherry Point to oil-pipeline expansions in British Columbia. (1/16/16)

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