Great Plains tribes host water rights conference

The Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance hosted an Indian water rights conference in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. delivered the keynote at the second annual William H. Veeder Memorial Conference on Indian Water Rights. "The biggest problem now for water and the environment in general � is George W. Bush," he said, The Rapid City Journal.

The conference was organized by Oglala, Rosebud and Standing Rock Sioux tribes. It is named in honor of William H. Veeder, a prominent Indian water rights expert who died in December 1999.

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Kennedy blasts Bush at conference (The Rapid City Journal 6/17)