Tyler Eastman ’18
Trial Attorney, Indian Resources Section, Environment and Natural Resource Division, U.S. Department of Justice
I’m striving to secure and protect the rights to water, wildlife, fish, and other natural resources associated with lands held in trust for Native American tribes. These resources are held in trust by the United States for the benefit of tribes. I’ve mostly focused on water rights in the western United States that were reserved by tribes to support the needs of a permanent homeland. These needs often include enough water for agriculture, drinking water, fish and wildlife, and cultural practices. As a trial attorney, I litigate these rights to meet the needs for a permanent homeland, provide certainty for tribes to determine their future, and protect the use of such rights free from unlawful interference.