The first tribal water rights settlement of the Trump era, for the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, has been executed by the Department of the Interior.
The agreement confirms and quantifies the tribe's water rights in Montana and authorizes $471 million in investments on the reservation.
The Ancient One was laid to rest after a 21-year legal and political battle over the status of the remains.
As President Trump pushes unwanted projects on tribes, the Bureau of Indian Affairs hopes to improve aging dams and outdated irrigation systems.
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt (R) tried to get the lawsuit filed by the Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation thrown out of court.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is required to transfer the remains of the Kennewick Man within 90 days.
Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Montana) has supported tribes on water rights, federal recognition, sovereignty and other matters.
The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act includes one repatriation provision, two major infrastructure packages, three land-into-trust acquisitions and four water settlements.
Tribes have been having trouble getting water settlements through Congress but those hurdles posed no problems for the Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation.
The Kennewick Man will finally be coming home once President Barack Obama signs a national water bill into law.