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David Ganje: Water a major issue as company eyes uranium mine in Black Hills
Opinion
David Ganje: Water a major issue as company eyes uranium mine in Black Hills (November 21, 2017)
Mining closure is often called 'decommissioning.' I also call it an exit plan.

Indian Country vows battle after final Keystone XL Pipeline route is approved
Environment | National | Politics
Indian Country vows battle after final Keystone XL Pipeline route is approved (November 20, 2017)
Reaction from Indian Country was strong and swift as tribes and tribal citizens criticized the approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline in Nebraska.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds tribal water rights hearing to schedule
National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds tribal water rights hearing to schedule (November 16, 2017)
Two more water rights settlements, one for the Navajo Nation and the other for the Hualapai Tribe, are on the radar in the 115th Congress.

Cronkite News: San Carlos Apache Tribe struggles to deal with mountains of trash
Environment | National
Cronkite News: San Carlos Apache Tribe struggles to deal with mountains of trash (November 10, 2017)
Dozens of illegal dumping sites litter the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation, putting the health of the people and their environment in jeopardy.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes water compact survives legal challenge
Law | National | Politics
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes water compact survives legal challenge (November 9, 2017)
In a near unanimous decision, the Montana Supreme Court has upheld the legality of water compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.

YES! Magazine: Traditional water management systems ensure equal access
Environment | Law | National
YES! Magazine: Traditional water management systems ensure equal access (November 6, 2017)
In New Mexico and Colorado, the 'acequia' is more than just democratic water distribution—it is at the center of Southwest culture.

Dakota Access sued for damage to farmland as tribes seek assurances for water
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Dakota Access sued for damage to farmland as tribes seek assurances for water (November 3, 2017)
The wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline are being sued by a family over damages to their farmland as tribes seek to protect their water from oil spills.

Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache Tribe asks Congress for help with water
Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache Tribe asks Congress for help with water (November 3, 2017)
A leader of the White Mountain Apache Tribe said his people desperately need to replacing a 'failing and terminal' groundwater system on the reservation in Arizona.

David Ganje: More study needed on water permit at uranium mine in Black Hills
Environment | Opinion
David Ganje: More study needed on water permit at uranium mine in Black Hills (November 2, 2017)
The Dewey Burdock project would be the most significant mining operation in South Dakota in the last twenty years.

House subcommittee takes up water bill for White Mountain Apache Tribe
Environment | National | Politics
House subcommittee takes up water bill for White Mountain Apache Tribe (October 30, 2017)
A bill to help the White Mountain Apache Tribe with a critical water project is making its way through Congress.

David Ganje: South Dakota signs onto anti-tribal brief in Supreme Court water case
Law | Opinion
David Ganje: South Dakota signs onto anti-tribal brief in Supreme Court water case (October 25, 2017)
South Dakota hasn't entered into any tribal water settlement agreements even though this issue has been on the table for decades.

Osage Nation prepared to fight state over water rights on historic reservation
Environment | Law | National
Osage Nation prepared to fight state over water rights on historic reservation (October 12, 2017)
The Osage Nation and the state of Oklahoma are clashing over the tribe's water rights.

YES! Magazine: Winnemem Wintu Tribe struggles to bring salmon back home
Environment | National | World
YES! Magazine: Winnemem Wintu Tribe struggles to bring salmon back home (October 11, 2017)
The Winnemem Wintu learned that descendants of their salmon are thriving in a New Zealand river. The tribe has been fighting to return them home.

Narragansett Tribe faces more questions about water deal with energy company
Environment
Narragansett Tribe faces more questions about water deal with energy company (October 10, 2017)
The Narragansett Tribe didn't just surprise its own citizens by agreeing to supply water to a controversial power plant in Rhode Island.

Crow Tribe declares emergency after vandalism at water treatment facility
Environment | National
Crow Tribe declares emergency after vandalism at water treatment facility (October 6, 2017)
The Crow Tribe is dealing with another crisis after vandals caused significant damage to a key water system on the reservation in Montana.

Narragansett Tribe faces opposition from citizens after signing water agreement
Environment
Narragansett Tribe faces opposition from citizens after signing water agreement (October 4, 2017)
Citizens of the Narragansett Tribe are opposing an agreement that calls on water from the reservation to be shipped to a gas-fired power plant in Rhode Island.

Supreme Court opens term with new justice and with Indian law cases on horizon
Business | Environment | Law | National | Politics | Trust
Supreme Court opens term with new justice and with Indian law cases on horizon (October 2, 2017)
The U.S. Supreme Court is back at work this week with a new member and a slew of Indian law cases on the horizon.

Mountain Protector Prayer Walk calls attention to sacred San Francisco Peaks
Environment | National
Mountain Protector Prayer Walk calls attention to sacred San Francisco Peaks (September 28, 2017)
A prayer walk and run on October 8 will call attention to efforts to protect the sacred San Francisco Peaks in Arizona.

Colorado River Indian Tribes look to water rights as potential boost for economy
Environment | National
Colorado River Indian Tribes look to water rights as potential boost for economy (September 26, 2017)
The Colorado River Indian Tribes are interested in leasing their water rights to entities throughout Arizona.

The Conversation: Collaboration can help with Canada's indigenous water crisis
Canada | Environment
The Conversation: Collaboration can help with Canada's indigenous water crisis (September 22, 2017)
Research that’s driven by Indigenous peoples can help to identify the causes of poor water quality in specific areas, and to design appropriate interventions.

EHN: Menominee Nation demands stronger federal oversight of Back Forty Mine
Environment | National
EHN: Menominee Nation demands stronger federal oversight of Back Forty Mine (August 25, 2017)
In its continued fight against a mine near sacred waters, the Menominee Nation wants stronger federal regulations to apply as officials weigh the final permit for mine approval.

Mark Trahant: Remembering the late former Secretary of the Interior Cecil Andrus
Opinion
Mark Trahant: Remembering the late former Secretary of the Interior Cecil Andrus (August 25, 2017)
Cecil Andrus, a former governor of Idaho and former Secretary of the Interior during the Jimmy Carter administration, passed away on August 23, 2017.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe celebrates completion of rural water supply system
Environment | National
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe celebrates completion of rural water supply system (August 22, 2017)
The $29.2 million Standing Rock Rural Water Supply System will serve about 10,000 people on the reservation.

News21: Tribes fight for clean water and more funds from federal government
Environment | Health | National | Politics
News21: Tribes fight for clean water and more funds from federal government (August 17, 2017)
Tribes are struggling to get the attention and funding necessary to clean the water their people rely on. News21 investigates.

Agua Caliente Band faces opposition from states as Supreme Court weighs water case
Environment | Law | National
Agua Caliente Band faces opposition from states as Supreme Court weighs water case (August 10, 2017)
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians hasn't even had time to defend its water rights and already 10 state governments are opposing the tribe.

Trump administration excludes Navajo Nation in review of Gold King Mine claims
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Trump administration excludes Navajo Nation in review of Gold King Mine claims (August 8, 2017)
The new leader of the Environmental Protection Agency is criticizing the Obama administration for the Gold King Mine disaster but won't change course when it comes to the Navajo Nation.

Agua Caliente Band water case draws attention in Supreme Court appeal
Environment | Law | National
Agua Caliente Band water case draws attention in Supreme Court appeal (August 1, 2017)
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians secured a huge victory in its water rights case earlier this year but the nation's highest court could overturn the ruling.

Dakota Access firm told to stop work on pipeline after contaminating water
Environment | National
Dakota Access firm told to stop work on pipeline after contaminating water (July 26, 2017)
The Rover natural gas pipeline has been hit with a second stop work order, this time in West Virginia.

President Trump doesn't seem to know where Dakota Access Pipeline goes
Environment | National | Politics
President Trump doesn't seem to know where Dakota Access Pipeline goes (July 14, 2017)
President Donald Trump thinks the Dakota Access Pipeline has something to do with Russia. And Hillary Clinton.

David Korten: Maori people lead the way in recognizing our Mother Earth
Environment | Opinion | World
David Korten: Maori people lead the way in recognizing our Mother Earth (July 12, 2017)
Humanity is slowly reawakening to the essential truth that nature is the source of human existence and is essential to our nurture, David Korten writes for YES! Magazine.

Agua Caliente Band water case heads to Supreme Court for consideration
Environment | Law | National
Agua Caliente Band water case heads to Supreme Court for consideration (July 6, 2017)
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians won a major decision confirming its groundwater rights but two local agencies are asking the nation's highest court to overturn the ruling.

Penobscot Nation loses claim to ownership of namesake river in Maine
Environment | Law | National
Penobscot Nation loses claim to ownership of namesake river in Maine (July 5, 2017)
A long-running dispute over the ownership of the Penbscot River in Maine has resulted in defeat for the Penobscot Nation.

Jeff Grubbe: Agua Caliente Band focuses on protecting our groundwater
Law | Opinion
Jeff Grubbe: Agua Caliente Band focuses on protecting our groundwater (June 19, 2017)
The leader of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is urging opponents to come to the table to address water quality and water management issues in southern California.

Mark Trahant: Dakota Access decision offers a chance to return to respect
Law | Opinion
Mark Trahant: Dakota Access decision offers a chance to return to respect (June 16, 2017)
The federal court decision could start a new chapter in the DAPL saga, beginning with dropping prosecution of water protectors.

Cronkite News: Tribes win decision in water rights dispute in Arizona
Environment | Law | National
Cronkite News: Tribes win decision in water rights dispute in Arizona (June 15, 2017)
A federal appeals court agreed with two tribes who challenged plans to divert water from the Gila River in Arizona.

Agua Caliente Band moves forward with next phase of water case
Environment | Law | National
Agua Caliente Band moves forward with next phase of water case (June 8, 2017)
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians already won two landmark rulings in its water rights case and will be looking for another victory in federal court.

Dakota Access Pipeline begins shipping oil months behind schedule
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Dakota Access Pipeline begins shipping oil months behind schedule (June 1, 2017)
Thanks to President Donald Trump, the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline is now operational.

Lester Randall: Kickapoo Tribe seeks support for water settlement
Opinion
Lester Randall: Kickapoo Tribe seeks support for water settlement (June 1, 2017)
The Kickapoo Tribe looking to move forward in positive directions with its neighbors, Chairman Lester Randall says.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation homes still without running water
Environment | Health | National
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation homes still without running water (May 16, 2017)
About 40 percent of Navajo Nation citizens don’t have access to running water in their homes.

Native Sun News Today: Tribal activists protest rollback of environmental regulations
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Tribal activists protest rollback of environmental regulations (May 12, 2017)
A grassroots organization on the Ft. Berthold Reservation has put the Environmental Protection Agency on notice that deregulation of environmental protections is unacceptable from the viewpoint of social justice.

Mary Annette Pember: Ohio feels just a little taste of Standing Rock
Environment | National
Mary Annette Pember: Ohio feels just a little taste of Standing Rock (May 11, 2017)
Energy Transfer Partners’ Rover Pipeline construction spill mucks up Ohio wetlands.

Dakota Access firm ordered to stop some work on pipeline in Ohio
Environment | National
Dakota Access firm ordered to stop some work on pipeline in Ohio (May 11, 2017)
The firm behind the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline is having another bad week.

Senate approves water bill for one tribe and land bill for two others
Business | Environment | National | Politics
Senate approves water bill for one tribe and land bill for two others (May 9, 2017)
Bills for the White Mountain Apache Tribe and two Pueblo tribes in New Mexico are moving forward on Capitol Hill.

Dakota Access firm fined $431K for two spills of drilling fluids in Ohio
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Dakota Access firm fined $431K for two spills of drilling fluids in Ohio (May 9, 2017)
The state's top environmental official expressed 'frustration' with the wealthy company behind the Dakota Access and Rover pipelines.

Native Sun News Today: Indigenous leader battles mine operation in Guatemala
Environment | Law | National | World
Native Sun News Today: Indigenous leader battles mine operation in Guatemala (May 5, 2017)
An open-pit nickel mining operation met its match when Q’eqchi leader Rodrigo Tot led his community to a high court victory for traditional land rights.

Indigenous activists reclaim nation's capital in defiance of Donald Trump
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Indigenous activists reclaim nation's capital in defiance of Donald Trump (April 28, 2017)
Indigenous activists are reclaiming the nation's capital as they push back against the Trump administration's environmental agenda.

Native Sun News Today: Runners from Standing Rock head to Ohio
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Runners from Standing Rock head to Ohio (April 28, 2017)
Sacred White Buffalo Calf Bundle Keeper Arvol Looking Horse lent his support to a relay ride and run to Ohio, where the backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline admitted to two drilling-related spills.

Dakota Access firm faces fines for two spills of drilling fluid in Ohio
Environment | National
Dakota Access firm faces fines for two spills of drilling fluid in Ohio (April 27, 2017)
The spill occurred in connection with the same type of drilling that took place for the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Indigenous activists make presence known for climate march in D.C.
Environment | National | Politics
Indigenous activists make presence known for climate march in D.C. (April 27, 2017)
The indigenous bloc of events kicks off with a round dance at the Trump International Hotel.

Native Sun News Today: Groups fight uranium mining in Black Hills
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Groups fight uranium mining in Black Hills (April 25, 2017)
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s release of “apparent violations” of surface and groundwater requirements in uranium mill cleanup underscored the latest efforts to prevent the permitting of proposed new mines and mills in the Black Hills.

Blackfeet Nation citizens approve historic water rights settlement
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Blackfeet Nation citizens approve historic water rights settlement (April 21, 2017)
The agreement confirms and quantifies the tribe's water rights in Montana and authorizes $471 million in investments on the reservation.

Dakota Access Pipeline announces May 14 as first date of service
Business | Environment | Law | National | Politics
Dakota Access Pipeline announces May 14 as first date of service (April 19, 2017)
Tribal opponents still have time to stop oil from flowing through the controversial project.

Anna Hohag: Bringing indigenous science to water management
Environment | Opinion
Anna Hohag: Bringing indigenous science to water management (April 19, 2017)
An emergency or an answered prayer for Paiute and Shoshone traditional water managers in Owens Valley area?

Bureau of Indian Affairs increases rates at some irrigation systems
Environment | National
Bureau of Indian Affairs increases rates at some irrigation systems (April 5, 2017)
The rates for the most part have not changed dramatically at irrigation systems in Indian Country.

Blackfeet Nation asks citizens to approve water rights compact
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Blackfeet Nation asks citizens to approve water rights compact (April 5, 2017)
The state of Montana and Congress already ratified the deal. Now it's up to tribal voters.

Agua Caliente Band sees challenge to landmark water rights ruling
Environment | Law | National
Agua Caliente Band sees challenge to landmark water rights ruling (March 30, 2017)
Two water districts in southern California are going to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the tribe's victory.

Ak-Chin Indian Community sues to enforce water rights settlement
Environment | Law | National
Ak-Chin Indian Community sues to enforce water rights settlement (March 30, 2017)
A lawsuit filed in federal court contends the Central Arizona Water Conservation District isn't abiding by the 1984 agreement.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Peacemaking in the era of Donald Trump
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Peacemaking in the era of Donald Trump (March 28, 2017)
Over 875 years ago Skennenrahowi, the Peacemaker, brought his instructions to the warring Iroquois in an effort to persuade our ancestors to abandon violence and revenge as a response to disputes.

Indian Country mounts another fight after Donald Trump approves another pipeline
Canada | Environment | Law | National | Politics
Indian Country mounts another fight after Donald Trump approves another pipeline (March 24, 2017)
'Here we are again,' said Chairman Larry Wright of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska.

Rosalyn LaPier: Why water remains sacred to indigenous peoples
Environment | Opinion
Rosalyn LaPier: Why water remains sacred to indigenous peoples (March 23, 2017)
For the Blackfeet, Lakota and other Native American people, water does more than sustain life – it's the place of the divine.

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