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Trump administration won't commit to permanent funding for tribal water rights
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Trump administration won't commit to permanent funding for tribal water rights (July 19, 2018)

A tribal water rights fund is due to run out of money but the Trump administration isn't ready to support a permanent fix.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up three bills at hearing
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up three bills at hearing (July 17, 2018)

Two bills addressing water rights and a third to repeal an outdated ban on alcohol distilleries are on the agenda.

'I knew I wasn't guilty': #NoDAPL activist acquitted in North Dakota
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'I knew I wasn't guilty': #NoDAPL activist acquitted in North Dakota (July 16, 2018)

Micah Lott was accused of trespass and rioting at Standing Rock but the case was so weak that the judge cleared him.

Design selected for memorial to Native veterans in nation's capital
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Design selected for memorial to Native veterans in nation's capital (June 26, 2018)

Harvey Pratt, a veteran of the Vietnam War, has been chosen to create the National Native American Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Rosalyn LaPier: Supreme Court case reminds us about tribal connections to food
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Rosalyn LaPier: Supreme Court case reminds us about tribal connections to food (June 18, 2018)

The latest Supreme Court case coincides with a resurgence of interest among a new generation of scholars and activists who are learning about and reviving indigenous food systems.

Tribes dealt setback with dismissal of challenge to Keystone XL Pipeline
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Tribes dealt setback with dismissal of challenge to Keystone XL Pipeline (June 15, 2018)

Two tribes have lost a legal challenge to the Keystone XL Pipeline as others try a new approach in hopes of blocking the controversial project.

High Country News: Decision puts power plant on reservation closer to closure
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High Country News: Decision puts power plant on reservation closer to closure (June 12, 2018)

The Trump administration's 'energy dominance' agenda is being put to the test in Indian Country.

High Country News: Tribes await action on water settlements in Congress
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High Country News: Tribes await action on water settlements in Congress (June 1, 2018)

Tribal nations are currently asserting water rights as a way to ensure economic vitality, affirm sovereignty and provide basic services that some communities lack.

Farmers and Ranchers: Long-delayed tribal water compact deserves our support
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Farmers and Ranchers: Long-delayed tribal water compact deserves our support (May 25, 2018)

Without action on a compact for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, the consequences for water users, farmers, and ranchers will be dire.

Native Sun News Today: Fort Peck Tribes angered by oil spill in Montana
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Native Sun News Today: Fort Peck Tribes angered by oil spill in Montana (May 23, 2018)

The Ft. Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes decried the most recent toxic oilfield spill as all the more reason to resist TransCanada Corp.’s construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Cronkite News: San Carlos Apache activist joins rally at U.S. Capitol
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Cronkite News: San Carlos Apache activist joins rally at U.S. Capitol (May 22, 2018)

'There are many issues that need to be addressed, but Congress doesn’t matter if there’s no water,' said Apache activist Wendsler Nosie Sr.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Energy company still hostile to indigenous interests
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Doug George-Kanentiio: Energy company still hostile to indigenous interests (May 21, 2018)

The Mohawk people can abide by our ancestral morals and reject a deal with the Enbridge energy company.

Native Sun News Today: Drilling resumes near sacred site in Black Hills
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Native Sun News Today: Drilling resumes near sacred site in Black Hills (May 11, 2018)

Canadian gold prospectors resume drilling near sacred Pe’ Sla after securing an alternative water supply for their operations.

Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache Tribe works to save trout from extinction
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Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache Tribe works to save trout from extinction (May 7, 2018)

A tribal, state and federal coalition has had success in downgrading Apache trout from endangered to threatened, a rare victory in the conservation world.

Native Sun News Today: Tourist town denies water to gold prospectors in Black Hills
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Native Sun News Today: Tourist town denies water to gold prospectors in Black Hills (May 2, 2018)

'Money isn’t everything to us. We are about the water and that we service the needs of our people that pay for it.'

Native Sun News Today: Tribes take Keystone XL Pipeline case to top court
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Native Sun News Today: Tribes take Keystone XL Pipeline case to top court (April 27, 2018)

“Letting a foreign country come in here and ruin our land and resources is what I don’t understand,” Yankton Sioux Vice Chair Jason Cooke said. “We’ll stand by ‘Water is Life’.”

Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache Tribe water project stalls in Washington
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Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache Tribe water project stalls in Washington (April 24, 2018)

Labor unions and Indian water rights aren’t usually associated with one another. But to the White Mountain Apache Tribe they’re currently tightly entwined.

Native Sun News Today: Mining near sacred site has 'torn up' roadway
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Native Sun News Today: Mining near sacred site has 'torn up' roadway (April 24, 2018)

Gold prospectors are drilling on land adjacent to Pe’ Sla in the Black Hills, a sacred site held in trust for tribes.

Native Sun News Today: 13-year-old Native water protector addresses United Nations
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Native Sun News Today: 13-year-old Native water protector addresses United Nations (April 11, 2018)

In Canada, a 13-year-old indigenous girl has made the fight for clean water her life’s mission.

Jenni Monet: What the movement at Standing Rock gave the world
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Jenni Monet: What the movement at Standing Rock gave the world (March 16, 2018)

Americans saw the Indigenous struggle—the violence, stolen resources, colluding corporations and governments—that goes hand in hand with protecting the Earth.

Don Gentry: Natural gas pipeline poses major threat to Klamath Tribes
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Don Gentry: Natural gas pipeline poses major threat to Klamath Tribes (March 8, 2018)

From the perspective of the Klamath Tribes, the federal government should deny approval of this destructive pipeline to protect the tribe’s traditional homeland.

Hopi Tribe continues battle against use of wastewater at sacred site
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Hopi Tribe continues battle against use of wastewater at sacred site (March 1, 2018)

The Hopi Tribe has won the right to sue a ski resort whose operators are using reclaimed sewage in the sacred San Francisco Peaks.

The Conversation: The toxic legacy of uranium mining in the United States
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The Conversation: The toxic legacy of uranium mining in the United States (February 23, 2018)

Uranium – the raw material for nuclear power and nuclear weapons – is having a moment in the spotlight.

Company pays fine for polluting water on North Dakota reservation
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Company pays fine for polluting water on North Dakota reservation (February 5, 2018)

An energy company paid a $49,000 fine to the federal government for contaminating water on the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation.

Native Sun News Today: Groups lose fight for water near sacred Mato Tipila
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Native Sun News Today: Groups lose fight for water near sacred Mato Tipila (January 26, 2018)

Conservation groups lost what they considered a battle for groundwater, land and cultural resources near Mato Tipila on January 19, when a federal appeals court here denied their pleadings over licensing of a uranium mine and mill near the sacred site.

Narragansett Tribe withdraws controversial water supply agreement
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Narragansett Tribe withdraws controversial water supply agreement (January 22, 2018)

The Narragansett Tribe has withdrawn from a controversial water supply agreement that was questioned by its citizens.

Native Sun News Today: 'Water Protectors' film heralds unsung Lakota heroes
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Native Sun News Today: 'Water Protectors' film heralds unsung Lakota heroes (January 15, 2018)

'The Water Protectors of Wakpa Waste' tells the stories of water protectors who led the historic fight against Big Oil and corporate greed.

Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache water bill sidetracked in partisan fight
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Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache water bill sidetracked in partisan fight (January 12, 2018)

A bill to provide desperately needed water project funding for the White Mountain Apache tribe was expected to pass easily this week, but instead became the focus of a partisan fight over labor regulations.

Republicans stir drama by adding controversial Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to unrelated bill
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Republicans stir drama by adding controversial Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to unrelated bill (January 11, 2018)

A controversial bill to exempt tribes from federal labor law has been revived on Capitol Hill, sparking divisions between Republicans and Democrats and putting other Indian legislation in doubt.

Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe raises funds for water
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Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe raises funds for water (January 10, 2018)

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe launched a crowdfunding website to raise money for legal costs and to raise awareness about the tribe’s history, dispossession of treaty land and natural resources.

Native Sun News Today: Dakota prayer ride and walk puts focus on Keystone spill
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Native Sun News Today: Dakota prayer ride and walk puts focus on Keystone spill (December 14, 2017)

Prayer ride and walk spotlights pipeline oil leak By Talli Nauman Native Sun News Today Health & Environment Editor AGENCY VILLAGE – Participants in the Dakota Prayer Ride & Water...

David Ganje: South Dakota must do more to protect ground water and surface water
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David Ganje: South Dakota must do more to protect ground water and surface water (December 12, 2017)

Both groundwater and surface waters of South Dakota are held in trust by the government for the benefit of the citizens of the state.

Trump administration throws up hurdles for first new tribal water rights settlements
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Trump administration throws up hurdles for first new tribal water rights settlements (December 7, 2017)

The Trump administration is expressing major concerns about the first new tribal water rights settlements being considered in Congress.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up two tribal water rights settlements
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up two tribal water rights settlements (December 5, 2017)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking up the first new tribal water rights settlements of the Trump era this week.

David Ganje: Army Corps can't be trusted to manage water in the Missouri River
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David Ganje: Army Corps can't be trusted to manage water in the Missouri River (November 30, 2017)

Tribes and several states are opposing plans by the Army Corps to deal with 'surplus water' in the Missouri River.

Pechanga Band celebrates execution of first water settlement in the Trump era
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Pechanga Band celebrates execution of first water settlement in the Trump era (November 29, 2017)

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.

Agua Caliente Band clears big hurdle in battle to protect groundwater in California
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Agua Caliente Band clears big hurdle in battle to protect groundwater in California (November 27, 2017)

In a big win for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, the nation's highest court has rejected a challenge to the tribe's historic water rights ruling.

David Ganje: Water a major issue as company eyes uranium mine in Black Hills
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.