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Mark Trahant: Indigenous community in Dominica takes major hit from hurricane
Environment | World
Mark Trahant: Indigenous community in Dominica takes major hit from hurricane (September 21, 2017)
The Kalinago Territory in Dominica took a direct hit from Hurricane Maria, with all communications wiped out during the storm.

Seminole Tribe secures emergency declaration in response to Hurricane Irma
Environment | National
Seminole Tribe secures emergency declaration in response to Hurricane Irma (September 19, 2017)
The Seminole Tribe is slowly getting back to normal after its communities were hit by Hurricane Irma.

Tribes face evacuation and floods as Harvey lingers in Texas and hits Louisiana
Environment | National
Tribes face evacuation and floods as Harvey lingers in Texas and hits Louisiana (August 29, 2017)
Tribes in Texas and Louisiana are dealing with the devastating effects of Harvey as President Donald Trump heads to the region to see the destruction.

Yurok Tribe seeks federal funds to recover from fisheries disaster
Environment | Politics
Yurok Tribe seeks federal funds to recover from fisheries disaster (May 5, 2017)
Salmon runs have been bad for the last two years and 2017 is shaping up to be the worst in the history of the Klamath River in California.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation is still waiting for disaster assistance
Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation is still waiting for disaster assistance (February 9, 2017)
Multiple federal agencies were unable to provide disaster relief to the Navajo Nation after the Gold King Mine disaster that spilled 3 million gallons of toxins into the Animas River, the tribe’s president told a Senate panel.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets for first oversight hearing
Environment | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets for first oversight hearing (February 7, 2017)
Lawmakers will hear from tribal leaders and federal officials about emergency management in Indian Country.

Bad River Band included in President Obama's disaster declaration
Environment | National
Bad River Band included in President Obama's disaster declaration (August 11, 2016)
The Wisconsin tribe was hit hard by storms and floods that have left dozens of families without homes.

Bad River Band hit hard by floods that forced families out of homes
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Bad River Band hit hard by floods that forced families out of homes (August 9, 2016)
Dozens of families are awaiting work on permanent housing after storms battered the reservation in July.

Stillaguamish Tribe disputes liability claim for deadly mudslide in 2014
Environment | Law
Stillaguamish Tribe disputes liability claim for deadly mudslide in 2014 (July 7, 2016)
The state claims the tribe waived its sovereign immunity and can be held liable for the Oso disaster.

DVIDS: Grand Ronde Tribes host local disaster training exercise
Environment | National
DVIDS: Grand Ronde Tribes host local disaster training exercise (July 1, 2016)
The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde emergency management team, community members, and local agencies took their baby steps as they participated in the Cascadia Rising Exercise on June 8.

Omaha Tribe welcomes long overdue assistance for 2011 disaster
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Omaha Tribe welcomes long overdue assistance for 2011 disaster (April 20, 2016)
Flooding along the Missouri River caused extensive damage on the Nebraska and Iowa sides of the reservation.

Jena Band of Choctaw Indians suffers from flooding in Louisiana
Environment | National
Jena Band of Choctaw Indians suffers from flooding in Louisiana (March 22, 2016)
The United South and Eastern Tribes are raising funds to help tribal families that have been forced from their homes after massive storms.

Lakota Country Times: FEMA homes finally arrive at Pine Ridge
National
Lakota Country Times: FEMA homes finally arrive at Pine Ridge (December 29, 2015)
As part of the recovery efforts from the severe storms and flooding that struck the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is providing housing assistance to residents.

Colville Tribes to seek assistance from FEMA after major fires
Environment
Colville Tribes to seek assistance from FEMA after major fires (October 29, 2015)
Two fires destroyed more than 500 square miles of the reservation in Washington.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Disaster assistance welcome at Pine Ridge
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Disaster assistance welcome at Pine Ridge (October 19, 2015)
I and the wife were visiting relatives in Minnesota during the May storm that flooded parts of the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Lakota Country Times: FEMA trailers headed to Oglala Sioux Tribe
Environment | National
Lakota Country Times: FEMA trailers headed to Oglala Sioux Tribe (October 12, 2015)
Residents who lost their homes on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota will see some housing assistance.

Disaster declaration covers Catawba Nation in South Carolina
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Disaster declaration covers Catawba Nation in South Carolina (October 6, 2015)
President Barack Obama issued two declarations for the state, including one that covers the reservation.

Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe works on disaster relief
Environment | National
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe works on disaster relief (August 21, 2015)
During May many homes were damaged by spring storms and flooding took out a number of roads on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Menominee Nation declares emergency due to flooding conditions
Environment
Menominee Nation declares emergency due to flooding conditions (December 16, 2014)
Rising water levels in the Wolf River have led to flooding on the reservation.

Disaster declared after Moapa Paiute Reservation hit by flooding
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Disaster declared after Moapa Paiute Reservation hit by flooding (September 11, 2014)
Nearly 200 people were evacuated from their homes as the storm hit but there were no reports of injuries.

Witness List: SCIA hearing on natural disasters in Indian Country
Environment | National | Politics
Witness List: SCIA hearing on natural disasters in Indian Country (July 29, 2014)
In 2013, Congress enacted a law that allows tribes to request disaster declarations directly from FEMA.

Crow Tribe signs agreement with American Red Cross of Montana
National
Crow Tribe signs agreement with American Red Cross of Montana (July 3, 2014)
The memorandum of understanding is first of its kind in the state.

Quapaw Tribe sees tornado damage to homes and businesses
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Quapaw Tribe sees tornado damage to homes and businesses (April 29, 2014)
Members of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma took shelter as a dangerous tornado touched ground on Sunday.

KPLU:  Stillaguamish Tribe monitors fish after deadly mudslide
Environment
KPLU: Stillaguamish Tribe monitors fish after deadly mudslide (April 11, 2014)
The Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington is monitoring fish runs to determine whether there are any impacts from a deadly mudslide.

Washington tribes donate another $325K for mudslide relief effort
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Washington tribes donate another $325K for mudslide relief effort (March 31, 2014)
Two tribes donated an additional $325,000 for mudslide relief efforts in Washington.

Washington tribes donate $255K in aftermath of deadly mudslide
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Washington tribes donate $255K in aftermath of deadly mudslide (March 26, 2014)
Tribes in Washington have donated $255,000 to help families affected by a mudslide that has claimed at least 24 lives.

Cachil Dehe Band contributes $50K to Red Cross for disaster aid
National | World
Cachil Dehe Band contributes $50K to Red Cross for disaster aid (December 4, 2013)
The Cachil Dehe Band of Wintun Indians, also known as the Colusa Indian Community, donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross.

Native Sun News: Big blizzard bashes Pine Ridge Reservation
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Native Sun News: Big blizzard bashes Pine Ridge Reservation (October 11, 2013)
Heavy rains, winds, lightning, and eventually snow were the gifts that winter storm Atlas, brought to residents of Wyoming and South Dakota.

Santa Clara Pueblo loses out on emergency aid for shutdown
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Santa Clara Pueblo loses out on emergency aid for shutdown (October 10, 2013)
The shutdown of the federal government means no emergency assistance funds for Santa Clara Pueblo in New Mexico.

Omaha Tribe seeks assistance after tornado hits reservation
Environment
Omaha Tribe seeks assistance after tornado hits reservation (October 10, 2013)
The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska declared a state of emergency after a tornado hit the reservation.

Chippewa Cree Tribe declares disaster due to major flooding
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Chippewa Cree Tribe declares disaster due to major flooding (June 5, 2013)
The Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana issues a disaster declaration after widespread flooding.

MPR: FEMA consulting tribes about disaster declaration process
Environment | National
MPR: FEMA consulting tribes about disaster declaration process (April 12, 2013)
Minnesota Public Radio reports on changes in federal law that allow tribes to request disaster declarations directly from the federal government: Tribal governments can now directly request a disaster declaration...

Oglala Sioux Tribe working to assist residents after major storm
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Oglala Sioux Tribe working to assist residents after major storm (April 11, 2013)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is starting to dig out from a major storm that has crippled parts of South Dakota. The tribe's first priority is helping members...

Craig Fugate: Consulting tribes on disaster declaration process
Opinion
Craig Fugate: Consulting tribes on disaster declaration process (April 9, 2013)
Craig Fugate, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, on tribal consultation: When you're tackling a new and challenging topic, starting from a solid foundation is crucial to success....

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe signs agreement with Red Cross
National
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe signs agreement with Red Cross (March 28, 2013)
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is signing an agreement with the American Red Cross today. The memorandum of understanding will address how the entities will work together to address future...

Eastern Cherokees estimate damage from winter storm at $3M
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Eastern Cherokees estimate damage from winter storm at $3M (March 14, 2013)
Severe winter rainstorms caused an estimated $3 million damage to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina. Four days of storms in January caused damage throughout the reservation....

FEMA to consult tribes about   new   disaster declaration process
National
FEMA to consult tribes about new disaster declaration process (March 11, 2013)
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is consulting tribes about a disaster declaration process that will recognize their sovereignty. In January, President Barack Obama signed into law a bill that allows...

Eastern Cherokees get first disaster declaration under new law
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Eastern Cherokees get first disaster declaration under new law (March 4, 2013)
Eastern Band of Cherokee Emergency Management: Mollie Grant, Manager, and David Wachacha, Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator. Photo courtesy Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. President Barack Obama issued a disaster...

Arizona governor declares disaster for Navajo and Hopi tribes
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Arizona governor declares disaster for Navajo and Hopi tribes (February 6, 2013)
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) issued a disaster declaration for the Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe. Both tribes have been dealing with severe winter weather issues. There have been...

Omaha Nation continues to face problems with water system
Environment
Omaha Nation continues to face problems with water system (February 6, 2013)
The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska remains under a boil water order due to problems with the water system on the reservation. Students were let out early against yesterday after the...

Tribes hail passage of bill with disaster declaration provision
Law | National | Politics
Tribes hail passage of bill with disaster declaration provision (February 1, 2013)
Tribes across the nation are welcoming a new law that allows them to request disaster declarations directly from the federal government. Under the Stafford Act, only states can request declarations....

Omaha Tribe to declare emergency over      reservation water
Environment
Omaha Tribe to declare emergency over reservation water (January 31, 2013)
The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska plans to declare a state of emergency due to water woes on the reservation, The Sioux City Journal reports. Classes at the Omaha Nation Public...

Congress passes bill with tribal disaster declaration  section
Law | National | Politics
Congress passes bill with tribal disaster declaration section (January 29, 2013)
A bill that will allow tribes to request disaster declarations directly from the federal government is headed to President Barack Obama for his signature. Under the Stafford Act, only states...

San Carlos Apache Tribe helps members affected by hurricane
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San Carlos Apache Tribe helps members affected by hurricane (November 14, 2012)
The San Carlos Apache Tribe of Arizona is helping two members who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. Curtis Harris and his nephew Zachary Harris live in Montclair, New...

NMAI in New York City set to reopen following Hurricane Sandy
Arts & Entertainment | National
NMAI in New York City set to reopen following Hurricane Sandy (November 13, 2012)
The National Museum of the American Indian in New York City will reopen tomorrow, more than two weeks after it closed due to Hurricane Sandy. The museum and its collection...

Cedric Sunray: Natural disasters affect  unrecognized tribes too
Opinion
Cedric Sunray: Natural disasters affect unrecognized tribes too (November 8, 2012)
"In 2005, the Native American Times published an article I wrote titled “Similarities between tribes and the 9th Ward” which spoke to issues of neglect occurring against the residents of...

Seminole Tribe sends emergency team  to aid Shinnecock Nation
Environment | National
Seminole Tribe sends emergency team to aid Shinnecock Nation (November 6, 2012)
The Seminole Tribe of Florida is helping the Shinnecock Nation of New York deal with the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Last week's storm knocked out power on the Shinnecock Reservation...

NMAI in New York City to remain closed after Hurricane Sandy
Arts & Entertainment | Environment | National
NMAI in New York City to remain closed after Hurricane Sandy (November 5, 2012)
The National Museum of the American Indian in New York City remains closed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The museum and its collection escaped damage despite extensive flooding in...

USET starts up Tribal  Emergency Relief Fund  for Sandy efforts
Environment | National
USET starts up Tribal Emergency Relief Fund for Sandy efforts (November 2, 2012)
The United South and Eastern Tribes has established a Tribal Emergency Relief Fund to support Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. Checks or money orders can be sent to: United South and...

Shinnecock Nation  still out of power following Hurricane Sandy
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Shinnecock Nation still out of power following Hurricane Sandy (November 2, 2012)
Power remains a big issue as the Shinnecock Nation of New York recovers from the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy. The tribe lost power as the storm hit the reservation,...

Narragansett Tribe is expecting  to be without power for 'weeks'
Environment | National
Narragansett Tribe is expecting to be without power for 'weeks' (October 31, 2012)
The Narragansett Tribe in Rhode Island has been hard hit by Hurricane Sandy. Power is out on the reservation, located near the coast. It could be weeks before electricity is...

Jackson Rancheria donates $10K toward Hurricane Sandy  relief
Environment | National
Jackson Rancheria donates $10K toward Hurricane Sandy relief (October 31, 2012)
The Jackson Rancheria of California is donating $10,000 to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. "The tribe is deeply saddened by the destruction and loss of life...

Shinnecock Nation in need of generators after Hurricane Sandy
Environment | National
Shinnecock Nation in need of generators after Hurricane Sandy (October 31, 2012)
The Shinnecock Nation in New York needs donations of generators, fuel and food after suffering through Hurricane Sandy. The tribe declared an emergency and evacuated the reservation as the storm...

NMAI in Washington, D.C., and in New York City remain closed
Environment | National
NMAI in Washington, D.C., and in New York City remain closed (October 30, 2012)
The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., and in New York City remain closed today in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The nation's capitol appears to have...

Mark Trahant: Hurricane Sandy could  affect outcome of election
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Hurricane Sandy could affect outcome of election (October 29, 2012)
"Hurricane Sandy is the monster storm threatening millions of people living on the eastern seaboard, already shutting down many cities and the federal government in Washington, D.C. The storm has...

Tribes making  preparations as  Hurricane Sandy hits East Coast
Environment | National
Tribes making preparations as Hurricane Sandy hits East Coast (October 29, 2012)
Tribes from Maine to South Carolina are making preparations as Hurricane Sandy threatens the East Coast. At least six tribes in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New York are in...

NMAI postpones   mascots event due to approaching hurricane
National | Sports
NMAI postpones mascots event due to approaching hurricane (October 29, 2012)
The National Museum of the American Indian has postponed a symposium on Indian mascots due to Hurricane Sandy. "Racist Stereotypes and Cultural Appropriation in American Sports" was scheduled to...

Crosscut: Tribes in Washington prepare  for  a tsunami disaster
Environment
Crosscut: Tribes in Washington prepare for a tsunami disaster (October 29, 2012)
"By all accounts, the Makah tribe at least is well-primed for disaster. On paper, the tribe’s plans are like any other emergency management department — mapping out escape routes, designating...

House backs bill to recognize disaster declarations from tribes
National | Politics
House backs bill to recognize disaster declarations from tribes (September 20, 2012)
By a voice vote, the House on Wednesday passed the FEMA Reauthorization Act of 2012, which includes a section to allow tribes to request disaster declarations from the federal government....

FEMA supports bill to recognize disaster declarations from tribes
National | Politics
FEMA supports bill to recognize disaster declarations from tribes (June 15, 2012)
The Federal Emergency Management Agency supports legislation to allow tribes to request disaster declarations directly from the federal government instead of relying on states.

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