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Filed Under: Environment | National
Disaster declared after Moapa Paiute Reservation hit by flooding (09/11)
Nearly 200 people were evacuated from their homes as the storm hit but there were no reports of injuries.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Witness List: SCIA hearing on natural disasters in Indian Country (07/29)
In 2013, Congress enacted a law that allows tribes to request disaster declarations directly from FEMA.

Filed Under: National
Crow Tribe signs agreement with American Red Cross of Montana (07/03)
The memorandum of understanding is first of its kind in the state.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Quapaw Tribe sees tornado damage to homes and businesses (04/29)
Members of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma took shelter as a dangerous tornado touched ground on Sunday.

Filed Under: Environment
KPLU: Stillaguamish Tribe monitors fish after deadly mudslide (04/11)
The Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington is monitoring fish runs to determine whether there are any impacts from a deadly mudslide.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Washington tribes donate another $325K for mudslide relief effort (03/31)
Two tribes donated an additional $325,000 for mudslide relief efforts in Washington.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Washington tribes donate $255K in aftermath of deadly mudslide (03/26)
Tribes in Washington have donated $255,000 to help families affected by a mudslide that has claimed at least 24 lives.

Filed Under: National | World
Cachil Dehe Band contributes $50K to Red Cross for disaster aid (12/04)
The Cachil Dehe Band of Wintun Indians, also known as the Colusa Indian Community, donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Big blizzard bashes Pine Ridge Reservation (10/11)
Heavy rains, winds, lightning, and eventually snow were the gifts that winter storm Atlas, brought to residents of Wyoming and South Dakota.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Santa Clara Pueblo loses out on emergency aid for shutdown (10/10)
The shutdown of the federal government means no emergency assistance funds for Santa Clara Pueblo in New Mexico.

Filed Under: Environment
Omaha Tribe seeks assistance after tornado hits reservation (10/10)
The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska declared a state of emergency after a tornado hit the reservation.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Chippewa Cree Tribe declares disaster due to major flooding (06/05)
The Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana issues a disaster declaration after widespread flooding.

Filed Under: Environment | National
MPR: FEMA consulting tribes about disaster declaration process (04/12)
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...

Filed Under: Environment | National
Oglala Sioux Tribe working to assist residents after major storm (04/11)
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...

Filed Under: Opinion
Craig Fugate: Consulting tribes on disaster declaration process (04/09)
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....

Filed Under: National
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe signs agreement with Red Cross (03/28)
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...

Filed Under: Environment | National
Eastern Cherokees estimate damage from winter storm at $3M (03/14)
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....

Filed Under: National
FEMA to consult tribes about new disaster declaration process (03/11)
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...

Filed Under: Environment | National
Eastern Cherokees get first disaster declaration under new law (03/04)
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...

Filed Under: Environment | National
Arizona governor declares disaster for Navajo and Hopi tribes (02/06)
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...

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