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Filed Under: Environment | National
Navajo Nation woman drives truck to deliver water to the people (07/13)
One-third of the 50,000 households on the reservation don't have regular access to clean water.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Lakota Country Times: Activists gear up for Keystone XL hearings (07/08)
According to tribal advocates who oppose tar sands development, the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission did not consider aboriginal title in a recent Keystone XL pipeline permit certification hearing.

Filed Under: Environment
Hoopa Valley Tribe orders water restrictions as tanks run dry (07/01)
More than 100 people went without water last week and residents are being asked to conserve water.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | Politics
Riders from Klamath Tribes complete 250-mile journey to capitol (06/24)
Tribal members say their leaders are ignoring their concerns about the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Miccosukee Tribe vows to protect water quality of Everglades (06/23)
Chairman Colley Billie remembers drinking straight from the Everglades before it became contaminated by agricultural runoff and other development.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Thomas Beauty: Yavapai-Apache Nation addresses water rights (06/19)
With the ongoing drought, it has never been more important that we all work together to maintain and protect our water rights for our communities.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | Politics
House subcommittee takes up Navajo Nation water bill next week (06/19)
Consideration comes as Congress reduces a funding request for tribal water rights settlements.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: North Dakota tribe sees growth in fracking wells (06/17)
The reservation is home to more than 1,000 active fracking wells and has experienced two major toxic brine water spills from associated pipelines during the past one-year period.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Hopi Tribe working on settlement over wastewater at sacred site (06/16)
The tribe filed the lawsuit over the use of treated sewage at the sacred San Francisco Peaks in Arizona.

Filed Under: Business | Law
Agua Caliente Band won't pursue certain taxation claims in lawsuit (06/15)
The tribe is only challenging one county's tax despite attempts by other agencies to inject other claims into the lawsuit.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Water agencies granted early appeal in Agua Caliente Band case (06/12)
Two water agencies are trying to stop the case before the tribe's water rights are quantified.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe vows to protect sacred sites (06/10)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe filed a petition May 26, indicating it will continue to fight tooth and nail against the Dewey-Burdock uranium mine and mill proposed in the underground water tables 50 miles upstream from the reservation.

Filed Under: Law | National | Trust
Citizen Potawatomi Nation launches new battle in war with city (06/09)
The tribe blames city employees for causing $1.2 million in damage at the Cultural Heritage Center, which has been closed for over a year.

Filed Under: Law | National | Trust
Citizen Potawatomi Nation alleges retaliation in dispute with city (06/04)
The tribe blames flooding at its cultural center on city employees who allegedly tampered with the water system.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Pine Ridge residents air concerns about water (06/03)
The Environmental Protection Agency held a series of public hearings on standards for uranium mining.

Filed Under: Health | Law | National
Michigan tribes warn of disaster from pipeline spill in Great Lakes (05/28)
The pipeline was built across the Straits of Mackinac in 1953 and one tribal leaders is worried about an 'imminent' oil spill.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: EPA hears Native views about uranium mining (05/27)
During public hearings May 12-14, nuclear industry representatives and their supporters lined up to tell the EPA that uranium companies can’t stay in business if they have to protect groundwater to the extent prescribed in draft rules.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: North Dakota tribe hit with another brine spill (05/21)
While watchdogs Walter and Lisa DeVille were calling attention to truckloads of sewage being discharged on the edge of Lake Sakakawea, not far away a frack-water spill dumped 220,000 gallons of toxic brine on the Ft. Berthold Reservation.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on water (05/20)
Lawmakers and witnesses stressed the need for tribal, state and federal parties to work together to resolve long-standing water rights claims.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Authorities look into brine spill on North Dakota reservation (05/19)
The Environmental Protection Agency is investigating Clean Water Act violations. The U.S. Attorney's Office is also looking into the spill of 1 million gallons.

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