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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.

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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.

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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.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets hearing on water rights (05/19)
Michael Connor, the deputy secretary of the Interior Department who has worked on several tribal settlements, is on the witness list.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe seeks water funding (05/19)
The largest rural water project in North America was originally intended to provide clean drinking water to residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation by piping water from the Missouri river to reservation residents.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Comments sought on North Dakota pipeline (05/19)
People have until May 20 to comment on a private oil-and-gas pipeline system on the floor of Lake Sakakawea, the colossal Missouri River reservoir that runs through a wide swath of the Ft. Berthold Reservation in North Dakota.

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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs sets two more hearings (05/18)
A hearing in Washington, D.C., focuses on water rights and a field hearing in Oklahoma will look at economic development.

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Blackfeet Nation rebuilds relationships after leadership spat (05/15)
The tribe now has a functioning council and is working to address pressing issues like sacred sites and water rights.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Opinion: Incorporate Native knowledge into management (05/11)
Native ways of knowing don't always square with Western science, but they're rooted in millennia of culture and experience.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Water conference in Arizona focuses on tribal perspectives (05/08)
The Gila River Indian Community is hosting the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center conference next month.

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Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe victory in uranium case (05/08)
Native American and other opponents of uranium mining and milling in the southern Black Hills claimed victory when a Nuclear Regulatory Commission oversight panel ruled in their favor.

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South Dakota tribes form alliance to battle Keystone XL plan (05/06)
The company behind the project is seeking re-certification of the 313-mile route through the state.

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Native Sun News: Tribes keep up fight against Keystone XL plan (05/05)
The pipeline, dubbed the Black Snake by opponents, has given rise to spirit camps along its route, in which tipis are erected to support direct action and peaceful resistance, if permits are granted for construction across 1851 and 1868 Ft. Laramie Treaty territory.

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Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe runs into opposition to fish hatchery (04/22)
A lawsuit that was filed by an environmental group claims the tribe's fish are harming wild fish.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Opinion: Media ignores tribal ownership of our water in Arizona (04/20)
In many articles published this year and last about drought and potential water shortages in Arizona, particularly involving the Colorado River, there's one thing the writers constantly omit.

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DOI submits Keystone XL opposition letters from tribes to State (04/14)
Tribes expressed near unanimous opposition but DOI -- as a trustee for Indian Country -- has not made public its comments on the controversial project.

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Opinion: Partisan bickering threatens tribal progress in Montana (04/09)
As we enter the closing weeks of this legislative session, legislators will have a choice in how Native Americans in Montana reflect on the work of their lawmakers. Will they see this session as one of missed opportunities and partisan obstruction?

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Derek Bailey: Grand Traverse Band aims to protect sacred water (04/08)
The GTB currently is involved as a lead entity in a very complex river restoration project here locally in Traverse City, as the dams along the Boardman River are removed and restored to a natural state.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | Trust
Hopi Tribe loses bid to force US to pay for clean drinking water (04/03)
The water supply on the reservation contains levels of arsenic that exceed limits set by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Crow Tribe reaches hydropower deal with Bureau of Reclamation (04/02)
The tribe holds the exclusive right to develop and market power generated at the Yellowtail Afterbay Dam.

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