tag: water

Pleasant Point Reservation
Some residents of the Passamaquoddy Pleasant Point Reservation have either hauled water or used bottled water for years, even decades.
Department of the Interior
The Department of the Interior will hold tribal consultations to discuss the infrastructure bill that was recently signed into law by President Joe Biden.
Being Frank
Now that we know a chemical in our car tires is killing salmon, we have to act urgently to keep it out of the water.
Lummi Nation
“The appearance of the European green crab is a serious threat to our treaty fishing rights,” said Chairman Willie Jones Jr.
nativeamericacalling nac
The $1 trillion infrastructure bill just signed by President Biden is an unprecedented infusion of federal funds for thousands of projects across the country, including those in tribal communities.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on S. 1364, H.R. 1975, H.R. 2088 & H.R. 4881
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets for a legislative hearing on November 17, 2021.
Rassawek, Virginia
A new consultation policy in Virginia requires free, prior and informed consent of tribal nations before any state permits are approved.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Business Meeting and Legislative Hearing
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets to consider pending legislation and receive testimony on four bills.
Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project
A $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that includes billions of dollars in investments for Indian Country is finally over the finish line on Capitol Hill.
Derek Kilmer, Deb Halaand, Fawn Sharp
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal provides $736 million for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, including funding for infrastructure projects and climate resiliency initiatives.
Cocopah Tribe - West Nile Virus
With Arizona’s healthy monsoon and an explosion of mosquito-borne West Nile virus cases, the Cocopah Tribe is working with local officials to create an effective shield against the disease.
Phoenix Rising - Indigenous Peoples Day
Depicting history, culture and community all within one jersey couldn’t be more unique.
Zortman-Landusky Mine
The Fort Belknap Indian Community and conservation groups continue to oppose new mining claims near the reservation in Montana.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts a legislative hearing on October 6, 2021.
Bryan Newland and Deb Haaland
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work with a hearing on tribal water rights settlements that are being supported by the Biden administration.
Lake Powell at the Glen Canyon
New projections show that Lake Mead and Lake Powell could reach “critically low reservoir elevations” sooner than expected, spurring experts to say that “bold actions” will be needed to change course.
Deb Haaland
“Water is a sacred resource, and water rights are crucial to ensuring the health, safety and empowerment of Tribal communities,” said Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland.
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Native America Calling will talk with tribes about how they are coping with two decades of extreme drought and how they’re preparing for a drier future.
Stop Line 3
The United States faces an October deadline to respond to concerns about human rights abuses of Native people who are resisting the Line 3 pipeline on Ojibwe treaty territory.
San Pedro River
Six tribes from all regions of the country have secured victory against a Trump-era rule that rolled back protections for water.
The House Committee on Natural Resource is meeting to consider billions of dollars of investments in Indian Country.
Ernest Oppegaard-Peltier Stop Line 3
Ernest Oppegaard-Peltier, a citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, addresses a Stop Line 3 rally at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Gina Peltier Stop Line 3
Gina Peltier, a citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, addresses a Stop Line 3 rally at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Jean-Luc Pierite Stop Line 3
Jean-Luc Pierite, a citizen of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe, addresses a Stop Line 3 rally at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Stop Line 3
Opponents of the Line 3 oil pipeline across Minnesota continue to work to halt construction.
Ashley Bowers
The Klamath River flows through two states and the lands of several tribal nations. There’s not enough water to meet everyone’s needs.
Sammy Gensaw
Concurrent crises, including the coronavirus, have worsened the food insecurity within the Yurok Tribe, spurring some to explore their own solutions.
goldkingminespill
Toxic sludge from the Gold King Mine created an environmental disaster for hundreds of miles downstream, including parts of the Navajo Nation.
Aaron Payment
The American Jobs Plan will bring an additional $12 billion in much-needed infrastructure to Indian Country.
cherokeenationveteranshousinginitiative
When the federal government invests in Indian Country, it is not only tribal citizens who benefit.
Red Road to DC
After 20,000 miles and 115 stops across the country, a group of Native carvers and elders have finally arrived in the nation’s capital, bringing much-needed attention to sacred sites and tribal rights.
Oklahoma City Indian Clinic
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has rescheduled its hearing on Indian health and Native youth legislation.
Water Warriors United
An estimated 30 percent of Navajo Nation residents lack running water and often must travel long distances to haul it back to their homes.
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Large, expensive infrastructure projects would go a long way toward solving drinking water access problems on tribal lands.
Jonathan Nez, Bryan Newland, Myron Lizer
The nomination of Bryan Newland to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs is slowly moving forward in the U.S. Senate.
Mama Julz: “We’re not going to stop this pipeline by prayer only. Prayer and action go hand in hand!”
“We’re not going to stop this pipeline by prayer only. Prayer and action go hand in hand!” Lakota matriarch Mama Julz said of Line 3.
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House Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Legislative Hearing
The Shoshone-Paiute Tribes are asking Congress to make some technical changes to their water rights settlement.
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Constrictions on surface and ground water are creating hardships for Native farmers and ranchers.
Warm Springs Reservation
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking another look at infrastructure in Native communities.