tag: water

Harold Frazier
This has been a long fight and there is much more to do for our people.
Medicine Wheel #NoKXL
It took over 10 years and three presidential administrations but tribes and Native activists can finally claim victory over the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Tribal citizens, local residents, security experts and environmentalists say the unfinished Trump border project introduced more problems than it fixed.
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From the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota to Line 5 in Michigan, pipeline operators continue to skirt the law.
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Palestinian people are native and have a right to live freely upon their ancestral lands.
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“I really wanted to make Standing Rock water protectors and water protectors around the world proud,” Native illustrator Michaela Goade said of her award-winning work.
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President Biden is seeking $111 billion to help solve persistent drinking water access problems, including for tribes.
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“These are things that are absolutely essential to our identity and to our spiritual health,” National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp said in seeking permanent protections for Oak Flat.
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Water quality in Canada is ranked among the best in the world yet First Nations struggle to access a safe supply.
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Tribes face a digital divide “as big as the Grand Canyon” and a “not even quantifiable” lack of utility access, just two of the problems outlined at a Congressional hearing.
cherokeenation
Wilma Mankiller and Charlie Soap’s work with Cherokee communities set a precedent that we are proud to continue.
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“We can’t talk about jobs and infrastructure without acknowledging that many of America’s original residents are living without clean water,” Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg told tribal leaders during a meeting about the American Jobs Plan.
Deb Haaland
President Joe Biden is seeking $4 billion for tribal programs at the Department of the Interior, the federal agency with the most trust and treaty responsibilities.
Zortman-Landusky mine complex
“To this day, the Gros Ventre and Assiniboine Tribes continue to experience devastating health and environmental consequences from past mining,” said Fort Belknap Indian Community President Andrew Werk, Jr.
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Five years since the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline became a worldwide movement, and four years after tribes and their allies took to the streets of D.C. in protest, Lakota youth returned to the nation’s capital.
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Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland is taking to social media to show the American Rescue Plan Act benefits Indian Country.
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Dozens of decisions that affected tribes during the Trump years are awaiting scrutiny by the new Biden administration.
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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is meeting to advance more bills and to hear about water needs in Native communities.
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Secretary Deb Haaland is making history in more ways than one, as the first Native person to lead the Department of the Interior and the first Native person to serve in a presidential cabinet.
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From historic floods and damaging winter storms to the COVID-19 pandemic, the past few years have put Cherokee Nation communities to the test.
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“Water is sacred to a lot of tribes,” says Chairman Peter Yucupicio of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe.
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A book inspired by the movement at Standing Rock is educating young people around the world about Native rights.
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What does a halt on the Keystone KXL Pipeline mean for the environment and the future of extractive industry in and around Native land?
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The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments in Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, No, 20-5201, on November 4, 2020.
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A federal appeals court won’t stop oil from flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline even though the government acted “unlawfully” in approving it.
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From re-examining the boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument to helping tribal nations restore their homelands, the Joe Biden administration will hit the ground running.
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Steven C. Emery, Lakota from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, passed on to the Spirit World on December 31, 2020. He was 62 years old.
Richard Nixon Taos Pueblo
Taos Pueblo wholeheartedly appreciates the support, leadership, the prayers, contributions, and sacrifices that brought Blue Lake back to our people.
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The Trump administration has approved a controversial mining operation on Sioux Nation treaty territory in South Dakota.
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“All things considered, the way that Native American and black people in America vote isn’t necessarily changing this year,” a student activist said.
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Voter turnout in Indian Country has steadily increased in Montana. Will it make a difference in one of the most closely watched races in the nation?
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Oil continues to flow through the Dakota Access Pipeline even though a federal judge said the operation should be shut down.
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“Water is a sacred resource and essential to the life and well-being of our people,” said Chairman Luke Duncan of the Ute Tribe.
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Steve Bullock promised to respect tribal sovereignty and support much-needed federal programs that benefit tribal citizens if elected to the U.S. Senate.
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The National Park Service cited public safety concerns for its decision to prohibit access to a sacred O’odham site. But advocates see something else at work.
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The tribes of the Sioux Nation are calling on the Trump administration to take treaty rights into account before issuing a decision on fracking in Wyoming.