tag: water

Klamath River Dams
After decades of fighting, tribes in northern California can celebrate the pending removal of four dams on the Klamath River.
Lisa Murkowski and Brian Schatz
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work after a lengthy absence.
Snow Crab Alaska
Alaska’s snow crab season is cancelled for the first time ever after a mass die-off all but wiped out the crustaceans.
Mount Adams
An 1855 treaty with the U.S. government ensured one of the Yakama Nation’s most important sites would remain part of its homelands.
The White House
Tribal leaders are looking forward to addressing climate change and improving economic conditions in their communities through the Inflation Reduction Act.
Harold Frazier
Mni Wiconi means water is life, and no one will silence our Native peoples.
Mni Wiconi - Water is Life
A crisis making the news is a reminder of the dozens of failed drinking water systems for tribes across the country.
Salmon at Willamette Falls
Join Native America Calling for updates on trouble spots for salmon in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.
Chuck Hoskin Jr.
We have a responsibility to step up for our farmers and ranchers in their time of need.
Damon Clarke
Getting access to Colorado River water is “the only feasible solution” for the Hualapai Tribe, Chairman Damon Clarke said.
Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on S. 4104, S. 4439 & H.R. 5221
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a legislative hearing on three bills on July 20, 2022.
Deb Haaland
Secretary Deb Haaland is returning to work after suffering a break in her left fibula during a hike in a national park.
Lisa Deville
Once again, Indigenous communities like mine are treated as a commodity to be extracted rather than human beings in a natural world, both deserving of respect and protection.
Matthew L. Campbell
The Native American Rights Fund has announced the selection of Matthew Campbell as deputy director.
NAFOA
NAFOA provides resources on every aspect needed for thriving tribal communities.
St. Mary's, Alaska
With over $13 billion on the table, the Biden administration is making sure tribes get access to historic levels of funding for infrastructure in Indian Country.
National Bison Range
Land that was taken from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes was finally returned after more than a century.
Linderman Dam
The Biden administration is investing $29 million in infrastructure funds on dam safety in Indian Country.
U.S. Supreme Court
The nation’s highest court has passed up a chance to address economic sovereignty in Indian Country.
White House
The White House has a new Native advisor in the second year of Joe Biden’s presidency.
San Pedro River
Two Arizona waterways landed on an annual list of the top 10 “most endangered” rivers in the United States.
Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project
Native people are less likely to have reliable access to adequate wastewater systems than any other population in the country.
Native America Calling NAC
A new program offers low-income people help paying their water bills.
Navajo Nation
Indigenous people across the globe are disproportionately impacted by the effects of climate change.
Water Tribes
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs took testimony from tribal leaders whose communities are in dire need of infrastructure and revenue.
Great Salt Lake
Long before it became the inspiration to build what became Utah’s largest city, the Great Salt Lake was an important place for the Ute, Paiute, Goshute, and Shoshone nations.
Dwayne Tomah
With one long-overdue legislative achievement under their belts, tribal nations from one of the furthest ends of Indian Country are asking Congress to fully recognize their sovereignty.
NAFOA
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on S. 1397, S. 3168, S. 3308, S. 3443, S. 3773 & S. 3789
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a legislative hearing on six bills on March 23, 2022.
Prairie Island Nuclear Power Plant
Tribal communities continue to live with nuclear waste in their backyards while a permanent repository remains in political limbo.
Santee Lewis and Myron Lizer
Santee Lewis, the executive director of the Navajo Nation Washington Office, announced her departure after three years on the job.
Harold Frazier
The Dakota Access Pipeline continues to trespass on the territory of the Great Sioux Nation and endanger the lives of our people.
Wilma P. Mankiller and Charlie Soap Water Act
Nobody within the Cherokee Nation Reservation should have to live without access to safe, running water.
Flaring North Dakota
The Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota, home to a massive amount of natural gas flaring, is battling for regulatory control over this wasteful practice.
Shut Down DAPL
“The fight is not over, the fight for our water, for the unborn and for Mother Earth,” said Chairwoman Janet Alkire of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
Tres Rios Wetlands
Tribes need more federal support to implement “critical” water infrastructure projects on their lands, key lawmakers are being told.
Uranium on Navajo Nation
On July 16, 1979, a dam broke at a uranium mine, releasing 1,100 tons of radioactive waste and pouring 94 million gallons of contaminated water onto the Navajo Nation.
Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation
The Biden administration has confirmed that the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation owns the minerals underneath the Missouri River.
Cutter Lateral Water Treatment Plant
Residents of the Navajo Nation have lived without easy access to clean water for decades.
Pleasant Point Reservation
Some residents of the Passamaquoddy Pleasant Point Reservation have either hauled water or used bottled water for years, even decades.