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YES! Magazine: Winnemem Wintu Tribe struggles to bring salmon back home
Environment | National | World
YES! Magazine: Winnemem Wintu Tribe struggles to bring salmon back home (October 11, 2017)
The Winnemem Wintu learned that descendants of their salmon are thriving in a New Zealand river. The tribe has been fighting to return them home.

David Ganje: Aging dams stuck in regulatory limbo in South Dakota
Environment | Law | Opinion
David Ganje: Aging dams stuck in regulatory limbo in South Dakota (April 4, 2017)
While the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers oversees federal dams in South Dakota and elsewhere, many of the state’s dams are caught in a regulatory limbo.

Bureau of Indian Affairs opens new consultation on infrastructure
Environment | National | Politics
Bureau of Indian Affairs opens new consultation on infrastructure (February 1, 2017)
As President Donald Trump pushes unwanted projects on tribes, the Bureau of Indian Affairs hopes to improve aging dams and outdated irrigation systems.

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe restores river with removal of aging dam
Environment | National
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe restores river with removal of aging dam (December 15, 2016)
The Hogansburg Dam is the first dam to come down in New York state and the first to be decommissioned by a tribe.

National water bill offers a bunch of goodies for Indian Country
Environment | National | Politics | Trust
National water bill offers a bunch of goodies for Indian Country (December 13, 2016)
The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act includes one repatriation provision, two major infrastructure packages, three land-into-trust acquisitions and four water settlements.

Bureau of Indian Affairs official admits no progress on dam backlog
Environment | National | Politics
Bureau of Indian Affairs official admits no progress on dam backlog (April 15, 2016)
Director Mike Black admits latest budget request will not resolve a long-standing maintenance backlog of dams in Indian Country.

Non-Indians drop case over transfer of dam to Montana tribe
Environment | Law | Politics
Non-Indians drop case over transfer of dam to Montana tribe (October 14, 2015)
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes took control of the dam in September and the issue remains somewhat controversial.

Montana tribe takes control of dam within reservation boundary
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Montana tribe takes control of dam within reservation boundary (September 9, 2015)
Republicans in Montana tried to scuttle the deal by making wild allegations about Turkey's involvement with Indian Country.

Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe sees benefits from removal of dams
Environment | National
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe sees benefits from removal of dams (August 11, 2015)
More water, more salmon and even more dirt have returned to the Elwha River following the removal of two dams.

Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe runs into opposition to fish hatchery
Environment
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe runs into opposition to fish hatchery (April 22, 2015)
A lawsuit that was filed by an environmental group claims the tribe's fish are harming wild fish.

Don Gentry: Agreements protect sovereignty of Klamath Tribes
Opinion
Don Gentry: Agreements protect sovereignty of Klamath Tribes (August 7, 2014)
Don Gentry, the chairman of the Klamath Tribes of Oregon, explains the need for S.2379, the Klamath Basin Water Recovery and Economic Restoration Act.

Andre Cramblit: Dams pose threat to survival of the Karuk Tribe
Opinion
Andre Cramblit: Dams pose threat to survival of the Karuk Tribe (August 6, 2014)
Andre Cramblit, a member of the Karuk Tribe, calls for the removal of dams on the Salmon and Klamath rivers.

Roger Birdbear: Return land at lake to individual Indian owners
Opinion
Roger Birdbear: Return land at lake to individual Indian owners (July 15, 2014)
Roger Birdbear calls on the Army Corps of Engineers to return land around Lake Sakakawea to its original individual Indian owners.

Opinion: Removal of dam benefits Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe
Environment | Opinion
Opinion: Removal of dam benefits Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe (May 8, 2014)
Writer argues for the removal of more dams across the nation, citing the benefits seen by the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe in Washington.

Dam in Alaska sees delays due to Native land access issues
Business | Environment
Dam in Alaska sees delays due to Native land access issues (January 8, 2014)
Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell (R) has cut funding for a $5 billion dam project due to trespass issues raised by Native corporations.

National Parks: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe hails salmon return
Environment
National Parks: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe hails salmon return (October 3, 2013)
The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington is seeing strong runs of salmon now that dams have been removed from the Elwha River.

NWPR: Washington tribes worried about dam killing salmon
Environment
NWPR: Washington tribes worried about dam killing salmon (August 30, 2013)
A dam in Washington is killing endangered and threatened runs of salmon.

Penobscot Nation aims for return of salmon with dam removal
Environment | National
Penobscot Nation aims for return of salmon with dam removal (July 26, 2013)
The Penobscot Nation is hailing the removal of the Veazie Dam on the Penobscot River in Maine.

Tribe in Brazil occupies office in protest of major dam project
Environment | World
Tribe in Brazil occupies office in protest of major dam project (June 12, 2013)
About 140 members of the Munduruku Tribe occupied the office of the Brazilian government's Indian affairs agency in protest of a major dam project. The protest started on Monday. Tribal...

Dania Rose Colegrove: Tribal rights an issue in dam removal
Opinion
Dania Rose Colegrove: Tribal rights an issue in dam removal (May 30, 2013)
Dania Rose Colegrove on tribal water rights and the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement: There has been much debate lately over the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement and whether legislation is needed...

KUOW: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe working to restore fish runs
Environment
KUOW: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe working to restore fish runs (May 9, 2013)
KUOW's EarthFix on efforts by the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington to restore fish in the Elwha River: From where Mike McHenry stands he can see several gray, torpedo-shaped...

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes set to manage dam
Business | Environment
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes set to manage dam (April 24, 2013)
The Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribes of Montana are moving closer to a deal to own and operate the Kerr Dam. The tribe has been negotiating for decades. The only hurdle...

Editorial: Dam in Brazil threatens tribe's way of life in Amazon
Opinion | World
Editorial: Dam in Brazil threatens tribe's way of life in Amazon (February 8, 2013)
"The Kayapó tribe is an indigenous community currently residing in Brazil’s tropical rainforest around the tributaries of the Xingu River. Recently Dilma Vana Rousseff, Brazil's president, authorized the construction of...

Indian activists occupy worksite in protest of big dam in Brazil
World
Indian activists occupy worksite in protest of big dam in Brazil (October 11, 2012)
Indian activists and their supporters occupied a work site at a massive dam under construction in Brazil. The “Xingu Alive Forever” group includes members of different tribes, along with fishermen...

Court allows construction of big dam opposed by tribes in Brazil
Environment | World
Court allows construction of big dam opposed by tribes in Brazil (August 29, 2012)
The Supreme Court in Brazil has allowed construction to resume on the $10.6 billion Belo Monte Dam. Tribes and indigenous activists have been fighting the project. They say it will...

Editorial: Hydropower as important as salmon for Northwest
Environment | Opinion
Editorial: Hydropower as important as salmon for Northwest (August 22, 2012)
"The Pacific Northwest is well-known for its dams that provide carbon-neutral hydropower. Now we are also becoming famous for taking them down, undertaking a series of dam demolition projects that...

Outside: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe seeing a return of salmon
Environment
Outside: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe seeing a return of salmon (August 22, 2012)
"The Elwha Dam is gone. The Glines Canyon Dam is nearly gone. With the dams no longer blocking fish from their migratory route up the river, Chinook (king) and other...

People's World: Hopes soar as dams removed on Elwha River
Environment
People's World: Hopes soar as dams removed on Elwha River (August 13, 2012)
"For 100 years, two hydroelectric dams on the Elwha River blocked fish from their spawning grounds, destroying one of the world's most bountiful salmon fisheries. Now construction workers have blasted...

Leonard Masten: Hoopa Valley Tribe continues to ask for water
Opinion
Leonard Masten: Hoopa Valley Tribe continues to ask for water (August 13, 2012)
"Sunday's letter from the Klamath Water Users Association (”Tribe's opinion should get facts,” Times-Standard, Aug. 5, Page A4) questioned the Hoopa Valley Tribe's opinion piece in a very personal way,...

Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe awaiting return of more fish on river
Environment
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe awaiting return of more fish on river (August 3, 2012)
The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington has already spotted the return of salmon to a river that was blocked by dams. The tribe has seen the first dozen or...

Hayley Hutt: Dam removal needed on Klamath to restore salmon
Opinion
Hayley Hutt: Dam removal needed on Klamath to restore salmon (July 30, 2012)
"Two major events that could decide the fate of Klamath salmon recently occurred. First, the Department of Interior decided to analyze putting extra water into the Trinity River to avert...

Opinion: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe fought for removal of dams
Opinion
Opinion: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe fought for removal of dams (July 27, 2012)
"It doesn’t take long to find a miracle in the newly released Elwha River, focus of the largest dam removal project in American history — the Berlin Wall of environmental...

Tribal leaders confirm engineers for dam are being held hostage
Environment | World
Tribal leaders confirm engineers for dam are being held hostage (July 26, 2012)
Leaders of two tribes say three engineers who are working on the $10.6 billion Belo Monte Dam in Brazil are being held hostage. The Juruna and Arara tribes oppose the...

Yakama Nation sees salmon return to river in almost a century
Environment
Yakama Nation sees salmon return to river in almost a century (July 23, 2012)
The removal of a dam is bringing salmon back to the Yakama Nation of Washington. The Condit Dam was removed from the White Salmon River last year. The tribe now...

Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe sees quick return of salmon to river
Environment
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe sees quick return of salmon to river (July 12, 2012)
The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington says salmon have returned to the Elwha River sooner than expected. The tribe long advocated for the removal of dams along the river....

Indigenous activists end long protest at dam worksite in Brazil
Environment | World
Indigenous activists end long protest at dam worksite in Brazil (July 12, 2012)
An estimated 300 indigenous activists ended a three-week protest at a dam site in Brazil. The group's presence at the site halted work on a portion of the $10.6 billion...

Donald McCovey: Resighini Rancheria denied say in Klamath talk
Opinion
Donald McCovey: Resighini Rancheria denied say in Klamath talk (July 11, 2012)
"The Resighini Rancheria is a small federally recognized tribe with a reservation at the top of the Klamath River estuary. We are of Yurok ancestry. Our people have fished the...

Economist: Penobscot Nation aims for rebirth of namesake river
Environment | National
Economist: Penobscot Nation aims for rebirth of namesake river (June 15, 2012)
"The Penobscot river takes its name from the Penobscot nation, the American-Indian tribe whose ancestral lands lie along its banks. It is the largest river in Maine and the second-largest...

Penobscot Nation welcomes start to $62M dam removal project
Environment
Penobscot Nation welcomes start to $62M dam removal project (June 12, 2012)
The Penobscot Nation of Maine welcomed the start of a $62 million dam removal project that will help restore fish runs to the Penobscot River. Butch Phillips, an elder, led...

KUOW: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe works to restore salmon runs
Environment
KUOW: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe works to restore salmon runs (June 5, 2012)
"On the Olympic Peninsula the largest dam removal project in history is well underway, and the Elwha River is starting to show signs of life not seen here for nearly...

OPB: Hoopa Valley Tribe seeking removal of four Klamath dams
Environment
OPB: Hoopa Valley Tribe seeking removal of four Klamath dams (May 30, 2012)
"A California American Indian tribe asked federal regulators Tuesday to order the removal of four dams on the Klamath River. The tribe says a restoration plan for the river is...

Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe to decommission  old fish hatchery
Environment
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe to decommission old fish hatchery (February 6, 2012)
The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington is decommissioning its old fish hatchery. The hatchery was built in 1978, The Peninsula Daily News. It was the tribe's first hatchery. The...

Alternet: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe welcomes removal of dams
Environment
Alternet: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe welcomes removal of dams (January 5, 2012)
"The largest dam removal project in U.S. history began in September, marking a victory for a campaign that spanned more than two decades. The Elwha Dam, built in 1914, and...

Rick Dowd: Resighini Rancheria challenges dam removal EIS
Opinion
Rick Dowd: Resighini Rancheria challenges dam removal EIS (November 18, 2011)
"Members of the Resighini Rancheria strongly object to the approach taken by the federal government and the state of California for Klamath River dam removal. We are a small, federally...

Emily Washines: Dam's removal a step in    right direction
Opinion
Emily Washines: Dam's removal a step in right direction (October 28, 2011)
"The existence of Condit Dam has been a blink of time in the history of the White Salmon watershed. Since time immemorial, the White Salmon River has originated from the...

Billy Frank: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe puts treaty right to work
Opinion
Billy Frank: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe puts treaty right to work (October 5, 2011)
"We all owe a big “thank you” to the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe. They never gave up on getting those two dams torn down, and today that dream is becoming...

HCN Blog: Fish fight brews  with removal of Elwha  River dams
Environment
HCN Blog: Fish fight brews with removal of Elwha River dams (October 3, 2011)
"On Sept. 15, an excavator tore the first chunks of concrete from the Glines Canyon dam on Washington state’s Elwha River. It was a historic moment, kicking off the largest...

National Parks: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe hails dam removal
Environment
National Parks: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe hails dam removal (September 30, 2011)
"It often seems that concerned citizens must make sure their voices are heard to protect our national parks for future generations – to make sure national parks are still around...

National Parks: Webcam offers a  view of historic   dam removal
Environment
National Parks: Webcam offers a view of historic dam removal (September 26, 2011)
Webcam: Elwha River Restoration Project "The largest dam removal project in U. S. history is now underway in and near Olympic National Park, and six new webcams will allow...

Opinion: Billy Frank talks treaties  for     dam removal celebration
Opinion
Opinion: Billy Frank talks treaties for dam removal celebration (September 20, 2011)
"The most touching moments of the celebration marking the beginning of the end of the Elwha dams were tribal. They were the smiling faces on the children of the Lower...

Editorial: Removal of dams a step towards return of  Elwha River
Opinion
Editorial: Removal of dams a step towards return of Elwha River (September 19, 2011)
"A celebration decades in the making launches the removal of two dams on the Elwha River in Olympic National Park. Saturday's gathering of dignitaries at the Elwha Dam is a...

Opinion: Removal of Elwha River dams   aids   salmon restoration
Opinion
Opinion: Removal of Elwha River dams aids salmon restoration (September 15, 2011)
"Removal of the two dormant Elwha River dams on the Olympic Peninsula will unleash a powerful, free-flowing river and once again open the entire watershed to the salmon runs that...

Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe  praises start of dam breaching work
Environment
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe praises start of dam breaching work (September 15, 2011)
The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington is welcoming the start of dam removal work on the Elwha River. Demolition began yesterday on the 210-foot-tall Glines Canyon Dam. Work on...

National Parks: Secretary Salazar to celebrate  removal of dam
Environment
National Parks: Secretary Salazar to celebrate removal of dam (September 14, 2011)
"Nearly a century after they rose up and blocked the Elwha River to generate power, two dams on the river with headwaters in Olympic National Park will begin to be...

Blog: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe's hatchery threatens salmon
Environment | Opinion
Blog: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe's hatchery threatens salmon (September 13, 2011)
'Busting down the dams on Washington’s Elwha River was always about restoring the wild salmon. So why are hatchery fish being raised to stock the river when the dams come...

Lower Elwha Klallam to auction items from removal of dams
Environment
Lower Elwha Klallam to auction items from removal of dams (September 8, 2011)
The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington is auctioning off some items from its history. The tribe is preparing for the removal of the Elwha River Dam. Items from the...

EnergyBiz: Dam breaching benefits Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe
Environment
EnergyBiz: Dam breaching benefits Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe (September 7, 2011)
"THE U.S. BUREAU OF RECLAMATION this month is expected to begin the largest dam demolition project in the United States - the $324.7 million removal of the Elwha and Glines...

KLCC: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe restoring salmon at hatchery
Environment
KLCC: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe restoring salmon at hatchery (August 24, 2011)
"How do you restore a river that’s been dammed for almost 100 years? The Elwha River, which runs from the Olympic Mountains to the Strait of Juan de Fuca at...

Blog: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe holds ceremony for First Salmon
Environment
Blog: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe holds ceremony for First Salmon (August 22, 2011)
"With song and ceremony, the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe this week honored the first chinook salmon caught below Elwha Dam this year by tribal fishermen. Just five chinook salmon in...

OPB: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe keeps an eye on health of rivers
Environment
OPB: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe keeps an eye on health of rivers (August 17, 2011)
"River otters always leave the water to poop. So if you want to catch them, you’ve got to head to the bathroom. Kim Sager-Fradkin is head wildlife biologist for the...

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