'It’s like we live in a third world country and we are forgotten,' resident Lauren Crowe says. 'No one cares.'
It’s a common theme often stated, but rarely executed: The need to work together and build agency-tribe relationships before there is an emergency.
Homes and buildings have been destroyed, roadways have been washed out, and many rivers and lakes have risen to record-breaking levels.
Canadian constitutional law and Aboriginal law are not likely what comes to mind when identifying the cause of a wildfire disaster.
A strong, modern infrastructure system is critical, especially when disaster strikes.
Tornadoes and massive flooding have already dealt devastating blows to many communities across Oklahoma.
A winter storm dumped up to two feet of snow on the Navajo Nation, making roads on much of the reservation impassable.
It took riders 10 hours to reach remote families stranded in the aftermath of the 'bomb cyclone' that devastated the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Authorities in Texas have shut down the Caddo Mounds State Historic Site after a tornado struck during a festival attended by citizens of the Caddo Nation.
The Nez Perce Tribe is seeking volunteers and supplies due to heavy flooding on the reservation.
Two weeks into a disaster, tribal communities are still feeling the effects of heavy snowfall and historic flooding.
Tribal communities in Nebraska and South Dakota continue to deal with the effects of unprecedented flooding.
The Santee Sioux Tribe, hit hard by flooding, needs bottled water and baby supplies, Chairman Roger Trudell said as additional donations flowed to the reservation.
A powerful winter storm has stranded many emergency and medical personnel on the Pine Ridge Reservation, forcing tribal leaders to order non-essential traffic off the roads.
Summer storms that caused extensive damage on the Pine Ridge Reservation won't result in federal assistance.
Hurricane Florence is going to hit the Southeast and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians wants to be ready.
Across the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, residents began cleaning up the debris left by two damaging storms over the weekend.
The Havasupai Tribe will be seeking federal assistance after flooding caused significant damage on the reservation.
The Omaha Tribe is firing back after being accused of failing to properly spend Federal Emergency Management Agency funds following disastrous flooding along the Missouri River in 2011.
The Omaha Tribe has been cut off by the Federal Emergency Management Agency after an audit found major problems with its handling of disaster funds.
A subsidiary of an Alaska Native corporation is back in business after its operations thousands of miles away in Puerto Rico were affected by Hurricane Maria.
The Kalinago Territory in Dominica took a direct hit from Hurricane Maria, with all communications wiped out during the storm.
The Seminole Tribe is slowly getting back to normal after its communities were hit by Hurricane Irma.
Tribes in Texas and Louisiana are dealing with the devastating effects of Harvey as President Donald Trump heads to the region to see the destruction.
Salmon runs have been bad for the last two years and 2017 is shaping up to be the worst in the history of the Klamath River in California.
Multiple federal agencies were unable to provide disaster relief to the Navajo Nation after the Gold King Mine disaster that spilled 3 million gallons of toxins into the Animas River, the tribe’s president told a Senate panel.
Lawmakers will hear from tribal leaders and federal officials about emergency management in Indian Country.
The Wisconsin tribe was hit hard by storms and floods that have left dozens of families without homes.
Dozens of families are awaiting work on permanent housing after storms battered the reservation in July.
The state claims the tribe waived its sovereign immunity and can be held liable for the Oso disaster.
The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde emergency management team, community members, and local agencies took their baby steps as they participated in the Cascadia Rising Exercise on June 8.
Flooding along the Missouri River caused extensive damage on the Nebraska and Iowa sides of the reservation.
The United South and Eastern Tribes are raising funds to help tribal families that have been forced from their homes after massive storms.
As part of the recovery efforts from the severe storms and flooding that struck the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is providing housing assistance to residents.
Two fires destroyed more than 500 square miles of the reservation in Washington.
I and the wife were visiting relatives in Minnesota during the May storm that flooded parts of the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Residents who lost their homes on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota will see some housing assistance.
President Barack Obama issued two declarations for the state, including one that covers the reservation.
During May many homes were damaged by spring storms and flooding took out a number of roads on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
Rising water levels in the Wolf River have led to flooding on the reservation.
Nearly 200 people were evacuated from their homes as the storm hit but there were no reports of injuries.
In 2013, Congress enacted a law that allows tribes to request disaster declarations directly from FEMA.
The memorandum of understanding is first of its kind in the state.
Members of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma took shelter as a dangerous tornado touched ground on Sunday.
The Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington is monitoring fish runs to determine whether there are any impacts from a deadly mudslide.
Two tribes donated an additional $325,000 for mudslide relief efforts in Washington.
Tribes in Washington have donated $255,000 to help families affected by a mudslide that has claimed at least 24 lives.
The Cachil Dehe Band of Wintun Indians, also known as the Colusa Indian Community, donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross.
Heavy rains, winds, lightning, and eventually snow were the gifts that winter storm Atlas, brought to residents of Wyoming and South Dakota.
The shutdown of the federal government means no emergency assistance funds for Santa Clara Pueblo in New Mexico.
The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska declared a state of emergency after a tornado hit the reservation.
The Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana issues a disaster declaration after widespread flooding.
Minnesota Public Radio reports on changes in federal law that allow tribes to request disaster declarations directly from the federal government: Tribal governments can now directly request a disaster declaration...
The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is starting to dig out from a major storm that has crippled parts of South Dakota. The tribe's first priority is helping members...
Craig Fugate, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, on tribal consultation: When you're tackling a new and challenging topic, starting from a solid foundation is crucial to success....
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is signing an agreement with the American Red Cross today. The memorandum of understanding will address how the entities will work together to address future...
Severe winter rainstorms caused an estimated $3 million damage to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina. Four days of storms in January caused damage throughout the reservation....
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is consulting tribes about a disaster declaration process that will recognize their sovereignty. In January, President Barack Obama signed into law a bill that allows...
Eastern Band of Cherokee Emergency Management: Mollie Grant, Manager, and David Wachacha, Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator. Photo courtesy Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. President Barack Obama issued a disaster...