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Northwest tribes seek reburial of ancestor known as Ancient One
Northwest tribes seek reburial of ancestor known as Ancient One (June 8, 2016)

The tribes are lobbying Congress to pass legislation that would bring the Ancient One back to his relatives.


House committees hold long hearing into Gold King Mine spill
House committees hold long hearing into Gold King Mine spill (September 18, 2015)

The proceeding didn't tread much new ground as lawmakers kept Environmental Protection Administrator Gina McCarthy at the witness table for nearly three hours.


EPA leader faces fire for dealings with tribes after mine disaster
EPA leader faces fire for dealings with tribes after mine disaster (September 17, 2015)

The chairman of the Southern Ute Tribe didn't get a phone call from the Administrator Gina McCarthy until this Monday, the Senate Indian Affairs Committee was told.


EPA Administrator to appear at three Gold King Mine hearings
EPA Administrator to appear at three Gold King Mine hearings (September 11, 2015)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and two House committees are looking into the disaster.


Navajo Nation welcomes Erin Brockovich in aftermath of disaster
Navajo Nation welcomes Erin Brockovich in aftermath of disaster (September 7, 2015)

The tribe is still putting pressure on the Obama administration to do more to address the toxic waste spill at the Gold King Mine.


Multiple Capitol Hill hearings set into disaster at Gold King Mine
Multiple Capitol Hill hearings set into disaster at Gold King Mine (August 31, 2015)

The Obama administration will be under extreme scrutiny as lawmakers focus on the release of millions of gallons of mine waste into the water system.