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Yankton Sioux Tribe flooding and recovery
Yankton Sioux Tribe flooding and recovery (October 8, 2019)

A series of two flooding periods have occurred on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in eastern South Dakota in the last six months, leaving devastation and a need for assistance.


Yankton Sioux: 'Our community is literally drowning'
Yankton Sioux: 'Our community is literally drowning' (October 1, 2019)

'It’s like we live in a third world country and we are forgotten,' resident Lauren Crowe says. 'No one cares.'


Workshop fosters communication between tribal, state, and federal agencies
Workshop fosters communication between tribal, state, and federal agencies (September 5, 2019)

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.


Chairman of Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe calls for privacy after girl's death
Chairman of Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe calls for privacy after girl's death (July 11, 2019)

A five-year-old girl from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe died after being swept away in a creek on the reservation.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Flooding causes damage across Oklahoma
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Flooding causes damage across Oklahoma (June 18, 2019)

Homes and buildings have been destroyed, roadways have been washed out, and many rivers and lakes have risen to record-breaking levels.


Native Sun News Today: The great Black Hills flood of 1972
Native Sun News Today: The great Black Hills flood of 1972 (June 11, 2019)

Almost a half century later, people born and raised in Rapid City after June 9, 1972, can only imagine what the town looked like before the flood.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Severe weather highlights need for infrastructure
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Severe weather highlights need for infrastructure (May 30, 2019)

A strong, modern infrastructure system is critical, especially when disaster strikes.


Cronkite News: Navajo Nation secures federal assistance for disaster
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation secures federal assistance for disaster (May 27, 2019)

A winter storm dumped up to two feet of snow on the Navajo Nation, making roads on much of the reservation impassable.


'Be prepared to evacuate': Nez Perce Tribe declares emergency due to heavy flooding
'Be prepared to evacuate': Nez Perce Tribe declares emergency due to heavy flooding (April 9, 2019)

The Nez Perce Tribe is seeking volunteers and supplies due to heavy flooding on the reservation.


Native Sun News Today: Trump once again pushes Keystone XL Pipeline on Indian Country
Native Sun News Today: Trump once again pushes Keystone XL Pipeline on Indian Country (April 4, 2019)

As the Rosebud Sioux Tribe celebrated the anniversary of a spirit camp to resist the Keystone XL Pipeline, President Donald Trump took action to impose the project on the people.


Native Sun News Today: Reservations slammed by record spring flooding
Native Sun News Today: Reservations slammed by record spring flooding (March 27, 2019)

Spring flood waters across South Dakota have left thousands of people isolated, many without water, and some without even food.


Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe declares emergency amid unprecedented flooding
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe declares emergency amid unprecedented flooding (March 27, 2019)

Two weeks into a disaster, tribal communities are still feeling the effects of heavy snowfall and historic flooding.


'We barely made it out': Tribal families hit hard by historic flooding
'We barely made it out': Tribal families hit hard by historic flooding (March 27, 2019)

Tribal communities in Nebraska and South Dakota continue to deal with the effects of unprecedented flooding.


Santee Sioux Tribe welcomes additional donations as flood relief efforts continue
Santee Sioux Tribe welcomes additional donations as flood relief efforts continue (March 22, 2019)

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.


Santee Sioux Tribe slowly 'getting back to normal' after unprecedented flooding
Santee Sioux Tribe slowly 'getting back to normal' after unprecedented flooding (March 19, 2019)

In the wake of unprecedented flooding, the Santee Sioux Tribe is seeking donations of bottled water and baby supplies, even as it continues to make repairs to damaged infrastructure.


Siksika First Nation struggling to recover from major flooding
Siksika First Nation struggling to recover from major flooding (July 16, 2013)

The Siksika First Nation in Alberta is struggling to recover from floods that hit the reserve last month.


Siksika  First Nation suffers widespread  damage due to floods
Siksika First Nation suffers widespread damage due to floods (June 24, 2013)

Flooding on the Siksika Nation in Alberta. Photo @tendayjourney on Twitter The Siksika Nation in Alberta has suffered severe damage due to flooding. More than 1,000 people have been...


New Mexico governor pledges $750K aid for Santa Clara Pueblo
New Mexico governor pledges $750K aid for Santa Clara Pueblo (July 18, 2012)

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R) promised $750,000 to Santa Clara Pueblo after touring the reservation on Tuesday. The Los Conchas Fire burned 16,000 acres of the reservation a year...


Crow Tribe still recovering from flooding disaster on reservation
Crow Tribe still recovering from flooding disaster on reservation (June 4, 2012)

The Crow Tribe of Montana is still recovering from major floods that hit the reservation a year ago. Hundreds of people were forced to evacuate after floods destroyed hundreds of...


Manitoba Native flood evacuees told to reapply for benefits
Manitoba Native flood evacuees told to reapply for benefits (May 3, 2012)

First Nations flood evacuees in Manitoba must reapply for government benefits in an attempt to root out fraud, CBC News reports. A reported 2,400 Native evacuees have been receiving aid...


Editorial: Quileute  Tribe can finally move to safer grounds
Editorial: Quileute Tribe can finally move to safer grounds (February 24, 2012)

"For decades, the tribe has lobbied Congress, asking the federal government to return to the tribe some of the higher ground adjacent to the village, which is within the boundaries...


House approves bill to move Quileute  Tribe to safer grounds
House approves bill to move Quileute Tribe to safer grounds (February 7, 2012)

The House voted 381-7 on Monday to approve H.R.1162, a bill that allows the Quileute Tribe of Washington to move out of a tsunami zone. The bill transfers 785 acres...


Town on Crow Reservation slowly recovering after difficulties
Town on Crow Reservation slowly recovering after difficulties (November 22, 2011)

The only incorporated town on the Crow Reservation in Montana is slowly recovering after being hit by major flooding and a series of violent crimes. The flooding in May caused...


Crow Tribe brings in homes for families displaced by floods
Crow Tribe brings in homes for families displaced by floods (November 3, 2011)

The Crow Tribe of Montana handed out the keys for 17 trailers to individuals and families that lost their homes to major flooding on the reservation. The tribe was already...


Crosscut: Quileute  Tribe asks for land to escape tsunami threat
Crosscut: Quileute Tribe asks for land to escape tsunami threat (September 22, 2011)

"The Quileute Indian Tribe in La Push is hopeful that it is one step closer to relocating away from the tsunami danger zone. Last Thursday (Sept. 15) Quileute members testified...


Omaha Tribe facing  millions of dollars in  damages from flooding
Omaha Tribe facing millions of dollars in damages from flooding (September 19, 2011)

The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska is facing millions of dollars in damages due to flooding from the Missouri River. Families from about two dozen homes on the reservation evacuated and...


NYT Blog: Quileute  Tribe lobbies Congress over land transfer bill
NYT Blog: Quileute Tribe lobbies Congress over land transfer bill (September 16, 2011)

"Twilight fans, take heart. Jacob Black’s cousins finally got their day before Congress on Thursday. The Quileute Tribal Council — to those out there who haven’t kept up with the...


House subcommittee holds hearing on Quileute  Tribe land bill
House subcommittee holds hearing on Quileute Tribe land bill (September 15, 2011)

The House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands held a hearing this morning on H.R.1162, a bill that allows the Quileute Tribe of Washington to move out of...


Acoma Pueblo   eyes disaster funds after   flood  hits reservation
Acoma Pueblo eyes disaster funds after flood hits reservation (August 26, 2011)

Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico is seeking state and federal disaster funding after floods hit the reservation on Wednesday. Ten homes were destroyed by two to three feet of...


Members of Crow Tribe eligible for FEMA assistance after flood
Members of Crow Tribe eligible for FEMA assistance after flood (August 3, 2011)

Members of the Crow Tribe of Montana are eligible for direct assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. More than 200 homes on the reservation were damaged by major flooding...


Nearly 600 from Lake St. First Nation in Manitoba   can't go home
Nearly 600 from Lake St. First Nation in Manitoba can't go home (July 27, 2011)

Nearly 600 people from the Lake St. Martin First Nation in Manitoba were evacuated from their reserve nearly three months ago and it appears they won't be able to go...


Santa Clara Pueblo prepares for flooding as fire continues burn
Santa Clara Pueblo prepares for flooding as fire continues burn (July 8, 2011)

With 16,000 acres of the reservation burned by the Las Conchas Fire, Santa Clara Pueblo in northern New Mexico is preparing to deal with another threat. Heavy rains are expected...


Crow Tribe planning to take over shelter operation  from  Red Cross
Crow Tribe planning to take over shelter operation from Red Cross (July 7, 2011)

The Crow Tribe is preparing to take over operation of a shelter that was set up by the American Red Cross of Montana. The Red Cross set up the shelter...


MSU News: Muslim students reach out to Crow Tribe after floods
MSU News: Muslim students reach out to Crow Tribe after floods (July 6, 2011)

"Faisal AlSaad has been in the United States for less than a year, but he was profoundly moved when he saw news clips about the victims of the recent American...


Stew Magnuson: Missouri River floods  reminder of tribal sacrifice
Stew Magnuson: Missouri River floods reminder of tribal sacrifice (July 1, 2011)

The following column by Stew Magnuson originally appeared in the Native Sun News. I remember as a boy in Omaha standing on the banks of the Missouri River with my...


San Manuel Band donates $200K for flooding    victims in Montana
San Manuel Band donates $200K for flooding victims in Montana (June 30, 2011)

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has donated $200,000 to help flooding victims on three reservations in Montana. The tribe donated the money to the American Red Cross of...


Kalispel Tribe cancels Fourth of July  celebration due to flooding
Kalispel Tribe cancels Fourth of July celebration due to flooding (June 28, 2011)

The Kalispel Tribe of Washington has canceled its Fourth of July powwow and fireworks show due to flooding on the reservation. The Pend Oreille River has flooded most parts of...


Residents of evacuated reserve may not be able to go home
Residents of evacuated reserve may not be able to go home (June 23, 2011)

Residents of the Lake St. Martin First Nation in Manitoba may not be able to return home due to flooding of their reserve. Everyone from the reserve was evacuated nearly...


Crow Tribe offers thanks for assistance during recent floods
Crow Tribe offers thanks for assistance during recent floods (June 22, 2011)

The Crow Tribe of Montana offered thanks to the community in Billings for helping its members during recent flooding. Over 300 tribal members fled the reservation and sought shelter in...


Editorial: Reservations in Montana to benefit from disaster aid
Editorial: Reservations in Montana to benefit from disaster aid (June 21, 2011)

"While flooding continues across Montana, disaster-stricken communities can count on federal aid to repair what the deluge damages. President Barack Obama on Friday answered Montana’s request by declaring the state...


Max Baucus: Tribal 'heroes' took action on  flooding in Montana
Max Baucus: Tribal 'heroes' took action on flooding in Montana (June 20, 2011)

"Our great state has faced severe and unrelenting flooding for the past several weeks. As water levels rise, Montanans across the state are stepping up to help. This is the...


Crow Tribe reports more than 200 homes damaged by floods
Crow Tribe reports more than 200 homes damaged by floods (June 16, 2011)

The Crow Tribe of Montana says more than 200 homes have been damaged or destroyed in recent flooding. Heavy rainstorms on May 22 led to flooding on the reservation. Many...


Standing Rock Sioux Tribe imposes swimming ban after flood
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe imposes swimming ban after flood (June 16, 2011)

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has imposed a swimming ban due to high water levels on the reservation. The tribe was spared from major flooding on the Missouri River. But...


IHS reopens hospital in Montana after flooding on reservation
IHS reopens hospital in Montana after flooding on reservation (June 16, 2011)

The Indian Health Service is seeing patients again at the Crow/Northern Cheyenne Hospital on the Crow Reservation in Montana, The Billings Gazette reports. The hospital, in Crow Agency, was forced...


Omaha Tribe evacuates families in preparation for flooding
Omaha Tribe evacuates families in preparation for flooding (June 10, 2011)

The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska has evacuated 54 families from their homes on the reservation in preparation for flooding from the Missouri River. The evacuation took place near Macy, a...


Ute Tribe runs out of funding due to flooding on reservation
Ute Tribe runs out of funding due to flooding on reservation (June 8, 2011)

The Ute Tribe has declared a state of emergency on the Uintah and Ouray Reservation in Utah. The tribe has been dealing with floods and landslides since May 20. As...


Standing Rock Sioux Tribe spared from    Missouri River floods
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe spared from Missouri River floods (June 8, 2011)

It looks like the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will be spared from major flooding along the Missouri River but officials are still taking steps to safeguard the reservation. Water levels...


Omaha Tribe evacuates   homes due to Missouri River floods
Omaha Tribe evacuates homes due to Missouri River floods (June 8, 2011)

The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska evacuated 18 homes due to flooding from the Missouri River. Carroll Webster, the tribe's emergency manager, said the homes are located in low-lying areas near...


Melvin Martin: The forgotten victims of 1972 Rapid City flood
Melvin Martin: The forgotten victims of 1972 Rapid City flood (June 7, 2011)

June 9, 2011, marks the 39th anniversary of the 1972 Rapid City Flood, the worst event in the history of that town, my birthplace, and as I have stated here...


Standing Rock Sioux Tribe keeping   close watch on flooding
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe keeping close watch on flooding (June 6, 2011)

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is keeping a close eye on water levels along the Missouri River. Tribal headquarters are in Fort Yates, North Dakota, on the shores of Lake...


Parts of Fort Peck Reservation without water since May 13
Parts of Fort Peck Reservation without water since May 13 (June 6, 2011)

Parts of the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana have been without drinking and bath water for more than three weeks. A pipeline that oil companies were ordered to build has...


Flooding expected to hit Fort Peck Reservation on Saturday
Flooding expected to hit Fort Peck Reservation on Saturday (June 3, 2011)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has started a massive release of water from the Fort Peck Dam in Montana. Higher water levels are expected to hit the Fort Peck...


Standing Rock Sioux Tribe deals with threat of flooding
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe deals with threat of flooding (May 31, 2011)

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe faces a major threat of flooding from the Missouri River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is releasing record amounts of water along the river...


Roseau River First Nation evacuates most due to flooding
Roseau River First Nation evacuates most due to flooding (April 26, 2011)

The Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation in Manitoba has evacuated most of its residents due to massive flooding in the province. Nearly all of the 800 people on the reserve...


First Nations  in Manitoba bearing brunt of massive floods
First Nations in Manitoba bearing brunt of massive floods (April 19, 2011)

Almost 700 people in Manitoba have been evacuated from their homes due to major flooding, with most coming from First Nations. Of the evacuees, 576 have come from the Peguis...


Flooding forces evacuations from three reserves in Manitoba
Flooding forces evacuations from three reserves in Manitoba (April 13, 2011)

Flooding has forced hundreds of people to evacuate from three First Nations in southern Manitoba. The largest evacuation has taken place on the Peguis First Nation. Some 255 people have...