More: rights-of-way

Swinomish Tribe prepares for appeals court hearing in oil train lawsuit
Swinomish Tribe prepares for appeals court hearing in oil train lawsuit (January 24, 2019)

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will be hearing arguments in a dispute between the Swinomish Tribe and rail company in Washington state.


Red Lake Nation calls for removal of oil pipelines from reservation
Red Lake Nation calls for removal of oil pipelines from reservation (March 16, 2018)

'We just want them to move their lines and clean up the pollution and the damages they've done the past 70 years.'


Red Lake Nation land swap is 'never going to happen' under Trump
Red Lake Nation land swap is 'never going to happen' under Trump (March 5, 2018)

The Red Lake Nation pulled out of a land swap with an energy company amid concerns that the deal would be held up in Washington, D.C.


Energy firm seeks to keep illegal pipeline in place over objections of Indian landowners in Oklahoma
Energy firm seeks to keep illegal pipeline in place over objections of Indian landowners in Oklahoma (August 15, 2017)

Another storm is brewing in Indian Country over a pipeline that has been operating illegally for nearly two decades.


Judge orders removal of gas pipeline on Indian land in Oklahoma
Judge orders removal of gas pipeline on Indian land in Oklahoma (March 28, 2017)

The 38 individual Indian owners went to court after an energy company continued to operate the pipeline without their consent.


Shoshone-Bannock Tribes assert ownership of local trail system
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes assert ownership of local trail system (December 15, 2016)

Chairman Blane Edmo planted tribal ownership signs at the popular City Creek Trailhead in Pocatello, Idaho.


Rep. Ben Ray Lujan drops proposals to address tribal rights-of-way issues
Rep. Ben Ray Lujan drops proposals to address tribal rights-of-way issues (July 13, 2016)

The amendments would have required the Bureau of Indian Affairs to update its technology and resolve a trespassing dispute.


Santa Clara Pueblo received small amount for city's use of land
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Santa Clara Pueblo received small amount for city's use of land (May 12, 2016)

The New Mexico tribe received just $31,784 for letting the city of Espanola use its lands for water and sewer lines.


Department of Justice accuses city of trespassing on Pueblo lands
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Department of Justice accuses city of trespassing on Pueblo lands (May 6, 2016)

Rights-of-way for water and sewer lines expired in 1994 and 2002 but the city of Espanola, New Mexico, has continued to use the lands without the consent of Santa Clara Pueblo.


Bureau of Indian Affairs places another hold on rights-of-way rule
Bureau of Indian Affairs places another hold on rights-of-way rule (March 23, 2016)

A rule that hasn't been updated in 30 years is once again being delayed by the Obama administration.


Jay Daniels: Bureau of Indian Affairs hinders tribes with inaction
Jay Daniels: Bureau of Indian Affairs hinders tribes with inaction (March 21, 2016)

Indian Country has been waiting about ten years for new rights-of-way regulations to be approved and implemented.


Updates from National Congress of American Indians winter session in D.C.
Updates from National Congress of American Indians winter session in D.C. (February 23, 2016)

Some highlights from the opening day of the National Congress of American Indians 2016 executive council winter session in Washington, D.C.


Pueblo water settlement hits major roadblock with non-Indians
Pueblo water settlement hits major roadblock with non-Indians (November 19, 2015)

Non-Indian residents are refusing to hook into a regional water system and local officials are withholding their share of funding for the project.


Santa Clara Pueblo seeks payments for use of land for utility lines
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Santa Clara Pueblo seeks payments for use of land for utility lines (October 2, 2015)

The city of Espanola admits installing water and sewer lines on the reservation but refuses to pay for the use of the tribe's land.


Pueblo trespassing dispute leads to federal court battle
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Pueblo trespassing dispute leads to federal court battle (July 21, 2015)

Non-Indian landowners are worried they will not able to access their homes at San Ildefonso Pueblo.


Jay Daniels: Take action to prevent trespassing on Indian lands
Jay Daniels: Take action to prevent trespassing on Indian lands (July 13, 2015)

Since the beginning of time, Indian tribes and individually-owned Indian lands have been treated much like open range laws in the early years of ranching.


BIA accused of blocking road access on New Mexico reservation
BIA accused of blocking road access on New Mexico reservation (July 2, 2015)

Non-Indian homeowners claim they have a right to use roads that cross through the reservation of San Ildefonso Pueblo.


Jay Daniels: BIA takes it real slow with rights-of-way regulation
Jay Daniels: BIA takes it real slow with rights-of-way regulation (March 16, 2015)

Lets see, started in 2007 and now it’s 2015. The proposed revision still has not been finalized.


Joe Sexton: BIA's 'ugly' land policies stuck in the 19th century
Joe Sexton: BIA's 'ugly' land policies stuck in the 19th century (November 25, 2014)

Attorney calls on Bureau of Indian Affairs to engage in more consultation before finalizing new rights-of-way regulations.


Jay Daniels: Let BIA make changes to rights-of-way regulation
Jay Daniels: Let BIA make changes to rights-of-way regulation (October 20, 2014)

Jay Daniels encourages individual landowners to support changes to rights-of-way regulations at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.


Jay Daniels: BIA's rights-of-way process remains complicated
Jay Daniels: BIA's rights-of-way process remains complicated (October 6, 2014)

Discussing proposed changes to rights-of-way regulations at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.


BIA extends comment period for changes to rights-of-way rule
BIA extends comment period for changes to rights-of-way rule (October 2, 2014)

Comment are now being accepted until November 3 and a tribal consultation session will be held during the National Congress of American Indians annual conference later this month.


Dave Lundgren: BIA must take a closer look at rights-of-way
Dave Lundgren: BIA must take a closer look at rights-of-way (September 22, 2014)

Attorney calls on the Bureau of Indian Affairs to end 'piggy-backing' by utility companies on Indian Country rights-of-way.


Jay Daniels: The rights and wrongs of rights-of-way rules at BIA
Jay Daniels: The rights and wrongs of rights-of-way rules at BIA (August 14, 2014)

Jay Daniels discusses proposed changes to rights-of-way regulations at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.


BIA extends comment period on changes to rights-of-way rule
BIA extends comment period on changes to rights-of-way rule (August 13, 2014)

Comments are being accepted until October 2 and public meeting will be hold over the telephone on September 17.


Jay Daniels: Going down the right way on your Indian allotment
Jay Daniels: Going down the right way on your Indian allotment (March 7, 2013)

Jay Daniels continues his series on rights-of-way in Indian Country: After pondering these articles and seeing this issue is larger than most folks realize, I believe it is important to...