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Oklahoma tribes win approval of water deal without so much as a hearing in Congress
Oklahoma tribes win approval of water deal without so much as a hearing in Congress (December 13, 2016)

Tribes have been having trouble getting water settlements through Congress but those hurdles posed no problems for the Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation.


House panel considers draft of Pechanga Band water rights bill
House panel considers draft of Pechanga Band water rights bill (June 20, 2016)

The southern California tribe has been pushing for a water rights settlement for a decade.


Senate Indian Affairs Committee passes two water bills at meeting
Senate Indian Affairs Committee passes two water bills at meeting (February 3, 2016)

The business meeting marked the first time that the committee has advanced a tribal water settlement in five years


Senate Indian Affairs Committee reschedules business meeting
Senate Indian Affairs Committee reschedules business meeting (January 25, 2016)

Lawmakers will consider bills to settle the water rights of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana and the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians in California.


Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules business meeting for two water rights bills
Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules business meeting for two water rights bills (January 22, 2016)

The water rights of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana and the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians in California are on the agenda.