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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe celebrates completion of rural water supply system
Environment | National
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe celebrates completion of rural water supply system (August 22, 2017)
The $29.2 million Standing Rock Rural Water Supply System will serve about 10,000 people on the reservation.

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe accused of 'misuse' of water project funds
National | Politics
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe accused of 'misuse' of water project funds (June 2, 2017)
An audit uncovered $1.4 million in questionable spending but the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe is only repaying $54,190 to the federal government.

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe repays $54K to address federal audit
Environment | National
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe repays $54K to address federal audit (May 18, 2017)
An investigation uncovered $1.4 million in questionable costs but the tribe and the Bureau of Reclamation whittled down the number.

Republican lawmaker with a better tribal record tapped for Interior Secretary
Environment | National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Republican lawmaker with a better tribal record tapped for Interior Secretary (December 15, 2016)
Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Montana) has supported tribes on water rights, federal recognition, sovereignty and other matters.

President Obama honors sanctity of Lake Tahoe to Washoe Tribe
Environment | National | Politics
President Obama honors sanctity of Lake Tahoe to Washoe Tribe (September 1, 2016)
Lake Tahoe is the center of the world to the Washoe people.

Tribes in northern California take action to protect salmon runs
Environment | Law | National
Tribes in northern California take action to protect salmon runs (June 24, 2016)
The Hoopa Valley Tribe and the Yurok Tribe have seen back-to-back years of fish kills and this year's runs are shaping up to be some of the worst on record.

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to testify at House budget hearing
National | Politics
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to testify at House budget hearing (February 29, 2016)
The budget includes $2.9 billion for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, $140.4 million for the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians and $217 million for Indian Country water programs at the Bureau of Reclamation.

Chippewa Cree Tribe accused of overbilling Montana for pipeline
Law
Chippewa Cree Tribe accused of overbilling Montana for pipeline (February 26, 2016)
The alleged overbilling occurred when the head of the Montana tribe's construction company admitted he took bribes and accepted kickbacks.

Bureau of Reclamation emphasizes tribal water rights settlements
Environment | National | Politics
Bureau of Reclamation emphasizes tribal water rights settlements (February 9, 2016)
The agency is seeking $131.2 million to implement and maintain settlements for tribes in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota and South Dakota.

President Obama seeks $2.9B budget for Bureau of Indian Affairs
Education | National | Politics
President Obama seeks $2.9B budget for Bureau of Indian Affairs (February 9, 2016)
The request includes $278 million for contract support costs and $138.3 million for Indian school construction.

Tribes and activists celebrate rejection of Keystone XL Pipeline
Canada | Environment | Law | National | Politics
Tribes and activists celebrate rejection of Keystone XL Pipeline (November 9, 2015)
Leaders in South Dakota spent seven years rallying opposition to a project that would have crossed treaty-protected territories.

Colville Tribes gain law enforcement authority on federal land
Environment | Law
Colville Tribes gain law enforcement authority on federal land (August 11, 2015)
Tribal officers will be able to enforce federal civil law on land managed by the Bureau of Reclamation.

House subcommittee takes up Navajo Nation water bill next week
Environment | Law | Politics
House subcommittee takes up Navajo Nation water bill next week (June 19, 2015)
Consideration comes as Congress reduces a funding request for tribal water rights settlements.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets hearing on water rights
Environment | Law | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets hearing on water rights (May 19, 2015)
Michael Connor, the deputy secretary of the Interior Department who has worked on several tribal settlements, is on the witness list.

Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe seeks water funding
Environment | National | Politics
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe seeks water funding (May 19, 2015)
The largest rural water project in North America was originally intended to provide clean drinking water to residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation by piping water from the Missouri river to reservation residents.

Crow Tribe reaches hydropower deal with Bureau of Reclamation
Business | Environment
Crow Tribe reaches hydropower deal with Bureau of Reclamation (April 2, 2015)
The tribe holds the exclusive right to develop and market power generated at the Yellowtail Afterbay Dam.

Bureau of Reclamation seeks $20.3M for tribal water projects
Environment | Politics
Bureau of Reclamation seeks $20.3M for tribal water projects (March 31, 2015)
The funding requests benefit the Fort Peck Tribes and the Chippewa Cree Tribe, both in Montana, and tribes in South Dakota.

California tribes support release of water to benefit salmon runs
Environment | Law
California tribes support release of water to benefit salmon runs (August 28, 2014)
The Hoopa Valley Tribe and the Yurok Tribe pushed for the release of more water.

OPB: Drought relief program for  members of Klamath Tribes
Environment
OPB: Drought relief program for members of Klamath Tribes (August 2, 2013)
Oregon Public Broadcasting reports on a program that helps members of the Klamath Tribes of Oregon.

Michael Connor nominated for  top post at Interior Department
National | Politics
Michael Connor nominated for top post at Interior Department (July 31, 2013)
Michael L. Connor, a descendant of Taos Pueblo, will be nominated as deputy secretary of the Interior Department.

Klamath Tribes    issue first call  for treaty-based    water rights
Environment | Law | National
Klamath Tribes issue first call for treaty-based water rights (June 11, 2013)
The Klamath Tribes of Oregon issued a historic call for their treaty-based water rights. The Oregon Water Resources Department in March confirmed the tribe's senior rights in the Klamath River...

Tribes  a part of meeting    to discuss future of Colorado River
Environment
Tribes a part of meeting to discuss future of Colorado River (May 28, 2013)
Tribes are taking part in a meeting to discuss the future of the Colorado River. In 1922, seven states signed the Colorado River Compact. However, tribes were left out of...

Obama orders speedy review of Navajo Nation water pipeline
Environment
Obama orders speedy review of Navajo Nation water pipeline (October 13, 2011)
President Barack Obama placed the Navajo Gallup Water Supply Project in New Mexico on his list of 14 infrastructure projects to be expedited through the federal government. The pipeline is...

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