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KUOW: Coeur d'Alene Tribe cleans meth houses with EPA funds (07/28)
The Coeur d'Alene Tribe received $200,000 to clean up houses that were contaminated by methamphetamine.

Obama signs Pascua Yaqui and Hoonah Indian Association bills (07/28)
Bill places land in trust for Pascua Yaqui Tribe and recognizes subsistence rights of Hoonah Indian Association.

KGOU: Indian Times review of news affecting Oklahoma tribes (07/28)
This week, Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes leadership ruling, Cobell settlement delays and tribal climate change program.

Blog: Tanka Fund aims to grow Indian Country's bison economy (07/25)
The GOAT Blog on High Country News explores the Tanka Fund, an effort to restore bison to Indian communities.

KCAW: BLM supports Alaska Native corporation in land dispute (07/24)
Alaska Native regional corporation has been fighting for land since 1975.

Water bottling plant provides usage reports to Morongo Band (07/23)
But the tribe hasn't disclosed any data to the public since 2009.

County drops opposition to CSKT land-into-trust application (07/22)
Dispute over sacred site stirred emotions and racist sentiments.

Yurok Tribe combats illegal marijuana farms on reservation (07/22)
The farms are damaging sacred sites, harming salmon runs and depleting the water supply.

Native Sun News: North Dakota tribe contains spill at pipeline (07/18)
The Mandan, Hidatsa & Arikara Nation, working with federal, state, and corporate officials, has contained a pipeline spill that threatened to contaminate Lake Sakakawea.

Raina Thiele: Action plan gets tribes ready for climate change (07/17)
Raina Thiele and Susan Ruffo discuss how the Interior Department and the Environmental Protection Agency will help tribes prepare for climate change.

KCET: Bishop Paiute Tribe seeks to restore endangered pupfish (07/16)
The tribe has established a Native Fish Refuge on its reservation.

Mary Pember: Wisconsin tribes ask EPA to stop massive mine (07/16)
Six tribes sign letter in opposition to huge $1.3 billion mine in northern Wisconsin.

Report faults Maine over dealings with Passamaquoddy Tribe (07/16)
State has claimed authority over tribal fishing activities.

BIA to start $10M program to help tribes with climate change (07/16)
Karen Diver, the chairwoman of the Fond du Lac Band, has been serving on a climate change task force created by the White House.

Morongo Band won't disclose water usage from bottling plant (07/16)
The tribe hosts a $26 million Nestle Waters facility on the reservation.

Oregon still working to rename dozens of 'squaw' place names (07/15)
Indian women convinced lawmakers to change the names but it's been a slow-moving process.

Bill allows tribes to manage wild horse herds from federal land (07/15)
Some tribes have complained about wild horse populations on their reservations.

Al Jazeera: Alaska Natives turn to 'Store Outside Your Door' (07/14)
The Store Outside Your Door is keeping Alaska Native food traditions alive.

Cleanup continues at site of spill on North Dakota reservation (07/14)
A pipeline with saltwater, a byproduct of oil and gas development, ruptured and spilled about 1 million gallons on the reservation.

NWPR: Umatilla Tribes protest plans for coal shipping terminal (07/11)
The Umatilla Tribes say they won't accept money in exchange for supporting a coal export terminal in eastern Oregon.

Al Jazeera: Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe hails return of native fish (07/10)
After decades of work, the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe in Nevada has seen the first naturally spawning runs of the Lahontan cutthroat trout.

Bill to authorize land swap with Ute Tribe heads to White House (07/10)
The bill allows the tribe to protect 20,000 acres of culturally important sites on the reservation.

Arizona delegation supports Hualapai Tribe settlement measure (07/10)
The Bill Williams River Water Rights Settlement Act ensures the tribe and allottees have sufficient access to water.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe loses lawsuit over aboriginal territory (07/10)
Appeals court rules that the tribe failed to challenge specific federal agency actions.

Moapa Band asks Congress to pass bill to add land to reservation (07/10)
Chairwoman Aletha Tom says land will be used for housing, recreation, cultural purposes and renewable energy development.

DOI told to investigate alleged violations of NAGPRA in California (07/10)
Former employee says Bureau of Reclamation office has failed to keep track of ancestral remains and artifacts.

Pipeline on reservation in North Dakota spills 1M gallons of fluid (07/10)
An unknown amount of saltwater entered a bay that leads to Lake Sakakawea.

Native Sun News: DOI seeks tribal help in boosting bison herds (07/10)
The U.S. Interior Department is looking to tribes and tribal organizations to help beef up its efforts to promote bison restoration

Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee's hearing on five bills (07/09)
The bills address land-into-trust, mineral rights and water rights issues for tribes in Arizona, Montana, Nevada and New Mexico.

Maine asserts jurisdiction over tribal waters in case against EPA (07/09)
State wants to determine standards for waters that run through reservations.

State seeks to enter lawsuit over road for Alaska Native village (07/08)
Gov. Sean Parnell (R) says the $21 million project will be funded entirely by the state.

Volunteer program helps protect historic tribal sites in California (07/08)
Volunteers work with park rangers to check for looting and vandalism.

NPS worried about Navajo Nation's Grand Canyon tourism plans (07/07)
The Grand Canyon Escalade includes a tramway that will carry tourists to the floor of the Grand Canyon.

Big Valley Band reports success for second tire recycling event (07/07)
The tribe collected more than 1,100 used car, truck and tire tractors.

Cachil Dehe Band receives $189K grant to restore habitat for elk (07/03)
Tribe wants to help population of Tule elk herd.

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