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.
Another decision by Governor Kristi Noem has been made without the consent of the Lakota people and has resulted in an embarrassing situation.
Gov. Kristi Noem (R) is putting the economic needs of a foreign company ahead of the future of South Dakota.
Efforts to increase tribal participation in water use decisions have fallen flat in the South Dakota Legislature.
The Confederated Salish are Kootenai Tribes are being left out of a deal pushed by opponents of a water rights settlement.
Climate change has been really tough on tribes across the country, officials told the House Subcommittee for Indigenous People of the United States.
Tribal nations are supporting legislation that would impact the route of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Here’s how one Native ranching family restored a prairie, wildlife habitat and a creek on their homelands.
Finally, plant species have rights, too.
The state of Washington has a duty to protect habitat so that salmon are available for tribes to exercise our treaty rights.
Water protectors from far and wide gathered to celebrate and foster the International Treaty to Protect the Sacred from Tar Sands Projects.
Indian Country is 26 days into a fight with the Trump administration. One tribe's been struggling even longer.
I’m proud that Cherokee Nation took the lead in removing a risk that would have threatened our communities forever.
A ski resort on public land uses reclaimed sewage to make snow on sacred land.
News of the federal judge's decision spread quickly across social media in Indian Country.
The White House plans to improve water reliability and availability in the West by streamlining regulatory processes and conducting expedited reviews on water projects. But details remain scarce.
Congress went on break last week but not before sending another pro-tribal bill to President Donald Trump.
Tribes want a seat at the table in talks over a pipeline that runs through their treaty territory.
The leader of the Crow Tribe is vowing to pay back any misspent federal funds after yet another audit uncovered problems on the reservation.
The Crow Tribe is accused of misusing and mismanaging $12.8 million in federal funds.
A Navajo Nation water settlement, a bill to repeal a paternalistic federal policy and broadband in Indian County are on the agenda on Capitol Hill.
The Yurok Tribe is buying back ancestral lands, rebuilding its economy and becoming more self-sufficient.
More than 40 families in Iowa are fighting to contain the spread of concentrated animal feeding operations.
The Trump administration has yet to release its Dakota Access Pipeline decision, more than two weeks after it was supposedly finished.
The Colville Tribes are celebrating after securing a huge victory against the world's largest mining company.
The Mohawk people thrived until the need for cheap power led to the destruction of our homelands.
Not every tribal election offers voters a clear choice, or even a good choice.
Treaty tribes believe a pollution-based economy is not sustainable. No price can be placed on the value of human health or the resources that sustain us.
Citing a need to protect water, the Spirit Lake Nation is opposing plans to house up to 2,400 hogs near the reservation.
It's been a week since the Trump administration approved the Dakota Access Pipeline again. Where's the actual decision?
Jon Kyl will take the late John McCain's place on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
The Navajo Nation election centers on clean water, purged voter rolls and a fading coal economy.
An encampment of protesters is resisting the crude oil industry, whose environmental disasters disproportionately affect the poor and people of color.
A massive open-pit copper mine in Arizona is being challenged by the Hopi Tribe, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Tohono O’odham Nation.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers needs until the end of the month to complete its work on the Dakota Access Pipeline.
The Trump administration is supposed to release a revised decision on the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline on August 10.
The White Mountain Apache Tribe and two Pueblo tribes benefit from a bill that gained final approval in Congress.
A bill to help the White Mountain Apache Tribe with a water project and two Pueblo tribes with economic development efforts has been revived.
A tribal water rights fund is due to run out of money but the Trump administration isn't ready to support a permanent fix.
Micah Lott was accused of trespass and rioting at Standing Rock but the case was so weak that the judge cleared him.
Harvey Pratt, a veteran of the Vietnam War, has been chosen to create the National Native American Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
The latest Supreme Court case coincides with a resurgence of interest among a new generation of scholars and activists who are learning about and reviving indigenous food systems.
The Trump administration's 'energy dominance' agenda is being put to the test in Indian Country.
Tribal nations are currently asserting water rights as a way to ensure economic vitality, affirm sovereignty and provide basic services that some communities lack.
Without action on a compact for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, the consequences for water users, farmers, and ranchers will be dire.
The Ft. Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes decried the most recent toxic oilfield spill as all the more reason to resist TransCanada Corp.’s construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
'There are many issues that need to be addressed, but Congress doesn’t matter if there’s no water,' said Apache activist Wendsler Nosie Sr.
The Mohawk people can abide by our ancestral morals and reject a deal with the Enbridge energy company.
Canadian gold prospectors resume drilling near sacred Pe’ Sla after securing an alternative water supply for their operations.
A tribal, state and federal coalition has had success in downgrading Apache trout from endangered to threatened, a rare victory in the conservation world.
'Money isn’t everything to us. We are about the water and that we service the needs of our people that pay for it.'
“Letting a foreign country come in here and ruin our land and resources is what I don’t understand,” Yankton Sioux Vice Chair Jason Cooke said. “We’ll stand by ‘Water is Life’.”
Labor unions and Indian water rights aren’t usually associated with one another. But to the White Mountain Apache Tribe they’re currently tightly entwined.