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Filed Under: Environment | Law
Omaha Tribe signs agreement with EPA to improve utility services (08/29)
The Omaha Tribal Utility Commission agreed to make about $1 million in improvements to drinking and wastewater systems and to its trash collection program.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Heather Kendall-Miller: GOP candidate a threat to Native rights (08/26)
Republican Senate candidate Dan Sullivan’s record is clear: he is a staunch opponent of Native rights.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Laguna Pueblo still affected by uranium mine (08/25)
Even if authorities meet demands to ban new uranium mines until abandoned ones are cleaned up no amount of effort can reclaim the cultural losses the mining has imposed to date on the Laguna, Acoma, Zuni, Hopi and Navajo people of the Four Corners area.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Uranium mining leaves a long-lasting legacy on Navajo Nation (08/11)
The Arizona Republic ran a three-part series on the toxic legacy of uranium mining on the Navajo Nation.

Filed Under: Environment
MPR: Fond du Lac Band asks EPA for strong air quality standard (08/08)
The tribe is seeking a Class I designation for the reservation under the Clean Air Act.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Tribes discuss water concerns at conference (08/01)
Coinciding with a Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance conference about concerns for the Missouri River and Ogallala Aquifer on July 23-24, the U.S. EPA issued a new Policy on Environmental Justice.

Filed Under: Opinion
Opinion: EPA exploits tribes by recognizing their sovereignty (07/30)
Writer discusses Environmental Protection Agency decision to treat the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe as states under the Clean Air Act.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Native nations unite on uranium mine cleanup (07/29)
Almost half the uranium extracted in the United States was mined and milled in and around the Navajo Indian Reservation.

Filed Under: Environment
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.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
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.

Filed Under: Environment | National
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.

Filed Under: Environment | National
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.

Filed Under: Environment
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.

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

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Robert Heyano: Alaska tribes battle mine to protect way of life (06/27)
Robert Heyano, the president of the United Tribes of Bristol Bay, explains why Alaska Natives are fighting the Pebble Mine.

Filed Under: Opinion
Terri Hansen: Far too many Superfund sites in Indian Country (06/19)
Terri Hansen highlights a few of the 532 Superfund sites in Indian Country.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Northern Arapaho Tribe criticizes anti-Indian group meeting (06/09)
Citizens Equal Rights Alliance to discuss boundary dispute at meeting this weekend.

Filed Under: Environment
Quapaw Tribe reaches agreement to clean up Superfund sites (06/04)
Tribal lands are contaminated by waste from lead and zinc mining.

Filed Under: Environment
EPA to consult tribes about emissions at coal-fired power plants (06/04)
Navajo Nation, Ute Tribe and Fort Mojave Tribe host plants on their reservations.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Nation mourns passing of treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr. (05/06)
Tribal, federal and state officials across the country are mourning the passing of treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr.

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