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Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Charmaine White Face: Radioactivity found in Pine Ridge waters (03/05)
For a number of years, one of our projects has been monitoring nuclear radioactivity in the water and air in the 1868 Treaty Territory, including the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Filed Under: Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee business meeting and hearing (02/23)
Three bills are on the agenda for the business meeting while the oversight hearing will focus on the fiscal year 2016 budget request for Indian programs.

Filed Under: Environment
New Mexico tribe worries about water pollution from big city (02/19)
The tribe has had to stop using the Rio Grande River for ceremonies at certain times due to pollution from neighboring Albuquerque.

Filed Under: Opinion
Editorial: Approve water compact for Salish and Kootenai Tribes (02/09)
The bottom line is that the CSKT’s water rights predate everyone else’s.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Lorraine Loomis: Eating fish shouldn't be risky for Washington (02/06)
Gov. Jay Inslee wants to change the cancer risk rate used to set state water quality standards from 1 in 1 million to 1 in 100,000.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Tribal college geologist tackles uranium mine (01/30)
Uranium mining in the southern Black Hills compromises water supplies, according to expert testimony by Oglala Lakota College Department Co-Chair Hannan LaGarry.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Lummi Nation seeks halt to coal export project (01/27)
The tribe asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deny a building permit for what otherwise would become North America’s largest coal export terminal.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe contests uranium expansion (01/21)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe contested foreign uranium mining expansion in Nebraska

Filed Under: Opinion
Opinion: Treaty doesn't promise off-reservation water for tribes (01/19)
What is the origin of off-reservation claims?

Filed Under: Environment | Law | Politics
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes push water compact (01/14)
The 1855 Treaty of Hellgate promises water on and off the reservation.

Filed Under: Opinion
Opinion: Ratify water compact with Salish and Kootenai Tribes (01/12)
Montana lawmaker argues for approval of a water compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.

Filed Under: Environment
NPR: Water a scarce resource for many families on Navajo Nation (01/06)
About 40 percent of the Navajo Nation has to make their water stretch.

Filed Under: Opinion
Opinion: Water deal is great for Hualapai Tribe but not for county (12/22)
Supervisors in Movahe County explain why they oppose H.R.4924, the Bill Williams River Water Rights Settlement.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Column: Tribal voices often minimized in environmental debate (12/17)
Krista Langlois of High Country News looks back at some of the major stories in Indian Country this year.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics
Rep. Gosar faces criticism over bill that benefits Hualapai Tribe (12/17)
Local officials blast their Arizona Congressman for pushing the bill without their input.

Filed Under: Environment
Menominee Nation declares emergency due to flooding conditions (12/16)
Rising water levels in the Wolf River have led to flooding on the reservation.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics
Water settlement measure for Hualapai Tribe headed to Obama (12/03)
The House and the Senate passed the Bill Williams River Water Rights Settlement Act this week.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics | Trust
House approves bills for Hualapai Tribe and tribes in Nevada (12/02)
H.R.4924, the Bill Williams River Water Rights Settlement Act, and H.R.2455, the Nevada Native Nations Lands Act, passed by voice votes.

Filed Under: National | Politics
House returns to work this week to consider several tribal bills (12/01)
Four bills are being considered today and a bill to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act will be on the agenda tomorrow.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Editorial: Yakama Nation must disclose plans for clean water (11/25)
Newspaper calls on the Environmental Protection Agency and the Yakama Nation to meet soon to discuss the tribe's clean water plans.

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