tag: water

House Committee on Appropriations American Indian and Alaska Native Public Witness Hearing Day 1, Morning Session
The House Committee on Appropriations is hearing from dozens of Indian Country leaders who are testifying about their funding needs.
As it deteriorates, the ecosystem around the Salton Sea in California, has been creating a toxic environment that hurts the health of Indigenous and immigrant communities.
NAFOA
Show some love for the Earth that sustains us. Happy Earth Day!
Cherokee Nation Earth Day
Cherokee Nation is leading by example to foster a sustainable future, both locally and globally, for generations to come.
Allium tricoccum
What’s on The Menu? The state of Native agriculture, wild onion season and Native matriarchs.
Stephen Roe Lewis
The Gila River Indian Community plans to work directly with federal officials to develop its own proposal for water sharing on the Colorado River.
Colorado River
Four states and six tribes in the Colorado River Basin are working on what could be a historic agreement — if it happens at all.
Puyallup River
Two recent events are major wins for tribes fighting to restore natural salmon runs in the Pacific Northwest.
Black Mesa
Federal energy officials took the unusual step of denying permits to several pumped hydropower projects proposed on the Navajo Nation, citing a new policy that gives tribes a greater voice in projects on their lands.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking testimony on five bills.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is hosting its first hearing of 2024.
Black Mesa
When Adrian Herder saw the plans for a hydropower project on the Navajo Nation, he was shocked by the “outrageous” amounts of water the project would reportedly use.
Deb Haaland
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland delivers remarks at the opening of the third annual White House Tribal Nations Summit.
Santee Sioux Nation
There is no more basic need than clean drinking water. That’s a need that the Santee Sioux Nation in Nebraska has been lacking since 2019.
Verlon Jose
The leader of the Tohono O’odham said construction of a border wall on his tribe’s territory has caused irreversible damage.
Timothy Nuvangyaoma
Promises of federal funding remain just that – promises – for smaller tribes for whom the money is inaccessible because of bureaucratic and financial hurdles.
Navajo Nation at U.S. Supreme Court
Government records shed new light on how state opposition hindered tribes from claiming their rightful shares of the Colorado River.
Water Catchment
At the center of all life is water. But, for wildlife in the hot deserts of Arizona, finding it isn’t so easy.
Crystalyne Curley
The Navajo Nation Council is 100 years old this year – and the Navajo Nation’s fight for water access has been going on for at least that long.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing on water in Native communities on September 27, 2023.
Alex Padilla
The infusion of federal money for infrastructure projects is only a first step toward fixing deep problems with water systems on tribal lands.
Burning Man
The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe is speaking out after a viral video showed outsiders being removed from a highway in an incident that took place during one of the busiest times on the reservation.
Clyde Estes
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District recently completed an $11.6 million project in partnership with the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe to address erosion of shoreline banks.
'Bring the Salmon Home. Remove the Klamath Dams'
The largest dam removal project in U.S. history is taking place in the Klamath River basin. Tribes were instrumental in making it happen.
U.S. Supreme Court
As dangerous smoke cast an ominous shadow over the nation’s capital, tribes and their advocates continue to wait for a series of monumental decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court.
Deb Haaland
A Republican lawmaker who was unable to derail Deb Haaland’s historic rise to Secretary of the Interior had somewhat of a meltdown as he came face-to-face with the Native woman trailblazer.
Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes
Efforts to strengthen the Indian Arts and Crafts Act are drawing widespread attention as tribes seek a major — and controversial — change to a law designed to protect Native artists from frauds.
MY Arctic Sunrise Arrives in Kingston, Jamaica
Researchers and environmental advocates don’t know much yet about mining minerals off the bottom of the ocean floor but the race is on for development.
White Earth Indian Reservation
The White Earth Nation says it is developing an ethics code after hearing a “litany of concerns” about a prominent figure who has benefited from the tribe’s name for more than three decades.
White Earth Land Recovery Project
From growing hemp to fighting pipelines, Winona LaDuke has launched a large number of organizations, businesses and initiatives. Here’s a look at some of her environmental efforts.
Navajo Nation at U.S. Supreme Court
Tribal leaders are calling on the Biden administration to re-examine its commitment to the nation-to-nation relationship following “shocking” arguments in a closely-watched U.S. Supreme Court case.
Ivey Camille Manybeads Tso
The highest court in the land is once again taking up a case that will determine whether the United States lives up to its promises to tribal nations.
Horseshoe Bend
If there’s an epicenter of the more than 20-year drought in the west and Southwest, it’s the Colorado River.
Lisa Murkowski and Brian Schatz
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work after what the legislative panel’s bipartisan leadership said was an extremely productive session.
USACE Partnership Restores Shoalwater Bay Dune
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers partnered with the Shoalwater Bay Tribe to restore the Shoalwater Bay Dune before the first major storm of the season.
Lake Sturgeon
As the sturgeon spearfishing season gets underway, Native America Calling looks at the ecological status of sturgeons, traditional harvest methods and tribal efforts to protect them.
Bruce Westerman
A key Congressional committee is finally getting to work, with Republicans pursuing a new agenda for Indian Country and beyond.
U.S. Supreme Court
Indian Country is gearing up for another round of big cases at the nation’s highest court, with water rights and tribal sovereignty on the line.
Cherokee Nation
Whether it’s new construction, refurbished existing buildings, improved water or better roads, we are investing in what the Cherokee people have asked for.
Prescott National Forest
About 100,000 mines have been abandoned in Arizona, according to the state inspector, leaving behind huge amounts of toxic waste.