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Fires & Floods

First Nations

article More consultations coming for First Nations community on flood project: government (2/25/2020)
(Manitoba) -- The provincial government says they will be consulting with First Nations communities about a flood-protection project, but an area chief says what he'...
article Lake St. Martin takes Ottawa to court over ending benefits for those displaced by 2011 flood (1/13/2020)
(Ottawa) -- A Manitoba First Nation plans to argue in court that the federal government is cutting off evacuee benefits without providing secure housing more than eight...
article Thunder Bay receives final flight of Bearskin Lake residents as evacuations continue (11/20/2019)
(Ontario) -- Thunder Bay is not expecting to receive any more flights from Bearskin Lake First Nation as evacuations from the community continue. The city is one of the...
article 'We just want to go home': First Nations storm evacuees grow tired of Winnipeg (10/16/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Shirley Sinclair is no stranger to city hotels. The Dauphin River resident lived in them for almost a year after the 2011 flood and is back in one again...
article Arson suspected after sacred lodge burnt in Chippewas of the Thames First Nation (9/30/2019)
(Ontario) -- A First Nation community near London, Ont. is reeling after it's Midewiwin Lodge was found charred, and members of the community suspect the fire was...
article 'Heart of our community' gone as complex burns to the ground in First Nation (9/27/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Grief and bewilderment are the two emotions running through the minds of the people in the Canupawakpa Dakota First Nation as they struggle to come to...
article Sixteen-year-old dead after house fire on Beardy’s First Nation (9/10/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Rosthern RCMP say a 16-year-old girl is dead after a house fire on the Beardy’s First Nation Sunday afternoon. Police say at this point they...
article Indigenous fire practices once shaped the Northwest — and they might again (9/9/2019)
(Washington) -- Upon arriving in Washington, many settlers assumed that the lands they had entered were perfect representations of unspoiled nature. They explored...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Illinois Gaming

article Harrah’s Metropolis Casino and Hotel closing due to flooding (2/23/2020)
(Illinois) -- Harrah’s Metropolis Casino and Hotel is closing due to rising water levels on the Ohio River. The business will close Sunday, Feb. 23 at 9 p.m....
1 Article on this Issue

Charity Gaming

article Magee Fire Department may lose bingo license, be fined $5,000 (2/11/2020)
(New York) -- The Magee Fire Department may lose its bingo and games of chance licenses and be fined $5,000 by the state Gaming Commission for several bingo and...
1 Article on this Issue

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla

article NE Umatilla County, Reservation Residents Urged To Evacuate After Flooding (2/8/2020)
(Oregon) -- Residents in northeastern Umatilla County and parts of the Umatilla Indian Reservation that have been hit by major floodwaters are being urged to evacuate....
article Umatilla County under state of emergency (2/8/2020)
(Oregon) -- Flooding caused by rainfall in the Blue Mountains this week became a statewide issue, culminating with Gov. Kate Brown declaring a state of emergency for...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Video: Researching wildfire with the Navajo Nation (1/17/2020)
(Arizona) -- Connecting with the land and nature plays a large role in many Indigenous cultures. Northern Arizona University's School of Forestry is partnering with...
article Reward offered for information about Navajo Agricultural Products Industry fires (9/14/2019)
(New Mexico) -- A reward is being offered to anyone with information about fires that have occurred since July at Navajo Agricultural Products Industry. The recent fires...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Kickapoo Tribe

article FBI, ATF, Kickapoo PD investigate double-fatality fire (12/29/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma Federal Bureau of Investigation tells KFOR they are working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and the Kickapoo Tribal Police...
1 Article on this Issue

Missouri Gaming

article Casino showcases major renovations months after flood damage (12/29/2019)
(Missouri) -- Nine months after floodwaters severely damaged the land base area of the St. Jo Frontier Casino, staff reopened a newly renovated space to the public....
article Casino set to debut new renovations months after devastating flood (12/27/2019)
(Missouri) -- Major renovations are finally complete months after historic flooding left parts of the St. Joe Frontier Casino under several feet of water. "It took...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Muscogee Creek

article PICTURE: Aerial Flooding (12/29/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The River Spirit Hotel and Casino has flood waters surrounding it on the Arkansas River on Friday, May 24, 2019.
1 Article on this Issue

Las Vegas Gaming

article Deadly Las Vegas Fire Underscores the Importance of Fire Sprinklers (12/23/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- On December 21st, an early morning fire in a Las Vegas apartment building claimed the lives of six people, with reports of more injured, several of those...
article No one was injured after a small fire at The Orleans in Las Vegas (12/21/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Fire officials were called to The Orleans casino after a small fire broke out on the outside of the front of the building Friday afternoon, the Clark...
article VIDEO: Smoke from fire at The Cosmopolitan (10/22/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Video of smoke from an electrical fire at The Cosmopolitan.
article Electrical fire in pool area of the Cosmopolitan has been extinguished (10/21/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Clark County Fire Department is investigating an electrical, possibly mechanical fire at the Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino on Las Vegas Blvd. Monday...
article Binion Ranch structures on Pahrump property destroyed by fire (9/16/2019)
(Nevada) -- A suspicious fire destroyed at least two structures on the historic Binion Ranch property over the weekend. Pahrump Fire Chief Scott Lewis said crews were...
article Cigarette sets artificial plant ablaze at Bellagio Hotel and Casino (9/5/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- The Clark County Fire Department says they responded to a small fire on Thursday afternoon at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino. Five engines, two trucks, two...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

San Manuel Tribe

press release San Manuel tribe awards $1.1 million for wildfire recovery (12/19/2019)
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, in partnership with government agencies, a coalition of nonprofits and tribal governments are supporting broad...
1 Article on this Issue

Chippewa Cree

article Fire at Catholic Church on Rocky Boy Reservation, church considered complete loss (12/15/2019)
(Montana) -- The community is coming together in the wake of this fire a little over a week before Christmas. Sister Margaret O'Doherty says she noticed the smoke...
article Church fire burning on the Rocky Boy Reservation (12/14/2019)
(Montana) -- A fire started Saturday morning at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Rocky Boy Indian Reservation. The Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana shared this video...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Torres-Martinez

article BIA issues timeline, details on Martinez Fire cleanup, at Rep. Ruiz's request (12/14/2019)
(California) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs has responded to U.S. Rep. Raul Ruiz's request for a timeline on cleanup efforts at the recycling facility on the Torres...
article BIA says arson suspected in Martinez Fire at Thermal dump that's been burning for a month (11/12/2019)
(California) -- The suspected cause of the long-burning Martinez Fire on the Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians reservation is arson, according to the Bureau of...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Lytton Band

press release Tri Counties Bank Announces Recipients of Additional $1 Million Camp Fire Fund Donation (12/12/2019)
(California) -- Tri Counties Bank announced today the recipients of the $1 million donation by the Lytton Rancheria Tribe to the Tri Counties Bank Camp Fire Fund in 2018...
1 Article on this Issue

Fort Belknap

article Man sentenced to two years in prison for burning vacant church (12/9/2019)
(North Dakota) -- A man has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for burning down a vacant church on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. Twenty-three-year-...
1 Article on this Issue

Pine Ridge

article Pine Ridge fire victims identified as father, adult son (12/9/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The two people found dead in a fire at their home near Pine Ridge have been identified by relatives as a father and his adult son. Jackie Mousseaux...
article House fire near Pine Ridge leaves two dead (12/6/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Two people were found dead early on the morning of Monday, December 2nd, after a fire consumed the trailer in which they are believed to have resided....
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Havasupai Tribe

article Flash flood hit sleeping campers near popular waterfall. California man came to the rescue (12/6/2019)
(Arizona) -- Justin Corley thought he was going on vacation last week when he and his family left their Clovis home bound for spectacular hiking near Grand Canyon...
1 Article on this Issue

Hard Rock

article 'We didn't have water,' eyewitness says after fire kills 2 in northern Saskatchewan (12/4/2019)
(Saskatoon) -- You can hear the panic in their voices. People screaming, running and calling for help as they try to get away from a ball of fire that used to be a home...
1 Article on this Issue

California Gaming

article Crews battle brush fire near casino (11/2/2019)
(California) -- Firefighters were battling a brush fire near the Golden Acorn Casino Saturday. The blaze was around 10 to 20 acres by 6 a.m., according to Cal Fire. It...
1 Article on this Issue

Nevada Gaming

article Two detained following a fire at the Peppermill Casino in Reno (11/1/2019)
(Reno) -- Reno Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire Friday after it caused minor damage to the outside of a room in the Tuscany tower. The Reno Fire Department said...
1 Article on this Issue

Graton Rancheria

article California tribes impacted by wildfires (10/29/2019)
(California) -- California tribes are impacted by the wildfires that continue to burn across the state. The largest fire is the Kincade Fire, north of the San Francisco...
1 Article on this Issue

Chumash Tribe

article Santa Ynez Chumash gifts Type 3 fire engine to Cahuilla Fire Department (10/24/2019)
(California) -- The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians recently extended a helping hand to another tribe by donating a Type 3 fire engine to the Cahuilla Band of Indians...
1 Article on this Issue

Yankton Sioux Tribe

article Yankton Sioux: 'Our community is literally drowning' (9/30/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The town of Lake Andes on the Yankton Sioux reservation in southeastern South Dakota has been underwater since the bomb cyclone hit the area in March...
article Lake Andes, Yankton Sioux restrain flooding while searching for permanent solutions (9/26/2019)
(South Dakota) -- More than two weeks after heavy rainfall left much of southeastern South Dakota flooded, people in and around Lake Andes are still trying to determine...
article Officials recommend Yankton Sioux Tribe use local resources for flood response, not National Guard (9/24/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The South Dakota Department of Public Safety has recommended the Yankton Sioux Tribe’s request to use the South Dakota National Guard for flood...
article State says no to Yankton Sioux Tribe's ask for National Guard help with flooding (9/24/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The Yankton Sioux Tribe is requesting the National Guard's assistance with flooding in the White Swan community at Lake Andes. However, the South...
article Yankton Sioux Tribe asks for help after another round of flooding (9/21/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The flooding took over parts of eastern South Dakota and for some, it's the third time this year. The Yankton Sioux Tribe is doing everything they...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Cheyenne River Sioux

article Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe receives funding for damaged roadways (9/26/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Last month, Regional Director Timothy LaPointe accompanied Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Chairman Harold Frazier on a tour of the roads damaged by the...
1 Article on this Issue

Yocha Dehe Wintun

article Vegetation fire burns 13.7 acres at Rolling Hills Casino Golf Course in Corning (9/23/2019)
(California) -- A vegetation fire, burning at Rolling Hills Casino Golf Course, has been fully contained after burning more than 13 acres. According to Cal Fire Tehama-...
1 Article on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article Cherokee Casino Fort Gibson reopened after flood repairs (9/17/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- After closing earlier this year in the wake of historic flooding all along the Arkansas River, the Cherokee Casino Fort Gibson underwent a “soft...
1 Article on this Issue

Crow Tribe

article Fire Burns 584 Acres Near Pryor on Crow Reservation (9/5/2019)
(Montana) -- Firefighters contained the 524-acre Roadside 484 fire that sparked Wednesday on the Crow Reservation, according to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
1 Article on this Issue

Northern Cheyenne

article Firefighters battle coal seam fires on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation (9/3/2019)
(Wyoming) -- An underground coal bed caught fire on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation and lit the Burning Creek fire on Sunday, according to a Monday release from the...
article Firefighters battle coal seam fires on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation (9/3/2019)
(Montana) -- An underground coal bed caught fire on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation and lit the Burning Creek fire on Sunday, according to a Monday release from the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Other News

article 7-year-old boy dies in house fire on Garden Hill First Nation (2/24/2020)
(Manitoba) -- A seven-year-old boy is dead following a house fire on a northern Manitoba First Nation on Friday, RCMP said in a news release Monday. Mounties arrived at...
article First Nations push for meeting with Manitoba government on flood protection project (2/10/2020)
(Manitoba) -- For the second time in six months the province of Manitoba was nowhere to be seen during community meetings on a large flood protection project. Interlake...
article Yukon First Nations Wildfire leader 'very moved, very humbled' by $1M funding boost (2/8/2020)
(Yukon) -- It was a big enough deal to win an Arctic Inspiration Prize — but that was just the start. Yukon First Nations Wildfire ended up leaving the Arctic...
article Stoney Nakoda Appeal Stops Restoration of McDougall Church (1/26/2020)
(Alberta) -- First Nation Stoney Nakoda is approving a development permit for the restoration of a historic fire-damaged church in 2017, saying the society moving...
article Native Solutions to Big Fires (1/25/2020)
(California) -- Today’s newsletter is a special dispatch from the San Francisco bureau chief, Thomas Fuller, who spent time covering the fires in Australia.Bill...
article Native Solutions to Big Fires (1/24/2020)
(California) -- Bill Tripp learned to burn when he was 4 years old. In an Indian community along a bend in the Salmon River in the northwest corner of California, Mr....
article What This Aboriginal Christian Wants to Tell the Church About the Australia Fires (1/22/2020)
(Australia) -- Australia's wildfires have consumed million acres of brushland, rainforests, and national parks. More than 30 people have died and according to some...
article Australia wildfires reveal ancient aboriginal aquaculture system built before the Egyptian pyramids (1/19/2020)
(Australia) -- Australia‘s wildfires have revealed an ancient aquaculture system built by indigenous people which is thought to predate the time of the Pyramids of...
article The Aboriginal origins of the word ‘koala’ (1/16/2020)
(Australia) -- Bush fires this season have ravaged Australia. More than 10 million hectares of land have been burned, homes and lives have been lost and over a billion...
article St. Mary’s Catholic Church at Rocky Boy’s plans to rebuild after devastating fire (1/14/2020)
(Montana) -- The ashes from the Dec. 14 fire have yet to be cleared out, but parishioners of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation are...
article NAC: Australia’s lesson on fire management (1/14/2020)
(Australia) -- The bush fires in Australia have burned an estimated 20-million acres, claiming at least 24 human lives and countless wild animals. The size and severity...
article Why Aboriginal planners say the bush 'needs to burn' (1/12/2020)
(Australia) -- For thousands of years, the Indigenous people of Australia set fire to the land. Long before Australia was invaded and colonised by Europeans, fire...
article Indigenous knowledge saves home from wildfire in Australia (1/10/2020)
(Australia) -- Phil Sheppard believes aboriginal knowledge on managing forests saved his self-built home in a remote mountain part of Australia from raging wildfires...
article What indigenous design could teach us about surviving climate change (1/10/2020)
(Australia) -- Australia’s wildfires—which, since September, have burned 17.9 million acres of the continent—have not only turned skies vermillion and...
article Up to 10,000 dehydrated camels will be killed in Australia as the country faces catastrophic bushfires and long droughts (1/8/2020)
(Australia) -- About 10,000 dehydrated wild camels are at risk of being shot and killed in Australia, as their home region faces a long drought and the country faces...
article Aussie casino looks at huge jump in expenses thanks to climate change (1/2/2020)
(Australia) -- The Reef Casino in Australia is telling shareholders that it has a new reason for higher expenses. It has reported its insurance bill is increasing by...
article Casino showcases major renovations months after flood damage (12/28/2019)
(Missouri) -- Nine months after floodwaters severely damaged the land base area of the St. Jo Frontier Casino, staff reopened a newly renovated space to the public....
article Community devastated after Rocky Boy church burns (12/17/2019)
(Montana) -- Community members on the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation are reeling from the loss of the St. Mary church; the decades-old building burned down on...
article Fire destroys Sandy Bay child welfare head office (12/16/2019)
(Manitoba) -- A fire early Sunday morning burned down the main building for Sandy Bay Child and Family Services. The chief of Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation said the...
article ‘We are helping the community steal the fire back’: Tribe-driven stewardship of Butte County forests gains traction (12/7/2019)
(California) -- The Camp Fire has prompted the Mechoopda Tribe to set in a motion a plan to improve forest management in Butte County using its sovereignty and its...

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