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Fires & Floods

Spokane Tribe

article Wind-driven wildfire burns 25 acres on Spokane Tribe of Indians reservation (8/19/2019)
(Washington) -- A wind-fueled fire that began in a single-wide trailer Sunday morning on the reservation of the Spokane Tribe of Indians had spread to 25 acres by early...
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Colville Tribe

article Mother Nature Helps Crews Tame Williams Flats Fire (8/12/2019)
(Washington) -- Cooler, wetter weather has helped crews battling a large wildfire burning on the Colville Indian Reservation. Fire spokesman Michael Krueger says as much...
article Williams Flats Fire burning 43,000 acres, 40 percent contained, level 1 through level 3 evacuations still in place (8/11/2019)
(Washington) -- The Williams Flats Fire in now 40 percent contained at 43,000 acres. According to Northwest Interagency Management Team 8, level 1 through level 3...
article Growing wildfire on Colville Indian Reservation leads to evacuations, air-quality alerts (8/9/2019)
(Washington) -- A spreading wildfire on the Colville Indian Reservation has led to evacuations and made air quality in the region among the worst in the nation,...
article Growing wildfire on Colville Indian Reservation leads to evacuations, air-quality alerts (8/7/2019)
(Washington) -- A spreading wildfire on the Colville Indian Reservation led to evacuations Wednesday and air quality in the region that the Environmental Protection...
article Drone incident slows progress on Williams Flats Fire (8/6/2019)
(Washington) -- Aerial efforts for the Williams Flats Fire burning on the Colville Indian Reservation were briefly suspended on Tuesday when a drone flew into a...
article Tribal authorities, fire crews keep watchfull eye on Williams Flat fire (8/6/2019)
(Washington) -- Spokane Tribal authorities and Stevens County fire crews are keeping a watchful eye across the Columbia River as the Williams Flat fire continues to...
article Wind and steep slopes challenge firefighters at Colville Indian Reservation wildfire (8/5/2019)
(Washington) -- Firefighters are battling a blaze on the Colville Indian Reservation, west of Spokane, that has burned more than 13,000 acres and is only 20% contained....
article Williams Flats Fire triggers evacuations on Colville land (8/4/2019)
(Washington) -- Wildland Firefighters continue efforts to contain a large lightning-caused brush fire that flared up Friday near Lake Roosevelt. The Williams Flats Fire...
article Fire burns 8,200 acres on Colville Indian Reservation (8/3/2019)
(Washington) -- One home is under a level 2 evacuation order for the Williams Flats Fire burning near Keller. The fire was first reported at 3:23 a.m. Friday and has...
article Level 3 evacuation issued for wildfire on Colville Indian Reservation (8/2/2019)
(Washington) -- A wildfire is burning nearly 2,500 acres on the Colville Indian Reservation near Lake Roosevelt on Friday. One home is threatened and a Level 3...
10 Total Articles on this Issue

Yankton Sioux Tribe

article Yankton Sioux Tribe says blocked culvert aggravating flooding problems (8/12/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The Yankton Sioux Tribe says a blocked culvert is aggravating flooding on the reservation near Fort Randall Dam. "Our community is literally...
1 Article on this Issue

Pine Ridge

article Flash flooding around the region leading to road closures (8/11/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Video courtesy of Oglala Sioux Tribe Emergency Management shows a flooded road between Sharps Corner and Porcupine. The road was closed, but officials...
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Chemehuevi Tribe

article New fire station launched as Havasu Landing casino, hotel prepares for launch (8/7/2019)
(California) -- A new addition in the community of Havasu Lake, California now offers fire protection to residents and businesses. According to the San Bernardino County...
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Muscogee Creek

article Oklahoma tribe gets US disaster designation following storms (8/7/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma-based Muscogee (Creek) Nation has received a federal disaster designation to help it recover from damage caused by severe storms, tornadoes...
article Longtime River Spirit Casino Resort employee looks back (7/31/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- After a temporary closure this Spring, things are back to normal at Tulsa's River Spirit Casino Resort. Longtime employee Betty Watson has worked there...
article After historic floodwaters forced its closure, River Spirit Casino Resort pool reopens (7/26/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- More than two months after closing due to historic floods, the River Spirit Casino Resort pool is ready for action. The outdoor pool and the swim-up bar,...
article River Spirit Casino pool reopens after flood (7/26/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- River Spirit Casino Resort has reopened its pool area that was submerged during historic floods this spring. The casino was also closed during the flooding...
article Hard work of employees helps River Spirit Casino Resort reopen after flooding (7/10/2019)
(Arizona) -- Entertainment Manager Jamie Crouch tells 2 Works for You that things are getting back to normal at River Spirit Casino Resort. "We were all freaking...
article River Spirit Casino Resort's pool to reopen in July after flood damage repairs to tiki bar (7/3/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The River Spirit Casino Resort's pool is scheduled to reopen later this month after repairs from flood damage at its tiki bar. Brandon Brooks, the...
article Tulsa River Spirit Casino Open For Business After Historic Flooding (6/23/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- After being closed from flooding for nearly a month, part of the River Spirit Casino and Resort is back open. The casino was forced to close after about a...
article River Spirit Casino back open after historic flooding shut it down (6/21/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The slot machines are ringing and the dice are rolling again at River Spirit Casino. It's been about a month since Tulsa's big money maker was shut...
article Tulsa River Spirit Casino Open For Business After Historic Flooding (6/21/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- After being closed from flooding for nearly a month, part of the River Spirit Casino and Resort is back open. The casino was forced to close after about a...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Warm Springs Tribe

article Lawsuit says rancher, manufacturer caused Oregon wildfire (8/7/2019)
(Oregon) -- A lawsuit says a rancher, workers and the John Deere farm equipment company are at fault for a wildfire that burned parts of an Oregon Native American...
article Warm Springs tribes file lawsuit over 2017 wildfire (8/6/2019)
(Oregon) -- The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs are suing a rancher, two people hired to cut his wheat and the John Deere farm equipment company, accusing them...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

First Nations

article $1.2-million price tag for wildfire evacuations of First Nations in Ontario over last five years (8/6/2019)
(Ontario) -- People in northern Ontario - and especially First Nations communities - are increasingly having their safety and well-being threatened by wildfires....
article Fund launched to support Pikangikum FN evacuees currently in Thunder Bay, Ont. (7/16/2019)
(Ontario) -- A new fund has been launched by the Thunder Bay Community Foundation to provide support to the estimated 1,000 Pikangikum First Nation residents who are...
article Thunder Bay not taking any more Pikangikum evacuees, city officials say (7/12/2019)
(Ontario) -- The City of Thunder Bay has reached the limit of the number of Pikangikum First Nation evacuees it can safely accommodate and will not accept any more, city...
article Forest fire threatening Pikangikum grows in size, airlifts continue (7/11/2019)
(Ontario) -- A forest fire threatening a First Nation in northwestern Ontario has grown in size, officials said Thursday as more flights were planned to airlift...
article Full evacuation of Pikangikum First Nation resumes amid growing forest fire (7/11/2019)
(Ontario) -- The evacuation of Pikangikum First Nation in northwestern Ontario has resumed as a growing forest fire rages nearby. The Ministry of Natural Resources says...
article VIDEO: Indigenous communities threatened by northern Ontario wildfires (7/11/2019)
(Ontario) -- Wade Durham from Ornge talks about the situation on the ground in Pikangikum First Nation.
article Last Pauingassi evacuees forced from homes by smoke en route to Winnipeg (7/8/2019)
(Manitoba) -- The last residents of Pauingassi First Nation forced from their homes due to heavy forest fire smoke are expected to arrive in Winnipeg Monday.
article Full evacuation from Pikangikum First Nation begins due to forest fire (7/8/2019)
(Ontario) -- The Ontario government says a full evacuation of the northern First Nation of Pikangikum has begun as a forest fire burns nearby. A spokesman for the...
article Village in Ontario with no road access being evacuated (7/8/2019)
(Ontario) -- For the second time in just over a month a village in Northwest Ontario is being evacuated due to smoke from wildfires. Pikangikum First Nation, with a...
article Officials try to limit spread of a forest fire near Keewaywin First Nation (7/7/2019)
(Ontario) -- Provincial officials say the forest fire heading towards Keewaywin First Nation in northwestern Ontario continues to grow. The province's Ministry of...
article Forest fire smoke forces about 200 evacuees out of 2 Manitoba First Nations (7/7/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Billowing smoke from forest fires has forced community members to flee from two First Nations in southeastern Manitoba. Evacuations are currently underway...
article Sioux Lookout declares state of emergency as town hosts Keewaywin First Nation evacuees (7/3/2019)
(Ontario) -- About 200 residents of Keewaywin are expected to leave the northwestern Ontario First Nation by the end of the day Wednesday, bound for Sioux Lookout, as a...
article 5 house fires in 9 days leave Six Nations firefighters exhausted and scrambling (7/3/2019)
(Ontario) -- An "unprecedented" number of house fires has left two families displaced and is stretching the Six Nations of the Grand River community fire...
13 Total Articles on this Issue

Cheyenne River Sioux

article Tribal leaders call for revamping road funding in Indian Country (8/5/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Heavy rains this year have washed out roads and culverts on the Cheyenne River Reservation and shone a light on what tribal leaders call an unbalanced...
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Crow Tribe

article Severe storms prompt flood advisory for Billings, Crow Reservation (7/14/2019)
(Montana) -- Heavy rains in the Billings area have sparked a flooding warning in urban areas and near small streams. The National Weather Service’s Billings Office...
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Mississippi Gaming

article Business as usual at Biloxi casinos as Barry approaches (7/12/2019)
(Mississippi) -- Barry's not bad enough to close the Mississippi casinos. It's business as usual there. Aside from rougher than normal waters on the nearby...
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CSKT

article Wildfire Burning on the Flathead Reservation (7/9/2019)
(Montana) -- The first notable wildfire of the year in Northwest Montana is burning on the Flathead Indian Reservation near Arlee. The lightning-sparked Arlee Northwest...
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Standing Rock Sioux

article 2 bodies recovered, 2 other people rescued after reservation highway washout (7/9/2019)
(North Dakota) -- Search teams on Tuesday recovered the bodies of a man and a woman near a washed-out section of a highway on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in...
article 2 found dead after road washout south of Fort Yates (7/9/2019)
(North Dakota) -- Tribal Chairman Mike Faith says first responders pulled man's body from a river after the Native American Scenic Byway washed out south of Fort...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Kalispel Tribe

article Fireworks canceled at Northern Quest after sparking brush fire (7/5/2019)
(Washington) -- The fireworks display at Northern Quest Casino was cut short Thursday after a small brush fire was started by one of the fireworks. Director of Public...
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White Mountain Apache

article Ft. Apache firefighters receive Pulaski Award (7/5/2019)
(Arizona) -- Hot Shots and firefighters with the Ft. Apache Agency on the White Mountain Apache Reservation, along with the Western Region BIA, Coronado National Forest-...
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Prairie Band Potawatomi

article Multiple agencies respond to fire at Prairie Band Casino (6/30/2019)
(Kansas) -- Multiple agencies responded to a fire that broke out Sunday afternoon at the Prairie Band Casino. At this time no information on how extensive the fire was,...
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Illinois Gaming

article Raging Rivers And Casino to Reopen (6/23/2019)
(Illinois) -- As the floodwaters continue to recede from the Riverbend, businesses impacted from the flood are re-opening. Argosy Alton Casino has announced that it will...
article As floodwater begins to recede, a Metro East casino plans to reopen its doors (6/22/2019)
(Illinois) -- Businesses in Alton are still feeling the affects of severe flooding but one major business received good news Saturday morning. The Argosy Casino plans to...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Nation to be reimbursed for storm expenses (6/23/2019)
(Arizona) -- The total expended to prepare for the severe snowstorms that hit Navajo in February tallied to about $570,000, and the Navajo Nation is due to be reimbursed...
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Other News

article The water is so hot in Alaska it’s killing large numbers of salmon (8/18/2019)
(Alaska) -- Alaska has been in the throes of an unprecedented heat wave this summer, and the heat stress is killing salmon in large numbers. Scientists have observed die...
article Manitoba First Nations say province hasn’t consulted on proposed flood channel (8/13/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Several First Nations in Manitoba say they haven’t been consulted by the province on plans for a new flood channel connecting two major waterways to...
article Crews trying to prevent fire from jumping Columbia River (8/9/2019)
(Washington) -- Firefighters are trying to prevent a fast-growing wildfire from jumping the Columbia River. The fire on the Colville Indian Reservation was likely...
article Feds Grant Oklahoma Tribe Disaster Designation Following Storms (8/9/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma-based Muscogee (Creek) Nation has received a federal disaster designation to help it recover from damage caused by severe storms, tornadoes...
article 'It's just hard': Paddle Prairie residents begin to rebuild (8/8/2019)
(Alberta) -- Northern Alberta residents whose homes were destroyed by the Chuckegg Creek wildfire are beginning to rebuild. The Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement lost 16...
article For Northwest tribes, wildfire on Rattlesnake Mountain ravages 'a ceremonial place' (8/7/2019)
(Washington) -- The fire that engulfed Notre Dame Cathedral shocked the world earlier this year. And a wildfire in July on Rattlesnake Mountain in southeast Washington...
article Storms flood Kotlik as other Western Alaska communities see little damage (8/7/2019)
(Alaska) -- Kotlik is facing a familiar situation: flooding from coastal storms. Weekend storms battered the coast of Western Alaska. While they damaged some villages,...
article Bridge project replaces rocks washed away by 2017 flood (8/5/2019)
(Michigan) -- A project to lengthen to service lives of two bridges over the Chippewa River near downtown Mt. Pleasant will lengthen the service lives of both by putting...
article 'A total sense of belonging': NW tribes lament fire on Rattlesnake Mountain (8/5/2019)
(Washington) -- The fire that engulfed Notre Dame cathedral shocked the world earlier this year. And a wildfire in July on Rattlesnake Mountain in southeast Washington...
article 'A Total Sense Of Belonging': NW Tribes Lament Fire On Rattlesnake Mountain (8/4/2019)
(Oregon) -- The fire that engulfed Notre Dame cathedral shocked the world earlier this year. And a wildfire in July on Rattlesnake Mountain in southeast Washington...
article Timber acquired in 2018 Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act goes up in flames (8/1/2019)
(Oregon) -- As crews make progress on the Milepost 97 Fire, the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians is still watching some of their land burn. Before the fire...
article Fire Danger on Flathead Reservation ‘Very High’ (7/30/2019)
(Montana) -- Fire officials on the Flathead Indian Reservation are asking the public to be especially vigilant in the coming days as hot, dry weather increases the...
article VIDEO: Fire crews extinguish grass fire near Gold Country Casino (7/29/2019)
(California) -- Crews extinguished a half-acre grass fire near Gold Country Casino Sunday that officials are calling the Olive Fire.
article The story behind that Schenectady Rivers Casino viral storm video (7/29/2019)
(New York) -- They expected a flood of winnings. But didn’t expect Noah’s Ark. The morning after a fast-moving microburst storm slammed Schenectady on Sunday...
article Crews keep fire from spreading near Viejas Casino (7/25/2019)
(California) -- Crews with multiple agencies came together to keep a fire near Viejas Casino and Resort from spreading after it moved from a building to brush early...
article Crews Stop Fire at 1.5 Acres in Campo Reservation (7/14/2019)
(California) -- Crews stopped the spread of a 1.5-acre brush fire Sunday that broke out in a Campo reservation, according to Cal Fire San Diego. Several structures were...
article Firefighters contain 40% of the 750-acre wildfire burning near Nixon (7/13/2019)
(Nevada) -- Firefighters contained about 40 percent of the large wildfire that’s burning near Nixon, according to the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. The Black Mountain...
article Fire near Nixon 40% contained; all highways open (7/13/2019)
(Nevada) -- The Black Mountain 2 Fire near Nixon is 40 percent contained and estimated to be 750 acres, according to Don Pelt, the emergency manager for the Pyramid Lake...
article Wildfire evacuees from northern Ontario start arriving in Saskatchewan (7/11/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Officials in Saskatchewan say some evacuees from forest fires in northwestern Ontario have started arriving in Regina.
article Communities cut off as Chilcotin River flooding washes out roads (7/10/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Hundreds of people who live along the Chilcotin River and its tributaries have been devastated — and, in some areas, stranded — by...

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