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article Neskantaga First Nation evacuations continue as community awaits new water pump (9/16/2019)
(Ontario) -- More than 100 residents of Neskantaga First Nation in northwestern Ontario have been flown out of the community over health concerns brought on by last week...
article Being Frank: Tribes outraged by EPA move to roll back improved water quality standards (9/4/2019)
(Washington) -- Treaty Indian tribes in western Washington state are outraged that the Environmental Protection Agency is advancing the agenda of a small group of...
article Indigenous people need a say on water rights, U.N. rapporteur urges (8/30/2019)
(Worldwide) -- Indigenous peoples from the Amazon to the Arctic are being left out of the global conversation on water property rights, a United Nations' indigenous...
article Monacan tribe pushes against Fluvanna water project (8/14/2019)
(Virginia) -- Monacan Indian Nation members and their supporters spoke out Tuesday against a planned water project in Fluvanna County. Point of Fork, also known as...
article O'Regan pledges to work with Eabametoong on water crisis (7/23/2019)
(Ontario) -- Canadian Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O'Regan says he hopes to speak to leadership of Eabametoong First Nation soon, so the federal government...
article Apache tribe could complicate Gila diversion plans (7/17/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Gila River winds through many lands before and after it enters Arizona, including the territory of some Native American tribes that historically have...
article Another Ontario First Nation declares a state of emergency over water (7/15/2019)
(Ontario) -- Another fly-in First Nation in Ontario has declared a state of emergency over of its water quality. Eabametoong First Nation, an Ojibway community that sits...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Coeur d’Alene Tribe

article The Coeur d’Alene Tribe prevails in water rights appeal before Idaho Supreme Court (9/11/2019)
(Idaho) -- On Thursday September 5, 2019, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe prevailed in its claims for water rights before the Idaho Supreme Court in the Coeur d’...
article Court affirms ruling on tribal water rights on reservation (9/7/2019)
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d’Alene Tribe will not have a say on lake levels, nor will it have control of water outside the reservation boundaries according to an Idaho...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Colville Tribe

article Tribe seeks water adjudication (9/10/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Colville Confederated Tribes has asked the state to start a general stream adjudication of the Columbia and Okanogan rivers to determine tribal water...
article Colville Tribes Takes Action to Protect Water Rights (9/3/2019)
(Washington) -- The Chairman of the Colville Business Council said today that the Colville Tribes has been carefully considering available options to protect its water...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

First Nations

article Pre-election goodies for First Nation bridges, clean water projects (9/10/2019)
(Ontario) -- Ahead of a federal election, Ottawa was rolling out funding and breaking ground on First Nation community infrastructure projects across Northern Ontario....
article Creation of new water utility for First Nations moves step closer (9/6/2019)
(Nova Scotia) -- The creation of a new water utility for 15 Indigenous communities in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick is one step closer to reality....
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Warm Springs Tribe

article Warm Springs water woes aren't over (9/3/2019)
(Oregon) -- Danny Martinez stood on a concrete slab just off a remote road on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation last week and described an unusual sight he witnessed...
article Warm Springs water woes aren’t over (8/27/2019)
(Oregon) -- Danny Martinez stood on a concrete slab just off a remote road on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation last week and described an unusual sight he witnessed...
article Warm Springs water woes aren’t over (8/26/2019)
(Oregon) -- Danny Martinez stood on a concrete slab just off a remote road on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation last week and described an unusual sight he witnessed...
article Boil Water Notice Lifted For Warm Springs After 3 Month-Long Crisis (8/15/2019)
(Oregon) -- After three months without safe drinking water, the Warm Springs Indian Reservation can once again drink the water from their taps. The boil water notice for...
article No Safe Drinking Water On Reservation Leaves Thousands Improvising (8/12/2019)
(Oregon) -- The Warm Springs Indian Reservation in Central Oregon has been without safe drinking water all summer, and some people have no running water at all. In May,...
article No Safe Drinking Water On Reservation Leaves Thousands Improvising (8/10/2019)
(Oregon) -- The Warm Springs Indian Reservation in Central Oregon has been without safe drinking water all summer, and some people have no running water at all. In May,...
article Our view | A tip of the hat, a kick in the pants (8/10/2019)
(Oregon) -- A kick in the pants to federal and state authorities in the aftermath of the water crisis on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in Central Oregon. The...
article Warm Springs boil water notice likely to continue for most of July (7/7/2019)
(Oregon) -- Warm Springs residents will probably have to keep boiling drinking water or using bottled water through most of July, because work to fix pressure release...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Mohegan Tribe

article Norwich Public Utilities approves water contract extension with Mohegan Tribe (8/27/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Norwich Public Utilities will continue to supply 450,000 gallons of water per day to the Mohegan Tribe for the next 10 years under a contract extension...
1 Article on this Issue

San Carlos Apache

article Opinion: A water solution can be had if the tribe comes to the table (8/24/2019)
(Arizona) -- Water is the basic building block of all life in the Gila Valley and southeastern Arizona. But the water we need is at risk. Attorneys for the San Carlos...
1 Article on this Issue

Meskwaki Tribe

article Meskwaki Tribe is the first in four-state area to gain status for own water quality standards (8/22/2019)
(Iowa) -- "Treatment as a State" (TAS) has been achieved by the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa - Meskwakis - with documents signed by Tribal...
article Meskwaki Nation Near Des Moines, Iowa, is First Tribe in Region to Achieve EPA Approval to Develop Water Quality Standards (8/16/2019)
(Iowa) -- Tribal leaders of the Meskwaki Nation joined U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 officials in a signing ceremony on Thursday as the tribe...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Agua Caliente

article Judge won't reconsider ruling in Agua Caliente tribe's water case (8/19/2019)
(California) -- A U.S. District Court judge has denied a motion from the federal government to reconsider a ruling on the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians'...
article Letters: Agua Caliente arena would be better outside of downtown Palm Springs (7/20/2019)
(California) -- The proposed 300,000-square-foot sports and entertainment complex, including a 10,000-seat arena, on 16 acres of tribal land in the center of Palm...
article Justice Department urges reversal of ruling on Agua Caliente water-rights ruling (7/19/2019)
(California) -- The federal government is urging a U.S. District Court judge to reconsider a ruling that was a blow to the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians in the...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Trinidad Rancheria

article Coastal Commission: If Trinidad Rancheria Can Find Water, it Can Build its Hotel (8/10/2019)
(California) -- The California Coastal Commission went against the recommendation of its staff Thursday and gave the Trinidad Rancheria the go-ahead — or a “...
article Got water? Trinidad Rancheria testing new supply ahead of Coastal Commission meeting (8/1/2019)
(California) -- A major hotel development stalled at the state level last month over its uncertain water supply, but now the project manager says the hotel may have...
article Questions Swirl Ahead of Trinidad Hotel Hearing (8/1/2019)
(California) -- At the 11th hour, with a hearing looming before the California Coastal Commission next week, the Trinidad Rancheria believes it may have found a water...
article Trinidad Rancheria Believes it May Have Found Water Source for Hotel Project (7/30/2019)
(California) -- At the 11th hour, with a hearing looming before the California Coastal Commission next week, the Trinidad Rancheria believes it may have found a water...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Tejon Tribe

article Hard Rock casino could ease county's water worries, officials say (8/5/2019)
(California) -- As the Tejon Tribe casino makes its way through the regulatory process, concerns have been raised over the impact the complex will have on the county...
1 Article on this Issue

Colorado River Indian Tribes

article Central Arizona Project recognizes CRIT for fallow agreement (8/2/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) was recognized by the Central Arizona Project (CAP) for signing the System Conservation Agreement with the State of...
1 Article on this Issue

Quinault Indian Nation

article Case against QIN dismissed; Nation claims reaffirmed ownership of Lake Quinault following (8/2/2019)
(Oregon) -- In a release from the Quinault Indian Nation, a decision by the United States Court of Federal Claims has upheld that the Quinault Indian Nation owns Lake...
1 Article on this Issue

Attawapiskat

article Hunger strike ends in Attawapiskat after Ottawa, Ontario sign off on task force (7/30/2019)
(Ontario) -- An Attawapiskat, Ont., band councillor and a former chief say they ended their 15-day hunger strike Monday evening after the federal and provincial...
article Wishing for a summer with clean water in Attawapiskat (7/30/2019)
(Ontario) -- Eight-year-old Marcey Wesley says it makes her sad she can't play with water balloons this summer. The tap water in the Ontario First Nation of...
article Women, children lead Attawapiskat march calling for permanent water fix (7/24/2019)
(Ontario) -- Carrying hand-drawn signs declaring, "Our Kids Matter, Water is Life" and, "Our People are Dying Slowly," dozens of Attawapiskat...
article Indigenous services minister vows to replace Attawapiskat's water treatment plant (7/23/2019)
(Ontario) -- Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O'Regan says he's committed to building a new water plant and finding an alternative source of fresh water for...
article UPDATED: Medical teams, new water systems part of federal commitment to Attawapiskat, chief says (7/21/2019)
(Ontario) -- Attawapiskat Chief Ignace Gull said he is optimistic about the future of his community following a commitment from the federal government to improve failing...
article NDP says province, Doug Ford need to 'step up to plate' during Attawapiskat water emergency (7/18/2019)
(Ontario) -- People in Attawapiskat continue to speak out about their water problems with some high-profile visitors this week. Attawapiskat's Chief and Council...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

CSKT

article Incumbents hold on in Flathead Irrigation District Election (7/20/2019)
(Montana) -- After a troubled, drawn-out election, two incumbents have held on to their seats on the Flathead Irrigation District's Board of Commissioners. This...
1 Article on this Issue

Seminole Tribe

article Seminoles air concerns over Water Compact with SFWMD (7/6/2019)
(Florida) -- South Florida Water Management District Governing Board members joined for a workshop session with the Seminole Tribe of Florida Council on Wednesday, June...
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Every last drop counts: Families in Navajo Mountain receive running water (6/29/2019)
(Arizona) -- Siblings Carlene and Dale Benally said their grandmother gives them an earful when she sees them wasting water in any way. For instance, jumping in a barrel...
article Kayenta community members seek to rebuild diversion dam and revitalize Navajo farming (6/23/2019)
(Arizona) -- On June 12, the Navajo Nation president and members of the council met with federal officials and the local community of Kayenta seeking to rebuild the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Hualapai Tribe

article 'Lack of water is a major obstacle' to Hualapai Tribe's future (6/27/2019)
(Arizona) -- Tribal leaders urged U.S. House lawmakers Wednesday to support a handful of bills that would guarantee water to their tribes in Arizona, Utah and New Mexico...
1 Article on this Issue

Keweenaw Bay Tribe

article Michgan tribe seeks to set its own water standards (6/26/2019)
(Michigan) -- The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, on the shores of one of the world’s largest freshwater lakes, is petitioning the federal government to hand it...
article Tribe seeks to set its own water standards (6/21/2019)
(Michigan) -- The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, on the shores of one of the world’s largest freshwater lakes, is petitioning the federal government to hand it...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Kickapoo Tribe

article Kickapoo water rights act introduced Tuesday (6/25/2019)
(Kansas) -- Kansas lawmakers and the Kickapoo Tribe have come to an agreement over the tribe's right to water in the Delaware River - and now a Kansas Senator and...
1 Article on this Issue

Tohono O’odham

article 'Better late than never,' says onlooker as Santa Cruz River lives again (6/25/2019)
(Arizona) -- As water gushed out of a nearby culvert, University of Arizona student Axel Golden pointed to a Tucson Water banner that was unfurled on the bank of a newly...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Water flowing again on Neskantaga First Nation but chief awaiting all-clear (9/19/2019)
(Ontario) -- Officials in Neskantaga First Nation say their water issue appears to be fixed. Last week, more than 200 members of the Ontario community were sent to...
article Parties renegotiate costs of New Mexico water system (9/18/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Federal managers, Native American tribes and others have renegotiated the costs of a drinking water system that will serve communities in northern New...
article UN expert calls on governments to work with First Nations on water management (9/18/2019)
(Manitoba) -- A United Nations expert is calling on government officials to partner with First Nations leadership and Indigenous knowledge keepers to help manage water...
article New contractor working to complete Neskantaga water treatment plant (9/17/2019)
(Ontario) -- The chief of Neskantaga First Nation says a new contractor has been secured and is completing work on a long-anticipated water treatment plant for the...
article Samish tribe helping to study local kelp forests (9/15/2019)
(Washington) -- From the water’s surface, bull kelp looks like strands of other-worldly hair swaying in the water. From below, it looks like a palm tree — or...
article Walla Walla Water Watcher (9/15/2019)
(Oregon) -- Facts and tips on water usage and conservation are presented weekly by the city of Walla Walla, in partnership with Walla Walla Community College and the...
article Carry the Kettle man selected for Water Leadership Award (9/12/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- A First Nations veteran and former water operator from Carry the Kettle Nakoda Nation is being recognized for his work in ensuring the community has...
article New plan targets salmon-eating sea lions in Columbia River (8/31/2019)
(Oregon) -- More than 1,100 sea lions could be killed annually along a stretch of the Columbia River on the Oregon-Washington border to boost faltering populations of...
article Sturgeon removed to avoid river chemicals targeting lampreys (8/31/2019)
(Michigan) -- State regulators and Native American tribes are temporarily removing juvenile lake sturgeon from two Michigan rivers to protect them from chemical...
article The People of the Water Bring Native Culture to Olympia’s Harbor Days (8/18/2019)
(Washington) -- here are nearly two dozen Native American and First Nation tribes who call the Puget Sound watershed region home. Of these, the Squaxin Island Tribe is...
article Okanagan First Nation sues federal government for clean drinking water but minister says it's 'entirely safe' (8/16/2019)
(British Columbia) -- A First Nation based in Vernon is suing the federal government to try to get better drinking water, but the minister of Indigenous services insists...
article Local artists create Native American canoe paddles for Ship Canal Water Quality project (7/24/2019)
(Washington) -- Public art is in the works as part of the Ship Canal water quality improvement project. The project is to build a 2.7-mile, 18-foot-diameter tunnel that...
article Water protection, climate change the priorities on Day 1 of AFN annual assembly (7/23/2019)
(New Brunswick) -- The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations says talks on water protection and climate change will take priority on the first day of its 40th...
article Plan to ban single-use plastics has First Nations with long-term drinking water advisories worried (6/17/2019)
(Canada) -- A plan to ban single-use plastics in Canada has First Nations with long-term drinking water advisories that rely on bottled water concerned about how they...
article Plan to ban single-use plastics has First Nations with long-term drinking water advisories worried (6/17/2019)
(Canada) -- A plan to ban single-use plastics in Canada has First Nations with long-term drinking water advisories that rely on bottled water concerned about how they...
article Manitoba Metis Federation will get funding for work to help protect Lake Winnipeg (5/23/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Ottawa is thanking the Manitoba Metis Federation for its help monitoring the health of Lake Winnipeg. Members of the organization have been taking samples...
article Native American tribes share concerns over quality of water flowing into the Everglades (5/15/2019)
(Florida) -- Representatives from the Seminole and Miccosukee Tribes of Florida went before the Collier County Board of Commissioners Tuesday to voice their concerns...
article It's 'All Hands On Deck' To Protect Columbia River Salmon From Invasive Northern Pike (5/6/2019)
(Washington) -- Northern pike are some of the most troubling aquatic invasive species in the Northwest. So far, they haven’t made it past Washington’s Lake...
article First Nation in Yukon tests new machines to pull water from air (4/15/2019)
(Yukon) -- The Liard First Nation in Yukon is testing a new method of obtaining clean water — pulling it out of the air. An atmospheric water generator installed in...
article Native American tribe seeks to set water quality standards (4/15/2019)
(Michigan) -- A Michigan-based Native American tribe wants to implement water quality standards under the Clean Water Act for its reservation. The Daily Mining Gazette...

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