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Cheyenne River Sioux

article USDA invests $27 million in Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe's water project (10/28/2020)
(South Dakota) -- The USDA has announced that it will invest more than $27 million in the Mni Waste’ Water Company to make improvements to its water infrastructure...
1 Article on this Issue

First Nations

article Neskantaga First Nation water crisis shows 'apartheid system' of clean water access, NDP MPP says (10/27/2020)
(Ontario) -- A week after the evacuation of a remote First Nation in northwestern Ontario, First Nations leaders say there is still no plan to restore running water to...
article 'This is not the country you believe it is,' Neskantaga First Nation chief says amid water crisis (10/26/2020)
(Ontario) -- If Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were to visit Neskantaga First Nation in northern Ontario, where there is no running water, he would see citizens "in...
article Neskantaga First Nation detects 'high levels’ of hydrocarbons in drinking water (10/23/2020)
(Ontario) -- Neskantaga First Nation says it is investigating the source of hydrocarbons detected in test results of its water after an oily sheen-like substance was...
article Ottawa faces outrage over Neskantaga First Nation’s water crisis (10/23/2020)
(Ontario) -- After living with dirty water for decades, the Neskantaga First Nation in Ontario has had its contaminated water supply completely cut off because an oily...
article Trudeau won’t commit to ending boil-water advisories on First Nations by 2021 (10/23/2020)
(Canada) -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared to walk back his government’s promise to end all water-boil advisories in First Nations communities by March...
article Indigenous Services moves to end water crisis in Neskantaga First Nation 'as quickly as possible' (10/22/2020)
(Ontario) -- The federal government is moving to support people displaced by a water crisis in a remote First Nation in northwestern Ontario and is working to end the 25...
article New water crisis hits First Nation already facing country’s longest boil-water advisory (10/21/2020)
(Thunder Bay) -- The chief of the First Nation that’s been under the longest boil-water advisory in Canada says he had to start evacuating vulnerable community...
article Stoney Nakoda taking province to court over approval of Fortress water sales (8/28/2020)
(Alberta) -- The Stoney Nakoda Nation is taking the Alberta government to court over its decision to allow Fortress Mountain Resort to sell water from its water licence...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Warm Springs Tribe

article Conservation groups launch fundraising campaign to address Warm Springs water crisis (10/26/2020)
(Oregon) -- A coalition of eight conservation groups said Monday they have joined in solidarity with the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, MRG...
article Public can join Oct. 27 Chúush Fund webinar (10/23/2020)
(Oregon) -- A Tuesday, Oct. 27 public webinar will address a fund that was established in response to the need for clean water at the Warm Springs Reservation. Since May...
article Water Drive for Warm Springs (10/14/2020)
(Oregon) -- A recent boil-water notice has been lifted for the Warm Springs Indian Reservation—but because the reservation has now depleted its supplies of...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Hopi Tribe

article Hopi Tribe Races To Expand Access To Clean Running Water (10/22/2020)
(Arizona) -- The most common advice for beating COVID-19: Wash your hands. But that simple instruction isn't so simple when you don’t have access to clean...
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Officials mark completion of Navajo water treatment plant (10/22/2020)
(New Mexico) -- Construction is complete on a water treatment plant that will help provide the Navajo Nation and surrounding areas with a clean and reliable source of...
article Portugal. The Man donating $20,000 to Navajo Nation clean water project (10/8/2020)
(Arizona) -- Portugal. The Man is donating $20,000 to the Navajo Water Project in the American Southwest through the band’s charitable organization, PTM foundation...
article Universities to treat water in Navajo communities (9/27/2020)
(New Mexico) -- Environmental science students at Navajo Technical University are often asked by their professors about how they want to give back to their Navajo Nation...
article ‘We get scared when we're out of water': Team delivers water, tanks across Navajo Nation (9/11/2020)
(Arizona) -- Gathered by the front door of their home, Bertha Lookingback and her sisters, Ruth and Loretta Keyaanie, watched as several of their empty water barrels...
article Former NFL standout Chris Long helps bring Navajos much needed water (9/8/2020)
(Arizona) -- Two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long and his founda-tion are donating $100,000 to the Navajo Nation to improve access to water on the reservation. The...
article Water Warriors United delivers water to families in the Navajo Nation (9/6/2020)
(Arizona) -- Led by Zoel Zohnnie, Water Warriors United is delivering water to families in need all across the Navajo Nation — an area where many people don't...
article Federal Government Awards $45 Million To Navajo Nation Drinking Water Project (9/2/2020)
(New Mexico) -- The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has awarded more than $45 million to a Phoenix-based contractor to construct water-pumping plants on the Navajo Nation....
article Navajo 'Water Warrior' Drives Miles During COVID-19 To Deliver To Those In Need (8/25/2020)
(Arizona) -- When the sun is up, he’s up and ready to hit the road by 8 a.m. Flatbed trucks are loaded with brimming barrels of water, and the teams take off...
article As many face pandemic without running water, Navajo urged to ‘lift each other up’ (8/10/2020)
(Arizona) -- By now, you’ve probably heard it more times than you can count: One of the simplest ways to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection is to wash your...
article Navajo ‘Water Warrior’ drives miles during COVID to deliver to those in need (8/10/2020)
(Arizona) -- When the sun is up, he’s up and ready to hit the road by 8. Flatbed trucks are loaded with brimming barrels of water, and the teams take off —...
10 Total Articles on this Issue

Penobscot Tribe

article Members of The Penobscot Nation hold water ceremony for Penobscot River (10/11/2020)
(Maine) -- Members of the Penobscot Nation led a inter-tribal water ceremony today in Bucksport for the health of the Penobscot River. The Penobscot Nation lined along...
article Penobscot Nation holds protest in Old Town over river waste dumping (9/28/2020)
(Maine) -- Members of the Penobscot Nation gathered in Old Town Park today to protest the Juniper Ridge landfill. They say it’s dumping waste into the Penobscot...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article California Attorney General Sends Comment Letter Challenging the Trump Administration’s Attempt to Raise Shasta Dam (10/7/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- California Attorney General Xavier Becerra yesterday sent a comment letter opposing the Trump Administration’s effort to raise the Shasta Dam...
1 Article on this Issue

Yurok Tribe

article 'Make Noise,' Yurok Tribe Water Analyst Discusses PacifiCorp's New Stance On Klamath Dam Removal (9/28/2020)
(Washington) -- The day after Congress passed a bill that included potential consequences to PacifiCorp if it reneged on an agreement to remove four Klamath River dams,...
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Crow Tribe

article MSU professor wins grant to create student water quality program on Crow (9/26/2020)
(Montana) -- A Montana State University professor studying water quality on the Crow Indian Reservation won a nearly $1 million grant to set up a summer internship...
1 Article on this Issue

Passamaquoddy Tribe

article Tribal leaders seek to end decades-long ordeal, bring clean water to Pleasant Point (9/24/2020)
(Maine) -- On windy days, the water that comes out of the taps on the Passamaquoddy reservation at Pleasant Point runs greenish brown. On a particularly bad day, it can...
article BDN EDITORIAL: The need to rebalance the state-tribal relationship is urgent, complex (8/14/2020)
(Maine) -- Efforts by the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Sipayik to develop a new source of water for its Down East reservation have long-predated the current global pandemic...
article A Maine tribe worries about its water as it faces sovereignty fight and pandemic (8/10/2020)
(Maine) -- Growing up on the Passamaquoddy Tribe’s reservation, Cyril Francis knew to never drink the water. It was obvious when the water ran tan or even muddy...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Comanche Nation

article Comanche Nation Entertainment helps bring water to Tillman County residents, businesses (9/21/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Comanche Nation Entertainment and the Comanche Nation Tribe are helping to replace and update outdated water pipes and systems throughout the Tillman...
1 Article on this Issue

Water Issues

article WCU to host virtual event on Native American health issues, clean water (9/16/2020)
(North Carolina) -- Western Carolina University’s Culturally-Based Native Health Program will hold a free webinar on Native American and indigenous peoples’...
1 Article on this Issue

Puyallup Tribe

article Pierce County wants removal of dam that polluted Puyallup River with artificial turf (9/15/2020)
(Washington) -- Pierce County is calling for the removal of a dam after crews improperly used artificial turf in a modernization project, releasing yards of the material...
article Pierce County executive pushes for dam removal after owner’s use of harmful AstroTurf (9/14/2020)
(Washington) -- Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier says he wants to see the obsolete Electron Dam removed from the Puyallup River. This comes after an employee...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

CSKT

article Back senators' support for CSKT water compact (9/14/2020)
(Montana) -- The U.S. Senate's Indian Affairs Committee has recently addressed a bill to implement the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes water compact. Senator...
article State committee announces support for CSKT water rights compact (9/2/2020)
(Montana) -- Legislators on the State-Tribal Relations Interim Committee are on record with a new letter expressing support for passage of the Confederated Salish and...
article State-Tribal Relations Interim Committee announces support for Montana Water Rights Protection Act (9/1/2020)
(Montana) -- Members of the State Tribal Relations Interim Committee have submitted a letter to the US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, voicing support for the...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Gila River

article Rio Salado restoration efforts get a boost with federal ‘partnership’ designation (9/1/2020)
(Arizona) -- Federal officials on Tuesday named a 58-mile stretch of the Lower Salt and Gila rivers an Urban Waters Federal Partnership location, a designation that...
1 Article on this Issue

Klamath Tribes

press release KLAMATH: No more delays on dam removal (8/31/2020)
(Oregon) -- From time immemorial, the inherent rights to hunt, fish, and gather have defined our tribal way of life. Despite relentless striving to protect and preserve...
article Virtual Forum: Examining the Impact of the Klamath Dams on Tribes, Fisheries and the Environment (8/18/2020)
(Internet) -- Rep. Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael), Chair of the Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Subcommittee, will lead a livestreamed forum at 2:00 p.m. Pacific time on...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Pala Tribe

press release EPA issues emergency drinking water order for Pala trailer park (8/27/2020)
(California) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued an emergency order after finding the owners of a privately owned mobile home park on the Pala Band of...
1 Article on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Fed’s OK of 4,250-well gas field dodges water quality question (8/18/2020)
(Wyoming) -- The Bureau of Land Management has approved a 4,250-well expansion of the Moneta Divide gas and oilfield northeast of Shoshoni, leaving critical water-...
article N.C. Tribes Faced Obstacles to Atlantic Coast Pipeline Water Planning, Study Shows (8/11/2020)
(North Carolina) -- The now-canceled Atlantic Coast Pipeline project would have crossed streams and wetlands important to Indigenous people in North Carolina, raising...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Trump's Wall

article Border wall created 'dire emergency' at Arizona wildlife refuge (8/16/2020)
(Arizona) -- Border wall contractors caused a “dire emergency” at a wildlife refuge in Cochise County by pumping millions of gallons of water from an aquifer...
article Experts: Border wall construction may imperil sacred source of water in desert (8/10/2020)
(Arizona) -- Wedged between a sprawl of saguaros and a busy highway in Mexico, Quitobaquito is a tiny oasis. Wildlife and Indigenous communities have long relied on this...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Wind River

article Sacred water: The Wind River pulses life from Wyoming’s mountains to its arid desert (8/16/2020)
(Wyoming) -- The frigid, gushing river begins as no more than a stream, somewhere between where the Wind Rivers end and the Absarokas begin at the rim of the Continental...
1 Article on this Issue

COVID-19

article Navajo and Hopi families lack running water; self-contained handwashing stations can help (8/13/2020)
(Arizona) -- Up to a third of the households on the Navajo and Hopi Reservations lack access to clean running water. This can be a particular problem for maintaining...
1 Article on this Issue

Hoopa Tribe

article Hoopa Valley Tribe files suit seeking to block US water contracts with Central Valley ag (8/13/2020)
(California) -- The Hoopa Valley Tribe has respectfully requested a federal court to block the United States Department of Interior from signing permanent water delivery...
1 Article on this Issue

Trinidad Rancheria

article Judge to hear lawsuit over Trinidad Rancheria’s harbor trust in November (8/11/2020)
(California) -- A lawsuit over the state Coastal Commission’s decision last year to grant the Trinidad Rancheria full ownership over land surrounding the city...
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Other News

article Blackfeet’s Four Horns dam replacement to begin before winter (9/16/2020)
(Montana) -- “I started in January and this is the greatest gig I’ve ever had,” Lyle Meeks, chief engineer for the Four Horns Dam rehabilitation project, said last week...
article Native Like Water Reconnects Indigenous Youth to Coastal Heritage (8/21/2020)
(Indian Country) -- Before the WSL, before the Beach Boys, and before O’Neil, Roxy, Hurley, or Quiksilver, surfing was an indigenous sport. The first recorded...
article Broken pipes, broken promises (8/6/2020)
(Oregon) -- The water crisis on the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation can be traced to decades of patchwork repairs, neglect and broken promises. This...
article Navajo Nation residents hope federal act, aid will finally bring big water projects (7/27/2020)
(Utah) -- Last summer, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez sat before the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee and pleaded for the passage of a bill that would...
article A Tribe’s Uphill Battle Against Climate Change (4/20/2020)
(Washington) -- For several years, Fawn Sharp has seen her tribe on the coastline of Washington state lurch from crisis to crisis: Rising sea levels have flooded the...
article Op-ed: Access to clean water matters now more than ever (3/26/2020)
(USA) -- Life in the United States has changed dramatically within the last two weeks. We’ve seen toilet paper shortages, the Google search term “virtual...
article Judge again rejects Vegas pipeline from rural valleys along Utah border (3/14/2020)
(Nevada) -- A state judge has again rejected a decades-long bid to tap groundwater beneath vast rangelands in northeast Nevada and pipe it to fast-growing suburbs and...
article State of emergency in Fort Severn due to equipment malfunction at water treatment plant (3/13/2020)
(Ontario) -- Fort Severn First Nation, in northwestern Ontario, has been in a state of emergency since March 2, 2020 due an equipment malfunction at their local water...
article Another Indigenous Community Gets Clean Drinking Water After 17 Years (2/18/2020)
(Ottawa) -- On February 12, 2020, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, together with Chief Derek Maud and their community of Lac Seul First...
article Seven years at the Public Utilities Commission (2/9/2020)
(Minnesota) -- On Feb. 3, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved a certificate of need, a route permit and a (court-ordered) Environmental Impact Statement on...
article ‘We used to trust the ice’: How climate change and industry are eroding the ice — and the culture — of Fort Chipewyan (2/1/2020)
(Canada) -- Morgan Voyageur was about 20 feet out on the ice of the Rivière des Rochers in early January when he heard the cracking sound beneath him and his snowmobile...
article Lake County questions water compact effect on county land (1/30/2020)
(Montana) -- Lake County’s commissioners and some residents are questioning what the Montana Water Rights Protection Act will mean for county land.
article Agua Caliente files new lawsuit against Coachella Valley water districts (1/28/2020)
(California) -- The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians has filed a second lawsuit against the Coachella Valley Water District and Desert Water Agency over...
article US water chief praises Colorado River deal, sees challenges (12/12/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- States in the U.S. West that have agreed to begin taking less water next month from the drought-stricken Colorado River got praise and a push for more...
article Wyden-Merkley bill would fund Warm Springs, other tribes’ water system upgrades (12/12/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Senators Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., introduced legislation Thursday to improve water quality and services for tribal communities...
article Bill ends water dispute, gives tribes Bison Range ownership (12/12/2019)
(Montana) -- In a new bill introduced by Montana’s senators, the federal government would transfer control of the National Bison Range to the Confederated Salish...
article Environmental Protection Agency settles with Hopi Tribe for Safe Drinking Water Act (12/10/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribe has agreed to pay a $3,800 penalty for failing to meet the terms of a 2016 agreement to reduce arsenic levels in drinking water at the Hopi...
article Water-rights bill to include $1.9 billion for Montana tribes (12/7/2019)
(Montana) -- Montana U.S. Sen. Steve Daines says he plans to introduce legislation to help settle a long-awaited water rights deal with the Confederated Salish and...
article Work planned to begin in December on regional water treatment plant (11/20/2019)
(Montana) -- A project that will supply water to Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation and people off the reservation in seven counties in north-central Montana is taking...
article After 20 years, Washington tribe hopes to hunt whales again (11/17/2019)
(Washington) -- Patrick DePoe was in high school the last time his Native American tribe in Washington state was allowed to hunt whales. He was on a canoe that greeted...

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