2014 Land & Water News Stories

Federal legislation reintroduced to make Camp 4 fee-to-trust land (Santa Maria Sun) 3/4/15

Chumash Tribe cheers introduction of land-into-trust measure (Indianz) 3/4/15

Federal judge reaffirms Wampanoag Tribe settlement agreement (MV Times) 3/4/15

DOI schedules listening session on buy-back program in Arizona (Indianz) 3/3/15

Secretary Jewell's $60 million dollar signature fulfills Shoshone-Paiute water rights (Indian Country Today) 3/2/15

Northern Cheyenne tribe hails land measure (Indianz) 12/31/14

Major change for Alaskan tribes with land-into-trust (Indianz) 12/24/14

Land theft and the indigenous (Daily Kos) 12/19/14

BIA finalizes rule to add Alaska tribes to land-into-trust process (Indianz) 12/19/14

Water compact necessary to avoid legal action (Missoulian) 12/17/14

Water dispute nears end between tribes, government (Capital Press) 12/16/14

The new Flathead water compact explained (Montana Public Radio) 12/13/14

Public lands legislation passes Congress (Legistorm) 12/12/14

Wilderness bill passes Senate as part of defense act (Ravalli Republic)12/12/14

"Indigenous Peoples are the owners of the land" say activists at COP20 (Peace, Earth & Justice News) 12/9/14

Land buy back program expands (Friends Committee on National Legislation) 12/5/14

Navajo Nation purchases 65 acres of land, revises criminal code (Indian Country Today) 12/3/14

Montana public lands bills set to advance (Missoulian) 12/3/14

Supreme Court to consider motion in Cayuga Nation land case (Indianz) 12/1/14

Farmers fight for control of Lake Oahe lands (Ag Week) 11/24/14

21 Indian reservations joining buyback program (Bismarck Tribune) 11/20/14

Chippewa tribes win important treaty rights victory in Wisconsin (National Law Review) 11/21/14

Northern Wis. tribe joins buyback program (Channel 3000) 11/20/14

Government to double number of American Indian communities in $1.9B land buyback program (Star Tribune) 11/20/14

Yakama Nation still seeks to outlaw pot on ceded lands (The Goldendale Sentinel) 11/19/14

BIA Head Kevin Washburn speaks to ICTMN about Bay Mills and the need to resolve water rights (Indian Country Today) 11/17/14

New Mexico tribe fights to reclaim federal public land; appeals court to hear arguments (Greenfield Reporter) 11/13/14

Assistant Secretary Washburn announces third extension of rights-of-way proposed rule (DOI Dep't of Indian Affairs) 10/31/14

Tribal leaders urge NO vote on Prop. 1, the water bond (Daily Kos) 11/3/14

Chippewa tribes allowed to hunt swans in ceded territory (WNFL) 11/2/14

Congress must act on Klamath water issues (Statesman Journal) 11/2/14

Crow land buyback program reaches halfway mark (Billings Gazette) 10/25/14

Water compact talks to continue (Daily Inter Lake) 10/11/14

Tribe gets remaining Truckee River resources (Courthouse News) 10/1/14

Keeping Idaho water in Idaho (CDA Press) 10/2/14

Court upholds Grand Canyon Uranium mining ban (Earth Justice ) 9/30/14

Tribes seek to take last of Indian boarding school lands (Rapid City Journal) 9/28/14

Legislation ending Northern Nevada water rights dispute awaits Obama's signature (News 3) 9/19/14

US, Canada urged to 'right historic wrongs' in Columbia River Treaty (Anglican Journal) 9/15/14

Small Native American tribe and U.S. duke it out at the 9th circuit (Courthouse News Service) 9/17/14

Hall's ouster means change (Bismarck Tribune) 9/17/14

Nisqually tribe, state partnering on development of Nisqually State Park (Indian Country Today) 9/10/14

A milestone morning for Oneida land transfer ceremony (Indian Country Today) 9/4/14

Government makes buy-back offers on Indian lands (Billings Gazette) 8/28/14

Bracing for impact: Millions of tribal acres at stake in upcoming court ruling (Indian Country Today) 8/27/14

Judge won't stop water releases for Klamath salmon (Willits News) 8/27/14

Ute's 'SITLA Land Exchange' bill passes Senate, awaits President's signature (Indian Country Today) 8/24/14

Federal government, Oneida Indian Nation sign historic land trust agreement (Syracuse Online) 8/22/14

Interior Secretary Jewell applauds CSKT help with land buyback (Missoulian) 8/20/14

Tule River Tribe pushing for approval of water reservoir project (Indianz) 8/6/14

Montana tribal leader: Daines bill would improve land buy-back program (Daines Press Release) 7/30/14

Senate advances Moapa Paiute reservation expansion (Las Vegas Review-Journal) 7/30/14

Tribal group asking for hearing on water rights (Rapid City Journal) 7/27/14

Keystone Pipeline foes fear worst for water supply (NBC News) 7/21/14

We're prepared to buy back our own land (High Country News) 7/21/14

Tribes ready to buy back their own lands (Albuquerque Journal) 7/11/14

Heller urges support for Nevada Native Nations Land Act (Elko Daily Free Press) 7/9/14

More tribal nations sign agreements with DOI to reduce land fractionation (Native American Times) 7/9/14

My tribe is ready to buy back land that once was ours (High Country News) 7/8/14

Feds reject Kansas tribal casino land application (Associated Press News) 7/7/14

This land is their land: the Braves, Chiefs, and Washington NFL team all play on land seized from American Indians (Slate) 7/6/14

DOI decision keeps Glendale casino plan alive (Arizona Business Magazine) 7/5/14

Catawba trust land support boosted by three congressmen (Indian Country Today) 7/4/14

Rival tribes blast casino land ruling for Tohono O'odham Nation (Indianz) 7/4/14

Judge stays holding of Alaska land in trust (Court House News) 7/2/14

Interior Department extends deadline for public comment on proposed rule to take land into trust for Alaska native tribes (DOI News Release) 7/1/14 - See also: 79 FR 37254-01

Hoopa Valley Tribe: settlement gambles with our water rights (Indianz) 6/23/14

Flake, McCain introduce Bill Williams River Water Rights Settlement Act (Flake Press Release) 6/21/14

Reid introduces Nevada Native Nations Land Act and Moapa Band of Paiutes Land Conveyance Act (Press Release) 6/17/14

Dispute over Wyoming tribal boundary stirs debate (AP) 6/14/14

CSKT group analyzing technical impacts of proposed water compact (Lake County Leader Advertiser) 6/13/14

Bipartisan water resources bill signed Into law (Native American Times) 6/10/14

Klamath Basin water shut-offs (Wallowa County Chieftain) 6/10/11

Hoopa Valley Tribe opposes Klamath bill (Indian Country Today) 6/1/14

Lower Klamath tribes speak against new Klamath legislation (Siskiyou Daily News) 5/30/14

Interior signs agreements with three additional tribal nations to reduce fractionation in Indian country (BIA) 5/30/14

State seeks to enter tribal water-rights lawsuit (Native American Times) 5/26/14

Crapo's Blackfoot River Land Settlement Act moves forward (Targeted News Service) 5/21/14

Lawsuit seeks 12 sq. miles in southern Minn. for Dakota descendants (Minneapolis Star Tribune) 5/21/14

Oregon senators introduce Klamath bill (AP) 5/21/14

Senators introduce bill to authorize Upper Klamath Basin Agreement (Oregon Public Broadcasting) 5/21/14

NIGA stands with Wind River Reservation (Indian Country Today) 5/21/14

Examining past, future of Idaho's water issues (Idaho Statesman) 5/21/14

Placing land into trust will make Alaska safer for rural tribes (Indian Country Today) 5/20/14

Quapaw Tribe hails Department of Interior progress in American Indian Land Buyback Program (Quapaw Press Release) 5/16/14

3 lawmakers sue over 2010 Navajo water deal (Santa Fe New Mexican) 5/14/14

Governor to renegotiate Flathead water deal (Las Vegas Herald) 5/14/14

Navajo water deal nears boiling point (KOAT) 5/14/14

US government supports Agua Caliente in water case (The Desert Sun) 5/13/14

Federal policy shift: Key players favor Alaska tribal trust lands (Indian Country Today) 5/12/14

Panel to examine wildfire effects on tribal lands (Environment & Energy Daily) 5/12/14

NCAI praises inclusion of Alaska tribes in land-into-trust process (Indianz.com) 5/2/14

Department of the Interior proposes regulations to make trust land acquisitions for Alaska Natives (NARF) 04/30/14

New law gives tribes parity in land purchases (Columbia Herald) 4/29/14

Indian tribes' new negotiating power costs utilities (Wall Street Journal) 4/28/14

Wyoming tribes start getting federal payments (Navajo Times) 4/24/14

Burial mounds threatened by quarry seeking profits (Indian Country Today) 4/22/14

AG seeks details on federal plans for land by Red River (Texas Tribune) 4/22/14

Hundreds oppose Aamodt water rights settlement (Santa Fe New Mexican) 4/18/14

Land grab cheats North Dakota tribe out of $1 billion, suits allege (Indian Country Today) 4/18/14

Ranchers, Klamath tribes sign deal to share water (CNBC) 4/18/14

Lindeen to DC: Restore Northern Cheyenne mineral rights (Montana CSI) 4/16/14

Lawsuit alleges contents at burial site were dumped (Indian Country Today) 4/16/14

Quinault Nation reopens lake to limited non-tribal use (Indian Country Today) 4/16/14

Native American Group asks OAS to help with land claim (Voice of America) 4/15/14

A Native American group is trying to charge the U.S. with human rights violations (Ryot) 4/14/14

Oregon tribes agree to share water with ranchers (Statesman Journal) 4/10/14

Tribal leaders criticize land-buyback program (Associated Press) 4/3/14

Duluth files lawsuit against Fond du Lac band (Northlands News Center) 4/2/14

Native American tribe may seek to hunt bison inside Yellowstone (Reuters) 4/2/14

Feds award contract for major Navajo water project (Washington Times) 4/1/14

Tester and Moran introduce bill supporting restoration of tribal homelands (US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs) 4/1/14

Landmark subsistence decision stands (Alaska Public Media) 3/31/14

Protecting tribal heritage in public lands (Indian Country Today) 3/26/14

House subcommittee to hold hearing on land-buy-back program (Indianz.com) 3/24/14

Three states meet over water issues (Southwest Farm Press) 3/24/14

Navajo family fighting to stay on monument land (Toledo Blade) 3/21/14

$10m in purchase offers sent to 16,000 landowners with fractioned interests at Pine Ridge (Indian Country Today) 3/20/14

Tribes, eager to restore fish runs, get close look at Grand Coulee Dam (Yakima Herald) 3/20/14

Tribes talk salmon, dams as Columbia River Treaty renewal looms (The Daily News) 3/19/14

Flathead water compact talks might reopen (Flathead News Group) 3/19/14

Elver licenses supported by Maine legislature (Maine Public Broadcasting Network) 3/18/14

DOI announces $100 million in land offers on Pine Ridge reservation (Indianz) 3/18/14

Tipton water rights bill passes (Pueblo Chieftain) 3/15/14

Interior issues tribal land-into trust legal opinion (Indian Country Today) 3/14/14

Flathead tribes sue over reservation water rights (NBC Montana) 3/13/14

White House cites threat to tribes in opposing water rights bill (Indianz.com) 3/13/14

Historic truce in century-long water war balances needs of Klamath tribes, farmers (Indian Country Today) 3/6/12

Historic truce in century-long water war balances needs of Klamath tribes, farmers (Indian Country Today) 3/6/14

Wind River Indian Reservation's borders are disputed (NPR) 3/5/14

Flathead tribes to pay $18.3 million for Kerr Dam (Miami Herald) 3/5/14

Feds release $9 million for cleanup of abandoned coal mines on tribal lands (Indian Country Today) 2/25/14

Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation join water coalition (Indian Country Today) 2/23/14

Giant Nevada water transfer for Las Vegas under fire (Alternet) 2/19/14

Amid toxic waste, a Navajo village could lose its land (New York Times) 2/14/14

Kickapoo Tribe will seek federal help on reservoir (Washington Times) 2/4/14

Aquifer at Risk: Judge, lawyers work out water lawsuit timetable (My Desert) 2/3/14

Fort Sill Apache tribe supports establishment of national monument (Indian Country Today) 1/28/14

Interior Board of Appeals decision favorable for United Keetoowah Band (Grand Lake News) 1/21/14

Compass: House Bill 77 is an insult to Alaska Natives (Anchorage Daily News) 1/16/14

Oglala Sioux tribe to hold meetings on proposed national park (Indian Country Today) 1/18/14

To finance a community farming project, Michigan tribe taps Indian Land Capital Company (Indian Country Today) 1/16/14

Industry has been poisoning W.Va. water for decades, natives say (Indian Country Today) 1/15/14

17-mile road promises safer travels through Wind River Indian Reservation (Indian Country Today) 1/15/14

Klamath farmers facing tough water year (SF Gate) 1/15/14

Government owes 30,000 Indians royalties for land but can't find them (New York Times) 1/9/14

Tax dispute prompts Agua Caliente lawsuit (The Press-Enterprise) 1/6/14


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