2022 Land & Water News Stories

Movement to remove war criminal's name in Yellowstone National Park began in a Northern Cheyenne home (Red Lake Nation News) 6/15/22

Mni Ki Wakan Water Summit to take place August 16-18 (Cultural Survival) 6/8/22

Bois Forte Band gets 28,000 acres of land back in northern Minnesota (Native News Online) 6/7/22

Navajo Nation leaders finalize Navajo Utah Water Settlement Act (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 6/7/22

Why the Muscogee (Creek) Nation gets a say on the Okefenokee mine proposal (WABE) 6/6/22

‘Dreams coming true’: Federal water rights agreement to bring water to Utah Diné (Navajo Times) 6/2/22

Earthjustice applauds EPA's proposal to restore state and tribal authority under Clean Water Act (Earthjustice) 6/2/22

Access to clean water, rights to Colorado River are high priorities for tribes (Cronkite News) 5/31/22

Havasupai Tribe sends letter of opposition to Arizona Department of Environmental Quality; reiterates opposition to Pinyon Plain Mine aquifer protection permit (Indian Country Today) 5/31/22

Western Alaska salmon numbers continue to fall — and that’s a serious threat to food security and Indigenous cultures (Anchorage Daily News) 5/31/22

Seaside towns offer free beach passes to Native Americans (The Turtle Island News) 5/30/22

Return of the buffalo (Flathead Beacon) 5/25/22

Tribes, environmental groups demand better management of the Bay-Delta (Capital Public Radio) 5/24/22

‘We are still here’: Tribes reclaiming out-of-state ancestral homelands (Indianz) 5/24/22

Ute Indian Tribe successful in leading national effort to rescind U.S. historical position on tribal water law (Indian Country Today) 5/19/22

Ktunaxa Nation outraged about lack of government action on cross-border water pollution (My East Kootenai Now) 5/18/22

Richmond: Point Molate to be sold for $400 to Native American tribe after 270-acre development plan fizzles (East Bay Times) 5/18/22

Pueblos again seek inclusion in Rio Grande decision-making (Indian Country Today) 5/17/22

The Hopi farmer championing Indigenous agricultural knowledge (Quebec News Tribune) 5/15/22

Significant Washington land returned to the Colville Tribe (Popular Resistance) 5/10/22

Columbia River treaty fishing sites to get upgrades (Indian Country Today) 5/6/22

Seneca Nation puts City of Olean on notice for Clean Water Act violations (Indian Country Today) 5/4/22

How the Sicangu Lakota community are restoring food sovereignty and health of the prairie rangeland (Cultural Survival) 4/30/22

Beyond “paper” water: The complexities of fully leveraging tribal water rights (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis) 5/3/22

Indigenous oyster fisheries persisted for millennia and should inform future management (Nature Communications) 5/3/22

Santa Clara Pueblo, Santo Domingo Pueblo, and Pueblo of Santa Ana tribal leaders meet with FEMA deputy administrator to discuss wildfires (Native News Online) 5/3/22

Cherokee Nation reaches historic agreement with National Park Service (Native News Online) 5/1/22

EPA approves the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s water quality standards (The Durango Herald) 4/29/22

Historic revision to Oregon forest law excludes important group (Indian Country Today) 4/21/22

Oregon tribe opposes Klamath River water release for farmers (Oregon Public Broadcasting) 4/19/22

Yurok Tribe plans condor reintroduction, partners with California to manage park visitor center (Tribal Business News) 4/18/22

Ojibwe perspectives toward proper wolf stewardship and Wisconsin's February 2021 wolf hunting season (Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution) 4/14/22

The Experiment Podcast: Should we return national parks to Native Americans? (The Atlantic) 4/14/22

Nipmuc Nation wants return of ancestral land in Belchertown (Daily Hampshire Gazette) 4/12/22

MSU graduate student works to understand, control invasive grass on Crow Reservation (Billings Gazette) 4/11/22

Advocates rally for safe drinking water for Passamaquoddy Tribe (Portland Press-Herald) 4/11/22

Tribes assert water rights on Colorado River Basin (The Durango Herald) 4/7/22

Sipayik's water crisis (Native News Online) 4/5/22

The problem, practicality, and power of land acknowledgements (5280) April 2022

How the Hoopa Valley Tribe monitors a rare carnivore (Salon) 4/3/22

In affluent Southampton, the Grave Protection Warrior Society toils to preserve and protect ancestral homelands (Native News Online) 4/2/22

State of Montana initiates Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes land swap (Missoula Current) 4/1/22

Rappahannock Tribe reacquires ancestral Virginia land 350 years later (The Washington Post) 4/1/22

Interior is pushing states to replace derogatory place names with colonial ones (High Country News) 3/31/22

Tribes assume full management of bison range (Flathead Beacon) 3/28/22

Tribes issue trespass notice to Grand Gateway Hotel owners (Rapid City Journal) 3/28/22

Illinois House adopts bill to support Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation land reclamation (Northern Public Radio) 3/24/22

Two Arizona tribal leaders make case for critically needed water projects (Cronkite News) 3/23/22

'The theft of our land': In Newsom's $100M landback proposal, Indigenous advocates see progess--and have questions (KQED) 3/22/22

How Indigenous burning practices could revitalize a northern Minnesota forest (St Paul Mag) 3/20/22

Salmon release in Hangman Creek 'a great thing' for Coeur d'Alene Tribe (Spokane Public Radio) 3/19/22

Colorado eyes changing mountain name tied to Sand Creek massacre at request of Cheyenne, Arapaho tribes (The Colorado Sun) 3/16/22

ELC supports efforts by tribes and environmental justice advocates to reframe California water rights (Stanford Law School Blog) 3/16/22

U.S. district court affirms Saint Regis Mohawk's reservation boundaries (Native News Online) 3/15/22

Legislation introduced in Illinois legislature calls for restoration of Prairie Band Potawatomi reservation near Chicago (Native News Online) 3/12/22

National Parks leader pledges more inclusion of Native Americans in land management (Patch) 3/11/22

Judge affirms that 61,000-acre Mille Lacs Reservation still exists. What does that mean? (MPR News) 3/10/22

Fuel in water deepens Native Hawaiians’ distrust of military (Indian Country Today) 3/7/22

'This is our backyard': Quapaw Nation asserts more control over environment within its reservation (KOSU) 3/1/22

Colorado River, stolen by law (High Country News) 3/1/22

Do salmon have rights? (Grist) 3/1/22

How Sitting Bull's fight for Indigenous land rights shaped the creation of Yellowstone National Park (Smithsonian Mag) 3/1/22

More than 600 geographic sites across the US will be renamed, replacing a derogatory term for Indigenous women used for decades (Jackson Progress-Argus) 2/27/22

A guide to changing racist and offensive names on public lands (The Wilderness Society) 2/23/22

Tribe leads coalition to remove Ela Dam (Smoky Mountain News) 2/23/22

Stantec supports The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde with revitalization of historic Blue Heron Paper Mill brownfield site (Informed Infrastructure) 2/23/22

NAPI: Food sovereignty, production, security an important part of Navajo Nation’s future (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 2/22/22

Who’s in charge of fixing the environment in eastern Oklahoma? (Grist) 2/22/22

Wind River conservationist talks broken Indigenous water rights and Yellowstone (Wyoming Public Media) 2/18/22

The film "Powerlands" reveals a sobering story of environmental and cultural crisis on Indigenous lands (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 2/15/22

How 'wilderness' was invented without Indigenous peoples (Science) 2/15/22

Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park to protect Native ancestral lands from development (USA Today) 2/14/22

Federal Great Lakes restoration program should focus on protection and flexibility, says Ojibwe leader (Great Lakes Now) 2/9/22

Oregon coastal tribe takes on decline of Chinook salmon through unique partnership (The Oregonian) 2/8/22

The revival of Indigenous subsistence whaling hangs in the balance (Civil Eats) 2/8/22

Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians seeks tribal-state co-management of Jackson Demonstration State Forest (The Willits News) 2/7/22

Sacred land: Last Odawa family retains Emmet County land more than 100 years after allotment (Traverse City Record Eagle) 2/6/22

Tribal nations are locked inside the U.S. water regime (High Country News) 1/31/22

The dizzying scope of abandoned mine hazards on public lands (High Country News) 1/28/22

Feds oppose latest legal effort to block tribe's reservation (Char-Koosta News) 1/27/22

Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project projected to serve thousands of people (Indianz) 1/27/22

The LandBack movement is decolonizing Indigenous land across the Americas (Indianz) 1/27/22

The Indigenous communities rising up to protect the gray wolf (NPR) 1/26/22

California redwood forest returned to native tribal group (NBC) 1/25/22

Hoping for an end to yearslong treaty rights fight (Indian Country Today) 1/25/22

History: Hidden Treaty of Temecula robbed Indigenous people of their lands (Desert Sun) 1/23/22

Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Tribes supports cooperative management of wildlife resources throughout the reservations (Indian Country Today) 1/21/22

Taos Pueblo scolds Interstate Stream Commission for lack of communication on cloud seeding (Taos News) 1/20/22

How the Indigenous landback movement is poised to change conservation (Grist) 1/13/22

Indigenous groups lead the fight for land protection in the U.S. (BeLatina) 1/4/22

Ime Salazar: 'Our home was lost’ (Indian Country Today) 1/5/21

Indigenous feminism flows through the fight for water rights on the Rio Grande (High Country News) 1/1/22

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