The Bay Mills Indian Community, Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians, and Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi filed notice on December 22, 2023, that they will appeal the Michigan Public Service Commission’s (MPSC) recent approval of a permit for Canadian oil giant Enbridge to build the Line 5 tunnel project beneath the Straits of Mackinac.
Walton Family Foundation commits 1.4 Million On November 13, the Native American Rights Fund and the Walton Family Foundation announced the creation of the Tribal Water
The U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon ruled in favor of the Klamath Tribes on September 11, 2023, finding that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation violated rights the Tribes reserved through treaty and the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by allocating water in a drought year to irrigators.
Since 1991, the Native American Rights Fund and the Western States Water Council (WSWC) have sponsored a biennial symposium to discuss the settlement of Indian reserved
On June 22, 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court concluded the United States cannot be held responsible for water rights it holds in trust.
In recent years, the Tribe’s reservation has gone dry for several months each year, forcing members to shower from trucks and obtain bottled water at great expense. The settlement will secure water to be stored on the reservation as a much-needed year-round water source.
Stand Strong with the Bay Mills Indian Community to Protect Treaty Rights and the Straits of Mackinac
Enbridge Energy wants to build a tunnel under the Great Lakes at the Straits of Mackinac, a place the Bay Mills Indian Community and other Anishinaabe peoples consider sacred.
Protecting and preserving tribal water rights is a top priority for NARF. From Oregon to California to Kansas and across the Midwestern United States, many Native peoples
On June 22, 2020, the United States Supreme Court declined to hear the Klamath Project irrigators’ Fifth Amendment water rights takings case Baley v. United States. This