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WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Alex Padilla and Dianne Feinstein, both Democrats, introduced legislation last Thursday to formally recognize the Tule River Tribe’s reserved water rights. 

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WASHINGTON – Two members of New Mexico’s Congressional delegation introduced bills on Tuesday to approve the water rights claims of four tribal Pueblos in the state. 

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The Fort Belknap Indian Community in Montana and three conservation organizations are standing against a proposed mining project that threatens to compound past mining damage in the Little Rocky Mountains.

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SAINT PAUL, Minn.—After decades of denial, the majority of people on the planet are finally acknowledging that climate change is real and solutions are needed.  

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SAINT PAUL, Minn. — Today, more than 700 people from as far as New Zeeland and Australia attended the National Tribal & Indigenous Climate Change Conference (NTICC) at the Intercontinental St. Paul-Riverfront, owned by the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. 

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Project is first NSF-funded Coastlines and People Hub for the Great Lakes regio

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MILWAUKEE—The Tribal Lands and Environment Forum convened its eleventh annual forum today at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee. The annual event is organized largely by the Flagstaff, Ariz.-based Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) at Northern Arizona University, the Tribal Waste and Response Steering Committee, and the US EPA’s Office of Land and Emergency Management.

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International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Every year August 9 is celebrated as the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples to bring awareness and protect the rights of Indigenous Peoples around the world.

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The Oneida Nation has been awarded a federal grant to help the tribe take another step toward renewable energy. 

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MINNEAPOLIS—On July 14, the Fond du Lac and Grand Portage Bands of Lake Superior Chippewa filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), citing the Clean Water Act. The lawsuit argues that the EPA approved recommendations by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) to lower water quality standards, after tribes in Minnesota and the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe voiced against lowering the quality of water.