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Politics Dec 15States volunteer to take more cuts in Colorado River water
Water leaders in California, Arizona and Nevada have signed an agreement to further reduce their take of Colorado River water to help stave off wider, mandatory cuts in the future.
Economy Nov 18Tribes welcome infusion of money in infrastructure bill
The Indian Health Service says it will consult with tribes on how best to use the $3.5 billion. The amount is enough to fulfill the more than 1,560 projects on the agency's list of sanitation deficiencies.
Science Oct 23How wildfires impact wildlife and their habitats
Wildlife centers in the U.S. West are caring for animals that weren’t able to flee the flames or are looking for food in burned-over places.
Arts Jan 22‘Your Land’? Some Native Americans question inaugural song
Native Americans celebrated as Joe Biden revoked a pipeline permit and halted border wall construction on his first day as president.
Science Dec 18U.S. report says more must be done to protect Colorado River from drought
A set of guidelines for managing the Colorado River helped seven Western states through a dry spell. But the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation says it's not enough to keep key reservoirs from plummeting amid persistent drought and climate change.
Nation Aug 26Only Native American on federal death row executed
The only Native American on federal death row is set to die Wednesday for the slayings of a 9-year-old and her grandmother nearly two decades ago, though many Navajos are hoping for last-minute intervention by President Donald Trump to halt…
Science Aug 25Rock fall at Grand Canyon reveals ancient animal footprints
They say the creature that made the tracks is something like a modern-day chuckwalla lizard that strolled in sand dunes in a coastal plain more than 300 million years ago.
Economy May 05U.S. Treasury to begin distributing virus relief money to tribes
The U.S. Treasury Department says it will begin distributing billions in coronavirus relief funding to tribes. The announcement Tuesday comes more than a week after a congressional deadline to get $8 billion to tribal governments.
Nation Apr 28Tribes urge U.S. Treasury to disburse coronavirus relief funding
At least 18 tribes sued the federal government seeking to keep any portion of the $8 billion in funding allocated to tribes out of the hands of Alaska Native corporations. A judge in Washington issued a ruling late Monday to…
Politics Feb 27Warren still dogged by past claims of indigenous ancestry
The topic has haunted the Massachusetts senator even before she announced she'd seek the Democratic nomination for president.