Tribe Helps Fund Study for Safer Drinking Water - The Cherokee Nation has partnered with an Oklahoma town to pilot test radium treatment for the community water supply, with support of IHS funding.
Settlement Creates Sustainable Path Forward - The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska, a federally recognized Native American tribe located in northeastern Nebraska, and the Tribe’s Utilities Commission have reached a settlement with the United States to improve the Tribe’s drinking and wastewater systems and its trash collection program.
Water Quality Control Plan to Protect Ecosystem of Chippewa River - Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has developed a five-year management plan to start identifying and reducing runoff to address a seasonal E. coli problem.
State Sues EPA Over Jurisdiction of Water Quality Standards - Maine officials have sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in a decades-long dispute involving water quality standards on Native American lands. The conflict centers on whether Maine has jurisdiction over the tribes within their own territories.
Tribe Prepares for Climate Changewith the Help of a Soil Scientist - Karletta Chief, University of Arizona soil scientist and member of Arizona’s
Navajo Nation, and Bill Smith, a University of Nevada–Las Vegas anthropology professor, are working with the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe on climate change issues.
Tribe Leader: Nestle Bottled Water Plant a Good Partner - The chairman of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians says factory is using water sustainably and responsibly, and that it provides important economic benefits for the area.
New Wellfield Marks New Chapter for Olympia and Nisqually Tribe - Since 1949, most of the city’s water has come from McAllister Springs, located on Nisqually tribal land. The city will start tapping the McAllister Wellfield about a mile upstream. When the transition is complete, the tribe will eventually receive about 3 million gallons a day from the new wellfield.