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Colorado River Indian Tribes gain control of their water rights

Colorado River Indian Tribes gain control of their water rights

The Colorado River Indian Tribes have secured an agreement that allows them to manage their water allocation beyond their lands, aiming to address regional drought issues.

Noel Lyn Smith reports for Inside Climate News.

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Justice Department supports Wisconsin tribe in pipeline dispute

Justice Department supports Wisconsin tribe in pipeline dispute

In a recent legal development, the Justice Department has sided with a Wisconsin tribe's claim against a Canadian energy company over land rights, sparking controversy.

Izzy Ross reports for Grist.

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Tribes seek more than funds for equitable green energy transition

Tribes seek more than funds for equitable green energy transition

Indigenous communities need cultural sensitivity and structural support, not just financial aid, to fairly engage in green energy projects, according to researcher Kimberly Yazzie.

Taylar Dawn Stagner reports for Grist.

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Pipeline debate heats up in Michigan and Wisconsin
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Pipeline debate heats up in Michigan and Wisconsin

Pipeline's future stirs political waves in Michigan and Wisconsin, spotlighting a contentious debate over environmental risks and economic benefits.

Rebecca Halleck and Dionne Searcey report for The New York Times.

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Native activist highlights treaty oversight in pipeline trial

Native activist highlights treaty oversight in pipeline trial

In a recent trial about the Dakota Access Pipeline, a Native American activist emphasizes the overlooked treaty rights amidst legal proceedings, as tensions between tribal sovereignty and federal actions come to light.

Mary Steurer reports for the North Dakota Monitor.

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Washington's solar projects: a threat to tribal heritage?

The Badger Mountain solar project highlights significant gaps in Washington's permitting system, raising concerns among tribal nations about the preservation of their cultural heritage.

B. “Toastie” Oaster reports for HIgh Country News in partnership with ProPublica.

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Washington is leaving tribal cultural resources at the mercy of solar developers

The Badger Mountain solar project reveals gaps in the state’s permitting system that tribal nations say perpetuates a legacy of “cultural genocide.”

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