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  • Is a coal mine pumping the Hopi dry?

    Hopi Indians fear that Peabody Western Coal is draining the aquifer that provides their water even as the company's royalties bring money to the reservation.

  • Seed in the ground

    On South Dakota's Pine Ridge Reservation, some Oglala Lakota are defying the federal government to grow industrial hemp, hoping that it can help to revitalize both the tribe's economy and its government.

  • Spilling salt into rivers

    The Southern Ute Tribe is upset with Colorado state officials for issuing a permit to allow two coalbed-methane wells to spill polluted water into the Florida River, upstream from the tribe.

  • Indians play power game

    The Fort Mojave Tribe has built the South Point power plant to diversify its economy, partnering with a major energy company and monitoring its environmental performance.

  • Duwamish? Duwamish who?

    The Duwamish Tribe, seeking federal recognition, has been rebuked by the Bush administration, due to a technical glitch in paper work by the outgoing Bureau of Indian Affairs director.

  • Tribes blur the line between wild and hatchery fish

    Indian tribes use hatchery reform methods to train hatchery fish to behave like wild salmon.

  • Chinook tribe loses recognition

    The Bureau of Indian Affairs rescinds the official federal status of the Chinook Indian tribe.

  • N.D. court ruling rescinds tribal authority

    North Dakota farmer Roger Shea hoped to prevent a dam on the Maple River by giving the Chippewa Indians title to his land, but the state Supreme Court rules that the state may condemn tribal land.

  • Another way to win back land

    The Timbisha Shoshone have won control of 314 acres with water rights in California's Death Valley National Park, and have gained shared management responsibilities for another 300,000 acres in the park, along with 7,400 acres of nearby federal land.

  • Can money buy happiness?

    Some Native Americans warn that the unexpected arrival of money in the form of claim payments can have harmful impacts on impoverished tribes.

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