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PacifiCorp and tribes applaud selection, site access agreement with construction firm Kiewit

Firm tapped to remove four Klamath River dams; Yurok and Karuk Tribes have viewed dam removal and the Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement as a means to resolve long-standing environmental justice issues in the Klamath River Basin PacifiCorp has entered into a site access agreement with Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. to allow the firm to conduct

Industry Heroes Honored at Travois Annual Native Housing Conference

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 13, 2019) – Travois, a Certified B Corporation® based in Kansas City, Mo., recognized five outstanding industry professionals and an American Indian tribal entity at a Superhero Awards ceremony on April 11. The consulting firm, continuing 24 years in business and directing more than $1.4 billion of investment in American Indian,

Fuel Excise Tax Helps Pave Navajo Roads

From LinkedIn SHIPROCK, N.M.-The Navajo Division of Transportation (NDOT) is preparing to apply intermixed cement to two miles of Navajo Route 546 (N546) in Shiprock, N.M. Known as Bluff Road, N546 runs along the San Juan River and intersects with Navajo Route 491 which is main thoroughfare in Shiprock. NDOT completed the first phase of

Navajo Nation Hosts Inaugural Sustainability Symposium 2019

Emphasis on sustainability practices as acts of sovereignty and global leadership FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – To be held at the High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff, AZ, the Office of Navajo Government Development in partnership with Chinle Chapter Government will host the first-ever Navajo Sustainability Symposium from Monday, April 29th through Wednesday, May 1st, 2019. Set

Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant Breaks Ground on World Class Expansion

From Choctaw Casinos DURANT, Okla. (April 25, 2019) – Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma proudly broke ground today on an expansion project at its resort property in Durant, Okla. The number of rooms in the luxury hotel will increase by 1,000 making it a total of more than 1,600, the largest hotel room count in the

Smyrna, Milford linemen bring electricity to Navajo Nation

From: Delaware State News  | By Craig Anderson SMYRNA — For a week straight, First State linemen are helping shine light on the needy Navajo Nation. A four-member Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation crew has worked 12-hour days and heads home Saturday. Hailing from Smyrna and Milford, the public power utility workers joined the pilot Light up

$220 Million Available for Small Businesses to Perform Uranium Mine Cleanup

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Navajo Nation Council leadership commends the announcement by U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, Sen. Martin Heinrich, Rep. Ben Ray Luján, and the Environmental Protection Agency to award uranium mine remediation contracts over a five-year period valued at up to $220 million for sites on or near the Navajo Nation. EPA Region 9

Navajo Nation Commends Introduction of Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Act

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation Council commends U.S. Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT), Martha McSally (R-AZ), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) for introducing the Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Act Thursday. The act will resolve the Navajo Nation’s federally reserved water rights claims within the State of Utah with a negotiated settlement. “On behalf of

USDA: Eligibility criteria released for tribal biomass program

From: BIOMASS Magazine, by Erin Voegele The U.S. Forest Service has released eligibility criteria for Indian tribes and Alaska tribal organizations that want to develop demonstration projects to promote biomass energy production under 2017 amendments made to the Tribal Forest Protection Act of 2004. A notice published in the Federal Register on March 27 explains that

Consumer Energy Alliance Announces New Report on Impacts of Increased Production and Infrastructure in Colorado and Utah’s Piceance and Uinta Basins

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), the leading consumer advocate for energy, released a report on “Natural Gas Markets for the Western States and Tribal Nations,” detailing how abundant natural gas resources in the Piceance and Uinta basins of Colorado and Utah can help regional and global communities thrive economically and environmentally — if more production