Silver Falls in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. (Credit: KBIC Natural Resources Department)

“Our community is a fishing community:” Michigan tribe seeks to set its own water standards

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, heavily reliant on fish, berries and wild rice, wants to join the 60 other US tribes who the feds have granted control over setting water regulations.

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, on the shores of one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world, is petitioning the federal government to hand over control of setting water quality standards.

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Seneca Nation takes on Pittsburgh startup to defend the Allegheny River

Last month more than 100 Seneca Nation tribal members showed up at the monthly meeting of the local municipal authority in the small town of Coudersport, Pennsylvania, carrying protest signs and ceremonial drums.

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Final permit for controversial Michigan mine gets accepted. Tribe digs in.

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality accepted the fourth and final permit required for the controversial Back Forty Mine to move forward.

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