Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Indian Tribes have negotiated a plan to secure their legal water rights while protecting environmental values and the interests of other users.
Animas-La Plata Central
As the author says, "the ONLY website devoted solely to the deserved demise of the Animas-La Plata Project," also listed here at our web site. There are other sites listed on his link page which I am not going to include at NAE. (Steve Cone).
Colorado Ute Water Rights Settlement Agreement
Summary of this agreement. (Water Information Program).
Leavitt's Anti-Nuke Policy Will Strangle Tribe, Say Goshutes
Mike Leavitt is Utah's Governor. (William Claiborne, Salt Lake Tribune, March 11, 1999).
More Than Half of Goshutes Sue Tribe Over Waste Plan
(Jim Woolf, Salt Lake Tribune, March 13, 1999).
Native Americans Bear the Nuclear Burden
About the Shoshone and the Paiute-Shoshone. Provides an overview of the Monitored Retrievable Storage (MRS) project of the Department of Energy. (Andreas Knudsen, Indigenous Affairs. International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs. Archive: NAE, 1996).
Nevada Indian Environmental Coalition
NIEC was founded in 1991 in Reno, Nevada, by five Indian tribes of Nevada seeking to develop environmental programs that would protect their people and lands. Since its inception, NIEC has grown to include 24 Indian colonies and reservations.
Sawmill in Court over Medicine Wheel
Includes map. "Wyoming Sawmills of Sheridan has gone to court to overturn a 1996 U.S. Forest Service plan for managing the Medicine Wheel atop the Bighorn Mountains." (Michael Milstein, Billings Gazette, March 19, 1999).
"Shundahai Network was formed at the Nevada Nuclear Test Site in 1994, by a council of long-term nuclear disarmament activists, at the request of Corbin Harney, a Western Shoshone Spiritual Leader. We have evolved into an international network of activists and organizations bridging the gap between the environmental, peace and justice and indigenous land rights communities."
Skull Valley Goshutes
Devoted exclusively to the issue of storing spent nuclear fuel on the Skull Valley Reservation (this is one continuing development of the MRS program on Native American lands that was widely reported several years ago in environmental publications). The state of Uah and over half the tribe are suing to stop the plan.
This is a well-written introduction to the Shoshone struggle to regain control over their land. (Scott R. Ladd, Native Americans and the Environment, 1996).
The Timbisha Shoshone Tribal Homeland
This site contains current recommendations for the establishment of Timbisha Shoshone tribal lands in and around Death Valley National Park (including lands currently managed by the BLM). (National Park Service, 1999).
Timbisha Ask To Halt Briggs Mine
Don't know the year, probably 1996. (Timbisha Shoshone Tribe, Press release. Archive: NAE).
Western Shoshone Defense Project
WSDP's mission is to affirm Newe (Western Shoshone) jurisdiction over Newe Sogobia (Western Shoshone homelands) by protecting, preserving, and restoring Newe rights and lands for present and future generations based on cultural and spiritual traditions.
Western Shoshone (Nevada)
A report from an exploratory team sent by Peace Brigades International to investigate the situation of the Western Shoshone (and their land rights). (Peace Brigades International, Special Report, January, 1995).
White Mesa Utes Beat Back Superfund Tailings
"White Mesa Utes defeat DOE's plans to dump hazardous waste on land surround their reservation." (Carol Sisco, High Country News 27(1), January 23, 1995).