EPA publishes Revised Interpretation of Clean Water Act TAS Provision

On May 16, the EPA published a final revised interpretation of the Clean Water Act’s TAS provision in the Clean Water Act, concluding that the Treatment as State provision includes an express delegation of authority by Congress to Indian tribes to administer regulatory programs over their entire reservations, subject to section 518(e)’s eligibility requirements.  This …

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New Study Documents Disproportionate Impact of Climate Change on Indian Tribes

From the National Wildlife Federation (link here). Here’s an excerpt: In collaboration with the Tribal Lands Program, Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals, National Congress of American Indians, Native American Fish & Wildlife Society, National Tribal Environmental Council, Native American Rights Fund, and University of Colorado Law School, the National Wildlife Federation released Indian Tribes, Climate-Induced …

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Journal Article Evaluates Treaty Provisions and their Import for Michigan Indian Education

From the Indigenous Policy Journal’s Winter 2010 issue (link to article here). The article, titled “The Treaty Basis of Michigan Indian Education,” was authored by Martin Reinhardt and John Tippeconnic, III. Here’s the abstract: A socio-historical content analysis of 16 treaties and 3 contemporary American Indian education laws at the federal level revealed that a …

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