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Quapaw Tribe secures EPA grant for cleanup of contaminated landsQuapaw Tribe secures EPA grant for cleanup of contaminated lands (05/19)
Tribal territory in the northeastern part of Oklahoma bears the unfortunate distinction of being known as the worst Superfund site in the United States.
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe repays $54K to address federal auditLower Brule Sioux Tribe repays $54K to address federal audit (05/18)
An investigation uncovered $1.4 million in questionable costs but the tribe and the Bureau of Reclamation whittled down the number.
Dakota Access seeks to intervene in Oglala Sioux Tribe's lawsuitDakota Access seeks to intervene in Oglala Sioux Tribe's lawsuit (05/17)
The filing comes as the wealthy backers of the pipeline prepare to ship oil on June 1.
Passamaquoddy Tribe wins award for addressing climate changePassamaquoddy Tribe wins award for addressing climate change (05/16)
The tribe's 98,000-acre forestry project in Maine was the top generator of carbon credits in 2016.
Tribes unite in signing declaration against Keystone XL PipelineTribes unite in signing declaration against Keystone XL Pipeline (05/16)
The ceremony takes place in the city where TransCanada, the Canadian firm behind the controversial project, is based.
Wampanoag tribes rebury remains of ancestral leader MassasoitWampanoag tribes rebury remains of ancestral leader Massasoit (05/16)
Ousameequin, who was known as the great sachem of the Wampanoag people, signed a peace treaty in 1621.
Ramapough Lunaape Nation ordered to take down anti-pipeline campRamapough Lunaape Nation ordered to take down anti-pipeline camp (05/16)
The Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp faces legal action after neighbors in a wealthy neighborhood complained.
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation homes still without running waterCronkite News: Navajo Nation homes still without running water (05/16)
About 40 percent of Navajo Nation citizens don’t have access to running water in their homes.
Activist Tara Houska lands on cover for magazine's 'New Icons' issueActivist Tara Houska lands on cover for magazine's 'New Icons' issue (05/15)
The citizen of the Couchiching First Nation has been at the forefront of the battles against racist mascots and the Dakota Access Pipeline.
James Trimarco: Contact the banks funding Keystone and DAPLJames Trimarco: Contact the banks funding Keystone and DAPL (05/15)
We hunted down the names of CEOs and their contact information for you. Here’s what to say.
Deadline looms in Secretary Zinke's review of Bears Ears and other monumentsDeadline looms in Secretary Zinke's review of Bears Ears and other monuments (05/15)
Time is running out for tribes and the public to comment on the controversial monument in Utah.
Tribal views seen as influencing close vote on Obama-era energy ruleTribal views seen as influencing close vote on Obama-era energy rule (05/12)
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, as well as the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, support a federal regulation that carries environmental and economic benefits in Indian Country.
Trump administration revives huge mine opposed by tribes in AlaskaTrump administration revives huge mine opposed by tribes in Alaska (05/12)
The Pebble Mine had been squashed by the Obama administration -- even Barack Obama visited the area to meet with Native fisherwomen.
Yakama Nation upset by break in storage tunnel at nuclear waste facilityYakama Nation upset by break in storage tunnel at nuclear waste facility (05/12)
Chairman JoDe Goudy called the Hanford nuclear site a legacy of the 'domination and dehumanization' of Native peoples.
Crow Tribe welcomes Vice President Pence to coal mine on homelandsCrow Tribe welcomes Vice President Pence to coal mine on homelands (05/12)
The trip highlights the importance of coal to the Crow people in Montana.
Liz Perez Halperin: Environment will define the Donald Trump eraLiz Perez Halperin: Environment will define the Donald Trump era (05/12)
The Trump era will, one day, be used as a case study for how it catapulted the environmental industry forward and brought greater attention to climate change.
Harold Frazier: The Dakota Access Pipeline isn't supposed to leakHarold Frazier: The Dakota Access Pipeline isn't supposed to leak (05/12)
This pipeline was promised to be so safe that the possibility of an oil leak was astronomical.
Native Sun News Today: Tribal activists protest rollback of environmental regulationsNative Sun News Today: Tribal activists protest rollback of environmental regulations (05/12)
A grassroots organization on the Ft. Berthold Reservation has put the Environmental Protection Agency on notice that deregulation of environmental protections is unacceptable from the viewpoint of social justice.
Mary Annette Pember: Ohio feels just a little taste of Standing RockMary Annette Pember: Ohio feels just a little taste of Standing Rock (05/11)
Energy Transfer Partners’ Rover Pipeline construction spill mucks up Ohio wetlands.
YES! Magazine: Stopping the flow of dollars to the Keystone XL PipelineYES! Magazine: Stopping the flow of dollars to the Keystone XL Pipeline (05/11)
A coalition of Indigenous leaders and other climate activists took over 12 JP Morgan Chase branches in Seattle, Washington, for a day of protest against the financing of tar sands projects
Dakota Access firm ordered to stop some work on pipeline in OhioDakota Access firm ordered to stop some work on pipeline in Ohio (05/11)
The firm behind the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline is having another bad week.
Dakota Access Pipeline won't be fined for oil spill in South DakotaDakota Access Pipeline won't be fined for oil spill in South Dakota (05/11)
Tribal leaders and activists say it's only a matter of time before the Dakota Access Pipeline causes significant harm.
Key Republican hoping to get Indian energy bill through CongressKey Republican hoping to get Indian energy bill through Congress (05/10)
Provisions of S.245, the Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act, are aimed at reducing bureaucratic hurdles that have cost tribes time and money.
Senate approves water bill for one tribe and land bill for two othersSenate approves water bill for one tribe and land bill for two others (05/09)
Bills for the White Mountain Apache Tribe and two Pueblo tribes in New Mexico are moving forward on Capitol Hill.
Dakota Access firm fined $431K for two spills of drilling fluids in OhioDakota Access firm fined $431K for two spills of drilling fluids in Ohio (05/09)
The state's top environmental official expressed 'frustration' with the wealthy company behind the Dakota Access and Rover pipelines.
DVIDS: Defense Department agencies host tribes for annual meeting in UtahDVIDS: Defense Department agencies host tribes for annual meeting in Utah (05/09)
Utah Department of Defense agencies hosted an annual face-to-face meeting April 27-28 with members of several American Indian Tribes who claim ancestral and ongoing ties to lands managed by the DOD agencies.
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation still working to save coal power plantCronkite News: Navajo Nation still working to save coal power plant (05/08)
Solar power advocates say a 250-megawatt renewable-energy facility could be in place in time for the late-2019 closure of the Navajo Generating Station/
President Trump's second nominee for Army Secretary withdrawsPresident Trump's second nominee for Army Secretary withdraws (05/08)
A position with authority over the Dakota Access Pipeline remains in 'acting' hands as tribes try to stop oil from flowing.
Terry Tempest Williams: Will Bears Ears be the next Standing Rock?Terry Tempest Williams: Will Bears Ears be the next Standing Rock? (05/08)
If President Trump is successful in rescinding Bears Ears National Monument, it will be a breach of faith with our future and our past.
Native Sun News Today: The evolution of a protest at Standing RockNative Sun News Today: The evolution of a protest at Standing Rock (05/08)
A society of thousands that had its genesis in a prayer camp at the confluence of the Cannonball and Missouri Rivers evolved into something that is almost unrecognizable from those languid summer days.
Yurok Tribe seeks federal funds to recover from fisheries disasterYurok Tribe seeks federal funds to recover from fisheries disaster (05/05)
Salmon runs have been bad for the last two years and 2017 is shaping up to be the worst in the history of the Klamath River in California.
Native Sun News Today: Indigenous leader battles mine operation in GuatemalaNative Sun News Today: Indigenous leader battles mine operation in Guatemala (05/05)
An open-pit nickel mining operation met its match when Q’eqchi leader Rodrigo Tot led his community to a high court victory for traditional land rights.
Alaska Native group challenges President Trump and Secretary Zinke on Arctic drillingAlaska Native group challenges President Trump and Secretary Zinke on Arctic drilling (05/04)
REDOIL (Resisting Environmental Destruction on Indigenous Lands) and other environmental groups are taking on the Trump administration.
Native Sun News Today: Indigenous people take lead in climate marchNative Sun News Today: Indigenous people take lead in climate march (05/04)
For Native participants, it was just another day in a continuing saga of fighting for Mother Earth.
Tribes vow fight in effort to protect Bears Ears National MonumentTribes vow fight in effort to protect Bears Ears National Monument (05/03)
A controversial monument is serving up as a major test for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who has repeatedly vowed to respect tribal sovereignty.

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