Republicans seek to 'modernize' federal endangered species law (July 13, 2018)

'Republicans are turning their back on the most vulnerable species in the country,' an environmentalist said.

Cherokee Nation acquires historic site by Trail of Tears landmark (July 12, 2018)

The Cherokee Nation is protecting a historic site from development and rebuilding its land base in Oklahoma.

Dakota Access sued for failing to sell ranch at Standing Rock (July 11, 2018)

Corporations aren't supposed to own ranches in North Dakota but Dakota Access got away with it in the name of a $3.8 billion oil pipeline.

Peter Kalmus: Trump administration runs away from climate change (July 9, 2018)

The Trump administration has put fossil fuel interests over the planet’s life support system.

'Good riddance': Scott Pruitt steps down at Environmental Protection Agency (July 6, 2018)

Scott Pruitt aggressively rolled back agency regulations even as he was dogged by ethical questions at the Environmental Protection Agency.

'We will win': Treaty tribes continue to stand up for salmon (July 5, 2018)

We will never stop fighting to protect and restore salmon habitat because that is the key to recovery.

YES! Magazine: Protect salmon and protect tribal traditions (July 5, 2018)

Salmon are at the center of ceremonies, art, and identity for tribes in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and California.

Secretary Zinke blames Democrats for delaying Indian Affairs nominee (July 3, 2018)

Tara Sweeney waited a long time to be confirmed as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs. Who is to blame?

'They're sacred': Volunteers take care of wild horses on Navajo Nation (July 2, 2018)

With drought conditions the worst in 15 years, wild horses on the Navajo Nation are looking for food and water.

Bureau of Indian Affairs finally lands a leader in the Trump era (June 29, 2018)

More than 18 months into the Trump administration, the Bureau of Indian Affairs finally has a new leader and it's a historic choice.

Mark Trahant: Bears Ears gains a voice with #NativeVote18 results (June 28, 2018)

A county commission race in Utah was a local referendum of sorts on the Trump administration’s actions to reduce the size of the Bears Ears National Monument.

'I am totally down to nothing': Navajo Nation affected by nuclear era (June 28, 2018)

Tribal citizens who were affected by uranium mining and nuclear tests during the Cold War are seeking compensation.

Tribal leaders step up to hold corporations accountable for climate change (June 25, 2018)

Tribal leaders are stepping up to pass a ballot initiative that aims to hold corporations accountable for climate change.

'Yellowstone' focuses on clash between wealthy family and tribe (June 21, 2018)

The 'Broken Rock' tribe wants its land back in Yellowstone, a new series on the Paramount Network.

Cronkite News: Secretary Zinke pressed on uranium mining ban at Grand Canyon (June 20, 2018)

Secretary Ryan Zinke has no plans to revisit uranium mining in and around the Grand Canyon but a coalition of sportsmen’s groups is worried.

Alaska in focus at Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on subsistence (June 19, 2018)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is focusing on Native subsistence just as the Supreme Court takes up a case with potential impacts.

Study pushes back earliest date of tobacco usage in North America (June 19, 2018)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians helped finance a study of a limestone pipe that was used for tobacco.

Supreme Court poised to take action on some major Indian law petitions (June 18, 2018)

The Supreme Court is almost finished with its current term, one in which Indian Country fared surprisingly well. But the drama isn't over yet.

Harold Frazier: Tribes once again deprived of voice in Keystone XL fight (June 18, 2018)

I am constantly amazed about the ability of the powers that be to keep doing what is morally wrong while justifying it as legally right.

Colville Tribes enter second year of hemp production with bigger grow (June 18, 2018)

The Colville Tribes are expanding their hemp operation in Washington state.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on subsistence (June 18, 2018)

Key members of Congress are taking a look a subsistence, just a week after tribes scored an unusual victory in a treaty rights case.

Rosalyn LaPier: Supreme Court case reminds us about tribal connections to food (June 18, 2018)

The latest Supreme Court case coincides with a resurgence of interest among a new generation of scholars and activists who are learning about and reviving indigenous food systems.

Tribal opposition leads to decision against geothermal development (June 15, 2018)

A portion of the Santa Fe National Forest has been closed to geothermal development in order to protect tribal sacred sites.

Study questions American origin of turquoise found at sites in Mexico (June 15, 2018)

Turquoise used by Native societies in Mexico did not come from the American Southwest as previously thought, according to a new study.

Tribes dealt setback with dismissal of challenge to Keystone XL Pipeline (June 15, 2018)

Two tribes have lost a legal challenge to the Keystone XL Pipeline as others try a new approach in hopes of blocking the controversial project.

Native ancestor laid back to rest more than 10,000 years after burial (June 15, 2018)

An ancestor of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has been laid to rest again in California.

'I grow food for survival': Indigenous women farm for their families (June 15, 2018)

Threatened by a mining company, indigenous women in the remote highlands of Guatemala are marching, increasing productivity, and planting trees.

Jana Richman: Discovering the healing power of the desert (June 14, 2018)

Nature offers solace for a man living with depression—and a lesson in acceptance for his anxious partner.

High Country News: Decision puts power plant on reservation closer to closure (June 12, 2018)

The Trump administration's 'energy dominance' agenda is being put to the test in Indian Country.

Dakota Access Pipeline study still not finished after more than a year (June 12, 2018)

Tribal opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline are still waiting on the Trump administration to complete a study on the controversial project.

Ponca tribes reclaim ancestral land along Trail of Tears in Nebraska (June 12, 2018)

For the fifth year, farmers, friends, family and Native people planted Ponca sacred corn in the path of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

'A fantastic day for Indian Country': Treaty tribes celebrate Supreme Court victory (June 12, 2018)

Tribes in Washington state are rejoicing after the nation's highest court upheld a decision in favor of their treaty rights.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation cites 'catastrophic' job losses from power plant (June 11, 2018)

The Navajo Nation sees hope in a Trump administration proposal that could benefit a coal-fired power plant on the reservation.

Treaty tribes score unusual victory in closely-watched Supreme Court case (June 11, 2018)

A closely-watched treaty rights case has resulted in victory for tribes but the nation's highest court was so divided that it was unable to reach a decision.

Another slap in the face in Nevada? Yerington Paiute Tribe slams lack of consultation (June 8, 2018)

The Yerington Paiute Tribe continues to be left out of decisions affecting a polluted mining site in Nevada.