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Officials in Idaho won't try to find a new name for 'Squaw Butte' (01/22)
The community voiced near unanimous opposition to any changes.

Opinion: Blood Run landmark a place of reverence for area tribes (01/22)
One of the most significant places of beauty and history in our state is located along the Big Sioux River in the northwest corner of Iowa.

Native American Land Conservancy works to protect sacred site (01/21)
The Chemehuevi Tribe helped bless the work at the in Old Woman Mountains Preserve in California.

Senate continues debate on bill to approve Keystone XL Pipeline (01/21)
Dozens of amendments have been filed so it looks like consideration might take a week or two.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe contests uranium expansion (01/21)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe contested foreign uranium mining expansion in Nebraska

Lawsuit tests boundaries of Wind River Reservation in Wyoming (01/20)
The Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe want treatment as state status from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Native Sun News: North Dakota tribe confronts many challenges (01/20)
When Mark Fox took the oath of the highest office in the Mandan Hidatsa & Arikara (MHA) Nation, he initiated his first four-year term with a pledge to bolster the reservation’s economic self-sufficiency.

Initial DNA tests show Kennewick Man linked to Native peoples (01/19)
The 9,500-year-old remains were discovered on federal land in Washington that was once a part of the Umatilla Reservation.

Native Sun News: Tribes continue fight against Keystone Pipeline (01/16)
The most recent House bill to approve the Keystone pipeline was passed 266-153 and sent to the Senate.

Fish and Wildlife Service develops new tribal consultation policy (01/15)
Officials will be holding two webinars next week and a consultation session next month to discuss the changes.

Canadian man cleared of federal charges in eagle feather case (01/15)
John P. Volpe is from the Nipissing First Nation but isn't enrolled in a U.S. tribe.

Massachusetts court rules in Wampanoag land access case (01/14)
The decision comes in a long-running dispute involving ancestral Wampanoag lands.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes push water compact (01/14)
The 1855 Treaty of Hellgate promises water on and off the reservation.

Judge dismisses case against Lakota activist for honor song (01/13)
Greg Grey Cloud was arrested for singing a Lakota song as the Senate rejected a bill to approve the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline.

White House responds to petition against mine at sacred site (01/13)
More than 104,000 people signed the petition in opposition to the Resolution Copper mine in Arizona.

Senate headed toward final vote on Keystone XL Pipeline bill (01/13)
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana), the ranking member on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, joined Republicans in advancing debate on the measure.

Valerie Goodness: Climate change can unite our tribal nations (01/12)
While Native Nations are far from being monolithic, there is one thing that forced assimilation cannot take from us, as Natives; our coevolved connection to nature.

Tribes in Montana and Wyoming oppose delisting of grizzly bear (01/09)
Tribes are worried about trophy hunting of the Yellowstone bear in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho.

USDA Blog: Tribes document historic wickiup sites in Colorado (01/09)
Since 2003, the Forest Service has participated in the Colorado Wickiup Project to document historic aboriginal wooden structures in the state.

Nebraska court upholds law setting Keystone XL Pipeline route (01/09)
Republicans in Congress are still pushing bills to approve the controversial project.

Tim Ballew: Coal terminal destroys Lummi Nation's way of life (01/08)
Salmon is our most important currency; it’s the lifeblood of our people and always has been.

Senate committee goes ahead with meeting on Keystone XL bill (01/08)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is moving forward even after Democrats forced the cancellation of a hearing on the bill.

Yakama Nation man faces trial for driving in federal wildlife refuge (01/07)
Delbert Loren Wheeler is citing the Yakama Treaty of 1855 as a defense against the charges.

Senate Democrats force cancellation of hearing on Keystone bill (01/06)
Republicans are still planning to push for approval of the controversial pipeline.

NPR: Water a scarce resource for many families on Navajo Nation (01/06)
About 40 percent of the Navajo Nation has to make their water stretch.

Senate committee to take up Keystone XL Pipeline bill this week (01/05)
Republicans take control of the Senate and are wasting little time in pushing one of their major priorities.

Native Sun News: Allies unite over uranium cleanup in New Mexico (01/05)
Jonnie and Milton Head’s granddaughter won’t bring her children to visit them at their home here in the Bluewater Valley.

Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne Tribe hails land measure (12/31)
One hundred and fourteen years ago when the Northern Cheyenne Reservation was expanded. the federal government bought out non-Indian land owners, but overlooked 5,000 acres of railroad mineral rights.

Tex Hall maintains he was duped by man facing murder charges (12/29)
James Henrikson, a former associate of the former chairman, is facing a slew of murder and other charges.

Native Sun News: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe fights bear delisting (12/24)
Delisting the Yellowstone grizzly bear does not just touch the lives of the Standing Rock Sioux people, but also the other 25 Tribal Nations the federal government has acknowledged hold an ancestral connection to Yellowstone.

Apache Messenger: Crowd protests copper mine on sacred lands (12/22)
Protesters lined the streets of Phoenix to show that the fight over Resolution Copper is not over.

Editorial: New York governor makes right decision to ban fracking (12/18)
It was impossible to declare that hydraulic fracturing is safe for the environment or human health.

Rep. Gosar faces criticism over bill that benefits Hualapai Tribe (12/17)
Local officials blast their Arizona Congressman for pushing the bill without their input.

Two tribes in Michigan to rebury ancestors removed decades ago (12/16)
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe and the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians will accept remains uncovered in 1971 and 1981.

Menominee Nation declares emergency due to flooding conditions (12/16)
Rising water levels in the Wolf River have led to flooding on the reservation.

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