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National Park Service eases on removals of Yellowstone bison
The agency is no longer seeking to remove 1,000 bison from the park this winter.
FDA won't require special label for genetically modified salmon
The AquAdvantage Salmon has been deemed safe to eat despite objections from consumer advocates and some lawmakers.
Pueblo water settlement hits major roadblock with non-Indians
Non-Indian residents are refusing to hook into a regional water system and local officials are withholding their share of funding for the project.
Scott Elliott: Tribes working to restore sovereignty over food
Scott Elliott of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture explains how the Oglala Sioux Tribe and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians are producing food for their communities:
Activists protest use of reclaimed wastewater in sacred peaks
The San Francisco Peaks in Arizona are being desecrated by the use of treated sewage at a privately-operated ski resort located on federal land.
National Park Service aims to remove bison from Yellowstone
Tribal, state and federal officials are meeting to discuss treaty hunts and other management plans.
Raul Grijalva: Republicans keep embracing dirty coal industry
Coal companies are struggling largely because domestic coal is not economically competitive with the country’s cheap and abundant natural gas.
Tara Houska: Cheyenne River Sioux youth rally for justice in DC
A mass mobilization of youth took to the streets of Washington, D.C. on November 9 to demand justice on race, climate change, and immigration.
White House honors the late Billy Frank with Medal of Freedom
Billy Frank Jr., who passed away in 2014, dedicated his entire life to advancing the rights of tribes in the Pacific Northwest.
Ryan Jackson: Tribes oppose Klamath Basin water legislation
The chairman of the Hoopa Valley Tribe explains why S.133, the Klamath Basin Water Recovery and Economic Restoration Act, doesn't have much support in Indian Country.
Lakota Country Times: Interest growing in solar at Pine Ridge
Lakota Solar Enterprise brought 15 students to the Pine Ridge Reservation to learn about installing a solar array and tying it into existing services.
Secretary Jewell goes to Arizona to meet with BIE students
The trip highlights a high-speed Internet partnership and the Every Kid in a Park initiative.
Southern Ute Tribe to open solar power plant on reservation
The 800-kilowatt facility will power about 10 governmental buildings in Ignacio, Colorado.
Six tribal colleges receive $160K in ecoAmbassador grants
The program helps tribal colleges and university students address the unique ecological needs in their communities.
New England tribes concerned about multi-state gas pipeline
The tribes in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island want to make sure ceremonial stone landscapes are not damaged or destroyed.
Mike Myers: Don't relax because the Keystone fight isn't over
Sandpiper hasn’t gotten near as much attention as Keystone because it is wholly within the U.S.
Tribes demand consultation on grizzly bears in Yellowstone
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has acknowledged missteps in its outreach to Indian Country.
Native Sun News: Opponents celebrate halt to Keystone XL
The South Dakota statewide grassroots organization Dakota Rural Action held one of the first celebrations in Spearfish.
Lydia Millett: End extraction of fossil fuels from federal lands
President Obama’s rejection of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline last week had the ring of a great victory for the environment.
Tribes and activists celebrate rejection of Keystone XL Pipeline
Leaders in South Dakota spent seven years rallying opposition to a project that would have crossed treaty-protected territories.
Mary Pember: Wind saves Blackfeet community from big blaze
The August 28 fire originated in the Lewis and Clark National Forest and was referred to as the Spotted Eagle fire.
Obama kills permit for controversial Keystone XL Pipeline
The Canadian firm behind the project said it would review its options after learning of the decision.
Bill in Senate repeals rider for mine at sacred Apache site
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont), a 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, introduced the Save Oak Flat Act.
House subcommittee takes testimony on three tribal bills
None of the measures drew any controversy or opposition at the House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs hearing, which lasted less than 40 minutes.
Obama won't delay decision on Keystone XL Pipeline permit
The Indigenous Environmental Network said the 2016 presidential election motivated TransCanada's request to delay the decision.
Blackfeet Nation gears up for action on drilling at sacred site
The tribe is cheering Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack for opposing development in the Badger-Two Medicine Area but the battle isn't over yet.
John Peschong: California tribes clash over rights to sacred rock
If preservation is the main concern of the Northern Chumash Tribal Council, as they claim, surely they would know that the Salinan Tribe must feel the same about preserving Morro Rock.
Native Hawaiian canoe circles globe in climate change mission
The Hokule’a, which means Star of Gladness in Hawaiian, will travel more than 60,000 nautical miles around the globe, relying primarily on Native methods of navigation.
Tribal leaders to appear at House roundtable on sacred sites
Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona), the top Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, is hosting the event on Capitol Hill.
Obama prepared to reject controversial Keystone XL Pipeline
The Canadian company behind the project is asking the State Department to suspend review of its long-delayed application.
Agua Caliente Band seeks support at critical stage in water rights case
Tribal advocates are worried that a negative ruling from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals could have an impact across Indian Country.
House subcommittee to hold hearing on three tribal measures
Lawmakers will take testimony on bills to place land in trust for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians and on another to help tribes address the impacts of climate change.
Native Sun News: Quapaw Tribe cleans up worst Superfund site
Baseball legend Mickey Mantle’s hometown became part of the world’s first Superfund site after abandoned lead mines polluted nearby Tar Creek and ruined many people’s homes in Ottawa County.
Opinion: Sacred site designation in Montana kept from public
Stripping a man, who’s followed every letter of the law for more than thirty years, of his legal rights, that is an intolerable assault.
Crow Tribe aims to develop vast coal deposit on reservation
The Big Metal Mine could send up to 1.4 billion tons of coal to markets in Asia but getting it there is a controversial part of the project..
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