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Environmental Protection Agency pays little to tribes for spill Environmental Protection Agency pays little to tribes for spill (04/29)
The Navajo Nation will receive $157,000 and the Southern Ute Tribe will receive $116,000 fro costs associated with the Gold King Mine disaster.
Measure to declare bison as official mammal ready for Obama Measure to declare bison as official mammal ready for Obama (04/29)
The bill does not affect federal or state policies that make it difficult for tribes to restore bison on their own lands and it does not end the slaughter of bison that leave Yellowstone National Park.
Cronkite News: EPA slammed for response to Gold King Mine spill Cronkite News: EPA slammed for response to Gold King Mine spill (04/28)
Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) and Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Arizona) are accusing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of neglect for the agency’s response to Navajo communities after a Colorado mine spill polluted the San Juan River last August.
Northwest tribes inch closer to reburial of Kennewick Man remains Northwest tribes inch closer to reburial of Kennewick Man remains (04/28)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has once again confirmed that the remains known to the tribe as the Ancient One are Native American.
Native Sun News: Comments sought on Black Hills mine cleanup Native Sun News: Comments sought on Black Hills mine cleanup (04/28)
Taxpayers have 30 days to comment on a liability agreement that would reduce their costs by $10 million for the ongoing Superfund cleanup at the abandoned Gilt Edge Mine in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Cronkite News: Tribes support more protections at Grand Canyon Cronkite News: Tribes support more protections at Grand Canyon (04/27)
Tribal leaders joined Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona) urging President Barack Obama to designate 1.7 million acres around the Grand Canyon as a national monument, bypassing Congress in the process.
Congress set to pass bill to declare bison as national mammal Congress set to pass bill to declare bison as national mammal (04/27)
H.R.2908, the National Bison Legacy Act, recognizes the efforts of the Intertribal Buffalo Council in restoring bison to tribal homelands.
Native Sun News: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe aims to stop pipeline Native Sun News: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe aims to stop pipeline (04/27)
Volunteers at a spirit camp erected here to block the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline announce that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has met their demand for scheduling public hearings on the project in Indian Country.
Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative secures $190K grant Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative secures $190K grant (04/26)
The money will be used to study the link between tribal food policy and community health.
Vernon Masayesva: Peabody can't leave Hopi Tribe with big mess Vernon Masayesva: Peabody can't leave Hopi Tribe with big mess (04/26)
We are the people that are the true subsidiaries of the energy and water delivery that has made the state of Arizona prosperous.
Lummi Nation expects answer on treaty challenge to coal project Lummi Nation expects answer on treaty challenge to coal project (04/26)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is expected to issue a decision that would determine whether the Gateway Pacific Terminal moves forward.
Pit River Tribe claims victory in long-running sacred site dispute Pit River Tribe claims victory in long-running sacred site dispute (04/26)
The tribe and allies have been fighting to protect Medicine Lake from a geothermal energy plant for more than a decade.
North Dakota tribe awaits return of land around Lake Sakakawea North Dakota tribe awaits return of land around Lake Sakakawea (04/26)
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation and its members lost 152,360 acres to the creation of the Garrison Dam.
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Army Corps to discuss oil pipeline Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Army Corps to discuss oil pipeline (04/26)
The tribe is worried about potential spills and other environmental impacts of the $3.8 billion pipeline Dakota Access Pipeline.
Lakota Country Times: Sacred site in limbo due to state appeal Lakota Country Times: Sacred site in limbo due to state appeal (04/26)
The objection to the land-into-trust application by Gov. Daugaard has been met with stiff backlash from tribal leaders including Standing Rock Sioux Tribal President Dave Archambault Jr.
Native Sun News: Bar seeks to build closer to sacred Bear Butte Native Sun News: Bar seeks to build closer to sacred Bear Butte (04/26)
After the self-proclaimed “World’s Largest Biker Bar” burned down in September, co-owner Michael Ballard is looking to rebuild and expand his Full Throttle Saloon business closer to Bear Butte National Historic Landmark.
Fawn Sharp: Tribes among first to feel impacts of climate change Fawn Sharp: Tribes among first to feel impacts of climate change (04/25)
Unless far more determined action is taken in response to climate change now, our children will witness the end of salmon, shellfish, whales and much more in their lifetime.
Editorial: Obama should declare a Bears Ears National Monument Editorial: Obama should declare a Bears Ears National Monument (04/25)
The borders on the white man's maps — counties, states, nations — matter little except to assign responsibilities.
Investigation into deaths of eagles on Standing Rock Sioux Reservation Investigation into deaths of eagles on Standing Rock Sioux Reservation (04/22)
The six eagles were all found dead in the same area near McLaughlin, on the South Dakota side of the reservation.
Foxes brought to Channel Islands by tribal ancestors are unique Foxes brought to Channel Islands by tribal ancestors are unique (04/22)
Six subspecies of the island fox have survived in the Channel Islands for tens of thousands of years despite being very closely related.
Senate approves bill to boost energy development on tribal lands Senate approves bill to boost energy development on tribal lands (04/21)
S.2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act, addresses red tape at the Bureau of Indian Affairs and includes Alaska Native corporations in more programs.
Navajo Nation leaders to testify at Senate Indian Affairs Committee field hearing Navajo Nation leaders to testify at Senate Indian Affairs Committee field hearing (04/21)
President Russell Begaye and Navajo Nation Council Speaker LoRenzo Bates will discuss the impacts of the Gold King Mine disaster on the reservation.
Ute Tribe disputes legality of BLM fracking rule in Indian Country Ute Tribe disputes legality of BLM fracking rule in Indian Country (04/21)
The tribe is part of a lawsuit that could result in the invalidation of the controversial hydraulic fracturing regulation.
Native Sun News: Tribes urged to support update to 1872 mining law Native Sun News: Tribes urged to support update to 1872 mining law (04/21)
S.2254 establishes the Hardrock Minerals Reclamation Fund for restoration of land and water resources in abandoned hardrock mine states and on Indian land.
Omaha Tribe welcomes long overdue assistance for 2011 disaster Omaha Tribe welcomes long overdue assistance for 2011 disaster (04/20)
Flooding along the Missouri River caused extensive damage on the Nebraska and Iowa sides of the reservation.
Treaty tribes welcome proposal for new village on Columbia River Treaty tribes welcome proposal for new village on Columbia River (04/20)
An appropriations bill advancing in Congress urges the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete plans for a new tribal village at The Dalles Dam.
Washington tribes to submit fish management plan after talks fail Washington tribes to submit fish management plan after talks fail (04/20)
Tribal and state officials have submitted a joint plan for the salmon fisheries in Puget Sound for the past 30 years but were unable to reach an agreement this year.
Sally Jewell: Let's celebrate Native contributions to conservation Sally Jewell: Let's celebrate Native contributions to conservation (04/20)
I look forward to continuing our efforts to leave our national parks and public lands decisively more inclusive places than they were in 2009.
Donald Trump advisor filed lawsuit to stop transfer of dam to tribe Donald Trump advisor filed lawsuit to stop transfer of dam to tribe (04/20)
Attorney Joseph E. Schmitz was behind the case that made included outlandish assertions about the alleged influence of the 'Islamic Government' of Turkey in Indian Country.
Native Sun News: Tribes gaining traction in war against pipelines Native Sun News: Tribes gaining traction in war against pipelines (04/20)
After Standing Rock Sioux and other tribes railed for months against the Dakota Access Pipeline project, federal officials are responding to pleas for defense of water, cultural resources, and tribal sovereignty.
Penobscot Nation files notice of appeal in river ownership dispute Penobscot Nation files notice of appeal in river ownership dispute (04/19)
A federal judge said the reservation includes the islands that lie within the Penobscot River but rejected the tribe's claim to ownership of the water itself.
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe upset by Keystone Pipeline spill Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe upset by Keystone Pipeline spill (04/19)
Members of a clean-up crew, many dressed in hazmat style suits, remain onsite and continue to move soil contaminated by up this month’s 16,000-plus gallon oil spill from an underground ruptured oil pipeline near Freeman, South Dakota.
Native Sun News: Navajo Nation families fight seizure of livestock Native Sun News: Navajo Nation families fight seizure of livestock (04/19)
Grassroots supporters of traditional Navajo resisters to relocation called for members of the public to immediately contact authorities to stop the confiscation of impounded livestock.
Bureau of Indian Affairs official admits no progress on dam backlog Bureau of Indian Affairs official admits no progress on dam backlog (04/15)
Director Mike Black admits latest budget request will not resolve a long-standing maintenance backlog of dams in Indian Country.
Colville Tribes upset by release of toxic mining chemicals into river Colville Tribes upset by release of toxic mining chemicals into river (04/15)
A Canadian company that claims it is above U.S. law has once again released toxic chemicals into the Columbia River system.

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