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Native Sun News Today: Tribal leaders named to national environmental panel (May 18, 2018)

Chairman Mark Fox of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation has been thrust into the spotlight with a new role.

YES! Magazine: Indigenous women reclaim traditions in pipeline fight (May 17, 2018)

With affordable and energy-efficient tiny houses, indigenous women are bringing back elements of Secwepemc culture.

Ramapough Lunaape Nation goes to court to protect prayer camp (May 16, 2018)

Citing a 'historical pattern and practice of harassment,' the Ramapough Lunaape Nation is trying to protect a prayer camp on ancestral land.

Security firm hired by Dakota Access still won't admit wrongdoing (May 16, 2018)

TigerSwan, hired by the wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline, is trying to clear its name in North Dakota.

'A blatant slap in the face': Tribes oppose land transfer bill in Nevada (May 16, 2018)

The Yerington Paiute Tribe and the Walker River Paiute Tribe are slamming a land transfer bill that was drafted without their input.

Monte Mills: Supreme Court weighs old tribal treaties in modern case (May 14, 2018)

Although much has changed, the words of treaties remain, in the Constitution’s words, the 'supreme law of the land.'

Cronkite News: Native students are still lagging behind rest of the nation (May 14, 2018)

American Indian and Alaska Native students trail in graduation rates and test scores.

Energy News Network: Tribes come together for Oceti Sakowin Power Project (May 11, 2018)

The Oceti Wind Project aims to overcome financial, cultural and bureaucratic barriers to tribal renewable development.

Native Sun News Today: Drilling resumes near sacred site in Black Hills (May 11, 2018)

Canadian gold prospectors resume drilling near sacred Pe’ Sla after securing an alternative water supply for their operations.

Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache Tribe works to save trout from extinction (May 7, 2018)

A tribal, state and federal coalition has had success in downgrading Apache trout from endangered to threatened, a rare victory in the conservation world.

Few fines under Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (May 7, 2018)

In the 28 years since the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act became law, the federal government has collected less than $30,000 in fines.

Tribes set to reclaim ancestral remains uncovered in Idaho (May 7, 2018)

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes are set to reclaim ancestral remains of a young adult and a child.

Native Sun News Today: Oceti Sakowin Fellows aim to help their communities (May 3, 2018)

Six social entrepreneurs of the Oceti Sakowin are receiving $10,000 each to strengthen renewable energy, food and water initiatives in their communities.

Native Sun News Today: Tourist town denies water to gold prospectors in Black Hills (May 2, 2018)

'Money isn’t everything to us. We are about the water and that we service the needs of our people that pay for it.'

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe leaders go missing from key consultation (April 30, 2018)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe scheduled a meeting with the Bureau of Land Management for an extremely important meeting that would have an impact on the lives of its citizens.

Native Sun News Today: Tribes take Keystone XL Pipeline case to top court (April 27, 2018)

“Letting a foreign country come in here and ruin our land and resources is what I don’t understand,” Yankton Sioux Vice Chair Jason Cooke said. “We’ll stand by ‘Water is Life’.”

Colorado River Indian Tribes prepare for yet another recall election (April 26, 2018)

It's only been two years since the last recall effort so it looks like the Colorado River Indian Tribes were due for another.

Cronkite News: Hualapai woman starts Grand Canyon rafting company (April 25, 2018)

Patricia Cesspooch, a member of the Hualapai Tribe, has long loved her ancestral land, working to make a living on the Colorado River.

Hundreds of students gear up for another Native Youth Olympics (April 25, 2018)

The Cook Inlet Tribal Council is bringing together youth, elders and more for an annual showcase of traditions.

Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache Tribe water project stalls in Washington (April 24, 2018)

Labor unions and Indian water rights aren’t usually associated with one another. But to the White Mountain Apache Tribe they’re currently tightly entwined.

Native Sun News Today: Mining near sacred site has 'torn up' roadway (April 24, 2018)

Gold prospectors are drilling on land adjacent to Pe’ Sla in the Black Hills, a sacred site held in trust for tribes.

Jaclyn Lanae: Another Earth Day is upon us. Here's how you can get involved (April 20, 2018)

There are many reasons to gather together around a single idea, a particular cause but Earth Day is perhaps the single most important cause.

Only caribou herd in lower 48 United States declared 'functionally extinct' (April 19, 2018)

The only caribou herd in the lower 48 United States has been declared 'functionally extinct' because it is down to just three animals.

Angelo Baca: Bears Ears faces serious threat under the Trump administration (April 18, 2018)

Bears Ears is at the center of a critical discussion around Indigenous rights and protection of sacred sites and traditional uses in the United States.

Native Sun News Today: Audit faults tribal consultation at nuclear agency (April 18, 2018)

An audit is finding much to be desired when it comes to tribal consultation and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Chelsey Luger: Whose Native lands are you on? A new app can tell you (April 17, 2018)

Enter your ZIP code into the Native Lands App and an interactive map will tell you the area’s original language and tribal ties.

Native Sun News Today: Tribes continue fight to protect grizzly bears (April 17, 2018)

Referring to tribes’ lawsuit to protect the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem’s grizzly bears, Crow Creek Sioux Chairman Brandon Sazue noted that a top lawmaker is on their side.

House committee sets markup on bill to protect Alaska Native artists (April 16, 2018)

A bill to protect Alaska Native artists from being punished for practicing their traditions is taking a step forward on Capitol Hill.

Graham Lee Brewer: What we learned about #NoDAPL and accountability (April 16, 2018)

High Country News spent nine months investigating #NoDAPL fund-raising campaigns.

Terri Hansen: March for Indigenous Science reflects tribal knowledge (April 16, 2018)

'Indigenous peoples were always scientists. Their lives depended on it.'

Cronkite News: Hearing grapples with fate of troubled coal power plant in Indian Country (April 13, 2018)

Solutions were hard to come by at a hearing focused on saving a troubled coal-fired power in Indian Country.

House committee looks to boost troubled Indian Country coal facility (April 12, 2018)

President Donald Trump famously ended the so-called war on coal when he took office more than a year ago but that hasn't improved the outlook for a troubled coal-fired power plant in Indian Country.

Chelsey Luger: Five places to explore indigenous history in America (April 11, 2018)

This may be a young nation, but its Indigenous history is ancient, measured in tens of thousands of years.

Native Sun News Today: 13-year-old Native water protector addresses United Nations (April 11, 2018)

In Canada, a 13-year-old indigenous girl has made the fight for clean water her life’s mission.

Cronkite News: Trump administration paves way for border wall in New Mexico (April 10, 2018)

The Department of Homeland Security is expediting the construction of a border wall, acting on the campaign promises of President Donald Trump.