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Frank Bibeau: Ojibwe people assert treaty rights in Minnesota Frank Bibeau: Ojibwe people assert treaty rights in Minnesota (09/02)
Minnesota’s jurisdiction was challenged on two fronts by the White Earth Reservation, Honor the Earth and the 1855 Treaty Authority last week.
President Obama set for visit to Native communities in Alaska President Obama set for visit to Native communities in Alaska (09/02)
The first stop is Dillingham and the second is Kotzebue, a village in the Arctic.
Rhonda Pitka: Alaska Natives put priority on subsistence rights Rhonda Pitka: Alaska Natives put priority on subsistence rights (09/01)
Alaska Natives have identified the most pressing issue and priority amongst our people to be the mismanagement of hunting and fishing resources and the lack of tribal rights tied to these resources.
Lake named for war secretary who pushed for removal of tribes Lake named for war secretary who pushed for removal of tribes (09/01)
Tribal members want the body of water in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to return to its Dakota name of Bde Maka Ska, or White Earth Lake.
Young tribal members cited for wild rice harvest in Minnesota Young tribal members cited for wild rice harvest in Minnesota (09/01)
A couple from the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe were exercising their treaty rights at an off-reservation lake in Minnesota.
Politicians in Ohio oppose use of Alaska Native name for peak Politicians in Ohio oppose use of Alaska Native name for peak (09/01)
North America's highest peak was originally named for president William McKinley, who never set foot in Alaska.
Navajo Nation hires firm to pursue Gold King Mine spill lawsuit Navajo Nation hires firm to pursue Gold King Mine spill lawsuit (09/01)
An August 5 incident at an abandoned mine in Colorado sent 3 million gallons of toxic waste into the water system.
Pueblo water system held hostage by county in trespassing spat Pueblo water system held hostage by county in trespassing spat (08/31)
Officials in Santa Fe County are denying about $23 million for a regional water system that will benefit communities on and off the reservation.
Sally Jewell: Native youth serve as Ambassadors for the Arctic Sally Jewell: Native youth serve as Ambassadors for the Arctic (08/31)
At the opening of the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic (GLACIER), I had the opportunity to meet some extraordinary young Alaskans who are taking important steps to make a meaningful impact on the future of their communities.
Kootenai Tribe to create recovery plan for last wild caribou herd Kootenai Tribe to create recovery plan for last wild caribou herd (08/31)
The South Selkirk herd migrates through Kootenai territory and is down to just 14 animals.
Multiple Capitol Hill hearings set into disaster at Gold King Mine Multiple Capitol Hill hearings set into disaster at Gold King Mine (08/31)
The Obama administration will be under extreme scrutiny as lawmakers focus on the release of millions of gallons of mine waste into the water system.
President Obama restores Alaska Native name of highest peak President Obama restores Alaska Native name of highest peak (08/31)
Excitement has been building for the president's extended trip to Alaska, which will include a historic visit to a Native village in the Arctic.
Tribal members in Minnesota assert treaty right to gather wild rice Tribal members in Minnesota assert treaty right to gather wild rice (08/28)
The 1855 Treaty Authority hopes to provoke a court battle to confirm off-reservation harvesting rights.
Navajo Nation to reopen irrigation canal after Gold King mine spill Navajo Nation to reopen irrigation canal after Gold King mine spill (08/28)
Farmers and ranchers on the Navajo Nation will finally be able to supply water to their crops and livestock, three weeks after the incident at an abandoned mine.
Nooksack Tribe concerned about impact of slowly melting glaciers Nooksack Tribe concerned about impact of slowly melting glaciers (08/28)
Water levels will affect the survival of salmon and other fish that play a key role in tribal culture.
Kumeyaay Nation still waiting to repatriate ancestors despite court win Kumeyaay Nation still waiting to repatriate ancestors despite court win (08/27)
Remains that have been declared to be 'Native American' remain in limbo under a lawsuit filed by professors at the University of California.
Harlan McKosato: Isleta Pueblo opposes city development plan Harlan McKosato: Isleta Pueblo opposes city development plan (08/27)
Urban sprawl is posing many threats to Indian country when it comes to tribal land and water rights.
Tribes provide fire services on and off reservations in California Tribes provide fire services on and off reservations in California (08/27)
The Pala Band responded to 920 calls last year, 620 of which were off the reservation.
Koi Nation praises charges against man accused of looting site Koi Nation praises charges against man accused of looting site (08/27)
The arrest came just two days after local law enforcement completed a training session on archaeological crimes.
EPA releases internal report into Gold King Mine spill disaster EPA releases internal report into Gold King Mine spill disaster (08/27)
Workers underestimated the water pressure at the site, according to the first government-led assessment of the incident.
Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold hearing on EPA mine spill Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold hearing on EPA mine spill (08/26)
The Navajo Nation and the Southern Ute Tribe are still dealing with the effects of the August 5 disaster.
Northern Arapaho Tribe asks Obama to drop appeal in eagle case Northern Arapaho Tribe asks Obama to drop appeal in eagle case (08/26)
Tribal members want to be able to use bald eagles for Sun Dance ceremonies but a federal permit restricts where they can kill the birds.
Native Sun News: Lakota grandmother debuts film about uranium Native Sun News: Lakota grandmother debuts film about uranium (08/26)
Debra White Plume spent the past seven years of her life doggedly making a feature documentary that premiered just in time to serve its purpose.
Blue Lake Rancheria breaks ground on 'microgrid' energy system Blue Lake Rancheria breaks ground on 'microgrid' energy system (08/25)
The project consists of solar, biomass and diesel components that will supply power to the reservation.
Lummi Nation sends totem pole on long trip to oppose coal project Lummi Nation sends totem pole on long trip to oppose coal project (08/25)
The 22-foot tall totem pole is making a 1,300-mile journey through the United States and Canada.
President Obama to visit Native villages on historic trip to Alaska President Obama to visit Native villages on historic trip to Alaska (08/25)
The president will be the first to visit the Arctic when he touches down in the Native community of Kotzebue.
Sun'aq Tribe concerned after 30 large whales die in Gulf of Alaska Sun'aq Tribe concerned after 30 large whales die in Gulf of Alaska (08/25)
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is investigating what is being called an 'unusual mortality event' in Alaska.
Native Sun News: Tribes respond to toxic spill at abandoned mine Native Sun News: Tribes respond to toxic spill at abandoned mine (08/25)
Tribal government officials and grassroots organizers carried on their emergency response efforts from a 3-million-gallon 'blowout' of toxic mine waste that polluted the Animas River on the Southern Ute Reservation and the San Juan River in the Navajo Nation.
Editorial: 'Priceless' Indian petroglyphs used for target practice Editorial: 'Priceless' Indian petroglyphs used for target practice (08/24)
It’s bad enough that federal crews have to clean up after the shooters leave their bullet-riddled detritus behind in the forests.
Navajo Nation remains cautious after spill impacts water system Navajo Nation remains cautious after spill impacts water system (08/21)
Tribal leaders have refused to reopen the San Juan River and questioned the Environmental Protection Agency for delivering what they said were contaminated water tanks.
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe works on disaster relief Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe works on disaster relief (08/21)
During May many homes were damaged by spring storms and flooding took out a number of roads on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
Native Sun News: Medicine wheel greets Air Force at annual show Native Sun News: Medicine wheel greets Air Force at annual show (08/21)
While the eyes of the public were on the skies at the annual Air Show and Open House at the Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota, the pilots could see something besides the crowd on the ground – a huge, freshly painted Lakota medicine wheel symbol.
Obama promises long-overdue action on drilling on sacred land Obama promises long-overdue action on drilling on sacred land (08/19)
Leaders of the Blackfeet Nation and their supporters oppose energy development in the Badger-Two Medicine Area of Montana.
Hillary Clinton opposes Arctic drilling after Obama approves it Hillary Clinton opposes Arctic drilling after Obama approves it (08/19)
The Interior Department gave final approval for Shell to explore for oil in areas used by Alaska Natives for subsistence activities.
Navajo Nation farmers losing crops amid mine spill concerns Navajo Nation farmers losing crops amid mine spill concerns (08/18)
The Navajo Nation won't declare the San Juan River to be safe until the tribe completes a comprehensive test of water conditions.

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