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Tribes in northern California take action to protect salmon runs Tribes in northern California take action to protect salmon runs (06/24)
The Hoopa Valley Tribe and the Yurok Tribe have seen back-to-back years of fish kills and this year's runs are shaping up to be some of the worst on record.
Ruth Hopkins: Saving sacred Bear Butte from a massive biker bar Ruth Hopkins: Saving sacred Bear Butte from a massive biker bar (06/24)
Bear Butte and the sacred rituals and ceremonies that must be conducted there are threatened.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on three bills Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on three bills (06/23)
The committee will take testimony on two tribal water settlements and a bill to repeal a series of outdated federal Indian laws.
White House defends fracking standards imposed on Indian Country White House defends fracking standards imposed on Indian Country (06/23)
The controversial regulation is already before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals after a judge issued an injunction sought by the Ute Tribe, states and the energy industry.
Dakota Access Pipeline to go underneath tribal burial site in Iowa Dakota Access Pipeline to go underneath tribal burial site in Iowa (06/22)
The controversial energy project is moving forward despite objections from tribes and indigenous activists.
Judge invalidates fracking standards imposed on Indian Country Judge invalidates fracking standards imposed on Indian Country (06/22)
The Ute Tribe of Utah convinced the judge of the Bureau of Land Management's lack of authority to regulate the energy processing technique.
House panel considers draft of Pechanga Band water rights bill House panel considers draft of Pechanga Band water rights bill (06/20)
The southern California tribe has been pushing for a water rights settlement for a decade.
Editorial: Bears Ears in Utah is worthy of monument designation Editorial: Bears Ears in Utah is worthy of monument designation (06/20)
President Barack Obama has nothing to lose politically, and everything to gain in terms of the environmental accomplishment.
Native Sun News: Grandmothers convene Gathering of Eagles Native Sun News: Grandmothers convene Gathering of Eagles (06/20)
The international congregation of Spiritual Unity of the Tribes has prepared a Gathering of Eagles event in the Black Hills, June 21-25, to recognize the wisdom of elder women.
Mark Trahant: Pay tribes to leave coal resources in the ground Mark Trahant: Pay tribes to leave coal resources in the ground (06/20)
Coal is a paradox for several Native American communities.
Rachael Lorenzo: Indigenous women support our family with food Rachael Lorenzo: Indigenous women support our family with food (06/17)
For too long we, as indigenous people, have been told how to parent our children, how to feed them, how to fix their hair, how to dress them, where to send them to school.
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe reaffirms hemp grow policy Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe reaffirms hemp grow policy (06/16)
The move comes as Alex White Plume and his family host a celebration on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
Northwest tribes call for end to oil shipments in treaty territory Northwest tribes call for end to oil shipments in treaty territory (06/15)
The 96-car train carrying crude oil derailed in the usual and accustomed fishing grounds of the Columbia River treaty tribes.
Native Sun News: Long Indian presence confirmed at Montana site Native Sun News: Long Indian presence confirmed at Montana site (06/14)
Human visitation to Hawley Mountain is nothing new – archaeological evidence tells that Native people first began using this very same spot more than 7,500 years ago.
Native Sun News: Cleanup addresses sacred sites in South Dakota Native Sun News: Cleanup addresses sacred sites in South Dakota (06/13)
The tributaries draining out of the abandoned mines carry runoff to the Standing Rock, Cheyenne River, Crow Creek, Lower Brule and Yankton Sioux reservations.
Lakota Country Times: Bar near Bear Butte might spray sewage Lakota Country Times: Bar near Bear Butte might spray sewage (06/13)
One local Black Hills news source is reporting that a proposed plan to build a large biker bar and campground near the sacred site of Bear Butte could possibly include the spraying of sewage as fertilizer.
Member of Tulalip Tribes pleads guilty for role in Oregon standoff Member of Tulalip Tribes pleads guilty for role in Oregon standoff (06/10)
Eric Lee Flores, 22, was the youngest defendant charged in connection with the armed occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
Northwest tribes seek reburial of ancestor known as Ancient One Northwest tribes seek reburial of ancestor known as Ancient One (06/08)
The tribes are lobbying Congress to pass legislation that would bring the Ancient One back to his relatives.
House passes land-into-trust bills for tribes in Nevada and Arizona House passes land-into-trust bills for tribes in Nevada and Arizona (06/08)
Six tribes in Nevada and another one in Arizona are closer to securing new trust lands thanks to action on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.
Native Sun News: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe battles oil pipeline Native Sun News: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe battles oil pipeline (06/08)
Officials shut down construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline immediately after objectors at the Sacred Stone Spirit Camp on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation raised a 'human shield of prayer' on May 24.
Bill revives tribal-state royalty committee at Interior Department Bill revives tribal-state royalty committee at Interior Department (06/07)
The Crow Tribe, whose leadership has accused the Obama administration of a war on coal, supports H.R.5259, the Certainty for States and Tribes Act.
Iowa board approves energy pipeline work amid tribal objections Iowa board approves energy pipeline work amid tribal objections (06/07)
The Upper Sioux Community, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other tribes have raised concerns about a burial site in the path of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to hear testimony on wildfires Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to hear testimony on wildfires (06/06)
S.3014, the Tribal Forestry Participation and Protection Act, authorizes tribes to
Opponents rely on dirty tricks as tribes aim to protect sacred land Opponents rely on dirty tricks as tribes aim to protect sacred land (06/06)
More than 20 tribes are supporting the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah but opponents are trying to instill fear among Navajo Nation citizens.
Supreme Court won't take up dispute over solar plant on sacred land Supreme Court won't take up dispute over solar plant on sacred land (06/06)
A group of plaintiffs that included an elder from the Fort Mojave Tribe challenged the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in southern California.
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe scores in uranium mine battle Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe scores in uranium mine battle (06/06)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe and activists scored a win when federal administrative judges ruled that Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff failed to take 'a hard look' at cultural resources in recommending renewal of a uranium mining license for Crow Butte Mine
Native Sun News: Rosebud Sioux Tribe battles bar near sacred site Native Sun News: Rosebud Sioux Tribe battles bar near sacred site (06/03)
Ignoring the advice of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, a local planning board recommended approval for 'the world’s biggest biker bar' and resort to expand within two miles of sacred Bear Butte.
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump pushes for more energy production Mark Trahant: Donald Trump pushes for more energy production (06/01)
There is probably no greater divide between Republicans and Democrats than on energy and climate issues.
Environmental Protection Agency streamlines tribal water process Environmental Protection Agency streamlines tribal water process (06/01)
Tribes no longer have to demonstrate that they in fact have the 'inherent' authority to regulate waters on their lands.
Study reveals some Native DNA in African American populations Study reveals some Native DNA in African American populations (06/01)
Researchers believe the mixing occurred during the early days of African slavery in the United States.
Young member of Coushatta Tribe dies after bee attack in Arizona Young member of Coushatta Tribe dies after bee attack in Arizona (05/31)
Alex Van Bestler, 23, was stung more than 1,000 times by an aggressive swarm of bees in Arizona.
Native Sun News: Tribes score big in fights against energy projects Native Sun News: Tribes score big in fights against energy projects (05/26)
From the Northern Great Plains to the Pacific Coast, Native Americans figured prominently in decision making about impending fossil fuel transportation projects.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on wildfires Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on wildfires (05/23)
Tribes have long complained that they are being ignored when it comes to federal agency forest management plans.
More burial mounds still being discovered at national monument in Iowa More burial mounds still being discovered at national monument in Iowa (05/19)
The Ho-Chunk Nation plans to visit the Effigy Mounds National Monument to help confirm the latest find.
DNA studies boost links between Native people and ancestors DNA studies boost links between Native people and ancestors (05/18)
A scientist in Denmark is employing cutting-edge techniques to show how Native people are linked genetically to their ancestors in the Americas.

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