Home > Health > Environment

Latest Stories

Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold hearing on irrigation bill (02/27)
The Irrigation Rehabilitation and Renovation for Indian Tribal Governments and Their Economies Act authorizes $35 million a year from 2015 to 2036 for irrigation operations and maintenance.

Non-Indians guilty for hunting incidents on Montana reservation (02/27)
Six people accepted responsibility for violating a ban on hunting in two separate cases.

Alaska Native community still waiting on funding for relocation (02/26)
Government reports from 2003 and 2009 have not resulted in concrete action to save Kivalina.

Klamath Tribes aid investigation into stolen artifacts in Oregon (02/26)
The items were take from graves and from other archaeological sites that were exposed by a prolonged drought in the Klamath Basin.

Mary Pember: Tlingit masks appraised on 'Antiques Roadshow' (02/25)
According to Native peoples in the Haines area, the masks are from the Tlingit village of Klukwan.

Washington tribes head to trial in dispute over fishing grounds (02/25)
The Makah Nation is accusing the Quileute Nation and the Quinault Nation of fishing beyond their usual and accustomed fishing grounds.

EPA investigates refinery incident at request of Swinomish Tribe (02/24)
Elderly and young members had trouble breathing due to strange odors from the Shell refinery and some ended up in the hospital.

Obama expected to veto bill to authorize Keystone XL Pipeline (02/24)
The Republican-controlled Congress doesn't have enough votes to override a veto.

Native Sun News: County schedules vote on road by Bear Butte (02/24)
Does the public want the state of South Dakota to create a special tax exemption for a road and development project near sacred Bear Butte?

Energy industry brings gangs and drugs to tribe in North Dakota (02/23)
Methamphetamine is being trafficked by heavily-armed gangs from out of state and Latin America. Even heroin has shown up.

New Mexico tribe worries about water pollution from big city (02/19)
The tribe has had to stop using the Rio Grande River for ceremonies at certain times due to pollution from neighboring Albuquerque.

Native Sun News: Chemical spill at uranium mine by Pine Ridge (02/19)
Hazmat teams responded to a call for cleanup of a hydrochloric acid spill from a truck making a delivery to a uranium mine contested by the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

Interior Secretary Jewell meets with Alaska Native leadership (02/18)
The leader of the Interior Department visited to Native villages and met with the Alaska Federation of Natives on her two-day trip.

Robert Heyano: Alaska tribes committed to fight against mine (02/18)
Bristol Bay is a unique and valuable treasure that cannot be put at risk.

Yakama Nation hunter convicted of one count in treaty case (02/16)
Delbert Loren Wheeler said he had a right to be on federal land under the Yakama Treaty of 1855.

EPA decision anticipated on mine opposed by Alaska Natives (02/16)
The Pebble Mine would be one of the largest gold-mining operations in the world.

Qawalangin Tribe puts ancestors to rest in reburial ceremony (02/13)
The remains date back more than 3,000 years.

Tara Houska: Congress continues tradition of taking from tribes (02/13)
Congress is again poised to significantly and negatively impact tribal lands via must-pass legislation.

Dean Suagee: Keystone XL Pipeline and climate change debate (02/13)
Climate change is real, and the fact that Keystone XL has moved as far along toward approval as it has is a source of distress.

Bipartisan bill addresses irrigation projects in Indian Country (02/13)
The IRRIGATE Act provides $35 million a year from 2015 to 2036 to address operation and maintenance.

Native Sun News: 'Moccasins on the Ground' against Keystone (02/13)
Keystone XL resisters announced a civil-disobedience and direct-action training at the Lakota Community Center in the Cheyenne River Indian homelands, February 20-22.

Gyasi Ross: Faith Spotted Eagle discusses Keystone XL battle (02/13)
As a grandmother and Chair of the Ihanktonwan Treaty Council I am deeply opposed to the intrusion into our land of the Ft. Laramie Treaties of 1851 and 1868.

Petroglyph National Monument marred by trash and vandalism (02/12)
People have been spray painting on the ancient rock art at the monument.

Congress approves measure to authorize Keystone XL Pipeline (02/12)
The only two enrolled tribal members in Congress -- Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) and Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma) -- voted for the bill.

Tribal members protest killings of Yellowstone bison in Montana (02/11)
The state allows hunters to kill bison that wander out of the park.

Native Sun News: Tribes battle to protect sacred Bear Butte land (02/11)
Bear Butte is a mountain considered sacred by the Northern Cheyenne and the tribes of the Great Sioux Nation. Should it be protected by placing it into federal trust status?

Ojibwe fishermen in Minnesota win decision in treaty rights case (02/10)
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals said the fishermen have a right to earn a living by selling what they catch.

Narragansett Tribe works to identify off-shore ancestral sites (02/10)
The tribe wants to protect burial grounds and other sites that could be affected by wind energy projects.

Alaska Federation of Natives meeting draws big political crowd (02/09)
The presence of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell appears to have heightened interest in AFN's winter retreat.

Editorial: Bison herd returns to ancestral homeland in Nebraska (02/09)
The buffalo fortunately has escaped extinction and, these days, is nurtured in parts of the Plains.

Native Sun News: Oil flares lighting up North Dakota tribe's skies (02/09)
Welcome to Mandaree, the segment of the Ft. Berthold Indian Reservation that extracts the most oil in the Bakken Formation’s fracking frenzy.

San Carlos Apache Tribe leads 40-mile march for sacred site (02/06)
Participants will gather at Oak Flat for a prayer ceremony and other events.

Men from Crow Tribe cited for hunt on treaty lands in Wyoming (02/06)
The three men are accused of illegal poaching in the Bighorn Mountains.

Lorraine Loomis: Eating fish shouldn't be risky for Washington (02/06)
Gov. Jay Inslee wants to change the cancer risk rate used to set state water quality standards from 1 in 1 million to 1 in 100,000.

Suquamish Tribe to rebury remains uncovered three years ago (02/06)
The homeowners didn't report the discovery because they didn't want to deal with the situation.

Home | Arts & Entertainment | Business | Canada | Cobell Lawsuit | Education | Environment | Federal Recognition | Federal Register | Forum | Health | Humor | Indian Gaming | Indian Trust | Jack Abramoff Scandal | Jobs & Notices | Law | National | News | Opinion | Politics | Sports | Technology | World

Indianz.Com Terms of Service | Indianz.Com Privacy Policy
About Indianz.Com | Advertise on Indianz.Com

Indianz.Com is a product of Noble Savage Media, LLC and Ho-Chunk, Inc.