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Tara Houska: DC rally puts focus on threats to sacred Oak Flat Tara Houska: DC rally puts focus on threats to sacred Oak Flat (07/30)
The destruction of Oak Flat will signify a continued history of dispossessing lands from Native Americans and disregard for Native religions.
Native Sun News: Keystone XL Pipeline protest draws big crowd Native Sun News: Keystone XL Pipeline protest draws big crowd (07/30)
A massive, new spill from a bitumen pipeline in the tar-sands oil fields of Alberta, Canada’s Athabascan territory fueled a series of pipeline protests by Native Americans and allies across South Dakota.
Tribal leaders scale back plans to regulate energy development Tribal leaders scale back plans to regulate energy development (07/29)
The West Segment of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation in North Dakota has seen a huge increase in oil drilling.
Hillary Clinton refuses to answer questions about Keystone XL Hillary Clinton refuses to answer questions about Keystone XL (07/29)
The former Secretary of State and former U.S. Senator won't give a position on the controversial project.
Fort Belknap Indian Community awaits tests in deaths of bison Fort Belknap Indian Community awaits tests in deaths of bison (07/29)
The tribe found 19 bodies during and after the July 4 weekend. The cause of death hasn't been determined.
Judge upset with delay in drilling dispute affecting sacred land Judge upset with delay in drilling dispute affecting sacred land (07/29)
An energy company has been waiting more than 30 years to start development in an area sacred to the Blackfeet Nation of Montana.
Haskell students to study fracking on North Dakota reservation Haskell students to study fracking on North Dakota reservation (07/28)
Mary Iorio and Joshua Cunningham want to know how hydraulic fracturing has affected water supplies on the reservation.
Warm Springs Tribes welcome early start to huckleberry season Warm Springs Tribes welcome early start to huckleberry season (07/28)
The tribe retains a treaty right to gather huckleberries on public lands.
Aaron Angerman: Alaska Natives not consulted about mine plan Aaron Angerman: Alaska Natives not consulted about mine plan (07/28)
I am frightened to think that what happened at Mount Polley could happen here in our back yard now that the Red Chris Mine is operational.
9th Circuit sides with Suquamish Tribe in fishing rights dispute 9th Circuit sides with Suquamish Tribe in fishing rights dispute (07/28)
A dispute arose with the Tulalip Tribes, whose leaders tried to exclude certain fishing grounds from a ruling made back in 1975.
Ponca Tribe reclaims small part of ancestral territory in Nebraska Ponca Tribe reclaims small part of ancestral territory in Nebraska (07/28)
The 230-acre property will be used for the proposed Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail, the route that traces the forced removal of the tribe.
War of words escalates on mine at sacred Apache site in Arizona War of words escalates on mine at sacred Apache site in Arizona (07/27)
Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona), the sponsor of the Save Oak Flat Act, is striking back at Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona).
E.J. Montini: Money wins in war to protect sacred Apache site E.J. Montini: Money wins in war to protect sacred Apache site (07/24)
This is more or less what representatives of the United States government say every time they are doing something to land that native people believe to be holy.
House subcommittee takes up Pueblo and Alaska Native bills House subcommittee takes up Pueblo and Alaska Native bills (07/23)
Lawmakers weigh land-into-trust and subsistence issues at sparsely-attended hearing.
San Carlos Apache Tribe clashes with Rep. Gosar after rally San Carlos Apache Tribe clashes with Rep. Gosar after rally (07/23)
Republican Congressman threatens Apache Stronghold with arrest after members attempt to discuss sacred site in Arizona.
San Carlos Apache Tribe lands in DC to rally for sacred site San Carlos Apache Tribe lands in DC to rally for sacred site (07/22)
After traveling 2,000 miles across the country, the Apache Stronghold is rally at the U.S. Capitol to save sacred Oak Flat from a mining development.
Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on tribal bills Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on tribal bills (07/22)
Lawmakers will take testimony on a Pueblo land-into-trust bill and an Alaska Native subsistence measure.
Crow Tribe and Lummi Nation at odds over big coal project Crow Tribe and Lummi Nation at odds over big coal project (07/21)
The Crows wants to develop their coal resources but a tribe nearly a thousand miles away is posing hurdles to the project.
Appeals court sides with Pit River Tribe in sacred site dispute Appeals court sides with Pit River Tribe in sacred site dispute (07/21)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has once again revived a challenge to a proposed geothermal plant near sacred Medicine Lake.
Las Vegas Paiute Tribe eyes major development projects Las Vegas Paiute Tribe eyes major development projects (07/21)
A hotel and conference center could be a draw for the new Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument in Nevada.
Judge delays BLM's fracking regulation for another month Judge delays BLM's fracking regulation for another month (07/21)
The Obama administration sought the delay in order to respond to a lawsuit from the energy industry and four states.
Interview: San Carlos Apache Tribe fights mine at sacred site Interview: San Carlos Apache Tribe fights mine at sacred site (07/20)
Indian Country Today interviews Chairman Terry Rambler about the battle to save sacred Oak Flat in Arizona from a mining development.
House panel sets hearing on Pueblo and Alaska Native bills House panel sets hearing on Pueblo and Alaska Native bills (07/20)
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular, and Alaska Native Affairs will take testimony on the two bills.
Native Sun News: Tribes denied voice in Keystone hearings Native Sun News: Tribes denied voice in Keystone hearings (07/20)
Tribal leaders and allies demanded more input on TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL tar-sands crude-oil pipeline permit application, announcing a Four Directions Resistance Ride, March and Rally to precede final evidentiary hearings.
Comanche Nation still hoping to buy Quanah Parker's home Comanche Nation still hoping to buy Quanah Parker's home (07/17)
The owner refuses to sell the historic Star House despite acknowledging he lacks funds and resources to preserve the site.
DOI includes Indian Country in stream protection regulation DOI includes Indian Country in stream protection regulation (07/17)
The Stream Protection Rule hasn't been updated in more than 30 years but the coal industry and Republicans oppose the new proposal.
Colville Tribes report vandalism of boat with racist messages Colville Tribes report vandalism of boat with racist messages (07/15)
The fishing boat was defaced with 'KKK' and 'White Power' messages.
North Dakota tribe starts drilling its own wells on reservation North Dakota tribe starts drilling its own wells on reservation (07/15)
The tribe will be able to earn more revenues from the wells operated by Missouri River Resources.
Lakota Country Times: Valuable piece of Badlands up for sale Lakota Country Times: Valuable piece of Badlands up for sale (07/15)
A piece of land that contains one of the prettiest views in all of America has hit the sales block.
Yurok Tribe welcomes raid of marijuana farms on reservation Yurok Tribe welcomes raid of marijuana farms on reservation (07/15)
Tribal, local and state authorities are shutting down 'dozens' of illegal farms in the area.
Quapaw Tribe offers $25K reward for information on dead cow Quapaw Tribe offers $25K reward for information on dead cow (07/14)
An Angus bull that was part of the tribe's cattle herd was killed sometime over the weekend.
Opinion: Native Americans weren't the first environmentalists Opinion: Native Americans weren't the first environmentalists (07/14)
It’s hard to make it through a US history textbook without coming across the silly claim that American Indians were the original environmentalists.
Leslie Wheelock: Native youth rise to climate change challenge Leslie Wheelock: Native youth rise to climate change challenge (07/14)
Recently, ninety Alaska Native, American Indian, and Native Hawaiian high school students came together for a week of intensive education and peer-to-peer training about the impact of climate change on tribal communities.
Youth from Absentee Shawnee Tribe visit ancestral Illinois land Youth from Absentee Shawnee Tribe visit ancestral Illinois land (07/14)
Nearly a dozen young tribal members visited sites in and around the Shawnee National Forest.
Native Sun News: Lakota man brings solar power to the people Native Sun News: Lakota man brings solar power to the people (07/14)
Access to solar power became dreams closer to every family’s reality in late June with the announcement of free skills training sessions in renewable energy installations provided by Lakota Solar Enterprises and Dakota Rural Action.

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