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Yurok Tribe shares sad news about salmon festival -- no salmon Yurok Tribe shares sad news about salmon festival -- no salmon (07/22)
The 54th annual Klamath Salmon Festival will go ahead as planned on August 20 but without the customary salmon lunch.
Yurok Tribe launches operation to rid reservation of marijuana Yurok Tribe launches operation to rid reservation of marijuana (07/21)
Operation Yurok has kicked off for the fourth year in a row on the northern California reservation.
Richard Moe: Protect sacred and ancestral sites at Bears Ears Richard Moe: Protect sacred and ancestral sites at Bears Ears (07/20)
Bears Ears represents the most important and intact array of unprotected cultural resources on federal land.
Wildlife refuge being renamed in honor of the late Billy Frank Jr. Wildlife refuge being renamed in honor of the late Billy Frank Jr. (07/19)
Billy Frank was a member of the Nisqually Tribe who spent his entire life fighting for treaty rights.
Sovereignty at issue in debates over genetically modified foods Sovereignty at issue in debates over genetically modified foods (07/18)
Food sovereignty in Indian Country is at play as the debate over genetically modified foods continues on legal and political fronts.
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's Republicans carry the banner for more coal Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's Republicans carry the banner for more coal (07/18)
Republican platforms often include statements on federal Indian policy and much of the party’s focus right now is on energy.
Tribes gear up for fight over protections for sacred land in Utah Tribes gear up for fight over protections for sacred land in Utah (07/15)
The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition is battling Republican politicians over a proposed national monument.
Amendment seeks to outlaw fracking regulation in Indian Country Amendment seeks to outlaw fracking regulation in Indian Country (07/13)
Some energy producing tribes want to follow their own hydraulic fracturing standards.
Lac du Flambeau Band takes action after 'senseless' killing of moose on reservation Lac du Flambeau Band takes action after 'senseless' killing of moose on reservation (07/13)
The tribal council approved an emergency rule to prohibit the killing of moose and other protected species.
Former official admits he kept tribal ancestors in garbage bags Former official admits he kept tribal ancestors in garbage bags (07/12)
Wounds remain open for 20 tribes whose ancestors were illegally removed from the Effigy Mounds National Monument and kept in garbage bags in a top official's garage.
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe studies historic villages on reservation Ute Mountain Ute Tribe studies historic villages on reservation (07/12)
The Colorado tribe is hoping to interest more of its people in the anthropology and archaeology field.
Cronkite News: Sen. McCain signs onto bill to stop export of tribal property Cronkite News: Sen. McCain signs onto bill to stop export of tribal property (07/11)
Arizona and New Mexico lawmakers teamed up this week to sponsor a bipartisan bill that would prevent the auction of sacred tribal items.
Delphine Red Shirt: Taking a stronger stance on our water rights Delphine Red Shirt: Taking a stronger stance on our water rights (07/11)
Most tribes on the North American continent view water as sacred, steam in sweat baths as important for good health, and everything associated with water as gifts Wakan Tanka has given us.
Lac du Flambeau Band probes shooting of moose on reservation Lac du Flambeau Band probes shooting of moose on reservation (07/08)
A tribal member shot the animal early Wednesday morning, according to the Wisconsin tribe.
Robert Soto: Lipan Apache Tribe wins long fight for eagle feathers Robert Soto: Lipan Apache Tribe wins long fight for eagle feathers (07/08)
We are now fully free to worship the Creator as our ancestors did for centuries.
Navajo Nation awarded $25K grant to provide training for mine workers Navajo Nation awarded $25K grant to provide training for mine workers (07/07)
The tribe's Division of Natural Resources was the only Indian County recipient of a grant from the Department of Labor.
Stillaguamish Tribe disputes liability claim for deadly mudslide in 2014 Stillaguamish Tribe disputes liability claim for deadly mudslide in 2014 (07/07)
The state claims the tribe waived its sovereign immunity and can be held liable for the Oso disaster.
Tribal community in Bolivia abandons homeland after lake dries up Tribal community in Bolivia abandons homeland after lake dries up (07/07)
The lake that provided the Uro-Muratos with food and medicine slowly disappeared.
Official who stole remains claims 'devotion' to Native Americans Official who stole remains claims 'devotion' to Native Americans (07/05)
The former superintendent of the Effigy Mounds National Monument is painting himself as a victim even though he stole tribal ancestors and kept them in boxes in his home for 12 years.
Native Sun News: Largest radioactive spill was on Navajo Nation Native Sun News: Largest radioactive spill was on Navajo Nation (07/05)
Some 94 million gallons of radioactive liquid broke the dam of an evaporation pond at the Church Rock uranium facility, washing into the Rio Puerco channel, which carried it downstream past Gallup, New Mexico, and all the way to Winslow, Arizona.
DVIDS: Grand Ronde Tribes host local disaster training exercise DVIDS: Grand Ronde Tribes host local disaster training exercise (07/01)
The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde emergency management team, community members, and local agencies took their baby steps as they participated in the Cascadia Rising Exercise on June 8.
National Park Service finalizes rule for tribal gathering of plants National Park Service finalizes rule for tribal gathering of plants (06/30)
Tribes will be able to enter into government-to-government agreements to gather plants from national parks and national monuments.
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes press for water deal Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes press for water deal (06/30)
The Obama administration is balking at the high cost -- $2.3 billion to settle the Montana tribe's water rights.
Cronkite News: Senate committee takes on tribal water issues Cronkite News: Senate committee takes on tribal water issues (06/30)
The federal government needs to 'honor its commitment' to Arizona’s White Mountain Apache and let the tribe use funds from a federal water-rights settlement funds to continue work on the Miner Flat Dam, lawmakers said Wednesday.
White Mountain Apache Tribe welcomes 'significant' discovery of meteorites White Mountain Apache Tribe welcomes 'significant' discovery of meteorites (06/30)
In partnership with the tribe, researchers from Arizona State University found 15 meteorites on the reservation.
Mark Trahant: A Native champion on the ballot in South Dakota Mark Trahant: A Native champion on the ballot in South Dakota (06/29)
This is the year of the Native American candidate. If it’s also the year of the Native American voter, well, look out.
Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on three bills Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on three bills (06/27)
The committee is taking testimony on two tribal water settlements and a bill to repeal a series of outdated federal Indian laws.
Washington tribes win major fishing rights decision at appeals court Washington tribes win major fishing rights decision at appeals court (06/27)
By a unanimous vote, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the state of Washington continues to violate tribal treaties.
Northwest tribes take a stand against oil terminal in Washington Northwest tribes take a stand against oil terminal in Washington (06/27)
Tribes with treaty rights along the Columbia River are hoping to defeat the proposed terminal in Washington.
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.

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