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Senate confirms Ryan Zinke as new leader of Interior DepartmentFiled Under: National | Politics | Trust
Senate confirms Ryan Zinke as new leader of Interior Department (03/01)
The Montana Congressman's pro-tribal views stand in contrast to those of his boss, President Donald Trump.
Another slow start for House committee in charge of tribal affairsFiled Under: National | Politics
Another slow start for House committee in charge of tribal affairs (01/26)
Having Republicans in control of Congress hasn't resulted in much progress for Indian Country's legislative agenda, at least on the House side of Capitol Hill.
Jacqueline Keeler: New monument marks victory for tribal sitesFiled Under: Environment | National
Jacqueline Keeler: New monument marks victory for tribal sites (01/10)
By permanently protecting an area rich in indigenous cultural history, Obama has shown that some things are worth more than money.
Tribes celebrate designation of national monument at Bears EarsFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Tribes celebrate designation of national monument at Bears Ears (01/09)
The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition successfully lobbied President Barack Obama to protect 1.35 million acres of sacred sites and ancestral lands in Utah.
Mike Lee: Don't declare monument at sacred Bears Ears in UtahFiled Under: Environment | Opinion | Politics
Mike Lee: Don't declare monument at sacred Bears Ears in Utah (12/13)
The administration recently blocked the Dakota Access Pipeline due to strong opposition from local residents. I urge it to give the same respect to the residents of San Juan County, Utah.
Sacred land protection efforts face questions with Donald TrumpFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Sacred land protection efforts face questions with Donald Trump (11/18)
Drilling on sacred Blackfeet Nation land in Montana and protections for Bears Ears in Utah are at stake.
Navajo Nation opposes bill that reduces share of trust revenuesFiled Under: Environment | National | Trust
Navajo Nation opposes bill that reduces share of trust revenues (10/19)
Buried within the 215-page Utah Public Lands Initiative Act are three lines that modify the terms of a tribal trust fund without the tribe's consent.
Ute Tribe continues battle against 'modern day Indian land grab'Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Ute Tribe continues battle against 'modern day Indian land grab' (09/28)
Chairman Shaun Chapoose attended the White House Tribal Nations Conference and met with the White House Council on Native American Affairs amid the controversy.
Bill slammed as 'modern day Indian land grab' moves forwardFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Bill slammed as 'modern day Indian land grab' moves forward (09/22)
Tribes and Democrats have branded the Utah Public Lands Initiative Act as a 'modern day Indian land grab' but Republicans are pushing it through anyway.
Emotions run strong as #NoDAPL seeps into debate on controversial public lands billFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics | Trust
Emotions run strong as #NoDAPL seeps into debate on controversial public lands bill (09/14)
Provisions in the 215-page bill affect the rights of the Navajo Nation and the Ute Tribe and were included without their consent.
House committee considers controversial Utah public lands billFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
House committee considers controversial Utah public lands bill (09/12)
The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition continues to seek stronger protections for sacred lands, burial grounds, ancestral sites and other important places in Utah.
Editorial: Bears Ears in Utah deserves protection as new monumentFiled Under: Environment | Opinion
Editorial: Bears Ears in Utah deserves protection as new monument (08/01)
Preserving Bears Ears is important not just to New Mexico or to the Four Corners area or to the state of Utah.
Tweedy Sombrero Navarrete: A Christian call to protect sacred landFiled Under: Environment | Opinion
Tweedy Sombrero Navarrete: A Christian call to protect sacred land (07/29)
Native American traditional wisdom about stewardship of God’s creation is too often dismissed.
Richard Moe: Protect sacred and ancestral sites at Bears EarsFiled Under: Environment | Opinion | Politics
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.
Tribes gear up for fight over protections for sacred land in UtahFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
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.
Editorial: Bears Ears in Utah is worthy of monument designationFiled Under: Environment | Opinion
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.
Opponents rely on dirty tricks as tribes aim to protect sacred landFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
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.
Editorial: Obama should declare a Bears Ears National MonumentFiled Under: Environment | Opinion | Politics
Editorial: Obama should declare a Bears Ears National Monument (04/25)
The borders on the white man's maps — counties, states, nations — matter little except to assign responsibilities.
Rebecca Benally: Navajos in Utah oppose Bears Ears  monumentFiled Under: Environment | Opinion
Rebecca Benally: Navajos in Utah oppose Bears Ears monument (04/13)
As a Diné/Navajo woman, a resident of San Juan County and Commissioner, I speak in behalf of my constituents – the Grassroots Utah Navajos.
Non-Indian official decries effort to protect sacred lands in UtahFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Non-Indian official decries effort to protect sacred lands in Utah (03/15)
The non-Indian power structure in San Juan County, Utah, is one of the driving forces against the proposed Bears Ears National Monument.
Tribes oppose effort to stop Bears Ears National Monument in UtahFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Tribes oppose effort to stop Bears Ears National Monument in Utah (03/10)
A Utah Republican is trying to pre-empt a potential decision by President Barack Obama.
Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk: Protect Bears Ears for new generationsFiled Under: Environment | Opinion
Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk: Protect Bears Ears for new generations (03/04)
Bears Ears is home to the dwellings of our ancestors, the final resting places of our people, and sacred areas where our people still collect traditional herbs and medicines today.
Obama weighs tribal request for Bears Ears National MonumentFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Obama weighs tribal request for Bears Ears National Monument (02/12)
A coalition of tribes in Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico are seeking to protect ancestral lands in Utah.
Kevin Washburn: Republicans punish tribe with public lands initiativeFiled Under: Environment | Opinion | Politics
Kevin Washburn: Republicans punish tribe with public lands initiative (02/08)
If partisan members of Congress are more interested in being vindictive than developing real negotiations, then the White House may have no choice but to lead the effort to develop a sensible plan
Tribes reiterate bid for national monument at Bears Ears in UtahFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Tribes reiterate bid for national monument at Bears Ears in Utah (01/22)
Republicans finally unveiled a draft bill that addresses federal land issues in Utah but tribes say their concerns are being ignored.
Navajo Nation Council dispels misinformation about Bears EarsFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Navajo Nation Council dispels misinformation about Bears Ears (10/29)
Tribal leaders are fighting back after Republicans in Utah claimed 'many Native Americans' do not support the creation of a monument.
Republican Jeb Bush wants to move DOI headquarters out WestFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Republican Jeb Bush wants to move DOI headquarters out West (10/22)
The majority of Bureau of Indian Affairs and Office of Special Trustee employees are already in and near Indian Country.
Tribes call for establishment of Bears Ears National MonumentFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Tribes call for establishment of Bears Ears National Monument (10/16)
Tribal leaders from Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico want to protect 1.9 million acres of ancestral and sacred sites.
Jim Enote: Bears Ears worthy of status as national monument Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Jim Enote: Bears Ears worthy of status as national monument (10/14)
How many times have native peoples recommended the inclusion of long-term traditional knowledge as the primary rationale for managing and monitoring of federal lands?
Tribes call for new national monument on sacred lands in UtahFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Tribes call for new national monument on sacred lands in Utah (08/05)
More than two dozen tribes are calling on President Barack Obama to protect 1.9 million acres of sacred and historic territory.

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