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Tribes sue Trump administration for approving Keystone XL Pipeline
Tribes sue Trump administration for approving Keystone XL Pipeline (September 10, 2018)

The Fort Belknap Tribes and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe are waging a familiar war over water, treaty rights and the Keystone XL Pipeline.


'An answer to our prayers': Trump takes hit on Keystone XL Pipeline
'An answer to our prayers': Trump takes hit on Keystone XL Pipeline (August 17, 2018)

The Trump administration must conduct a more thorough review of the Keystone XL Pipeline in response to a lawsuit filed by Native activists.


Agua Caliente Band secures approval of land swap after long wait
Agua Caliente Band secures approval of land swap after long wait (January 25, 2018)

It's taken longer than expected but the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians finally secured approval of a land swap with the federal government.


Interior Department tries to streamline lengthy environmental review process
Interior Department tries to streamline lengthy environmental review process (September 8, 2017)

The Department of the Interior is attempting to reform the lengthy environmental review process, an initiative that could benefit Indian Country.


President Trump doesn't seem to know where Dakota Access Pipeline goes
President Trump doesn't seem to know where Dakota Access Pipeline goes (July 14, 2017)

President Donald Trump thinks the Dakota Access Pipeline has something to do with Russia. And Hillary Clinton.


Trump administration set to advance copper mine on sacred Apache site
Trump administration set to advance copper mine on sacred Apache site (July 13, 2017)

Before Indian Country's attention turned to the #NoDAPL movement, there was the fight to save Oak Flat, a sacred Apache site in Arizona, from a huge mine.


Bureau of Indian Affairs designates service area for Tejon Tribe
Bureau of Indian Affairs designates service area for Tejon Tribe (May 17, 2017)

The tribe still doesn't have a reservation but its service area is the entirety of Kern County in California.


Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe calls out Trump for 'lies' on Dakota Access
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe calls out Trump for 'lies' on Dakota Access (February 24, 2017)

Chairman Harold Frazier on the new administration: 'These are lies on top of lies.'


Indian Country joins legal push to block Dakota Access Pipeline
Indian Country joins legal push to block Dakota Access Pipeline (February 22, 2017)

With all hope lost in the Trump administration, more tribes and tribal advocates are joining the court fight.


Hearing on injunction against Dakota Access Pipeline moved to February 28
Hearing on injunction against Dakota Access Pipeline moved to February 28 (February 17, 2017)

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe are pushing hard to stop the controversial project.


Army Department formally cancels review of Dakota Access Pipeline
Army Department formally cancels review of Dakota Access Pipeline (February 16, 2017)

The decision from the Donald Trump administration marks another slight to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.


Dakota Access ready to start transporting oil sooner than expected
Dakota Access ready to start transporting oil sooner than expected (February 13, 2017)

Even though Dakota Access is moving a lot faster than anticipated, a federal judge declined to halt construction activities in North Dakota.


More tribes join effort to halt completion of Dakota Access Pipeline
More tribes join effort to halt completion of Dakota Access Pipeline (February 13, 2017)

The fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline is entering a crucial phase as tribes and their citizens place their faith in a system of justice that hasn't always addressed their concerns.


Dakota Access pushes to finish pipeline with Army Corps easement in hand
Dakota Access pushes to finish pipeline with Army Corps easement in hand (February 9, 2017)

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is already fighting back with a request to halt all construction activities.


Tribes promise fight to keep Dakota Access Pipeline out of homeland
Tribes promise fight to keep Dakota Access Pipeline out of homeland (February 8, 2017)

President Donald Trump and his new administration continue to wage war against Indian Country.


Dakota Access offers timeline as Trump administration finalizes decision on pipeline
Dakota Access offers timeline as Trump administration finalizes decision on pipeline (February 6, 2017)

Crude could placed in the Dakota Access Pipeline within 60 days and oil could be flowing along the entire length of the 1,172-mile route in less than 90 days.


Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's 'logic' on the Dakota Access Pipeline
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's 'logic' on the Dakota Access Pipeline (February 1, 2017)

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe says Army Corps does not have the authority to stop the environmental review of the controversial project.


Trump administration quickly approves Dakota Access Pipeline over tribal objections
Trump administration quickly approves Dakota Access Pipeline over tribal objections (January 31, 2017)

Barely a week after a White House directive, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has taken action.


Judge seeks timeline from Trump team on Dakota Access Pipeline
Judge seeks timeline from Trump team on Dakota Access Pipeline (January 30, 2017)

A federal judge is wary of being blindsided by the new White House regarding the final portion of the costly and controversial project.


Delay in #NoDAPL response points to more changes with President Trump in office
Delay in #NoDAPL response points to more changes with President Trump in office (January 27, 2017)

The Trump administration is putting its mark on the #NoDAPL lawsuit.


Judge calls unexpected hearing after President Trump's Dakota Access push
Judge calls unexpected hearing after President Trump's Dakota Access push (January 26, 2017)

Chairman Dave Archambault II of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has asked President Donald Trump for a meeting.


Jake Tracy: Send in your comments on the Dakota Access Pipeline
Jake Tracy: Send in your comments on the Dakota Access Pipeline (January 26, 2017)

Things look bleak, but it’s unclear whether President Donald Trump’s Dakota Access order will actually have any effect.


Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe: President Trump can't 'steamroll' over treaties
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe: President Trump can't 'steamroll' over treaties (January 24, 2017)

Chairman Harold Frazier is firing back at the White House as the war over the Dakota Access Pipeline enters a new and highly-charged political phase.


President Trump thumbs nose at Indian Country with action on two pipelines
President Trump thumbs nose at Indian Country with action on two pipelines (January 24, 2017)

Just days into the new Republican regime, a new war opens against Indian Country.


Senate committee postpones vote on Donald Trump's Dakota Access ally
Senate committee postpones vote on Donald Trump's Dakota Access ally (January 24, 2017)

Rick Perry has vowed to stay away from matters affecting the controversial pipeline if he is confirmed as Secretary of Energy.


Standing Rock Sioux Tribe focuses on Dakota Access battles as President Trump takes office
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe focuses on Dakota Access battles as President Trump takes office (January 23, 2017)

The largest #NoDAPL encampment is making plans to leave North Dakota as the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe focuses on the legal and political fight against the controversial project.


Dakota Access executive confirms crude already placed in pipeline
Dakota Access executive confirms crude already placed in pipeline (January 18, 2017)

In a sworn declaration, vice president Joey Mahmoud said the oil has been placed in a portion of the pipeline near Lake Oahe in North Dakota.


Department of the Army takes the lead on Dakota Access Pipeline
Department of the Army takes the lead on Dakota Access Pipeline (January 18, 2017)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will not be handling the environmental impact statement for the controversial project.


Judge declines to block publication of Dakota Access Pipeline notice
Judge declines to block publication of Dakota Access Pipeline notice (January 17, 2017)

The wealthy backers of the pipeline are getting a hearing they pushed for but it will happen hours after a critical document appears in the Federal Register.


Standing Rock Sioux Tribe responds quickly to Dakota Access legal threat
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe responds quickly to Dakota Access legal threat (January 17, 2017)

The tribe is calling on a federal judge to reject an attempt to block an environmental impact statement for the controversial project.


Another battle opens as Dakota Access fights environmental review of pipeline crossing
Another battle opens as Dakota Access fights environmental review of pipeline crossing (January 17, 2017)

With the clock ticking down on the Obama administration, the Army has finally started the review process for the last portion of the Dakota Access Pipeline.


Army Corps counters Dakota Access on crucial pipeline easement
Army Corps counters Dakota Access on crucial pipeline easement (January 6, 2017)

With the clock winding down on the Obama administration, government attorneys are calling on a federal judge to reject efforts to complete the controversial project.


Cronkite News: San Carlos Apache Tribe fights mine at sacred site
Cronkite News: San Carlos Apache Tribe fights mine at sacred site (January 2, 2017)

Oak Flat, a desert landscape and 90-minute drive outside Phoenix, lies in the midst of an environmental and economic controversy.


Donald Trump picks billionaire to oversee review of Dakota Access Pipeline
Donald Trump picks billionaire to oversee review of Dakota Access Pipeline (December 20, 2016)

A huge legal, political and public relations challenge will be facing Vincent Viola as Secretary of the Army.


Judge won't rush ruling on Dakota Access Pipeline easement amid big changes
Judge won't rush ruling on Dakota Access Pipeline easement amid big changes (December 9, 2016)

The arrival of Republican Donald Trump and extreme weather in North Dakota are affecting developments in the #NoDAPL movement.


Tribes vow fight against Dakota Access ahead of court hearing in D.C.
Tribes vow fight against Dakota Access ahead of court hearing in D.C. (December 8, 2016)

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe remain united as they offer a path forward in their #NoDAPL lawsuit.


Indian Country cheers historic decision on Dakota Access Pipeline
Indian Country cheers historic decision on Dakota Access Pipeline (December 5, 2016)

The battle is far from over but a long-standing request to examine the impacts of the controversial project is now on the table thanks to the Obama administration.


Cowlitz Tribe opposes coal export terminal on aboriginal lands
Cowlitz Tribe opposes coal export terminal on aboriginal lands (October 21, 2016)

Chairman Bill Iyall said the tribe hasn't been adequately consulted by the state or the federal government.


Lummi Nation expects answer on treaty challenge to coal project
Lummi Nation expects answer on treaty challenge to coal project (April 26, 2016)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is expected to issue a decision that would determine whether the Gateway Pacific Terminal moves forward.


Moapa Band clears hurdle for another solar project on reservation
Moapa Band clears hurdle for another solar project on reservation (March 10, 2016)

The Aiya Solar Project consists of a solar photovoltaic facility capable of generating up to 100 megawatts of power.


Osage Nation considers stronger role over energy production
Osage Nation considers stronger role over energy production (September 10, 2015)

A proposal could see the tribe taking over duties from the Bureau of Indian Affairs.


Public comment period extended on whale hunt for Makah Nation
Public comment period extended on whale hunt for Makah Nation (June 4, 2015)

The tribe secured the right to hunt in the 1855 Treaty of Neah Bay but the federal courts have ruled that the hunt must comply with federal law.


Makah Nation mounts strong defense of whaling at public hearing
Makah Nation mounts strong defense of whaling at public hearing (May 1, 2015)

An opponent was so moved by the testimony of tribal members that he changed his position on the hunt.


Public turns out for first hearing on Makah Nation's whale hunt
Public turns out for first hearing on Makah Nation's whale hunt (April 28, 2015)

The 1855 Treaty of Neah Bay secures the tribe's right to hunt but environmental groups have slowed the process through litigation.


Makah Nation committed to resumption of treaty whale hunts
Makah Nation committed to resumption of treaty whale hunts (March 6, 2015)

The tribe's last successful gray whale hunt occurred in May 1999.


Alfred Walking Bull: Tribes ready for Keystone XL Pipeline fight
Alfred Walking Bull: Tribes ready for Keystone XL Pipeline fight (March 11, 2014)

Alfred Walking Bull reports on tribal opposition in South Dakota and Nebraska to the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline.


Probe clears State Department in Keystone XL Pipeline review
Probe clears State Department in Keystone XL Pipeline review (February 27, 2014)

For the second time in two years, the State Department has been cleared of conflict of interest for its handling of the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline.


Campo Band cancels controversial wind plant on reservation
Campo Band cancels controversial wind plant on reservation (February 25, 2014)

The Campo Band of Kumeyaay Indians in California has put an end to a controversial wind project on the reservation.


Obama said to be near decision on Keystone XL Pipeline permit
Obama said to be near decision on Keystone XL Pipeline permit (February 24, 2014)

President Barack Obama will make a decision on the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline in the next couple of months, according to state governors who attended a meeting at the White House today.


2nd Circuit holds hearing in Cayuga Nation foreclosure case
2nd Circuit holds hearing in Cayuga Nation foreclosure case (January 8, 2014)

The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments on Tuesday in the Cayuga Nation foreclosure lawsuit.


Bill requires state  to pay     Cayuga Nation property tax bill
Bill requires state to pay Cayuga Nation property tax bill (May 16, 2013)

A bill in New York requires the state to pay the property tax bill of the Cayuga Nation. The tribe owns land that is not yet in trust. Two counties...


Moapa Band plans another solar energy project on reservation
Moapa Band plans another solar energy project on reservation (August 29, 2012)

The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians in Nevada is planning another solar energy project on its reservation. The tribe recently won approval for a 350 megawatt facility on 2,000 acres....


New environmental study being drafted on Makah Tribe whaling
New environmental study being drafted on Makah Tribe whaling (May 23, 2012)

The Obama administration is preparing a new environmental impact statement on a whale hunt for the Makah Tribe of Washington. The 1855 Treaty of Neah Bay guarantees the tribe's right...


Probe finds no wrongdoing for Keystone XL Pipeline review
Probe finds no wrongdoing for Keystone XL Pipeline review (February 10, 2012)

The Inspector General at the State Department found no wrongdoing in the use of a company that prepared the environmental impact statement for the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline. The OIG...


TransCanada to modify   Keystone XL Pipeline   Nebraska path
TransCanada to modify Keystone XL Pipeline Nebraska path (November 15, 2011)

TransCanada agreed to modify the route of the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline in order to address environmental concerns in Nebraska. The company will move the pipeline away from the Nebraska...


Obama administration delays action on Keystone XL Pipeline
Obama administration delays action on Keystone XL Pipeline (November 11, 2011)

The Obama administration is delaying a final decision on a permit for the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline. The State Department is going to take another look at the pipeline's environmental...


State Department   inspector general investigates Keystone XL
State Department inspector general investigates Keystone XL (November 8, 2011)

The Inspector General at the State Department will investigate the Obama administration's handling of the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline. According to news reports, the review focuses on two issues. The...


Rep. Hanna urges BIA to kill Cayuga Nation land-into-trust bid
Rep. Hanna urges BIA to kill Cayuga Nation land-into-trust bid (February 22, 2011)

Rep. Richard Hanna (R-New York), a new member of Congress, is asking the Bureau of Indian Affairs to reject the Cayuga Nation land-into-trust application. Hanna says the final environmental impact...