According to scientists, Native peoples in New England cleared forests and used fire to improve habitat for the plants and animals they relied upon. It turns out that may be wrong.
Cultural burning is proactive, while Western-style controlled burning, also called hazard reduction burning, is reactive.
In Australia, that semi-arid land where the sun shines most of the year, the Black Serpent has come to rest.
Tribes across the West are working with an increased sense of urgency to manage fire-adapted landscapes in the face of climate change.
As remote Alaska warms and melts, it kicks off changes that will affect global systems and worsen climate change.
The 130-year legacy of fire suppression in the U.S. is a process that continues to dispossess Native peoples of their lands.
For the first time in nine years, the U.S. Forest Service ended the fiscal year without depleting its fire suppression budget and having to borrow money from other projects to continue fighting wildfires.
The Mount Graham red squirrel is found only in the Pinaleño Mountains of Arizona, home of a sacred Apache place.
The fires that spread swiftly across the Amazon in recent weeks drew international attention to a problem Indigenous Brazilians have been facing for years.
Returning prescribed fire to California forests is the focus of a new climate-adaptation plan from the Karuk Tribe, but the federal government will need to play big role.
The wildfire threat has been ever-present this year.
The Nena Springs Fire started on a ranch near the Warm Springs Reservation and ended up burning more than 68,000 acres in Oregon.
Canadian constitutional law and Aboriginal law are not likely what comes to mind when identifying the cause of a wildfire disaster.
Amidst the sweet-smelling smoke of ponderosa pine, wildland firefighters are laboring to maintain – not extinguish – a blaze on federal forest land near the Hopi Reservation.
I want us to go humbly to the very people our culture tried to exterminate to listen to what they can teach us.
The Lytton Band of Pomo Indians is helping victims of the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history
The Yurok Tribe is buying back ancestral lands, rebuilding its economy and becoming more self-sufficient.
Residents of the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Reservation remain under an evacuation order after a fire forced some from their homes.
A 15-year-old boy started a massive fire that endangered treaty and cultural resources along the Columbia River.
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is helping out a new crew of firefighters in southern California.
A new public safety network could help Indian Country avoid the types of communications problems seen by the Spokane Tribe when a fire hit the reservation in Washington.
The Karuk were once denied the right to practice an ancient tradition. Now scientific and resource management circles are seeing the merits of controlled burning.
A series of suspicious fires that targeted religious structures on the reservation in Wisconsin might be finally be solved.
The Cayuse Mountain Fire, which destroyed more than 18,000 acres on the reservation, is the second largest in Washington history.
James Shelifoe, 23, and Alan Swartz, 25, were killed in an accident while their crew was on its way to fight a fire.
Fellow tribes have sent fire crews and donations to help families in need on the Washington reservation.
A store owned by a local Lakota family burned to the ground in the town of Whiteclay, Nebraska.
Staff of the Lakota Tiwahe Center are working hard to resume services after a fire completely destroyed the building which housed the program and the records of children.
Bills to expand tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians, improve law and order in Indian Country and boost tribal participation on federal forest lands are on the agenda.
S.3014, the Tribal Forestry Participation and Protection Act, authorizes tribes to
Tribes have long complained that they are being ignored when it comes to federal agency forest management plans.
The historic Shoshone-Episcopal Mission in Fort Washakie, Wyoing, was destroyed by the March 17 blaze.
When I started this column several years back I wanted to share information about the development and contributions of Native peoples to dispel the notion that Native people were ignorant, backward, savages.
The loss of a major customer, devastating fires and declining plywood prices were cited as reasons for the closure of Omak Wood Products.
The August 28 fire originated in the Lewis and Clark National Forest and was referred to as the Spotted Eagle fire.
Two fires destroyed more than 500 square miles of the reservation in Washington.
Both the North Dakota and South Dakota sides of the reservation were hit by fires in the last couple of days.
One fire threatened a community on the North Dakota portion of the reservation while another burns on the South Dakota side.
The Carpenter Road Fire has burned more than 65,000 acres since August 13, destroying 18 homes along the way.
The North Star Fire and the Tunk Block Fire have consumed about 382,000 acres, most of it on the reservation.
The national shortage of firefighters is troubling news to America.
The Pala Band responded to 920 calls last year, 620 of which were off the reservation.
Ariel Rodriquez, at age 23 got tired of holding down desk, waitress and in-side summer jobs to help finance her college education.
More than 100 people went without water last week and residents are being asked to conserve water.
The Obama administration announced $10 million in projects across the nation, including three that will include tribes.
The tribe will pay for a new firefighter paramedic position and a $1.6 million ladder truck.
The Nixon Fire burned 144 acres, destroying two sheds and threatening one home, but no injuries were reported.
Fire crews were able to prevent the blaze from spreading to additional buildings at the tribal headquarters.
Chairwoman Danielle Vigil-Masten said the loss of the Hoopa Housing Authority building would cause a disruption in services.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are investigating.
The tribal courthouse, the tribal newspaper office and a maintenance barn were damaged and another building was intentionally damaged by a vehicle.
More than 250 historic portraits were destroyed on January 24, 1865.
Racist graffiti was found inside the structure after the fire, which caused $40,000 in damage.
Sharilynn NovaDawn Rustin, 24, and her four-year-old son died two days before Christmas.
There have been three confirmed cases of arson on the reservation in the past year.
Dave Anderson opened the eatery just across the border of the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation in 1994.
Five people escaped without suffering injuries and crews were able to stop the blaze from spreading.
The reservation saw 30 human-caused fires this season but that's half the usual number.
With 30 human-caused fires so far this year, the reservation ranks among the top five in terms of arson.