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Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe finds one bright spot in Trump's budget
Environment | National | Politics
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe finds one bright spot in Trump's budget (May 24, 2017)
The Trump administration is canceling a drilling test on treaty territory in South Dakota.

Yakama Nation upset by break in storage tunnel at nuclear waste facility
Environment | National
Yakama Nation upset by break in storage tunnel at nuclear waste facility (May 12, 2017)
Chairman JoDe Goudy called the Hanford nuclear site a legacy of the 'domination and dehumanization' of Native peoples.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation works to protect our natural resources
Environment | Law | Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation works to protect our natural resources (February 27, 2017)
We will not stand idly by and let a private company unilaterally determine the future of two important rivers and the safety of the Cherokee community.

Native Sun News Today: Drilling test in treaty territory stirs concern
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Drilling test in treaty territory stirs concern (February 17, 2017)
Tribal authorities and other members of the public roundly questioned proposals for drilling deep boreholes to test nuclear waste disposal technology in 1851 Ft. Laramie Treaty territory.

Lee Hester: Threat of nuclear war resurfaces under Donald Trump
Opinion | Politics
Lee Hester: Threat of nuclear war resurfaces under Donald Trump (January 10, 2017)
'I’ve finally realized that the President-Elect’s supporters have a secret decoder ring.'

Native Sun News Today: Opposition to drilling test in Lakota territory
Environment | Health | National
Native Sun News Today: Opposition to drilling test in Lakota territory (December 20, 2016)
Haakon County Commission members, meeting here on December 6, convened in a larger room than usual when they found their venue filled with citizens concerned that a proposed deep bore hole drilling project would lead to disposal of high-level radioactive nuclear waste.

James Giago Davies: Politicians are still trying to scare Americans to death
Opinion
James Giago Davies: Politicians are still trying to scare Americans to death (August 8, 2016)
Our entire society is developing a personality disorder no enema can fix.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe protests Yucca Mountain nuclear report
Environment | National
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe protests Yucca Mountain nuclear report (May 11, 2016)
Chairman George Gholson said the Nuclear Regulatory Commission failed to adequately consider the impacts to his people.

Steve Russell: A 'House of Horrors' with President Donald Trump
Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: A 'House of Horrors' with President Donald Trump (March 18, 2016)
In Trumpland, Cherokee Nation v. Georgia does not matter because he is prepared to abrogate treaties with nations not labeled 'domestic, dependent.'

Native Sun News:  Navajo activists spearhead 'No Nukes' effort
Environment | National
Native Sun News: Navajo activists spearhead 'No Nukes' effort (October 23, 2015)
Leona Morgan, a young Dine’ woman, speaks passionately about uranium issues affecting her people.

Ian Zabarte: Western Shoshone territory in Nevada is not for sale
Environment | Opinion
Ian Zabarte: Western Shoshone territory in Nevada is not for sale (October 2, 2015)
The government of Newe Sogobia does not consent to the inclusion of any part of our treaty defined property into the boundaries or jurisdiction of the United States or any state or territory.

Alex Jacobs: Governor strikes political deal for nuclear waste
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Alex Jacobs: Governor strikes political deal for nuclear waste (May 14, 2015)
How can communities, Native and non-Native, stop such projects from developing, using up precious water, polluting the environment, presenting security risks that rationalize ever greater government intrusion?

Native Sun News: Walk hits uranium mining sites on reservations
Environment | National
Native Sun News: Walk hits uranium mining sites on reservations (April 17, 2015)
Buddhist pacifists on a U.S. Prayer Walk for Peace and a nuclear-free future culminated a tour April 9 of Navajo and Hopi lands negatively impacted by uranium mining.

Key lawmakers remain opposed to Yucca Mountain nuclear dump
Environment | Law | Politics
Key lawmakers remain opposed to Yucca Mountain nuclear dump (January 30, 2015)
The facility would be located on land promised to Western Shoshone tribes under the 1863 Treaty of Ruby Valley.

Alex Jacobs: Nuclear industry leaves mark on Native communities
Opinion
Alex Jacobs: Nuclear industry leaves mark on Native communities (December 15, 2014)
Mohawk poet discusses the nuclear industry's impact in New Mexico.

Prairie Island Indian Community sues over nuclear waste rule
Environment | Law
Prairie Island Indian Community sues over nuclear waste rule (October 29, 2014)
After 20 years, the tribe is will waiting for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to address the 'temporary' storage of nuclear waste next to the reservation.

Steven Newcomb: Dominating nature through nuclear power
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Dominating nature through nuclear power (November 27, 2013)
Steven Newcomb says the nuclear catastrophe in Fukushima, Japan, will affect generations to come.

Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Nuclear threat headed towards California
Opinion
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Nuclear threat headed towards California (November 25, 2013)
Dina Gilio-Whitaker discusses how the nuclear crisis in Japan might reach California.

Court orders resumption of Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site
Environment | Law | Politics
Court orders resumption of Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site (August 14, 2013)
The Obama administration flouted the law when it stopped work on the controversial Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site in Nevada, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday.

MPR: Prairie Island Indian Community  discusses nuclear facility
Environment
MPR: Prairie Island Indian Community discusses nuclear facility (November 8, 2012)
"The Prairie Island Indian Community is asking the federal government to respond to its long-running concerns about nuclear waste stored near the Prairie Island power plant. Members of the tribal...

Prairie Island Indian Community  signs MOU for nuclear facility
Environment | Law
Prairie Island Indian Community signs MOU for nuclear facility (October 16, 2012)
The Prairie Island Indian Community of Minnesota entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to address issues at a nuclear facility next to the reservation. The...

Prairie Island Indian Community raises nuclear waste concerns
Environment
Prairie Island Indian Community raises nuclear waste concerns (September 4, 2012)
The Prairie Island Indian Community of Minnesota is asking the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to address nuclear waste issues at a plant next to the reservation. The Prairie Island Nuclear Generating...

Prairie Island Indian Community concerned about nuclear plant
Environment
Prairie Island Indian Community concerned about nuclear plant (August 15, 2012)
The Prairie Island Indian Community of Minnesota said it was troubled by operations at a nuclear power facility next to its reservation. The Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant was forced...

Editorial: Nuclear waste storage problem deserves a new solution
Opinion
Editorial: Nuclear waste storage problem deserves a new solution (July 5, 2012)
"Lawmakers and policy planners must revive the search for safe ways to store used fuel rods from nuclear power reactors. The long-term solution favored by most experts, which we endorse,...

Prairie Island Indian Community wins a ruling on nuclear waste
Environment | Law
Prairie Island Indian Community wins a ruling on nuclear waste (June 11, 2012)
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday struck down a Nuclear Regulatory Commission rule in a lawsuit filed by the Prairie Island Indian Community of Minnesota and other parties....

Editorial: Prairie Island Tribe lives  in shadow of nuclear threat
Opinion
Editorial: Prairie Island Tribe lives in shadow of nuclear threat (January 12, 2012)
"At 3:53 a.m., a worker discovers bleach is leaking from a 500-gallon bleach tank. (The bleach is important because it cleans the water used in the reactor’s vital cooling system.)...

MPR: NRC worked with Prairie Island Community on study
Environment | National
MPR: NRC worked with Prairie Island Community on study (May 18, 2011)
"The Prairie Island nuclear power plant is a step closer to winning approval to operate for another 20 years. The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Tuesday that it has found...

MPR: Prairie Island Tribe worried about safety at nuclear plant
Environment | National | World
MPR: Prairie Island Tribe worried about safety at nuclear plant (March 17, 2011)
"The earthquake and tsunami in Japan the disaster they caused at a nuclear power plant there are raising questions about the safety of Minnesota's two nuclear power plants. Xcel...

Mark Trahant: Tragedy in Japan  puts  Yucca Mountain in scrutiny
Opinion
Mark Trahant: Tragedy in Japan puts Yucca Mountain in scrutiny (March 14, 2011)
Like most people I watched the events in Japan unfold on cable and through Facebook throughout the weekend. It’s great to see posts from friends and friends-of-friends who are OK....

Mohawks support lawsuit to block shipment of nuclear equipment
Canada | Environment
Mohawks support lawsuit to block shipment of nuclear equipment (March 9, 2011)
Mohawk First Nations in Canada are supporting a lawsuit that seeks to block the shipment of nuclear equipment along the St. Lawrence River. Mohawk communities in Kahnawake, Tyendinaga and Akwesasne...

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe against shipment of nuclear equipment
Canada | Environment
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe against shipment of nuclear equipment (February 22, 2011)
The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York is opposing the shipment of nuclear equipment through a waterway on the reservation. The owner of a nuclear power plant in Canada...

Skull Valley Band set to elect a new chairman and vice chairman
Politics
Skull Valley Band set to elect a new chairman and vice chairman (January 24, 2011)
The Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians in Utah is getting ready to elect a new chairman and vice chairman. Lawrence Bear was serving as chairman when he died last...

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