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Indigenous Environmental Network challenges Keystone XL permit
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Indigenous Environmental Network challenges Keystone XL permit (April 4, 2017)
A lawsuit filed in federal court in accuses the Trump administration of failing to consider all of the social, cultural and health impacts of the controversial project.

Indian Country mounts another fight after Donald Trump approves another pipeline
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Indian Country mounts another fight after Donald Trump approves another pipeline (March 24, 2017)
'Here we are again,' said Chairman Larry Wright of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Just another day of trying to keep up with the Trumps
Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Just another day of trying to keep up with the Trumps (March 24, 2017)
Doesn’t it seem that we are all living in a reality show called 'Keeping up with the Trumps.'

Former ambassador Keith Harper returns to Washington after United Nations stint
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Former ambassador Keith Harper returns to Washington after United Nations stint (February 2, 2017)
Keith Harper, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, was the first member of a federally recognized tribe to serve in an ambassador-level post.

Confirmation hearings open for first of Donald Trump's nominees
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Confirmation hearings open for first of Donald Trump's nominees (January 10, 2017)
Eight of the Republican president-elect's picks are going before the Senate this week.

Top officials take on violence against indigenous women and girls in North America
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Top officials take on violence against indigenous women and girls in North America (October 17, 2016)
The first-ever meeting of the North American Working Group on Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls took place at the White House.

Association on American Indian Affairs hosts repatriation conference
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Association on American Indian Affairs hosts repatriation conference (September 14, 2016)
The Indigenous International Repatriation Conference comes amid renewed attention on the theft and sale of tribal property.

Tribes support bill in Senate to stop the export of cultural property
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Tribes support bill in Senate to stop the export of cultural property (July 6, 2016)
The Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act (STOP Act) prohibits the the export of tribal property and punishes people who traffic in stolen items.

Tribal leaders in Great Plains welcome Hillary Clinton's experience
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Tribal leaders in Great Plains welcome Hillary Clinton's experience (June 3, 2016)
Tribal leaders are embracing Hillary Clinton but rival Bernie Sanders has vowed to keep fighting until the Democratic convention in July.

Alex Jacobs: Hillary Clinton must answer to role in Honduras coup
Opinion | Politics | World
Alex Jacobs: Hillary Clinton must answer to role in Honduras coup (April 28, 2016)
No President or politician has ever done anything good or positive for the poor people of Honduras.

TransCanada seeks $15B in damages for death of Keystone bid
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TransCanada seeks $15B in damages for death of Keystone bid (January 7, 2016)
The Canadian company filed a lawsuit against President Barack Obama and is initiating a second claim under the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Tribal activists remain on alert after Keystone permit resurfaces in South Dakota
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Tribal activists remain on alert after Keystone permit resurfaces in South Dakota (January 5, 2016)
The state's Public Utilities Commission certified the construction permit for the controversial pipeline despite opposition from Indian Country and allies.

Native Sun News: Great Plains people key in defeating Keystone
Environment | National
Native Sun News: Great Plains people key in defeating Keystone (November 23, 2015)
Tribes and grassroots organizations joined in planning direct actions to protest the Keystone XL route across 1851 and 1868 Ft. Laramie Treaty territory.

Tribes and activists celebrate rejection of Keystone XL Pipeline
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Tribes and activists celebrate rejection of Keystone XL Pipeline (November 9, 2015)
Leaders in South Dakota spent seven years rallying opposition to a project that would have crossed treaty-protected territories.

Obama kills permit for controversial Keystone XL Pipeline
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Obama kills permit for controversial Keystone XL Pipeline (November 6, 2015)
The Canadian firm behind the project said it would review its options after learning of the decision.

Obama won't delay decision on Keystone XL Pipeline permit
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Obama won't delay decision on Keystone XL Pipeline permit (November 4, 2015)
The Indigenous Environmental Network said the 2016 presidential election motivated TransCanada's request to delay the decision.

Obama prepared to reject controversial Keystone XL Pipeline
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Obama prepared to reject controversial Keystone XL Pipeline (November 3, 2015)
The Canadian company behind the project is asking the State Department to suspend review of its long-delayed application.

Vice President Joe Biden reflects on triumphs of Obama's Indian policies
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Vice President Joe Biden reflects on triumphs of Obama's Indian policies (October 28, 2015)
A reception for five contemporary Native artists offered a glimpse into the Obama administration's impact in Indian Country.

Hillary Clinton breaks silence and opposes Keystone XL Pipeline
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Hillary Clinton breaks silence and opposes Keystone XL Pipeline (September 23, 2015)
The Democratic presidential candidate initially refused to answer questions about the multi-state pipeline that tribes and environmental groups are fighting.

Sally Jewell: Native youth serve as Ambassadors for the Arctic
Environment | Opinion
Sally Jewell: Native youth serve as Ambassadors for the Arctic (August 31, 2015)
At the opening of the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic (GLACIER), I had the opportunity to meet some extraordinary young Alaskans who are taking important steps to make a meaningful impact on the future of their communities.

Alaska Federation of Natives hosts welcome event for Obama
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Alaska Federation of Natives hosts welcome event for Obama (August 17, 2015)
The president will focus on climate change during his first extended visit to the 49th state.

Keystone XL Pipeline review process continues without decision
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Keystone XL Pipeline review process continues without decision (August 12, 2015)
TransCanada submitted the cross-border application in September 2009 but

Hillary Clinton refuses to answer questions about Keystone XL
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Hillary Clinton refuses to answer questions about Keystone XL (July 29, 2015)
The former Secretary of State and former U.S. Senator won't give a position on the controversial project.

GOP presidential field keeps growing with more announcements
National | Politics
GOP presidential field keeps growing with more announcements (May 5, 2015)
Nearly every candidate in the wide open 2016 race lacks significant experience in Indian issues.

DOI submits Keystone XL opposition letters from tribes to State
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DOI submits Keystone XL opposition letters from tribes to State (April 14, 2015)
Tribes expressed near unanimous opposition but DOI -- as a trustee for Indian Country -- has not made public its comments on the controversial project.

Presidential hopeful Rand Paul draws 'NDN' supporter on Twitter
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Presidential hopeful Rand Paul draws 'NDN' supporter on Twitter (April 13, 2015)
It's not clear who is behind the account or whether it is linked to the Republican candidate's campaign.

Steven Newcomb: Indian policy and 'internal' self-determination
Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Indian policy and 'internal' self-determination (April 13, 2015)
Language from the National Security Council’s memorandum explains the basis for the U.S.’s 2010 position on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples issued by the Department of State.

Native Sun News: Treaty defenders to see Keystone fight to end
Environment | National
Native Sun News: Treaty defenders to see Keystone fight to end (March 5, 2015)
The Indigenous Environmental Network lauded President Barack Obama for heeding the call of the Oceti Sakowin in his veto of a congressional bill to authorize TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL tar-sands crude-oil pipeline across treaty territory.

Native youth send video message to Obama on Keystone XL
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Native youth send video message to Obama on Keystone XL (March 3, 2015)
The youth from South Dakota call the project a threat to their treaty rights and their way of life.

Native Sun News: 'Moccasins on the Ground' against Keystone
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Native Sun News: 'Moccasins on the Ground' against Keystone (February 13, 2015)
Keystone XL resisters announced a civil-disobedience and direct-action training at the Lakota Community Center in the Cheyenne River Indian homelands, February 20-22.

EPA urges another look at emissions from Keystone XL Pipeline
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EPA urges another look at emissions from Keystone XL Pipeline (February 4, 2015)
President Obama has said greenhouse gas emissions will be a factor in his decision on the permit for the project.

Native Sun News: Tribes ask Obama to deny Keystone XL permit
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Native Sun News: Tribes ask Obama to deny Keystone XL permit (January 28, 2015)
The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Association urged President Barack Obama to veto any legislation in favor of TransCanada Corp.’s proposed Keystone XL Pipeline and to reject the Canadian company’s application for a Presidential Permit.

Native Sun News: Tribes continue fight against Keystone Pipeline
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Native Sun News: Tribes continue fight against Keystone Pipeline (January 16, 2015)
The most recent House bill to approve the Keystone pipeline was passed 266-153 and sent to the Senate.

Steven Newcomb: US still holds colonial attitude towards tribes
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: US still holds colonial attitude towards tribes (December 16, 2014)
The U.S.’s goal is to use the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to reinforce the existing and dominating U.S. federal Indian law system.

Ambassador Harper thanks tribes for backing historic nomination
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Ambassador Harper thanks tribes for backing historic nomination (July 1, 2014)
Cherokee Nation citizen is first member of a federally recognized tribe in an ambassador-rank post.

Native Sun News: Tipi camps host day of unity against Keystone
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Native Sun News: Tipi camps host day of unity against Keystone (June 23, 2014)
Spiritual camps and allies are inviting the public to join them June 21 for a day of unity and action in South Dakota against the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Tribes and activists urge Obama to reject Keystone XL Pipeline
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Tribes and activists urge Obama to reject Keystone XL Pipeline (June 16, 2014)
The president didn't address the controversy during his historic visit to Indian Country.

Rudolph Ryser: State Department 'consultation' was a charade
Opinion
Rudolph Ryser: State Department 'consultation' was a charade (June 2, 2014)
Rudolph Ryser of the Center for World Indigenous Studies says State Department doesn't want to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Cowboy Indian Alliance continues Keystone XL protests in DC
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Cowboy Indian Alliance continues Keystone XL protests in DC (April 25, 2014)
The Cowboy Indian Alliance continued their protests against the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline

Videos: Cowboy Indian Alliance protests Keystone XL Pipeline
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Videos: Cowboy Indian Alliance protests Keystone XL Pipeline (April 23, 2014)
The Cowboy Indian Alliance arrived in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to protest the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline.

Gyasi Ross: Stop Keystone XL Pipeline and protect homelands
Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Stop Keystone XL Pipeline and protect homelands (April 23, 2014)
Gyasi Ross calls on Indian Country to help stop the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline.

State Department needs more time to review Keystone XL
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State Department needs more time to review Keystone XL (April 21, 2014)
The State Department is taking more time to review the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline.

Leader of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe addresses Keystone XL letter
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Leader of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe addresses Keystone XL letter (April 11, 2014)
A letter that ties the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of South Dakota to the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline is only a contingency, Vice Chairman Boyd Gourneau said.

Native Sun News: Lower Brule Sioux Tribe linked to Keystone XL
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Native Sun News: Lower Brule Sioux Tribe linked to Keystone XL (April 10, 2014)
Critics of TransCanada Corp.’s proposal to cross Lakota Territory with the Keystone XL Pipeline revealed a paper trail April 3, which exposed the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe’s disposition to cooperate with the project.

Alfred Walking Bull: Tribes ready for Keystone XL Pipeline fight
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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
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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.

Obama said to be near decision on Keystone XL Pipeline permit
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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.

Native Sun News: Native activists continue to fight Keystone XL
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Native Sun News: Native activists continue to fight Keystone XL (February 18, 2014)
With public comments due by March 7 on the most recent version of the environmental impact statement for TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL tar-sands crude-oil pipeline proposal, Native Americans and allies continued to lambast the idea as a risky proposition.

Native Sun News: Report on Keystone XL stirs Indian Country
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Native Sun News: Report on Keystone XL stirs Indian Country (February 7, 2014)
Native Americans across the Great Plains vowed to double down on their commitment to block construction of TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL tar-sands crude-oil pipeline.

Delay possible in decision on  controversial Keystone XL Pipeline
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Delay possible in decision on controversial Keystone XL Pipeline (September 4, 2013)
The State Department is reviewing comments on the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline but a final decision might not come until next year.

Steven Newcomb: Freeing  tribes from centuries of colonialism
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Freeing tribes from centuries of colonialism (August 6, 2013)
Steven Newcomb discusses how tribes can assert independence in light of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

President Obama questions job benefits in Keystone XL Pipeline
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President Obama questions job benefits in Keystone XL Pipeline (July 30, 2013)
In an interview with The New York Times, President Barack Obama questioned whether the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline will create as many jobs as supporters claim.

KJZZ: Eddie Brown welcomes  tribal liaison  at State Department
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KJZZ: Eddie Brown welcomes tribal liaison at State Department (July 11, 2013)
Eddie Brown discusses the appointment of Jack Jackson Jr., a member of the Navajo Nation, as Native liaison at the State Department:

Navajo man to serve as   Native liaison  for  State Department
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Navajo man to serve as Native liaison for State Department (July 1, 2013)
Jack Jackson Jr., a member of the Navajo Nation, will be serving as a Native liaison at the State Department in Washington, D.C.

Native Sun News:  Tribes take action to stop Keystone XL bid
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Native Sun News: Tribes take action to stop Keystone XL bid (May 29, 2013)
A walkout by tribal leaders at a U.S. State Department meeting on May 16 was among several actions in South Dakota Indian country during the week to oppose TransCanada Corp.’s proposed Keystone XL tar-sands crude-oil pipeline across the Great Plains.

EPA objects to   environmental review for   Keystone XL Pipeline
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EPA objects to environmental review for Keystone XL Pipeline (April 23, 2013)
The Environmental Protection Agency has rated the environmental impact statement for the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline as "insufficient" due to lack of information about climate change, pipeline safety and alternate...

Native Sun News: First Nations leaders slam Keystone XL  study
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Native Sun News: First Nations leaders slam Keystone XL study (March 11, 2013)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman, Native Sun News Health & Environment Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Chief Allan Adam...

State Department releases  assessment of Keystone XL Pipeline
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State Department releases assessment of Keystone XL Pipeline (March 4, 2013)
The State Department released the draft supplemental environmental impact statement on the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline. The 2,000-page report does not say whether the pipeline should be approved. That decision...

Secretary of State John Kerry discussed Keystone XL Pipeline
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Secretary of State John Kerry discussed Keystone XL Pipeline (February 19, 2013)
Secretary of State John Kerry met with Canada’s foreign minister on February 8 and discussed the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline. The meeting was Kerry's first with a foreign leader since...

John Kerry to lead State Department, to decide Keystone XL
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John Kerry to lead State Department, to decide Keystone XL (January 30, 2013)
Sen. John Kerry (D-Massachusetts) easily won confirmation on Tuesday to be the next Secretary of the State Department. The Senate voted 94-3 in favor of the nomination. Kerry is expected...

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