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Cronkite News: Secretary Zinke pressed on uranium mining ban at Grand Canyon
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Cronkite News: Secretary Zinke pressed on uranium mining ban at Grand Canyon (June 20, 2018)

Secretary Ryan Zinke has no plans to revisit uranium mining in and around the Grand Canyon but a coalition of sportsmen’s groups is worried.

Native Sun News Today: Audit faults tribal consultation at nuclear agency
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Native Sun News Today: Audit faults tribal consultation at nuclear agency (April 18, 2018)

An audit is finding much to be desired when it comes to tribal consultation and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Native Sun News Today: Forest Service plan aims to protect Lakota sacred sites
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Native Sun News Today: Forest Service plan aims to protect Lakota sacred sites (March 29, 2018)

The Custer Gallatin National Forest is seeking to protect an area in South Dakota that includes petroglyph and sacred sites.

Native Sun News Today: Uranium mining near Pine Ridge Reservation halted
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Native Sun News Today: Uranium mining near Pine Ridge Reservation halted (March 27, 2018)

Ensnared in legal action with the Oglala Sioux Tribe over uranium mining and milling on sacred unceded treaty land near the Pine Ridge Reservation, Crow Butte Resources, will halt production here this year.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe heads to court on uranium mining in Black Hills
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Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe heads to court on uranium mining in Black Hills (March 15, 2018)

A federal appeals court hears arguments on March 20 in the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s lawsuit to prevent uranium mining in the Black Hills.

Cronkite News: Havasupai Tribe calls on President Trump to stop uranium mine
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Cronkite News: Havasupai Tribe calls on President Trump to stop uranium mine (March 2, 2018)

The beat of a single drum rang out as Dianna White Dove Uqualla sang a prayer for a group of runners about to climb out of the deep crevasse of the Grand Canyon.

The Conversation: The toxic legacy of uranium mining in the United States
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The Conversation: The toxic legacy of uranium mining in the United States (February 23, 2018)

Uranium – the raw material for nuclear power and nuclear weapons – is having a moment in the spotlight.

Tribal leaders finally invited to hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears
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Tribal leaders finally invited to hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears (January 29, 2018)

Tribal leaders with connections to the Bears Ears National Monument are finally getting their say on Capitol Hill amid efforts to erode protections on their ancestral lands.

Native Sun News Today: Groups lose fight for water near sacred Mato Tipila
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Native Sun News Today: Groups lose fight for water near sacred Mato Tipila (January 26, 2018)

Conservation groups lost what they considered a battle for groundwater, land and cultural resources near Mato Tipila on January 19, when a federal appeals court here denied their pleadings over licensing of a uranium mine and mill near the sacred site.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe contests uranium mining plan
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Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe contests uranium mining plan (January 19, 2018)

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is giving the public until January 29 to comment on a decision to expand a uranium mine near the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Uranium mining company pushed Trump administration to reduce Bears Ears
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Uranium mining company pushed Trump administration to reduce Bears Ears (January 16, 2018)

A uranium mining company based in Canada stands to benefit from the gutting of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.

Halee Kirkwood: Seven acts of Native resistance they don't teach in schools
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Halee Kirkwood: Seven acts of Native resistance they don't teach in schools (January 8, 2018)

It is irresponsible to teach the tragedies without also teaching the resistance movements that oppose colonial violence.

Havasupai Tribe sees mixed victory in litigation to protect Grand Canyon from uranium
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Havasupai Tribe sees mixed victory in litigation to protect Grand Canyon from uranium (December 13, 2017)

The Havasupai Tribe and environmental groups saw a mixed victory as they seek to protect the Grand Canyon in Arizona from uranium mining.

David Ganje: Water a major issue as company eyes uranium mine in Black Hills
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David Ganje: Water a major issue as company eyes uranium mine in Black Hills (November 21, 2017)

Mining closure is often called 'decommissioning.' I also call it an exit plan.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe scores win in uranium mining case
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Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe scores win in uranium mining case (November 6, 2017)

Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff failed to adequately address tribal cultural, religious, and historic resources in the licensing process for the proposed uranium mines and mill in the Black Hills, a panel of judges ruled.

David Ganje: More study needed on water permit at uranium mine in Black Hills
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David Ganje: More study needed on water permit at uranium mine in Black Hills (November 2, 2017)

The Dewey Burdock project would be the most significant mining operation in South Dakota in the last twenty years.

Carletta Tilousi: Havasupai Tribe threatened by uranium development
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Carletta Tilousi: Havasupai Tribe threatened by uranium development (June 26, 2017)

Please stand with us to put an end to mining uranium in our home, which has always been the Grand Canyon, tribal council member Carletta Tilousi writes.

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe challenges new permit for uranium operation
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Ute Mountain Ute Tribe challenges new permit for uranium operation (June 22, 2017)

The last uranium mine in the United States lies just three miles from a Ute Mountain Ute village in Utah.

Native Sun News Today: Groups fight uranium mining in Black Hills
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Native Sun News Today: Groups fight uranium mining in Black Hills (April 25, 2017)

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s release of “apparent violations” of surface and groundwater requirements in uranium mill cleanup underscored the latest efforts to prevent the permitting of proposed new mines and mills in the Black Hills.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe battles uranium mining
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Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe battles uranium mining (March 20, 2017)

The Environmental Protection Agency plans to to issue underground water permits for the uranium mining and milling project opposed by the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation works to protect our natural resources
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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: Uranium expansion near sacred site in Wyoming put on hold
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Native Sun News Today: Uranium expansion near sacred site in Wyoming put on hold (January 13, 2017)

Peninsula Energy Ltd. has decided to shelve Ross uranium mine and mill expansion plans slated near the tribally significant Mato Tipila.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe wins consultation ruling
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Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe wins consultation ruling (January 9, 2017)

Nuclear Regulatory Commissioners must heed the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s demand for consultation in order to validate a license for proposed uranium mining operation in the Black Hills.

Havasupai Tribe files lawsuit to protect water rights in Arizona
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Havasupai Tribe files lawsuit to protect water rights in Arizona (December 15, 2016)

The defendants include corporations that have engaged in uranium mining and other activities that draw water away from the reservation.

Native Sun News Today: Uranium firms stake claims in sacred Black Hills
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Native Sun News Today: Uranium firms stake claims in sacred Black Hills (December 12, 2016)

Results of an exhaustive, two-year scientific study show 2,100 active claims of uranium companies in unsuspected areas near Black Hills population centers.

Alex Piechowski-Begay: What water and #NoDAPL mean to me
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Alex Piechowski-Begay: What water and #NoDAPL mean to me (October 13, 2016)

Alex Piechowski-Begay is a young member of the Navajo Nation who is preparing for his third trip to North Dakota.

Lakota Country Times: Uranium contaminates tribal water source
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Lakota Country Times: Uranium contaminates tribal water source (September 30, 2016)

Water in the Cheyenne River helps to irrigate field and provide water for livestock across Lakota Country.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation waiting for cleanup of uranium sites
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Cronkite News: Navajo Nation waiting for cleanup of uranium sites (September 5, 2016)

Federal officials took the first step this week toward a planned $1 billion cleanup of abandoned uranium mines in and around the Navajo Nation.

Native Sun News: Largest radioactive spill was on Navajo Nation
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Native Sun News: Largest radioactive spill was on Navajo Nation (July 5, 2016)

Some 94 million gallons of radioactive liquid broke the dam of an evaporation pond at the Church Rock uranium facility, washing into the Rio Puerco channel, which carried it downstream past Gallup, New Mexico, and all the way to Winslow, Arizona.

Native Sun News: Cleanup addresses sacred sites in South Dakota
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Native Sun News: Cleanup addresses sacred sites in South Dakota (June 13, 2016)

The tributaries draining out of the abandoned mines carry runoff to the Standing Rock, Cheyenne River, Crow Creek, Lower Brule and Yankton Sioux reservations.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe scores in uranium mine battle
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Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe scores in uranium mine battle (June 6, 2016)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe and activists scored a win when federal administrative judges ruled that Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff failed to take 'a hard look' at cultural resources in recommending renewal of a uranium mining license for Crow Butte Mine

Native Sun News: Uranium mine near sacred site seeks to expand
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Native Sun News: Uranium mine near sacred site seeks to expand (March 23, 2016)

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is inviting the public to comment on proposed expansion of Australia’s largest U.S. aquifer mining operation, also Wyoming’s newest uranium mine, located near Mato Tipila.

Native Sun News: Tribes oppose uranium mine near sacred site
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Native Sun News: Tribes oppose uranium mine near sacred site (December 14, 2015)

Among at least 100 people who attended a uranium hearing were leaders of the Navajo Nation and three Indian Pueblos opposing a request to reopen a polluted underground mine located at sacred Mt. Taylor in New Mexico.

Native Sun News:  Navajo activists spearhead 'No Nukes' effort
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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.

Mark Udall: Defend sacred waters from uranium development
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Mark Udall: Defend sacred waters from uranium development (October 14, 2015)

Today, four uranium mines operate within the watershed that drains directly into Grand Canyon National Park.

Arizona tribes back creation of new monument at Grand Canyon
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Arizona tribes back creation of new monument at Grand Canyon (October 14, 2015)

Stopping uranium development is a major focus of the proposed Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument in Arizona.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux activist challenges uranium mine
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Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux activist challenges uranium mine (September 8, 2015)

Expert witnesses for the Oglala Sioux Tribe and the grassroots Owe Aku debated with corporate counterparts over water quality and cultural preservation issues at stake in a 20-year permit-renewal to mine more uranium.

Native Sun News: Lakota grandmother debuts film about uranium
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Native Sun News: Lakota grandmother debuts film about uranium (August 26, 2015)

Debra White Plume spent the past seven years of her life doggedly making a feature documentary that premiered just in time to serve its purpose.

Native Sun News: Medicine wheel greets Air Force at annual show
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Native Sun News: Medicine wheel greets Air Force at annual show (August 21, 2015)

While the eyes of the public were on the skies at the annual Air Show and Open House at the Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota, the pilots could see something besides the crowd on the ground – a huge, freshly painted Lakota medicine wheel symbol.

Debra White Plume: Oglala Sioux Tribe battles uranium mine
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Debra White Plume: Oglala Sioux Tribe battles uranium mine (August 18, 2015)

Our worldview ingrains the belief in our Lakota spirits, hearts and minds that water is a sacred gift.

Leader of EPA visits Navajo Nation after mine spill in Colorado
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Leader of EPA visits Navajo Nation after mine spill in Colorado (August 13, 2015)

Administrator Gina McCarthy met with top tribal leaders but didn't go to the Gold King Mine to see the origins of the disaster.

Native Sun News: Firm pushes mine by sacred site in Wyoming
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Native Sun News: Firm pushes mine by sacred site in Wyoming (June 24, 2015)

The Canadian corporation that wants to start mining 15 miles southeast of Mahto Tipila named a high-profile, world-class advocate of nuclear power and its raw material, uranium, to chair the board of directors.

Alex Jacobs: Unlikely alliances advance agenda in Indian Country
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Alex Jacobs: Unlikely alliances advance agenda in Indian Country (June 15, 2015)

In the Pacific Northwest, Native nations are using their treaty rights to fight plans for coal and oil trains, because shipping and burning fossil fuels threatens their fisheries.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe vows to protect sacred sites
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Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe vows to protect sacred sites (June 10, 2015)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe filed a petition May 26, indicating it will continue to fight tooth and nail against the Dewey-Burdock uranium mine and mill proposed in the underground water tables 50 miles upstream from the reservation.

Native Sun News: Pine Ridge residents air concerns about water
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Native Sun News: Pine Ridge residents air concerns about water (June 3, 2015)

The Environmental Protection Agency held a series of public hearings on standards for uranium mining.

Native Sun News: EPA hears Native views about uranium mining
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Native Sun News: EPA hears Native views about uranium mining (May 27, 2015)

During public hearings May 12-14, nuclear industry representatives and their supporters lined up to tell the EPA that uranium companies can’t stay in business if they have to protect groundwater to the extent prescribed in draft rules.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe victory in uranium case
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Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe victory in uranium case (May 8, 2015)

Native American and other opponents of uranium mining and milling in the southern Black Hills claimed victory when a Nuclear Regulatory Commission oversight panel ruled in their favor.

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe demands action on uranium mill site
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Ute Mountain Ute Tribe demands action on uranium mill site (May 7, 2015)

A community on the Utah portion of the reservation sits just three miles downwind from a uranium mill whose corporate owners are in a court fight with another tribe.

Native Sun News: Walk hits uranium mining sites on reservations
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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.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe battles uranium mine project
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Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe battles uranium mine project (April 1, 2015)

A company that wants to be the first to mine for uranium in South Dakota’s underground water table omitted any mention of the Oglala Sioux tribal government’s staunch legal battle against the proposal.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux woman witnesses chemical spill
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Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux woman witnesses chemical spill (March 23, 2015)

When Nancy Kile saw the hazmat truck heading to the Chadron waste collection site, she all but panicked, dreading that the driver would dump its load of chemically contaminated soil at the place where she obtains compost to enrich her garden.

Charmaine White Face: Radioactivity found in Pine Ridge waters
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Charmaine White Face: Radioactivity found in Pine Ridge waters (March 5, 2015)

For a number of years, one of our projects has been monitoring nuclear radioactivity in the water and air in the 1868 Treaty Territory, including the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Native Sun News: Chemical spill at uranium mine by Pine Ridge
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Native Sun News: Chemical spill at uranium mine by Pine Ridge (February 19, 2015)

Hazmat teams responded to a call for cleanup of a hydrochloric acid spill from a truck making a delivery to a uranium mine contested by the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

Native Sun News: Tribal college geologist tackles uranium mine
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Native Sun News: Tribal college geologist tackles uranium mine (January 30, 2015)

Uranium mining in the southern Black Hills compromises water supplies, according to expert testimony by Oglala Lakota College Department Co-Chair Hannan LaGarry.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe contests uranium expansion
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Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe contests uranium expansion (January 21, 2015)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe contested foreign uranium mining expansion in Nebraska

Dustina Gill: Vote for Rick Weiland to protect our sacred waters
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Dustina Gill: Vote for Rick Weiland to protect our sacred waters (October 20, 2014)

Everyone in the Great Sioux Nation in South Dakota needs to say something on Tuesday, November 4, to stand up for our people.

Native Sun News: Foes of uranium mine make case at hearing
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Native Sun News: Foes of uranium mine make case at hearing (October 13, 2014)

Five people testified against proposed northern Black Hills uranium mining in view of sacred Mato Tipila.

Native Sun News: Agency weighs uranium mine near sacred site
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Native Sun News: Agency weighs uranium mine near sacred site (September 30, 2014)

A federal Atomic Safety and Licensing Board panel has given the public until Sept. 28 to submit written or oral comments about Strata Energy Inc.’s proposal to mine for uranium near Mato Tipila in the northern Black Hills.

Native Sun News: Tribes worried about Black Hills uranium mines
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Native Sun News: Tribes worried about Black Hills uranium mines (September 10, 2014)

In the wake of federal hearings about reopening uranium mines and milling in Black Hills treaty territory, members of the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board must decide if Native American sacred sites would be adequately preserved.

Native Sun News: Release of secret uranium mining data ordered
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Native Sun News: Release of secret uranium mining data ordered (September 1, 2014)

In answer to prayers of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and allies to revoke licensing of the proposed Dewey-Burdock uranium mine and mill, a panel of administrative judges ordered corporate disclosure of secret bore-hole records about the site’s geology.