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Ute Mountain Ute Tribe challenges new permit for uranium operation
Environment | National | Politics
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
Environment | National
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
Environment | National
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
Environment | Law
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
Environment | Opinion
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
Environment | Opinion
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
Environment | Opinion
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
Environment
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
Environment | Law | National
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
Environment | Opinion
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.

Native Sun News: Laguna Pueblo still affected by uranium mine
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Native Sun News: Laguna Pueblo still affected by uranium mine (August 25, 2014)
Even if authorities meet demands to ban new uranium mines until abandoned ones are cleaned up no amount of effort can reclaim the cultural losses the mining has imposed to date on the Laguna, Acoma, Zuni, Hopi and Navajo people of the Four Corners area.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe gears up for uranium battle
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Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe gears up for uranium battle (August 20, 2014)
As the Oglala Sioux Tribe prepared to testify against proposed foreign uranium mining and milling in Black Hills treaty territory, the mining proponent was facing a deadline for turning a chunk of its company over to a new Canadian business partner.

Uranium mining leaves a long-lasting legacy on Navajo Nation
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Uranium mining leaves a long-lasting legacy on Navajo Nation (August 11, 2014)
The Arizona Republic ran a three-part series on the toxic legacy of uranium mining on the Navajo Nation.

Great Plains tribes hold conference to safeguard water rights
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Great Plains tribes hold conference to safeguard water rights (July 30, 2014)
Tribal leaders discussed uranium mining, the Keystone XL Pipeline, federal management of the Missouri River and other threats to their water resources.

Native Sun News: Native nations unite on uranium mine cleanup
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Native Sun News: Native nations unite on uranium mine cleanup (July 29, 2014)
Almost half the uranium extracted in the United States was mined and milled in and around the Navajo Indian Reservation.

Native Sun News: Mahto Tipila threatened by mining proposals
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Native Sun News: Mahto Tipila threatened by mining proposals (July 2, 2014)
A Prayer Gathering for the protection of sacred and burial sites is set for June 28 at Mahto Tipila.

Law Article: DC Circuit sets high bar for damage of trust lands
Environment | Law | Trust
Law Article: DC Circuit sets high bar for damage of trust lands (May 30, 2014)
Attorneys discuss D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decision that affects uranium pollution on the Navajo Nation.

Native Sun News: Black Hills site being used for military training
Environment | National
Native Sun News: Black Hills site being used for military training (May 23, 2014)
Uranium mining is not the only avenue of concern for introducing dangerous levels of radiation into the air and water supplies.

Stay lifted on uranium project opposed by Oglala Sioux Tribe
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Stay lifted on uranium project opposed by Oglala Sioux Tribe (May 22, 2014)
The tribe's claims of harm to sacred and cultural sites remains to be decided on the merits.

Native Sun News: Uranium mining poses threat to sacred sites
Environment | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Uranium mining poses threat to sacred sites (May 19, 2014)
A bird’s-eye view of the corridor stretching from Mt. Taylor westward to Chaco Canyon is filled with sacred sites and ancient roads made by the native Puebloan and Diné people.

Oglala Sioux Tribe makes arguments in uranium mining dispute
Environment | Law
Oglala Sioux Tribe makes arguments in uranium mining dispute (May 14, 2014)
The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board is moving quickly on a uranium mine opposed by the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota.

Oglala Sioux Tribe win stay on license for planned uranium mine
Environment | National
Oglala Sioux Tribe win stay on license for planned uranium mine (May 1, 2014)
The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board issued on a uranium mine that's opposed by the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota.

Editorial: Spokane Tribe needs more time to comment on mine
Environment | Opinion
Editorial: Spokane Tribe needs more time to comment on mine (April 29, 2014)
Newspaper says Spokane Tribe should be given more time to comment on the $193 million cleanup plan for the Midnite Mine.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe worried about sacred sites
Environment | National
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe worried about sacred sites (April 29, 2014)
Prior to the launch on Earth Day April 22 of a national grassroots campaign to clean up abandoned uranium mines, the Oglala Sioux Tribe requested the federal Atomic Safety and Licensing Board suspend Powertech Inc.’s operating license.

Zoltán Grossman: Cowboy Indian Alliance rides in Washington
Opinion
Zoltán Grossman: Cowboy Indian Alliance rides in Washington (April 23, 2014)
It’s not everyday you see cowboys helping to set up a tipi encampment, but that’s what is happening this week on the National Mall.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe battles uranium mine
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Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe battles uranium mine (April 18, 2014)
As street demonstrations broke out over federal licensing of the first proposed in-situ uranium mining and milling in South Dakota, the Oglala Sioux Tribe faced an April 14 deadline to request a stay postponing the effective date of the permit.

Native Sun News: Tribes benefit from $5.15B uranium cleanup
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Native Sun News: Tribes benefit from $5.15B uranium cleanup (April 15, 2014)
Navajo, Sioux and other tribes are among many populations across the United States who will benefit from a $5.15 billion settlement with Anadarko Petroleum.

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