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Native Sun News Today: Tribes object to Keystone XL Pipeline man camps
Native Sun News Today: Tribes object to Keystone XL Pipeline man camps (June 7, 2019)

Citing treaty rights and a need to protect water, tribes are challenging Keystone XL infrastructure in South Dakota.


Cronkite News: Tribes support uranium mining ban on sacred and ancestral lands
Cronkite News: Tribes support uranium mining ban on sacred and ancestral lands (June 6, 2019)

Tribal and environmental leaders urged lawmakers to protect sacred land by banning mining around the Grand Canyon.


Native Sun News Today: Native mayoral candidate proud to be a water protector
Native Sun News Today: Native mayoral candidate proud to be a water protector (May 23, 2019)

Natalie Stites Means says protecting Rapid City's water and environment are among her top priorities.


Zoltan Grossman: Cowboys and Indians unite across the country
Zoltan Grossman: Cowboys and Indians unite across the country (May 20, 2019)

By teaming up to defend the place they all call home, 'cowboys and Indians' are protecting their lands and waters for all.


Native Sun News Today: Keystone XL Pipeline wants water from Lakota territory
Native Sun News Today: Keystone XL Pipeline wants water from Lakota territory (May 17, 2019)

The backer of the Keystone XL Pipeline is seeking permits to draw nearly 167 million gallons of water from rivers in South Dakota.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance three bills at meeting
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance three bills at meeting (May 13, 2019)

Bills affecting Indian education, treaty rights and water rights are moving forward on Capitol Hill.


Cronkite News: Industrial hemp farming now legal in almost every state
Cronkite News: Industrial hemp farming now legal in almost every state (May 10, 2019)

The 2018 Farm Bill opened the doors for farmers to grow hemp as an agricultural commodity.


Oglala Sioux Tribe bans South Dakota governor from reservation
Oglala Sioux Tribe bans South Dakota governor from reservation (May 2, 2019)

Tribal-state relations continue to erode in South Dakota, barely four months after a Republican governor was sworn into office.


Native Sun News Today: Black Hills uranium settlement aids cleanup on Navajo Nation
Native Sun News Today: Black Hills uranium settlement aids cleanup on Navajo Nation (May 2, 2019)

A court settlement over radioactive and toxic uranium mining waste abandoned in the Black Hills will help the Navajo Nation with a new health study.


Cronkite News: Tribes finally at the table in Colorado River water talks
Cronkite News: Tribes finally at the table in Colorado River water talks (April 16, 2019)

Tribes played a critical role in the negotiation of a multi-state drought plan that is about to become law.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Colonial governments make money off of stolen land
Doug George-Kanentiio: Colonial governments make money off of stolen land (April 16, 2019)

An end to infighting is in sight if we can stand and see it beginning with the demanding what is ours.


'Be prepared to evacuate': Nez Perce Tribe declares emergency due to heavy flooding
'Be prepared to evacuate': Nez Perce Tribe declares emergency due to heavy flooding (April 9, 2019)

The Nez Perce Tribe is seeking volunteers and supplies due to heavy flooding on the reservation.


Cronkite News: Congress passes Colorado River drought plan that includes tribes
Cronkite News: Congress passes Colorado River drought plan that includes tribes (April 9, 2019)

The Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan is a multi-state and multi-tribe agreement.


Cronkite News: Indian Country leaders support permanent water settlement fund
Cronkite News: Indian Country leaders support permanent water settlement fund (April 5, 2019)

Lack of water has been killing crops and livestock on the Tohono O’odham Nation and things will only get worse if federal funding is allowed to lapse.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Tribes maintain sacred relationship with cottonwood trees
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Tribes maintain sacred relationship with cottonwood trees (April 5, 2019)

The Sioux have known these soft trees and have considered them relatives for thousands of years


Permanent tribal water settlement fund back on agenda on Capitol Hill
Permanent tribal water settlement fund back on agenda on Capitol Hill (April 3, 2019)

A tribal water settlement fund will run out of money in ten years unless Congress takes action.


YES! Magazine: Indigenous traditions help keep us healthy today
YES! Magazine: Indigenous traditions help keep us healthy today (April 2, 2019)

These early Native traditions spur physical well-being.


Cronkite News: Water deal that includes tribes debated on Capitol Hill
Cronkite News: Water deal that includes tribes debated on Capitol Hill (March 28, 2019)

It’s taken years of negotiating to reach a deal, which involves seven states, local and tribal governments, plus the U.S. and Mexico.


Native Sun News Today: Reservations slammed by record spring flooding
Native Sun News Today: Reservations slammed by record spring flooding (March 27, 2019)

Spring flood waters across South Dakota have left thousands of people isolated, many without water, and some without even food.


Santee Sioux Tribe welcomes additional donations as flood relief efforts continue
Santee Sioux Tribe welcomes additional donations as flood relief efforts continue (March 22, 2019)

The Santee Sioux Tribe, hit hard by flooding, needs bottled water and baby supplies, Chairman Roger Trudell said as additional donations flowed to the reservation.


Santee Sioux Tribe slowly 'getting back to normal' after unprecedented flooding
Santee Sioux Tribe slowly 'getting back to normal' after unprecedented flooding (March 19, 2019)

In the wake of unprecedented flooding, the Santee Sioux Tribe is seeking donations of bottled water and baby supplies, even as it continues to make repairs to damaged infrastructure.


Harold Frazier: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe won't allow flag in state capitol
Harold Frazier: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe won't allow flag in state capitol (March 18, 2019)

Another decision by Governor Kristi Noem has been made without the consent of the Lakota people and has resulted in an embarrassing situation.


Harold Frazier: Governor wants to shove Keystone XL Pipeline down our throats
Harold Frazier: Governor wants to shove Keystone XL Pipeline down our throats (March 6, 2019)

Gov. Kristi Noem (R) is putting the economic needs of a foreign company ahead of the future of South Dakota.


Native Sun News Today: Tribes seek voice in water use decisions in South Dakota
Native Sun News Today: Tribes seek voice in water use decisions in South Dakota (March 1, 2019)

Efforts to increase tribal participation in water use decisions have fallen flat in the South Dakota Legislature.


Bipartisan public lands bill includes provisions benefiting Indian Country
Bipartisan public lands bill includes provisions benefiting Indian Country (February 28, 2019)

A 698-page bill that helps tribes and Alaska Natives is on its way to President Trump for his signature.


Nels Swandal: Say no to the water compact pushed by opponents of tribal agreement
Nels Swandal: Say no to the water compact pushed by opponents of tribal agreement (February 28, 2019)

The Confederated Salish are Kootenai Tribes are being left out of a deal pushed by opponents of a water rights settlement.


Cronkite News: Native leaders share negative impacts of climate change in their communities
Cronkite News: Native leaders share negative impacts of climate change in their communities (February 14, 2019)

Climate change has been really tough on tribes across the country, officials told the House Subcommittee for Indigenous People of the United States.


Montana Free Press: Reservation lawmakers aim to derail Keystone XL Pipeline
Montana Free Press: Reservation lawmakers aim to derail Keystone XL Pipeline (February 8, 2019)

Tribal nations are supporting legislation that would impact the route of the Keystone XL Pipeline.


YES! Magazine: Native family remains connected to traditions at ranch
YES! Magazine: Native family remains connected to traditions at ranch (February 5, 2019)

Here’s how one Native ranching family restored a prairie, wildlife habitat and a creek on their homelands.


Winona LaDuke: White Earth Nation recognizes rights of wild rice
Winona LaDuke: White Earth Nation recognizes rights of wild rice (February 4, 2019)

Finally, plant species have rights, too.


Lorraine Loomis: Court decision represents a win for salmon
Lorraine Loomis: Court decision represents a win for salmon (January 30, 2019)

The state of Washington has a duty to protect habitat so that salmon are available for tribes to exercise our treaty rights.


Native Sun News Today: Pipeline victories celebrated on treaty anniversary
Native Sun News Today: Pipeline victories celebrated on treaty anniversary (January 25, 2019)

Water protectors from far and wide gathered to celebrate and foster the International Treaty to Protect the Sacred from Tar Sands Projects.


'We are homeland security': Tohono O'odham Nation demands role in border talks
'We are homeland security': Tohono O'odham Nation demands role in border talks (January 16, 2019)

Indian Country is 26 days into a fight with the Trump administration. One tribe's been struggling even longer.


Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation celebrates removal of nuclear waste
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation celebrates removal of nuclear waste (January 11, 2019)

I’m proud that Cherokee Nation took the lead in removing a risk that would have threatened our communities forever.


Cronkite News: Tribes involved in Colorado River water talks
Cronkite News: Tribes involved in Colorado River water talks (December 12, 2018)

After months of meetings, progress toward a multistate drought contingency plan has been a two-steps-forward, one-step-back affair.


Hopi Tribe loses challenge to use of wastewater at sacred site
Hopi Tribe loses challenge to use of wastewater at sacred site (November 29, 2018)

A ski resort on public land uses reclaimed sewage to make snow on sacred land.


Montana Free Press: Judge blocks Keystone XL Pipeline
Montana Free Press: Judge blocks Keystone XL Pipeline (November 19, 2018)

News of the federal judge's decision spread quickly across social media in Indian Country.


Standing Rock citizens sue county over #NoDAPL road blockade
Standing Rock citizens sue county over #NoDAPL road blockade (October 29, 2018)

Two Standing Rock citizens and a member of the clergy are suing authorities who shut down a key highway during the height of the #NoDAPL movement.


Trump plan to boost Western water by easing rules worries advocates
Trump plan to boost Western water by easing rules worries advocates (October 22, 2018)

The White House plans to improve water reliability and availability in the West by streamlining regulatory processes and conducting expedited reviews on water projects. But details remain scarce.


Congress sends bill with pro-tribal provisions to President Trump
Congress sends bill with pro-tribal provisions to President Trump (October 15, 2018)

Congress went on break last week but not before sending another pro-tribal bill to President Donald Trump.


'We were here first': Tribes say Line 5 pipeline tunnel ignores treaty rights
'We were here first': Tribes say Line 5 pipeline tunnel ignores treaty rights (October 15, 2018)

Tribes want a seat at the table in talks over a pipeline that runs through their treaty territory.


Leader of Crow Tribe blames 'gross mismanagement' on others
Leader of Crow Tribe blames 'gross mismanagement' on others (October 8, 2018)

The leader of the Crow Tribe is vowing to pay back any misspent federal funds after yet another audit uncovered problems on the reservation.


Crow Tribe is subject of another critical look at federal funds
Crow Tribe is subject of another critical look at federal funds (October 3, 2018)

The Crow Tribe is accused of misusing and mismanaging $12.8 million in federal funds.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules meeting and hearing
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules meeting and hearing (October 1, 2018)

A Navajo Nation water settlement, a bill to repeal a paternalistic federal policy and broadband in Indian County are on the agenda on Capitol Hill.


'This was always our home': Yurok Tribe welcomes indigenous leaders to forest
'This was always our home': Yurok Tribe welcomes indigenous leaders to forest (September 28, 2018)

The Yurok Tribe is buying back ancestral lands, rebuilding its economy and becoming more self-sufficient.


No more 'Midwest nice': Families fight huge hog farms
No more 'Midwest nice': Families fight huge hog farms (September 25, 2018)

More than 40 families in Iowa are fighting to contain the spread of concentrated animal feeding operations.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance three bills
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance three bills (September 24, 2018)

An audit of the Indian Health Service, a water rights settlement for the Kickapoo Tribe and land for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe are on the agenda on Capitol Hill.


Standing Rock Sioux Tribe still waiting on Dakota Access decision
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe still waiting on Dakota Access decision (September 18, 2018)

The Trump administration has yet to release its Dakota Access Pipeline decision, more than two weeks after it was supposedly finished.


Colville Tribes win big in effort to keep homelands safe
Colville Tribes win big in effort to keep homelands safe (September 17, 2018)

The Colville Tribes are celebrating after securing a huge victory against the world's largest mining company.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Our Mohawk way of life was destroyed
Doug George-Kanentiio: Our Mohawk way of life was destroyed (September 13, 2018)

The Mohawk people thrived until the need for cheap power led to the destruction of our homelands.


'Why don't you do the same thing for us?': Oglala candidate asks of Trump
'Why don't you do the same thing for us?': Oglala candidate asks of Trump (September 12, 2018)

Not every tribal election offers voters a clear choice, or even a good choice.


Treaty tribes fight for strong water quality standards
Treaty tribes fight for strong water quality standards (September 12, 2018)

Treaty tribes believe a pollution-based economy is not sustainable. No price can be placed on the value of human health or the resources that sustain us.


Tribes sue Trump administration for approving Keystone XL Pipeline
Tribes sue Trump administration for approving Keystone XL Pipeline (September 10, 2018)

The Fort Belknap Tribes and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe are waging a familiar war over water, treaty rights and the Keystone XL Pipeline.


Spirit Lake Nation opposes hog farm development near Devils Lake
Spirit Lake Nation opposes hog farm development near Devils Lake (September 10, 2018)

Citing a need to protect water, the Spirit Lake Nation is opposing plans to house up to 2,400 hogs near the reservation.


Dakota Access Pipeline decision still missing in action a week later
Dakota Access Pipeline decision still missing in action a week later (September 7, 2018)

It's been a week since the Trump administration approved the Dakota Access Pipeline again. Where's the actual decision?


An 'expert' in Indian issues tapped to replace John McCain in Senate
An 'expert' in Indian issues tapped to replace John McCain in Senate (September 5, 2018)

Jon Kyl will take the late John McCain's place on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.


Voters narrow down field for Navajo Nation's highest office
Voters narrow down field for Navajo Nation's highest office (August 28, 2018)

The Navajo Nation election centers on clean water, purged voter rolls and a fading coal economy.


'Water Is Life': Tribal activists battle another oil pipeline
'Water Is Life': Tribal activists battle another oil pipeline (August 15, 2018)

An encampment of protesters is resisting the crude oil industry, whose environmental disasters disproportionately affect the poor and people of color.


Tribes in court to challenge huge copper mine on ancestral territory
Tribes in court to challenge huge copper mine on ancestral territory (August 15, 2018)

A massive open-pit copper mine in Arizona is being challenged by the Hopi Tribe, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Tohono O’odham Nation.


Trump administration delays Dakota Access Pipeline decision again
Trump administration delays Dakota Access Pipeline decision again (August 8, 2018)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers needs until the end of the month to complete its work on the Dakota Access Pipeline.