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DVIDS: Defense Department agencies host tribes for annual meeting in Utah
Environment | National

DVIDS: Defense Department agencies host tribes for annual meeting in Utah (May 9, 2017)

Utah Department of Defense agencies hosted an annual face-to-face meeting April 27-28 with members of several American Indian Tribes who claim ancestral and ongoing ties to lands managed by the DOD agencies.

Bundy family members finally charged for 2014 armed standoff
Environment | Law | National

Bundy family members finally charged for 2014 armed standoff (February 18, 2016)

Cliven, Ammon and Ryan Bundy and two of their supporters were indicted for taking up arms against federal officers in Nevada.

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.

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.

Steven Newcomb: Gradual stealing of Western Shoshone land
Opinion

Steven Newcomb: Gradual stealing of Western Shoshone land (April 24, 2014)

Steven Newcomb explores the convoluted logic behind the gradual stealing of lands promised to the Western Shoshone Nation by treaty.

Opinion: Double standard in treatment of Shoshone sisters
Environment | Opinion

Opinion: Double standard in treatment of Shoshone sisters (April 21, 2014)

Writer wonders why Carrie Dann and her late sister, Mary Dann, haven't received the same attention for their fight against the federal government.

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.

Te-Moak Tribe implements program to protect sage grouse
Environment

Te-Moak Tribe implements program to protect sage grouse (May 22, 2013)

The Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians in Nevada is implementing a program to protect the sage grouse, a bird that could be placed on the endangered species list. The...

Peter d'Errico: Western Shoshones fight mining on treaty land
Opinion

Peter d'Errico: Western Shoshones fight mining on treaty land (November 19, 2012)

"Gold is important in high-tech products and projects. The Keck Observatory, in Hawai’i, coats its secondary mirror in gold. Computers and other electronic devices require gold. Lawrence Livermore Labs says,...

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe vows to continue battle for trust fund
Law | Trust

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe vows to continue battle for trust fund (May 18, 2012)

The Timbisha Shoshone Tribe of Nevada will continue to fight a law that requires the distribution of a $185 million trust fund, a leader said. Chairman Joe Kennedy and his...

DC Circuit dismisses challenge to Western Shoshone trust bill
Law | Trust

DC Circuit dismisses challenge to Western Shoshone trust bill (May 16, 2012)

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday ordered the dismissal of a lawsuit that challenges the distribution of a $185 million trust fund. Congress passed a law in 2004...

Peter d'Errico: Raymond Yowell  resumes    treaty rights push
Opinion

Peter d'Errico: Raymond Yowell resumes treaty rights push (March 7, 2012)

"The Western Shoshone have been litigating the rights to their homeland since at least 1951, when a claim was filed, purportedly in their behalf, before the United States Indian Claims...

Western Shoshone tribes resume fight over mine at sacred site
Environment | Law

Western Shoshone tribes resume fight over mine at sacred site (October 7, 2011)

A group of Western Shoshone tribes were back in court on Thursday to stop the expansion of a gold mine at the sacred Mount Tenabo. The South Fork Band...

Western Shoshone man sues BLM for $30M in grazing   fee fight
Law

Western Shoshone man sues BLM for $30M in grazing fee fight (August 4, 2011)

Raymond Yowell, a member of the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone in Nevada, is suing the federal government for $30 million. Yowell grazed his cattle on land promised to the...