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Native Sun News Today: Nothing beats taking the kids for a day at the zoo
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Nothing beats taking the kids for a day at the zoo (September 29, 2017)
If you live in western South Dakota, and you want to go to a zoo, you have a long drive ahead of you.

Ute Tribe thanks retired professor whose ancestors benefited from 'stolen' land
Education | National
Ute Tribe thanks retired professor whose ancestors benefited from 'stolen' land (September 26, 2017)
The Ute Tribe is thanking a retired college professor for a $250,000 donation intended to make up for 'stolen' land.

Trump administration defends cake shop in Colorado that won't serve all patrons
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Trump administration defends cake shop in Colorado that won't serve all patrons (September 8, 2017)
The Trump administration is siding with a business in Colorado that won't serve all patrons based on the owner's religious beliefs.

DNA links present-day Pueblo populations to ancestral homeland at Mesa Verde
Environment
DNA links present-day Pueblo populations to ancestral homeland at Mesa Verde (August 18, 2017)
A DNA study of turkey bones confirms some of the ancestors of today's Pueblo populations in New Mexico migrated from Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, according to researchers.

Southern Ute Tribe offers $1 million matching grant for KSUT public radio station
Technology
Southern Ute Tribe offers $1 million matching grant for KSUT public radio station (August 10, 2017)
One of the first radio stations in Indian Country is raising funds to move to a new home.

Trump administration excludes Navajo Nation in review of Gold King Mine claims
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Trump administration excludes Navajo Nation in review of Gold King Mine claims (August 8, 2017)
The new leader of the Environmental Protection Agency is criticizing the Obama administration for the Gold King Mine disaster but won't change course when it comes to the Navajo Nation.

Navajo Nation moves ahead with purchase of ranch near sacred mountain
Environment | National
Navajo Nation moves ahead with purchase of ranch near sacred mountain (July 27, 2017)
The Navajo Nation is moving forward with the $23 million purchase of a property in Colorado that sits near one of the tribe's four sacred mountains.

Navajo Nation interested in acquiring property with two sacred mountains
National
Navajo Nation interested in acquiring property with two sacred mountains (July 25, 2017)
The Navajo Nation is interested in buying a ranch in Colorado that's home to two of the tribe's most sacred mountains.

Tribes plan renewable energy projects with help of $7.8M in federal funds
Environment | National
Tribes plan renewable energy projects with help of $7.8M in federal funds (June 30, 2017)
Tribes across the nation are investing in renewable energy projects in their communities with the help of $7.8 million from the Department of Energy.

Southern Ute Tribe votes on another payout from $126M settlement
Politics | Trust
Southern Ute Tribe votes on another payout from $126M settlement (May 4, 2017)
The Colorado-based tribe already shared 60 percent of the settlement on a per capita basis but some citizens want the rest of the funds.

Southern Ute Tribe sees role as 'conscientious' energy developer
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Southern Ute Tribe sees role as 'conscientious' energy developer (April 13, 2017)
A front-page story in The New York Times lumped the Southern Utes in with other tribes that engage in coal extraction.

Southern Ute Tribe pressured to share more of $126M settlement
Politics | Trust
Southern Ute Tribe pressured to share more of $126M settlement (March 20, 2017)
The tribe already shared 60 percent of the settlement on a per capita basis but some citizens want the rest.

Southern Ute Tribe hires one of its own to lead economic efforts
Business
Southern Ute Tribe hires one of its own to lead economic efforts (January 31, 2017)
Raymond A. Baker started working for his tribe after a 30-year career in the U.S. Navy.

Bureau of Indian Affairs punished employees after Southern Ute Tribe complained
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Bureau of Indian Affairs punished employees after Southern Ute Tribe complained (December 16, 2016)
Two employees who blew the whistle on the BIA's handling of energy leases for the Southern Ute Tribe quickly found themselves forced off the reservation in Colorado.

Billy Stratton: The soldiers who refused to take part in the Sand Creek Massacre
Opinion
Billy Stratton: The soldiers who refused to take part in the Sand Creek Massacre (November 30, 2016)
Every Thanksgiving weekend for the past 17 years, Arapaho and Cheyenne youth lead a 180-mile relay from the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site to Denver.

Southern Ute Tribe settles lawsuit over federal fracking regulation
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Southern Ute Tribe settles lawsuit over federal fracking regulation (November 4, 2016)
The tribe will serve as the primary regulatory of hydraulic fracturing on its reservation in Colorado.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation pushes for cleanup of mine site
Environment | National
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation pushes for cleanup of mine site (September 22, 2016)
Environmental and tribal activists welcomed the government’s announcement that it had designated the Gold King Mine a Superfund site, advancing the cleanup of an area contaminated by a multimillion-gallon toxic spill last year.

Navajo Nation sues Environmental Protection Agency for mine spill
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Navajo Nation sues Environmental Protection Agency for mine spill (August 17, 2016)
Key members of Congress are supporting the tribe's call for accountability one year after the Gold King Mine disaster.

Patty Limerick: A memorial to the Sand Creek massacre of 1864
Opinion
Patty Limerick: A memorial to the Sand Creek massacre of 1864 (July 18, 2016)
The forced relocation of the Cheyenne and Arapaho people to Wyoming, Montana and Oklahoma has made it possible for the current residents of the Front Range to forget the history of the dispossession of the tribes.

Amendment seeks to outlaw fracking regulation in Indian Country
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Amendment seeks to outlaw fracking regulation in Indian Country (July 13, 2016)
Some energy producing tribes want to follow their own hydraulic fracturing standards.

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe studies historic villages on reservation
Education | Environment
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe studies historic villages on reservation (July 12, 2016)
The Colorado tribe is hoping to interest more of its people in the anthropology and archaeology field.

Indian business owner sues Southern Ute Tribe for failed contract
Business | Environment
Indian business owner sues Southern Ute Tribe for failed contract (May 11, 2016)
Christopher Chavez, a member of the Navajo Nation, had a subcontract to work with the Southern Ute Growth Fund, the tribe's business arm.

Environmental Protection Agency pays little to tribes for spill
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Environmental Protection Agency pays little to tribes for spill (April 29, 2016)
The Navajo Nation will receive $157,000 and the Southern Ute Tribe will receive $116,000 fro costs associated with the Gold King Mine disaster.

Report recommends elimination of 'Indian' mascots in Colorado
Education | National
Report recommends elimination of 'Indian' mascots in Colorado (April 19, 2016)
Some public schools -- like the Lamar Savages -- are known for particularly egregious representations of Indian people.

Sen. Barrasso calls on EPA leader to attend hearing on Gold King Mine spill
Environment | National | Politics
Sen. Barrasso calls on EPA leader to attend hearing on Gold King Mine spill (April 12, 2016)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is meeting to consider issuing a subpoena to Administrator Gina McCarthy of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Tribes and states work together to monitor water after mine spill
Environment
Tribes and states work together to monitor water after mine spill (March 25, 2016)
The Southern Ute Tribe, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and the Navajo Nation are preparing for the spring and summer runoff, which could release contaminants from the Gold King mine disaster.

Hillary Clinton wins another state as campaigns head to big vote
National | Politics
Hillary Clinton wins another state as campaigns head to big vote (February 29, 2016)
The Democratic and Republican candidates are turning their attention to one of the biggest days of the election cycle: the Super Tuesday primaries.

House committee issues subpoenas in Gold King Mine disaster
Environment | National | Politics
House committee issues subpoenas in Gold King Mine disaster (February 19, 2016)
The spill at the abandoned mine in Colorado caused at least three million gallons of toxic waste to enter rivers that run through three reservations.

Tara Houska: Stop stealing cultural traditions from Native people
Opinion
Tara Houska: Stop stealing cultural traditions from Native people (February 12, 2016)
Despite the protestations of honor and respect, one has to wonder – what exactly does imitating a culture do for the living people?

Sweat lodge at Army base helps with PTSD treatment for veterans
Health
Sweat lodge at Army base helps with PTSD treatment for veterans (February 10, 2016)
The He Ska Akicita Inipi at Fort Carson in Colorado started in 1995.

Town joins Southern Ute Tribe in honoring late chairman Leonard Burch
National
Town joins Southern Ute Tribe in honoring late chairman Leonard Burch (January 29, 2016)
Leonard Burch served as chairman of the tribe from 1966 through 2002, a time of unprecedented growth on the reservation.

Editorial: Youth dance group insults Pueblo tradition and culture
Opinion
Editorial: Youth dance group insults Pueblo tradition and culture (January 6, 2016)
The idea that a bunch of well-meaning Boy Scouts are honoring Native traditions by performing imitation sacred dances is beyond offensive.

House committee set for another hearing on Gold King Mine spill
Environment | National | Politics
House committee set for another hearing on Gold King Mine spill (December 7, 2015)
Republicans are accusing the Interior Department of failing to conduct a thorough review of the incident that sent millions of gallons of mine waste into the water system.

Carla Fredericks: Racial slur tied to Sand Creek Massacre
Law | Opinion | Sports
Carla Fredericks: Racial slur tied to Sand Creek Massacre (November 16, 2015)
To use the word today evokes a history of racial violence and dehumanization to intimidate, humiliate and harm contemporary American Indians.

Southern Ute Tribe to open solar power plant on reservation
Environment
Southern Ute Tribe to open solar power plant on reservation (November 13, 2015)
The 800-kilowatt facility will power about 10 governmental buildings in Ignacio, Colorado.

Denver Art Museum maintains strong commitment to Native art
Arts & Entertainment
Denver Art Museum maintains strong commitment to Native art (October 28, 2015)
The museum pays particularly close attention to contemporary Indian artists through its exhibitions and a residency program.

Suicide raised as major issue during NCAI's annual convention
Health | National
Suicide raised as major issue during NCAI's annual convention (October 20, 2015)
One elder wondered why the largest inter-tribal organization in the lower 48 failed to put suicide on the agenda for its annual meeting.

Tribes call for establishment of Bears Ears National Monument
Environment | National | Politics
Tribes call for establishment of Bears Ears National Monument (October 16, 2015)
Tribal leaders from Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico want to protect 1.9 million acres of ancestral and sacred sites.

Petition seeks White House response on Indigenous People's Day
National | Politics
Petition seeks White House response on Indigenous People's Day (October 13, 2015)
A growing number of tribes, schools, communities and states are joining the Indigenous People's Day movement.

First Nations Development Institute awards $250K for ranching
Environment | Health
First Nations Development Institute awards $250K for ranching (October 8, 2015)
Cattle ranchers in Indian Country are receiving help with their management, development and retail capabilities.

Ute Tribe and states win injunction against new BLM fracking rule
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Ute Tribe and states win injunction against new BLM fracking rule (October 1, 2015)
The ruling raises serious doubts about the Obama administration's rationale for asserting authority in Indian Country.

Bill aims to address claims arising from spill at Gold King Mine
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Bill aims to address claims arising from spill at Gold King Mine (September 23, 2015)
The Navajo Nation, the Southern Ute Tribe and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe have been affected by the release of an estimated 3 million gallons of toxic waste into the water system.

House committees hold long hearing into Gold King Mine spill
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House committees hold long hearing into Gold King Mine spill (September 18, 2015)
The proceeding didn't tread much new ground as lawmakers kept Environmental Protection Administrator Gina McCarthy at the witness table for nearly three hours.

EPA leader faces fire for dealings with tribes after mine disaster
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EPA leader faces fire for dealings with tribes after mine disaster (September 17, 2015)
The chairman of the Southern Ute Tribe didn't get a phone call from the Administrator Gina McCarthy until this Monday, the Senate Indian Affairs Committee was told.

Officer won't face charges for death of Oglala man in Colorado
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Officer won't face charges for death of Oglala man in Colorado (September 16, 2015)
Paul Castaway was shot and killed by a police officer in Denver, Colorado, on July 12. He was 35.

EPA Administrator to appear at three Gold King Mine hearings
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EPA Administrator to appear at three Gold King Mine hearings (September 11, 2015)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and two House committees are looking into the disaster.

Navajo Nation cites 'culture of distrust' with Gold King Mine spill
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Navajo Nation cites 'culture of distrust' with Gold King Mine spill (September 10, 2015)
Tribal leaders felt misled by the Environmental Protection Agency soon after the August 5 incident at the abandoned mine in Colorado.

House committee to hold first hearing into Gold King Mine spill
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House committee to hold first hearing into Gold King Mine spill (September 8, 2015)
Republicans are criticizing the Obama administration's response to a disaster that affected two tribes and three states.

Navajo Nation welcomes Erin Brockovich in aftermath of disaster
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Navajo Nation welcomes Erin Brockovich in aftermath of disaster (September 7, 2015)
The tribe is still putting pressure on the Obama administration to do more to address the toxic waste spill at the Gold King Mine.

Multiple Capitol Hill hearings set into disaster at Gold King Mine
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Multiple Capitol Hill hearings set into disaster at Gold King Mine (August 31, 2015)
The Obama administration will be under extreme scrutiny as lawmakers focus on the release of millions of gallons of mine waste into the water system.

Navajo Nation to reopen irrigation canal after Gold King mine spill
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Navajo Nation to reopen irrigation canal after Gold King mine spill (August 28, 2015)
Farmers and ranchers on the Navajo Nation will finally be able to supply water to their crops and livestock, three weeks after the incident at an abandoned mine.

Southern Ute Tribe hosts top DOJ officials at crime conference
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Southern Ute Tribe hosts top DOJ officials at crime conference (August 27, 2015)
The 23rd annual Four Corners Indian Country Conference is underway in Colorado.

EPA releases internal report into Gold King Mine spill disaster
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EPA releases internal report into Gold King Mine spill disaster (August 27, 2015)
Workers underestimated the water pressure at the site, according to the first government-led assessment of the incident.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold hearing on EPA mine spill
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Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold hearing on EPA mine spill (August 26, 2015)
The Navajo Nation and the Southern Ute Tribe are still dealing with the effects of the August 5 disaster.

Native Sun News: Tribes respond to toxic spill at abandoned mine
Environment | National
Native Sun News: Tribes respond to toxic spill at abandoned mine (August 25, 2015)
Tribal government officials and grassroots organizers carried on their emergency response efforts from a 3-million-gallon 'blowout' of toxic mine waste that polluted the Animas River on the Southern Ute Reservation and the San Juan River in the Navajo Nation.

Navajo Nation remains cautious after spill impacts water system
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Navajo Nation remains cautious after spill impacts water system (August 21, 2015)
Tribal leaders have refused to reopen the San Juan River and questioned the Environmental Protection Agency for delivering what they said were contaminated water tanks.

Navajo Nation farmers losing crops amid mine spill concerns
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Navajo Nation farmers losing crops amid mine spill concerns (August 18, 2015)
The Navajo Nation won't declare the San Juan River to be safe until the tribe completes a comprehensive test of water conditions.

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.

President of Navajo Nation upset with EPA's response to spill
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President of Navajo Nation upset with EPA's response to spill (August 12, 2015)
Tribal citizens are being warned not to sign a form that could prevent them from filing damage claims.

Navajo Leader: 'This is an assault on who we are as Dine people'
Environment | Health | Law | National
Navajo Leader: 'This is an assault on who we are as Dine people' (August 11, 2015)
A top New Mexico official revealed that the Southern Ute Tribe and not the Environmental Protection Agency first notified the state about the environmental catastrophe.

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