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Colville Tribes approve wolf hunting season on former reservation in Washington
Environment | National
Colville Tribes approve wolf hunting season on former reservation in Washington (August 8, 2017)
Leaders of the Colville Tribes approved a wolf management plan that allows hunting on its former reservation in Washington.

President Obama signs measure to declare bison as official mammal
Environment | National | Politics
President Obama signs measure to declare bison as official mammal (May 9, 2016)
The new law does not change policies that make it difficult for tribes to restore bison on their own lands and it does not end the slaughter of bison that leave Yellowstone National Park.

Members of Leech Lake Band assert off-reservation treaty rights
Environment | Law
Members of Leech Lake Band assert off-reservation treaty rights (March 4, 2016)
Two tribal members were cited by the state of Minnesota for killing a deer out of season.

Tribes slam decision to remove protections for Yellowstone bears
Environment | National
Tribes slam decision to remove protections for Yellowstone bears (March 4, 2016)
Vice President Tom Poor Bear of the Oglala Sioux Tribe said the decision will lead to non-Indian hunting.

Steve Russell: Cherokee citizens upset with death of beloved elk
Opinion
Steve Russell: Cherokee citizens upset with death of beloved elk (January 22, 2016)
The Cherokee Nation is having a Cecil the Lion moment, and the outrage in Tahlequah is palpable.

Yellowstone bison removal continues as officials weigh new plan
Environment
Yellowstone bison removal continues as officials weigh new plan (January 13, 2016)
This winter alone, between 600 to 900 of the animals will be killed during tribal and public hunts and some will be captured and sent to tribes for their use.

Lakota Country Times: Lakota hunters raise funds for good cause

Lakota Country Times: Lakota hunters raise funds for good cause (January 4, 2016)
A group of Lakota hunters are doing their best to control the number of predators stalking livestock while inspiring others to take up the sport of predator calling.

National Park Service eases on removals of Yellowstone bison
Environment
National Park Service eases on removals of Yellowstone bison (November 20, 2015)
The agency is no longer seeking to remove 1,000 bison from the park this winter.

National Park Service aims to remove bison from Yellowstone
Environment
National Park Service aims to remove bison from Yellowstone (November 19, 2015)
Tribal, state and federal officials are meeting to discuss treaty hunts and other management plans.

Judge sides with tribes in hunting rights dispute in Wisconsin
Environment | Law | National
Judge sides with tribes in hunting rights dispute in Wisconsin (October 15, 2015)
Lac Courte Oreilles Band Chairman Michael J. Isham Jr. calls the decision an affirmation of tribal sovereignty.

Native Sun News: Lone Indian voice opposes mountain lion hunt
Environment | National
Native Sun News: Lone Indian voice opposes mountain lion hunt (October 8, 2015)
The lone Native American voice at public hearing on the South Dakota’s mountain lion hunting season, asked the Game, Fish and Parks Commission to end the licensed killing.

Native Sun News: South Dakota department hires first tribal liaison
Environment | National
Native Sun News: South Dakota department hires first tribal liaison (September 30, 2015)
An Oct. 1 public hearing on mountain lion hunting is one of many tasks awaiting the first tribal liaison officer for the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department.

Choctaw and Chickasaw tribes negotiate hunting agreements
Environment | Law
Choctaw and Chickasaw tribes negotiate hunting agreements (September 22, 2015)
The Cherokee Nation signed the first hunting and fishing compact but the deal is controversial among its citizens.

Steve Russell: Good may come from murder of Cecil the Lion
Opinion
Steve Russell: Good may come from murder of Cecil the Lion (August 14, 2015)
Right now, the exotic kill is important not because you have the courage to do it—none is required---but because you have the money to do it.

Steve Russell: The Great White Lion Hunter kills only for thrills
Opinion | World
Steve Russell: The Great White Lion Hunter kills only for thrills (August 3, 2015)
That Great White Hunter wanted to use a bow and arrow. Is this some kind of indigenous nostalgia?

Little Shell Tribe seeks greater access to bison from Yellowstone
Environment | Law | Federal Recognition
Little Shell Tribe seeks greater access to bison from Yellowstone (June 17, 2015)
Chairman Gerald Gray said a yearly allocation of two hunting licenses isn't enough to meet the needs of his people.

Public comment period extended on whale hunt for Makah Nation
Environment | Law | National
Public comment period extended on whale hunt for Makah Nation (June 4, 2015)
The tribe secured the right to hunt in the 1855 Treaty of Neah Bay but the federal courts have ruled that the hunt must comply with federal law.

Bill John Baker: Compact upholds Cherokee Nation treaty rights
Environment | Law | Opinion
Bill John Baker: Compact upholds Cherokee Nation treaty rights (June 4, 2015)
For millennia, we Cherokees have provided for our families by hunting and fishing the lands.

Makah Nation mounts strong defense of whaling at public hearing
Environment | Law | National
Makah Nation mounts strong defense of whaling at public hearing (May 1, 2015)
An opponent was so moved by the testimony of tribal members that he changed his position on the hunt.

Native Sun News: Pine Ridge school hosts first bison ceremony
Education | Health | National
Native Sun News: Pine Ridge school hosts first bison ceremony (April 29, 2015)
Students and staff gathered outside of Loneman School for a ceremony for the harvesting and processing of a 3-year old buffalo from the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s Slim Butte’s pasture.

Public turns out for first hearing on Makah Nation's whale hunt
Environment | Law | National
Public turns out for first hearing on Makah Nation's whale hunt (April 28, 2015)
The 1855 Treaty of Neah Bay secures the tribe's right to hunt but environmental groups have slowed the process through litigation.

Supreme Court won't hear challenge to Wisconsin treaty rights
Environment | Law
Supreme Court won't hear challenge to Wisconsin treaty rights (April 20, 2015)
The state interferes with the treaty rights of Ojibwe tribes by barring members from hunting deer at night on ceded lands.

Crow Tribe maintains right to hunt on off-reservation treaty land
Environment | Law
Crow Tribe maintains right to hunt on off-reservation treaty land (April 9, 2015)
The state of Wyoming is citing a U.S. Supreme Court decision from 1896 as justification for pursuing tribal members who hunt on ceded lands.

Red Cliff Band designates entire reservation as a wolf sanctuary
Environment | Law
Red Cliff Band designates entire reservation as a wolf sanctuary (March 18, 2015)
The wolf, or ma’iingan in the Ojibwe language, is considered the brother of man.

Column: Racism and ignorance in Makah Nation hunting debate
Environment | Opinion
Column: Racism and ignorance in Makah Nation hunting debate (March 16, 2015)
With the Makah Indian whale hunt back in the news this past week, also back is the flood of advice for the tribe.

Hunter from Crow Tribe pleads guilty for poaching in Wyoming
Environment | Law
Hunter from Crow Tribe pleads guilty for poaching in Wyoming (March 10, 2015)
The area is covered by an 1868 treaty but the state does not recognize off-reservation hunting rights.

Makah Nation committed to resumption of treaty whale hunts
Environment | Law | National
Makah Nation committed to resumption of treaty whale hunts (March 6, 2015)
The tribe's last successful gray whale hunt occurred in May 1999.

Non-Indians guilty for hunting incidents on Montana reservation
Environment | Law
Non-Indians guilty for hunting incidents on Montana reservation (February 27, 2015)
Six people accepted responsibility for violating a ban on hunting in two separate cases.

Yakama Nation hunter convicted of one count in treaty case
Environment | Law
Yakama Nation hunter convicted of one count in treaty case (February 16, 2015)
Delbert Loren Wheeler said he had a right to be on federal land under the Yakama Treaty of 1855.

Men from Crow Tribe cited for hunt on treaty lands in Wyoming
Environment | Law
Men from Crow Tribe cited for hunt on treaty lands in Wyoming (February 6, 2015)
The three men are accused of illegal poaching in the Bighorn Mountains.

Ojibwe tribes open swan hunting season on treaty-ceded land
Environment | Law
Ojibwe tribes open swan hunting season on treaty-ceded land (November 4, 2014)
The season runs through December 31, or until 10 trumpeter swans are taken, whichever comes first.

Editorial: Address safety concerns about tribal hunts at night
Environment | Law | Opinion
Editorial: Address safety concerns about tribal hunts at night (October 20, 2014)
Newspaper urges caution as tribes move forward with deer hunts at night after winning a major treaty rights case.

Tribes in Wisconsin win big decision in treaty hunting dispute
Environment | Law
Tribes in Wisconsin win big decision in treaty hunting dispute (October 10, 2014)
Lac du Flambeau Band President Thomas Maulson welcomed the 'tremendous victory' for tribes in the state.

7th Circuit sets oral arguments in Ojibwe night hunting lawsuit
Environment | Law
7th Circuit sets oral arguments in Ojibwe night hunting lawsuit (August 6, 2014)
Tribal members want to exercise their treaty rights by hunting deer at night on ceded lands.

Wisconsin tribes ask 7th Circuit to hear treaty hunting dispute
Environment | Law
Wisconsin tribes ask 7th Circuit to hear treaty hunting dispute (May 8, 2014)
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals is being asked to resolve a treaty hunting dispute in Wisconsin.

Nez Perce Tribe defends Yellowstone bison hunting practices
Environment | National
Nez Perce Tribe defends Yellowstone bison hunting practices (March 6, 2014)
The Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho has a treaty right to hunt bison from Yellowstone National Park, Chairman Silas Whitman said.

Blackfeet man blasts bison hunting practices of Nez Perce Tribe
Environment | National
Blackfeet man blasts bison hunting practices of Nez Perce Tribe (March 5, 2014)
A member of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana took a bison heart to the state Capitol on Tuesday to protest the hunting practices of the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho.

Nez Perce Tribe investigates dumping of bison on reservation
Environment | Law
Nez Perce Tribe investigates dumping of bison on reservation (February 28, 2014)
The Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho is investigating the disposal of a bison carcass on the reservation.

WXPR: Wisconsin tribes await decision in treaty rights case
Environment | Law
WXPR: Wisconsin tribes await decision in treaty rights case (November 26, 2013)
Wisconsin tribes meet with state officials to discuss hunting rights case.

Grand Portage Band cancels   hunt that was questioned by state
Environment | Law
Grand Portage Band cancels hunt that was questioned by state (September 6, 2013)
The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has canceled plans for a moose hunt in Minnesota.

Trial begins into night hunting by Ojibwe tribes in Wisconsin
Environment | Law
Trial begins into night hunting by Ojibwe tribes in Wisconsin (July 24, 2013)
A federal judge in Wisconsin is holding a trial into night hunting by Ojibwe tribes in Wisconsin.

MPRN:  Tribes  plan challenge to state law authorizing wolf hunt
Environment | Law
MPRN: Tribes plan challenge to state law authorizing wolf hunt (June 4, 2013)
Michigan Public Radio Network on a tribal challenge to the state's wolf hunt: Five Michigan Indian tribes have decided to challenge the state’s decision to hold a wolf hunt in...

Bryan Newland: Tribes, treaties and the   Michigan wolf hunt
Environment | Law
Bryan Newland: Tribes, treaties and the Michigan wolf hunt (May 10, 2013)
Bryan Newland discusses tribes and Michigan's wolf hunt: The Michigan Natural Resources Commission has approved a wolf hunting season here in Michigan, just one day after Governor Snyder signed legislation...

Vice chairman of Spokane Tribe cited over     Montana bison hunt
Environment | National
Vice chairman of Spokane Tribe cited over Montana bison hunt (April 15, 2013)
Rodney W. Abrahamson, the vice chairman of the Spokane Tribe of Washington, was cited for taking part in a bison hunt in Montana, The Spokesman Review reports. Abrahamson went hunting...

Tribal members see record bison hunting season in Montana
Environment | National
Tribal members see record bison hunting season in Montana (March 28, 2013)
Tribal members are enjoying a record bison hunting season in Montana, The Wall Street Journal reports. Some 249 bison have been killed during the winter 2012-2013 season. Of those, 212...

Skokomish  Tribe sues state to clarify   rights under 1855  treaty
Environment | Law
Skokomish Tribe sues state to clarify rights under 1855 treaty (February 21, 2013)
The Skokomish Tribe is suing the state of Washington to clarify its hunting rights under the 1855 Treaty of Point No Point. The tribe signed away its territory in exchange...

Minnesota to talk to tribes about dwindling number of moose
Environment | Law
Minnesota to talk to tribes about dwindling number of moose (February 7, 2013)
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is talking with Ojibwe tribes after canceling this year's moose hunt. The number of moose in the state has dropped dramatically. The population has...

Column: Wisconsin overreacted to Ojibwe ceremonial elk hunt
Environment | Opinion
Column: Wisconsin overreacted to Ojibwe ceremonial elk hunt (October 8, 2012)
"When Wisconsin’s Chippewa killed one juvenile bull elk near Clam Lake in mid-September for spiritual and cultural purposes, many citizens and the Department of Natural Resources screeched as if the...

Ruth Hopkins: Gun rights, hunting and treaties in Indian Country
Opinion
Ruth Hopkins: Gun rights, hunting and treaties in Indian Country (October 3, 2012)
"The right to bear arms is a significant issue in Indian country. In the case of tribal member gun owners however, it has less to do with a liberal or...

Ojibwe tribes planning for a ceremonial elk hunt in Wisconsin
Environment
Ojibwe tribes planning for a ceremonial elk hunt in Wisconsin (September 12, 2012)
The Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission has issued a permit for a ceremonial elk hunt in Wisconsin. Ojibwe tribes retain hunting, fishing and other rights on land ceded...

IPR: Michigan court overturns convictions for helping treaty hunter
Environment | Law
IPR: Michigan court overturns convictions for helping treaty hunter (July 9, 2012)
"The Michigan Court of Appeals says it was legal for hunting guides to help with an off-season bear hunt in Emmet County back in September of 2010. The guides were...

Native Sun News: Group battles  mountain lion hunt in Black Hills
Environment | National
Native Sun News: Group battles mountain lion hunt in Black Hills (June 18, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman, Native Sun News Health & Environment Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Tom Huhnerkoch, President and CEO, Mountain Cats...

Native Sun News: Staged white buffalo hunts draw outrage
Environment | National
Native Sun News: Staged white buffalo hunts draw outrage (March 14, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy, Native Sun News Editor. All content © Native Sun News. A proud non-Native hunter poses with his not-so-hard-to-kill “trophy” –...

Colville Tribes  and state reach settlement   for hunting rights
Environment | Law
Colville Tribes and state reach settlement for hunting rights (March 1, 2012)
The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and the state of Washington reached a settlement over hunting and jurisdiction. The tribe retains hunting and fishing rights on ceded land known...

Column: Dispelling rumors about Muckleshoot tribal hunting
Opinion
Column: Dispelling rumors about Muckleshoot tribal hunting (December 9, 2011)
"he rumors were flying during and after this fall’s elk hunting season in the game management units (GMUs) west of Yakima. With the Muckleshoot tribe having announced its hunters would...

Menominee Nation   restores hunting rights to descendants
Environment | Politics
Menominee Nation restores hunting rights to descendants (October 19, 2011)
Members of the Menominee Nation of Wisconsin voted to restore hunting, fishing and gathering rights for descendants. In January, the tribal council passed an ordinance that limited hunting to enrolled...

Coeur d'Alene Tribe working  to address  dispute  over hunting
Environment | Law
Coeur d'Alene Tribe working to address dispute over hunting (October 12, 2011)
The Coeur d'Alene Tribe and Benewah County, Idaho, have yet to meet over a hunting rights dispute but both sides said they are eager to talk. The tribe maintains the...

Coeur d'Alene Tribe  plans to discuss hunting rights with county
Environment | Law
Coeur d'Alene Tribe plans to discuss hunting rights with county (September 29, 2011)
The Coeur d'Alene Tribe plans to talk with Benewah County, Idaho, about hunting rights within reservation boundaries. The tribe asserts hunting rights on Indian and non-Indian land on the reservation....

Coeur d'Alene Tribe asserts right to hunt within reservation
Environment | Law
Coeur d'Alene Tribe asserts right to hunt within reservation (September 26, 2011)
The Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho says its members can hunt anywhere within the reservation despite claims of a county prosecutor. Tribal members can exercise their rights on trust land...

IPR: Sault Tribe cites treaty rights in opposition to moose hunts
Environment
IPR: Sault Tribe cites treaty rights in opposition to moose hunts (September 20, 2011)
"A special advisory council says Michigan's Upper Peninsula could handle a moose hunting season. The group presented its report to the state's Natural Resources Commission last week. The Sault Ste....

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