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Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Sen. McCain deemed responsible for land swap at sacred Oak Flat (07/02)
The provision was tucked in a 1,648-page bill that was approved in the final days of the last session of Congress.

Filed Under: Business | Environment | National
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux leader pushes zeolite mine (06/30)
Despite a recent vote by community members in the Wounded Knee district to rescind an earlier motion that would have paved the way for zeolite mining in their district the issue will be brought up at the next meeting.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Lakota Country Times: Treaty council slams mine at Pine Ridge (06/29)
The Tetunwan Oyate Treaty Council has come down hard on a company who had illegally mined for zeolite on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Filed Under: Business | Environment | National
Lakota Country Times: Few answers about mine on Pine Ridge (06/26)
Two weeks ago a meeting was held in a vacant office space in downtown Rapid City.

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Bill repeals land swap for mine on sacred Apache site in Arizona (06/19)
The Save Oak Flat Act has bipartisan support, including the Rep. Tom Cole and Rep. Markwayne Mullin, both Republicans from Oklahoma.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Alex Jacobs: Unlikely alliances advance agenda in Indian Country (06/15)
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.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
March planned in nation's capitol over mine at sacred Apache site (06/04)
Congress authorized the transfer of federal land to a foreign-controlled company that will build a copper mine on sacred Apache lands.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Steve Russell: Take fight over sacred Apache site to higher court (06/03)
Article 20 of the American Convention on Human Rights protects freedom of conscience and religion, a freedom that the Apaches cannot enjoy with their sacred sites destroyed.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Pine Ridge residents air concerns about water (06/03)
The Environmental Protection Agency held a series of public hearings on standards for uranium mining.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Lydia Millet: Selling off sacred Apache land to foreign interests (05/29)
Congress has handed over a sacred Native American site to a foreign-owned company for what may be the first time in our nation’s history.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: EPA hears Native views about uranium mining (05/27)
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.

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Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe victory in uranium case (05/08)
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.

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Camaray Devalos: Colonial mindset continues to destroy tribes (05/04)
There are countless incidents where corporations have set up their toxic workshops on Native land, usually without the consent of the tribe.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Walk hits uranium mining sites on reservations (04/17)
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.

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Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe battles uranium mine project (04/01)
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.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux woman witnesses chemical spill (03/23)
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.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Judge blocks planned expansion of coal mine on Navajo Nation (03/06)
Tribal members are fighting the expansion of the tribally-owned Navajo Mine in New Mexico.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Sokaogon Chippewa Community leader cheers end of mine plan (03/06)
Democrats reportedly applauded loudly while Republicans mostly stayed quiet.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Charmaine White Face: Radioactivity found in Pine Ridge waters (03/05)
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.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Mary Pember: Bad River Band wins as massive mine put on hold (03/03)
The mining debate helped create new and surprising alliances between tribal groups and local citizens.

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