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Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Native Sun News: Release of secret uranium mining data ordered (09/01)
In answer to prayers of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and allies to revoke licensing of the proposed Dewey-Burdock uranium mine and mill, a panel of administrative judges ordered corporate disclosure of secret bore-hole records about the site’s geology.

Filed Under: Business | Law | National
9th Circuit hears case over Yakama Nation tobacco manufacturer (08/29)
The King Mountain Tobacco Company is citing the 1855 Yakama Treaty to protect its right to market goods without state interference.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Lummi Nation seeks cooperation after ruling in treaty rights case (08/28)
Chairman Tim Bellow said tribes should keep fishing cases out of federal court.

Filed Under: Opinion
Opinion: Nez Perce Tribe defends its homeland from big energy (08/21)
Writer discusses how the Nez Perce Tribe stopped big energy from shipping megaloads through its reservation in Idaho.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
9th Circuit allows Lummi Nation to pursue fishing rights claims (08/20)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held that the tribe's usual and accustomed fishing grounds still need to be determined.

Filed Under: Environment
Tribes hail Oregon decision to deny permit for coal export project (08/19)
The Oregon Department of State Lands said an energy company failed to address the impacts on tribal fishing sites.

Filed Under: Opinion
Opinion: Chief Pocatello forced to live on reservation in Idaho (08/11)
Writer reflects on the life of Chief Pocatello, a Shoshone leader who signed the Fort Bridger Treaty of 1868.

Filed Under: Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation welcomes all to annual holiday (08/11)
Cherokee Nation Chief Bill John Baker invites everyone to the 62nd annual Cherokee National Holiday.

Filed Under: Opinion
Steve Cadue: Kickapoo Tribe still seeks reliable source of water (08/08)
Steve Cadue, the chairman of the Kickapoo Tribe, explains the need for an adequate water supply.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Earth Island Journal: Tribes battle huge $1.5B mine in Wisconsin (08/07)
Earth Island Journal reports on tribal opposition to the $1.5 billion Gogebic Taconite mine in northern Wisconsin.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Oregon won't pursue charges against Yakama Nation fishermen (08/07)
Two tribal members were cited for fishing lamprey out of season but they asserted their treaty rights.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
7th Circuit sets oral arguments in Ojibwe night hunting lawsuit (08/06)
Tribal members want to exercise their treaty rights by hunting deer at night on ceded lands.

Filed Under: Law | National
Grand Ronde Tribes disenroll 86 descendants of treaty signer (07/28)
The family members plan to pursue an appeal in tribal court.

Filed Under: Opinion
Dan Littlefield: Freedmen deserve Cherokee Nation citizenship (07/15)
Dan Littlefield discusses the controversy over Freedmen citizenship within the Cherokee Nation.

Filed Under: Opinion
George Wickliffe: United Keetoowah Band chooses its own path (07/14)
The United Keetoowah Band does not view the signing of the Act of Union as an event to celebrate.

Filed Under: Environment
NWPR: Umatilla Tribes protest plans for coal shipping terminal (07/11)
The Umatilla Tribes say they won't accept money in exchange for supporting a coal export terminal in eastern Oregon.

Filed Under: Cobell | Opinion
Chuck Sams: Umatilla Tribes sign Cobell land-buy back agreement (07/09)
Chuck Sams, the editor of the Confederated Umatilla Journal, reflects on his tribe's participation in the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Filed Under: Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Fire lawyers for bad Mohawk land deal (07/08)
After reviewing the statements issued by the St. Regis Tribal Council in support of extinguishing forever all Mohawk claims to our aboriginal territory it is obvious none of the lawyers read the dreaded Sherrill v. Oneida Indian Nation of New York case.

Filed Under: Opinion
Winona LaDuke: Energy project threatens Ojibwe ricing tradition (07/07)
Activist Winona LaDuke of Honor the Earth explains the battle against pipeline through treaty territory in Minnesota.

Filed Under: Opinion
Ernie Stevens: Tribute to late treaty rights advocate Billy Frank (07/02)
Ernie Stevens Jr., the chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association, pays tribute to the late Billy Frank Jr.

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