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Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Keystone protesters greet President Obama (05/14)
When President Barack Obama completed his agenda for visiting all 50 states with a stop in South Dakota, Native Americans and allies made sure to focus his attention on the longstanding demand to prevent the proposed construction of the Keystone XL tar-sands crude-oil pipeline.

Filed Under: Environment
Nez Perce Tribe bars members from selling treaty fish harvest (05/12)
The ban applies to hatchery and wild salmon caught within the tribe's treaty territory.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion | Politics
Opinion: Listen to Nez Perce Tribe on megaload shipments (05/11)
For over five years, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has worked to impose a terrible pet idea of his on the Nez Perce Tribe: to make U.S. 12 a high-and-wide corridor for football field-sized megaloads.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Mark Trahant: Alaska tribes eye role in wildlife management (05/11)
For too many years the state has spent significant resources litigating against a tribal say instead of listening.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Column: Bois Forte Band welcomes visitors to fishing opener (05/08)
In many respects, the Bois Forte Band exemplifies ways that communities of different cultural backgrounds can get along, even when the issue is sharing natural resources.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Lawmakers plan bill to name wildlife refuge after Billy Frank (05/08)
The Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge in Washington would be renamed in honor of the late treaty rights activist.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Judge's ruling from 1979 affirmed Michigan tribal fishing rights (05/07)
The decision was a victory for the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians, the Bay Mills Indian Community and the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.

Filed Under: National
Kaw Nation helps unveil historical marker at village in Kansas (05/06)
A transportation project brought Fool Chief's Village, which was occupied in the early 1800s, back to life.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Cherokee Nation to negotiate hunting and fishing agreement (05/06)
The tribe has asserted a right to hunt and fish free of state regulation.

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South Dakota tribes form alliance to battle Keystone XL plan (05/06)
The company behind the project is seeking re-certification of the 313-mile route through the state.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Tribes keep up fight against Keystone XL plan (05/05)
The pipeline, dubbed the Black Snake by opponents, has given rise to spirit camps along its route, in which tipis are erected to support direct action and peaceful resistance, if permits are granted for construction across 1851 and 1868 Ft. Laramie Treaty territory.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe cites treaty in bid to oust Keystone XL firm (05/01)
Acting Chairman Kevin Wright is making the tribe's opposition to the pipeline clear following the passing of the late Michael Jandreau.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Makah Nation mounts strong defense of whaling at public hearing (05/01)
An opponent was so moved by the testimony of tribal members that he changed his position on the hunt.

Filed Under: Law
Little Traverse Bay Bands seek clarity on reservation boundary (04/29)
The 1855 Treaty of 1855 promised a reservation and the tribe wants a recognition of those boundaries.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Public turns out for first hearing on Makah Nation's whale hunt (04/28)
The 1855 Treaty of Neah Bay secures the tribe's right to hunt but environmental groups have slowed the process through litigation.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | Opinion
Editorial: Minnesota tribes work together to address treaty rights (04/23)
Lake Vermilion’s reputation as one of the state’s premier walleye lakes dodged a potential bullet this past week, thanks to the efforts of the Bois Forte Tribal Council.

Filed Under: National
Kaw Nation to return to ancestral land in Kansas for ceremony (04/22)
The tribe has been acquiring ancestral land in a state it was forced out of nearly 150 years ago.

Filed Under: Opinion
Duane Champagne: Indigenous accommodation for colonialism (04/22)
Colonialism is a trickster because it gives a way of life, but at the same time takes away a way of life.

Filed Under: Opinion
Winona LaDuke: Ojibwe people return to our sacred homeland (04/21)
Long ago, during the time of prophecy, the Anishinaabeg were told to follow the Migis shell which appeared in the sky.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Native Sun News: Tensions rise over Keystone XL proceedings (04/21)
After the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) denied motions by the Yankton Sioux and the Standing Rock Sioux tribes on TransCanada Corp.’s proposed Keystone XL tar-sands crude-oil pipeline, tribal opponents of the project and their allies rallied to be heard at an April 15 hearing.

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