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Filed Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Treaty defenders to see Keystone fight to end (03/05)
The Indigenous Environmental Network lauded President Barack Obama for heeding the call of the Oceti Sakowin in his veto of a congressional bill to authorize TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL tar-sands crude-oil pipeline across treaty territory.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Native youth send video message to Obama on Keystone XL (03/03)
The youth from South Dakota call the project a threat to their treaty rights and their way of life.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Mine proposed near sacred site in Black Hills (03/03)
In reopening an abandoned silica-sand mine in the Black Hills National Forest, claim owners say they will strive to respect the Native American sacred and cultural legacy of the surrounding area.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: NMAI should help expose bigotry in Indian law (03/02)
Why are treaties with Indian nations not classified in the same manner as U.S. treaties with countries such as the United Kingdom, France and Spain?

Filed Under: Opinion
Opinion: Oklahoma attempts to rewrite role of Whites in history (02/25)
The facts of Cherokee oppression are emblematic of U.S. history generally.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Washington tribes head to trial in dispute over fishing grounds (02/25)
The Makah Nation is accusing the Quileute Nation and the Quinault Nation of fishing beyond their usual and accustomed fishing grounds.

Filed Under: Opinion
Dean Suagee: Tribal issues being ignored in Keystone XL battle (02/24)
If the pipeline goes through, there would be widespread adverse effects on traditional cultural properties and other places of religious and cultural importance.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Chemical spill at uranium mine by Pine Ridge (02/19)
Hazmat teams responded to a call for cleanup of a hydrochloric acid spill from a truck making a delivery to a uranium mine contested by the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

Filed Under: National
Reservation set aside in 1830 treaty for 'half-breed' Indians (02/16)
A road known as Half Breed Drive serves as a reminder to the forgotten reservation.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Yakama Nation hunter convicted of one count in treaty case (02/16)
Delbert Loren Wheeler said he had a right to be on federal land under the Yakama Treaty of 1855.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion | Politics
Gyasi Ross: Faith Spotted Eagle discusses Keystone XL battle (02/13)
As a grandmother and Chair of the Ihanktonwan Treaty Council I am deeply opposed to the intrusion into our land of the Ft. Laramie Treaties of 1851 and 1868.

Filed Under: Recognition
Lawmakers introduce bill to extend recognition to Virginia tribes (02/11)
Virginia's tribes were among the first to greet European settlers and among the first to sign treaties.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Ojibwe fishermen in Minnesota win decision in treaty rights case (02/10)
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals said the fishermen have a right to earn a living by selling what they catch.

Filed Under: Opinion
Editorial: Approve water compact for Salish and Kootenai Tribes (02/09)
The bottom line is that the CSKT’s water rights predate everyone else’s.

Filed Under: Business | Law | National
Red Lake Nation to hold community meetings on legal marijuana (02/09)
Chairman Darrell Seki Sr. is warning that the process will move slowly.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Men from Crow Tribe cited for hunt on treaty lands in Wyoming (02/06)
The three men are accused of illegal poaching in the Bighorn Mountains.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Lorraine Loomis: Eating fish shouldn't be risky for Washington (02/06)
Gov. Jay Inslee wants to change the cancer risk rate used to set state water quality standards from 1 in 1 million to 1 in 100,000.

Filed Under: Cobell | Opinion
Charmaine White Face: Cobell settlement turned into deception (02/05)
When Eloise Cobell sued the federal government for violating the trust of their wards, the American Indians, it was for individual violations not for collective violations.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | Politics
Key lawmakers remain opposed to Yucca Mountain nuclear dump (01/30)
The facility would be located on land promised to Western Shoshone tribes under the 1863 Treaty of Ruby Valley.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Mark Anthony Rolo: Declaration of war against Keystone Pipeline (01/30)
Just outside Winner, South Dakota, on sparsely populated land, sits a small camp made up of two Army tents and a few teepees, surrounded by 1,500-pound hay bales that protect against the prairie’s raging winter winds.

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