Tribal opposition leads to decision against geothermal development (June 15, 2018)

A portion of the Santa Fe National Forest has been closed to geothermal development in order to protect tribal sacred sites.

Study questions American origin of turquoise found at sites in Mexico (June 15, 2018)

Turquoise used by Native societies in Mexico did not come from the American Southwest as previously thought, according to a new study.

Tribes dealt setback with dismissal of challenge to Keystone XL Pipeline (June 15, 2018)

Two tribes have lost a legal challenge to the Keystone XL Pipeline as others try a new approach in hopes of blocking the controversial project.

Native ancestor laid back to rest more than 10,000 years after burial (June 15, 2018)

An ancestor of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has been laid to rest again in California.

'I grow food for survival': Indigenous women farm for their families (June 15, 2018)

Threatened by a mining company, indigenous women in the remote highlands of Guatemala are marching, increasing productivity, and planting trees.

Jana Richman: Discovering the healing power of the desert (June 14, 2018)

Nature offers solace for a man living with depression—and a lesson in acceptance for his anxious partner.

High Country News: Decision puts power plant on reservation closer to closure (June 12, 2018)

The Trump administration's 'energy dominance' agenda is being put to the test in Indian Country.

Dakota Access Pipeline study still not finished after more than a year (June 12, 2018)

Tribal opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline are still waiting on the Trump administration to complete a study on the controversial project.

Ponca tribes reclaim ancestral land along Trail of Tears in Nebraska (June 12, 2018)

For the fifth year, farmers, friends, family and Native people planted Ponca sacred corn in the path of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

'A fantastic day for Indian Country': Treaty tribes celebrate Supreme Court victory (June 12, 2018)

Tribes in Washington state are rejoicing after the nation's highest court upheld a decision in favor of their treaty rights.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation cites 'catastrophic' job losses from power plant (June 11, 2018)

The Navajo Nation sees hope in a Trump administration proposal that could benefit a coal-fired power plant on the reservation.

Treaty tribes score unusual victory in closely-watched Supreme Court case (June 11, 2018)

A closely-watched treaty rights case has resulted in victory for tribes but the nation's highest court was so divided that it was unable to reach a decision.

Another slap in the face in Nevada? Yerington Paiute Tribe slams lack of consultation (June 8, 2018)

The Yerington Paiute Tribe continues to be left out of decisions affecting a polluted mining site in Nevada.

Cronkite News: Tribes rally to keep coal power plant up and running (June 7, 2018)

About 300 Native American coal miners, power plant workers and families rallied to keep a critical power plant in operation.

Native Sun News Today: Tribes seek no-drill zone on ancestral territory (June 5, 2018)

Tribal leaders are hailing legislation to protect Chaco Culture National Historical Park from new energy development.

Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee takes big step toward long-awaited confirmation (June 4, 2018)

Tribes might finally see a new advocate in their corner as they seek to hold the Trump administration accountable for the treaty and the trust relationship.

High Country News: Tribes await action on water settlements in Congress (June 1, 2018)

Tribal nations are currently asserting water rights as a way to ensure economic vitality, affirm sovereignty and provide basic services that some communities lack.

'Bring our sister home': Lummi Nation calls for release of orca in Florida (May 31, 2018)

The Lummi Nation brought a whale totem pole to Florida to call attention to the plight of Tokitae, an orca held in captivity for nearly half a century.

Winnebago Tribe brings gardens to youth on the reservation (May 30, 2018)

The Winnebago Tribe is working to change the food culture on the reservation, starting with some of its youngest citizens.

Kayla DeVault: Indigenous scholars are revitalizing traditional architecture (May 29, 2018)

Developed over thousands of years, Native architecture can build climate resiliency.

'She chose oil over Indians': Native voters upset with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (May 29, 2018)

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp did not join the #NoDAPL movement like many of her fellow Democrats. She may pay for it the polls in North Dakota.

Farmers and Ranchers: Long-delayed tribal water compact deserves our support (May 25, 2018)

Without action on a compact for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, the consequences for water users, farmers, and ranchers will be dire.

YES! Magazine: Native hiker helps reclaim indigenous place names (May 24, 2018)

Native climber Len Necefer has created indigenous geotags for more than 40 mountains.

Native Sun News Today: Fort Peck Tribes angered by oil spill in Montana (May 23, 2018)

The Ft. Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes decried the most recent toxic oilfield spill as all the more reason to resist TransCanada Corp.’s construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

A 'dark period' in American history: Repatriation committee gets back on track (May 23, 2018)

The Trump administration has finally announced new advocates for the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.

Tribes back bill to protect ancestral lands from Trump's energy push (May 22, 2018)

Tribal leaders are endorsing a bill that would prevent the Trump administration from allowing energy development on their ancestral lands in New Mexico.

Teen ordered to apologize to treaty tribes for starting massive fire (May 22, 2018)

A 15-year-old boy started a massive fire that endangered treaty and cultural resources along the Columbia River.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Energy company still hostile to indigenous interests (May 21, 2018)

The Mohawk people can abide by our ancestral morals and reject a deal with the Enbridge energy company.

Native Sun News Today: Tribal leaders named to national environmental panel (May 18, 2018)

Chairman Mark Fox of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation has been thrust into the spotlight with a new role.

YES! Magazine: Indigenous women reclaim traditions in pipeline fight (May 17, 2018)

With affordable and energy-efficient tiny houses, indigenous women are bringing back elements of Secwepemc culture.

Ramapough Lunaape Nation goes to court to protect prayer camp (May 16, 2018)

Citing a 'historical pattern and practice of harassment,' the Ramapough Lunaape Nation is trying to protect a prayer camp on ancestral land.

Security firm hired by Dakota Access still won't admit wrongdoing (May 16, 2018)

TigerSwan, hired by the wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline, is trying to clear its name in North Dakota.

'A blatant slap in the face': Tribes oppose land transfer bill in Nevada (May 16, 2018)

The Yerington Paiute Tribe and the Walker River Paiute Tribe are slamming a land transfer bill that was drafted without their input.

Monte Mills: Supreme Court weighs old tribal treaties in modern case (May 14, 2018)

Although much has changed, the words of treaties remain, in the Constitution’s words, the 'supreme law of the land.'

Cronkite News: Native students are still lagging behind rest of the nation (May 14, 2018)

American Indian and Alaska Native students trail in graduation rates and test scores.