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House approves bill to authorize life-saving road for Native village in Alaska (July 21, 2017)

A bill to authorize a life-saving road for a Native village in Alaska has cleared a big hurdle on Capitol Hill but not without considerable debate.

Pessamit Innu cross Canadian border to fight power line in New Hampshire (July 20, 2017)

The Pessamit Innu First Nation is in the United States to express its opposition to a power line that impacts its homelands in Canada.

Shoshone-Paiute Tribes lay claim to ancestral remains uncovered in Idaho (July 20, 2017)

The remains of a young adult and a teenager that were found in Idaho pre-date the arrival of Christopher Columbus.

Former U.S. Attorney urges energy industry to consult tribes in advance (July 20, 2017)

A former U.S. Attorney and advocate for tribes spoke about the Dakota Access Pipeline at an energy development conference in North Dakota.

Interior Department employee blames reassignment on advocacy for Alaska Natives (July 20, 2017)

A scientist at the Department of the Interior says the Trump administration retaliated against him for speaking out in defense of Alaska Native communities.

Lawmakers debate another Indian bill though none have gone to President Trump yet (July 19, 2017)

Since the start of the 115th Congress in January, lawmakers have yet to send a stand-alone Indian bill to President Donald Trump for his signature.

Trump administration officially rescinds pro-treaty rights legal opinion (July 18, 2017)

The Trump administration has quietly killed a legal opinion that tribes were using to fight the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.

Kayla DeVault: Navajo Nation must take a stand to protect homelands (July 17, 2017)

The Navajo Nation has taken a stand on climate change, Kayla DeVault writes on Indian Country Media Network.

President Trump doesn't seem to know where Dakota Access Pipeline goes (July 14, 2017)

President Donald Trump thinks the Dakota Access Pipeline has something to do with Russia. And Hillary Clinton.

North Dakota still hoping to secure taxpayer funds for #NoDAPL response (July 14, 2017)

North Dakota is flush with billion of dollars in energy tax revenues but the money apparently isn't enough to cover the costs of the state's response to the #NoDAPL movement.

Trump administration set to advance copper mine on sacred Apache site (July 13, 2017)

Before Indian Country's attention turned to the #NoDAPL movement, there was the fight to save Oak Flat, a sacred Apache site in Arizona, from a huge mine.

David Korten: Maori people lead the way in recognizing our Mother Earth (July 12, 2017)

Humanity is slowly reawakening to the essential truth that nature is the source of human existence and is essential to our nurture, David Korten writes for YES! Magazine.

Trump administration receives 1.4M comments on national monuments (July 12, 2017)

The Department of the Interior has closed an unprecedented public comment period on a number of national monuments, including one of great interest in Indian Country.

Environmental Protection Agency opens door to mine on Native territory (July 12, 2017)

The Environmental Protection Agency said it will consult with tribes and Alaska Native corporations about a controversial gold mine that many of them oppose.

YES! Magazine: Native activists continue to pressure banks on pipelines (July 10, 2017)

A new report from a consortium of environmental groups shows that big banks are reducing their investment in fossil fuel projects.

Loni Romo: We owe it to future generations to keep Bears Ears protected (July 10, 2017)

We owe it to our youth to keep sites like Bears Ears protected, Loni Romo writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Rosalyn LaPier: Climate change poses challenges for tribal communities (July 7, 2017)

Indigenous communities can be resilient and adapt their internal religious beliefs to outside challenges, as Native American tribes from the turn of the 20th century have proven.

Judge to decide who represents Native community in British Columbia (July 7, 2017)

A judge in Canada is being asked to decide who represents a Native community where an energy project has generated significant controversy.

Tulalip Tribes citizen sentenced for role in takeover of federal refuge (July 7, 2017)

Eric Lee Flores, a young citizen of the Tulalip Tribes, was sentenced to probation and home detention for his role in the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.

YES! Magazine: Coastal tribes preserve culture and health with clams (July 7, 2017)

Coast Salish people did not only harvest shellfish from the wild, but they actively managed beaches into productive clam beds to ensure a dependable food source.

Secretary Zinke complains about long waits for approvals at Interior (July 7, 2017)

The Department of the Interior is promising to give energy companies faster decisions on their applications but isn't doing the same for tribes.

Albert Bender: Judge waited for oil to flow through Dakota Access Pipeline (July 6, 2017)

Keeping the Dakota Access Pipeline open is a flagrant departure from long established legal procedures.

Agua Caliente Band water case heads to Supreme Court for consideration (July 6, 2017)

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians won a major decision confirming its groundwater rights but two local agencies are asking the nation's highest court to overturn the ruling.

Gyasi Ross: Native Nations assert authority as guardians of the earth (July 6, 2017)

We do not have to carry the United States’ burden for being disgusting, Gyasi Ross writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Penobscot Nation loses claim to ownership of namesake river in Maine (July 5, 2017)

A long-running dispute over the ownership of the Penbscot River in Maine has resulted in defeat for the Penobscot Nation.

Dakota Access still fighting small fine for disturbance of tribal artifacts (July 5, 2017)

The wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline are facing a $15,000 fine for failing to report the discovery of tribal artifacts in a timely manner.

Northern Cheyenne Tribe challenges Trump administration on grizzly bears (June 30, 2017)

The Northern Cheyenne Tribe is planning to sue the Trump administration for removing protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park.

Lummi Nation reclaims land where ancestors were dug up and removed (June 30, 2017)

The Lummi Nation officially accepted title to an ancestral burial ground in Washington.

Tribes plan renewable energy projects with help of $7.8M in federal funds (June 30, 2017)

Tribes across the nation are investing in renewable energy projects in their communities with the help of $7.8 million from the Department of Energy.

President Trump promises 'freedom' for tribes seeking to exploit their resources (June 29, 2017)

President Donald Trump blamed the federal government for hindering prosperity in Indian Country in his first official event with tribal leaders.

Lawsuits expected after President Trump changes Bears Ears boundary (June 28, 2017)

The Navajo Nation and environmental groups are expected to file lawsuits to protect the boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation prepares for changes at coal power plant (June 28, 2017)

The lights will stay on at the Navajo Generating Station until 2019 as the Navajo Nation Council voted 18-4, after hours of debate, for a new agreement with the plant’s operators.

Northern Cheyenne Tribe won't touch coal deposit despite economic woes (June 27, 2017)

Jobs are few and poverty is plenty but the Northern Cheyenne Tribe doesn't think coal development is the answer.

Life-saving road for Native village inches forward in Alaska and in D.C. (June 27, 2017)

A life-saving road that will connect an Alaska Native village to a nearby airport is seeing some progress.

Mark Maxey: Oklahoma tries to crush Native protesters with new law (June 26, 2017)

When Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) signed HB 1124 into law, it was yet another strike against Native Americans.