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Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe raises funds for water (January 10, 2018)

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe launched a crowdfunding website to raise money for legal costs and to raise awareness about the tribe’s history, dispossession of treaty land and natural resources.

Mark Trahant: Climate change cost $1.5 trillion in just the last year alone (January 9, 2018)

The Trump administration, and its allies in Congress, are fighting a losing war.

Only one tribal leader invited to hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears National Monument (January 8, 2018)

Republicans in Congress are moving quickly with a bill they say will establish the 'first' tribally managed national monument. But tribes didn't ask for it.

Albert Bender: Hundreds march to protest climate change policies in the Trump era (December 19, 2017)

On a cold wintry day, hundreds of concerned Tennesseans protested the U.S. government’s decision, spearheaded by President Trump, to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.

The Conversation: Threats to Bears Ears and sacred places violate human rights (December 18, 2017)

Legal and policy frameworks in both the U.S. and Canada fail to reflect emerging norms related to Indigenous legal and cultural traditions and human rights.

Deb Haaland 'ready to fight' as first Native American woman in halls of Congress (December 15, 2017)

A Pueblo citizen who could become the first Native woman in Congress is ready to fight back against what she considers an unparalleled assault on liberal values, tribal people and public lands by President Donald Trump.

YES! Magazine: Indigenous activist Gloria Lucas leads body positive movement (December 15, 2017)

When it comes to eating disorder awareness, communities of color are too often left out of the conversation.

Native Sun News Today: Indigenous 'pray-in' takes aim at drilling in Alaska refuge (December 15, 2017)

Leaders of the Gwich’in Nation and the Inupiaq Tribe led a 'pray-in' at the U.S. Capitol on December 6, urging lawmakers to drop Arctic oil drilling from the federal tax bill.

Native Sun News Today: Dakota prayer ride and walk puts focus on Keystone spill (December 14, 2017)

Prayer ride and walk spotlights pipeline oil leak By Talli Nauman Native Sun News Today Health & Environment Editor AGENCY VILLAGE – Participants in the Dakota Prayer Ride & Water Walk trekked to Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate tribal headquarters here on...

Havasupai Tribe sees mixed victory in litigation to protect Grand Canyon from uranium (December 13, 2017)

The Havasupai Tribe and environmental groups saw a mixed victory as they seek to protect the Grand Canyon in Arizona from uranium mining.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation takes the lead in embracing green energy solutions (December 12, 2017)

We have embraced ideas that look to the future and how we can be better stewards for our children and for the earth.

David Ganje: South Dakota must do more to protect ground water and surface water (December 12, 2017)

Both groundwater and surface waters of South Dakota are held in trust by the government for the benefit of the citizens of the state.

YES! Magazine: Tribes lead battles against big oil projects in the Pacific Northwest (December 11, 2017)

Communities throughout the Northwest, often led by Native American tribes, have been stopping one big oil project after another.

Native Sun News Today: Tribes promise 'war' over gold mining in sacred Black Hills (December 11, 2017)

Great Plains tribal leaders, at a meeting with U.S. Forest Service personnel on November 21, fired a barrage of constitutional arguments against proposed federal permitting of new gold exploration in the Black Hills.

YES! Magazine: President Trump's shrinking of Bears Ears won't survive in courts (December 8, 2017)

Research by environmental and natural resources law scholars shows the president’s action will likely be overturned by the courts.

Omaha Tribe fires back after being accused of mismanaging federal disaster funds (December 8, 2017)

The Omaha Tribe is firing back after being accused of failing to properly spend Federal Emergency Management Agency funds following disastrous flooding along the Missouri River in 2011.

Trump administration throws up hurdles for first new tribal water rights settlements (December 7, 2017)

The Trump administration is expressing major concerns about the first new tribal water rights settlements being considered in Congress.

Blackfeet Nation seeks co-management of area under consideration as monument (December 7, 2017)

President Donald Trump is being urged to consider a national monument on ancestral Blackfeet Nation land in Montana.

Omaha Tribe 'mismanaged' nearly $14 million in funds after disastrous flooding (December 6, 2017)

The Omaha Tribe has been cut off by the Federal Emergency Management Agency after an audit found major problems with its handling of disaster funds.

Chilkat Indian Village sues to protect salmon runs from mining project in Alaska (December 6, 2017)

The Chilkat Indian Village and three conservation groups are in court to stop a mining project in a critical salmon habitat in southeast Alaska.

Jacqueline Keeler: President Trump again uses Navajo elders as props for political purposes (December 6, 2017)

Secretary Ryan Zinke brought a Navajo grandmother onstage and held her by the shoulders and President Donald Trump turned to engage her awkwardly from time to time.

Secretary Zinke slams 'special interests' after tribes go to court to save Bears Ears (December 5, 2017)

Tribes are fighting back after President Donald Trump announced a dramatic dismantling of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up two tribal water rights settlements (December 5, 2017)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking up the first new tribal water rights settlements of the Trump era this week.

Native Sun News Today: Tribes vow to continue fight against Keystone XL Pipeline (December 5, 2017)

The Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion renewed opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline after regulators in Nebraska approved a route for the controversial project.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe decries 'consultation' on Black Hills mining plan (November 30, 2017)

Leaders of the Oglala Sioux Tribe are objecting to plans to mine for gold near a Lakota spiritual site in South Dakota.

Pechanga Band celebrates execution of first water settlement in the Trump era (November 29, 2017)

The first tribal water rights settlement of the Trump era, for the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, has been executed by the Department of the Interior.

Tribes plan lawsuit as President Trump schedules visit to reduce size of Bears Ears in Utah (November 29, 2017)

Over the objections of Indian Country, President Donald Trump will be reducing the size of the Bears Ears National Monument during a visit to Utah.

Cronkite News: Environmental groups sue to block 'dangerous' copper mine in Arizona (November 29, 2017)

Environmental groups sued the Forest Service this week to block what they called the 'dangerous' Rosemont copper mine, citing concerns ranging from habitat destruction to drinking water contamination at the project southeast of Tucson.

Agua Caliente Band clears big hurdle in battle to protect groundwater in California (November 27, 2017)

In a big win for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, the nation's highest court has rejected a challenge to the tribe's historic water rights ruling.

YES! Magazine: Why decision on route isn't a win for the Keystone XL Pipeline (November 23, 2017)

The path toward Keystone XL construction is much less certain than recent news headlines might lead you to believe.

Harold Frazier: Keystone XL Pipeline represents another treaty transgression against the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (November 23, 2017)

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe will fight this treaty violation with any means necessary.

Indian Country vows battle after final Keystone XL Pipeline route is approved (November 20, 2017)

Reaction from Indian Country was strong and swift as tribes and tribal citizens criticized the approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline in Nebraska.

Wiconi Un Tipi Camp rises to fight back against another controversial pipeline (November 20, 2017)

More than a dozen water protectors are calling the Wiconi Un Tipi Camp on the Lower Brule Sioux Reservation home.

Native Sun News Today: Promoting food sovereignty with Tatanka Harvest on Pine Ridge Reservation (November 20, 2017)

Residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation were invited to watch and learn or participate in the bison butchering, and anyone who helped was able to take something home.

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate concerned about massive spill of oil from Keystone Pipeline (November 17, 2017)

The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate has once again been impacted by a large spill of oil from the Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota.