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Fireworks as Secretary Haaland faces Republican critic on Capitol Hill
A Republican lawmaker who was unable to derail Deb Haaland’s historic rise to Secretary of the Interior had somewhat of a meltdown as he came face-to-face with the Native woman trailblazer.
Native America Calling: Indigenous resistance to deep-sea mining
Researchers and environmental advocates don’t know much yet about mining minerals off the bottom of the ocean floor but the race is on for development.
Native America Calling: Reassessing the history of horses
A new study confirms many tribes’ oral histories that Native people utilized horses long before Europeans entered the picture.
White Earth Nation responds to verdict in sexual harassment case
The White Earth Nation says it is developing an ethics code after hearing a “litany of concerns” about a prominent figure who has benefited from the tribe’s name for more than three decades.
Native America Calling: Alaska’s Donlin Gold Mine project
A proposed gold mine in southwest Alaska has been promising riches for investors and Alaska Native workers alike.
‘Much history to record and more to make’: Winona LaDuke’s environmental efforts set to continue
From growing hemp to fighting pipelines, Winona LaDuke has launched a large number of organizations, businesses and initiatives. Here’s a look at some of her environmental efforts.
‘I failed Molly Campbell’: Winona LaDuke says racism to blame for $750K verdict as board chair calls victim ‘white girl’
Disgraced environmental figure Winona LaDuke and her inner circle are striking a defiant tone as the organization she has led for 30 years seeks to recover from a $750,000 verdict in a sexual harassment and retaliation case.
‘Deliberate disregard’: Honor The Earth liable in sexual harassment case
One of Indian Country’s most prominent environmental activists has been ordered to pay $750,000 to a former employee after being found liable for sexual harassment and retaliation in the workplace.
‘Callous disrespect for tribal treaty rights’: Tribes blast government attorney for U.S. Supreme Court argument
Tribal leaders are calling on the Biden administration to re-examine its commitment to the nation-to-nation relationship following “shocking” arguments in a closely-watched U.S. Supreme Court case.
‘We’re still here’: Native film depicts struggles as Navajo Nation heads to U.S. Supreme Court
The highest court in the land is once again taking up a case that will determine whether the United States lives up to its promises to tribal nations.
Native America Calling: What do tribal water rights mean if there’s no water?
If there’s an epicenter of the more than 20-year drought in the west and Southwest, it’s the Colorado River.
‘This is about self-determination and sovereignty’: Tribes welcome return of ancestral lands
Private and public lands are slowly being returned to the care of Native peoples across the country.
H.R.423 – Pala Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.423, the Pala Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Act, on February 6, 2023.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation advocates for food sovereignty
At the Cherokee Nation, we are especially mindful that without food sovereignty, all other aspects of our sovereignty will be at risk.
DVIDS: Shoalwater Bay Tribe addresses impacts of climate change
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers partnered with the Shoalwater Bay Tribe to restore the Shoalwater Bay Dune before the first major storm of the season.
Native America Calling: Ensuring a long life for sturgeon
As the sturgeon spearfishing season gets underway, Native America Calling looks at the ecological status of sturgeons, traditional harvest methods and tribal efforts to protect them.
Republicans vow to use Indian Country committee to investigate Biden administration
A key Congressional committee is finally getting to work, with Republicans pursuing a new agenda for Indian Country and beyond.
Native America Calling: The Menu
What’s on The Menu? Join host Andi Murphy for news about the James Beard Award nominations and more.
Native America Calling: The problem with lithium
A lithium mine in Nevada is considered an environmental and cultural affront to tribal nations.
U.S. Supreme Court adds more Indian Country cases to docket
Indian Country is gearing up for another round of big cases at the nation’s highest court, with water rights and tribal sovereignty on the line.
Montana Free Press: Nez Perce citizen shot during tribal treaty hunt
A tribal hunter was accidentally shot in connection with a bison hunt on the northern border of Yellowstone National Park in Montana.
Cronkite News: Solar power plant under development in Arizona
Salt River Project has partnered with a private renewable energy company to open its largest solar plant in Arizona.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation addresses needs on reservation
Whether it’s new construction, refurbished existing buildings, improved water or better roads, we are investing in what the Cherokee people have asked for.
Native America Calling: A cultural connection with alligators
Alligators are traditional touchstones and an important source of food for Southern and Southeastern tribes.
‘A pattern of disrespect’: Seneca Nation condemns veto of burial protection bill
Leaders of the Seneca Nation are speaking out after the governor of New York vetoed a bill that would have protected burial grounds across the state.
Cronkite News: Cleanup continues of abandoned mines in national forest
About 100,000 mines have been abandoned in Arizona, according to the state inspector, leaving behind huge amounts of toxic waste.
Native America Calling: How tribes want to honor a famous mountain lion
Tribes in California want a say in what happens to the remains of P-22, a famous mountain lion.
People’s World: Fearless warrior Joye Braun walks on
A dauntless advocate of Indigenous justice walked on with the passing of indomitable Water Protector and fearless Warrior Joye Braun.
Native Sun News Today: Wounded Knee descendants come together on massacre anniversary
Lakota citizens met to discuss the return of items taken from their ancestors during the Wounded Knee Massacre of December 1890.
Native America Calling: The cost of climate change
The Native village of Newtok in Alaska is losing its battle with climate change.
Native America Calling: The largest land grab in history?
The International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity warns Indigenous priorities may not be heard or heeded at the COP15 UN Biodiversity Conference.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up sacred lands measure
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is holding a business meeting as the 117th Congress enters its final stretch.
Montana Free Press: Blackfeet Nation continues fight to protect sacred lands
An area sacred to the Blackfeet Nation remains under threat from energy development after a federal judge’s ruling.
Native America Calling: The significance of cedar
Cedar is an important part of many tribal cultures.
Native America Calling: Native issues that matter
ICYMI: Catch up on some interesting and engaging topics that are important to Native people.
Native America Calling: Klamath River tribes praise dam removal momentum
After decades of fighting, tribes in northern California can celebrate the pending removal of four dams on the Klamath River.
Montana Free Press: Land swap in Crazy Mountains finally unveiled
A land swap long in development within the Custer Gallatin National Forest is finally open to public comment.
Native Sun News Today: Wounded Knee descendants left out of repatriation process
The descendants of Chief Spotted Elk, a Lakota leader who was murdered at Wounded Knee in 1890, are speaking out.
‘Modern Day Warrior’: Native rights advocate Joye Braun passes on
Joye Michelle Braun, a citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe known for organizing the pipeline resistance movement in Indian Country, passed away on November 13.
Native America Calling: Native gifts on The Menu
Are you wondering where to find blue corn meal made by Native producers? Or do you want to give someone bison meat from tribal lands?
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