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Cronkite News: Trump administration eyes action on mine at sacred Apache site
Activists worry that the Trump administration is fast-tracking federal approval for a large copper mine on sacred Apache territory in Arizona.
Indian Country Today: Repatriation law marks major milestone
Despite a federal law ordering their repatriation, thousands of Native ancestors and artifacts remains still languish in boxes and basements across the country.
Cronkite News: Farm on Navajo Nation under investigation
A controversial hemp operation on the Navajo Nation has spawned a federal investigation into reports of marijuana production, interstate drug trafficking and violations of labor and child labor laws.
Native America Calling: Three decades of protecting cultural patrimony
Landmark legislation protecting Native American cultural items turns 30.
Native Sun News Today: Reservation coal workers still out of jobs
Mine cleanup will put Hopi and Navajo citizens back to work, addressing employment and environmental issues at the same time.
Native America Calling: Personal stories of traditional food connections
The makers of the new film “Gather” assert that Native food rights are human rights and food helps keep Native people connected to culture.
National Congress of American Indians calls on U.S. to rejoin global climate change agreement
“As sovereign governments, we will continue to wage an unrelenting battle against this existential threat to humanity,” NCAI President Fawn Sharp said of climate change.
Cronkite News: Voters getting more serious about the environment
“All things considered, the way that Native American and black people in America vote isn’t necessarily changing this year,” a student activist said.
Indian Country Today: Native voters play role in key Senate races
With the control of the U.S. Senate at stake, Native voters are playing a pivotal role in important races in North Carolina, Arizona, Montana and Alaska.
Rep. Haaland statement on Native American Heritage Month
“Native Americans have overcome many hardships since the onset of colonization — genocide, forced relocation and assimilation — but we’re still here,” said Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico).
Montana Free Press: Senate race is just too close to call
Voter turnout in Indian Country has steadily increased in Montana. Will it make a difference in one of the most closely watched races in the nation?
Native America Calling: Canada’s Lobster War
Ongoing violence marks a dispute over treaty rights and commercial lobster fishing in Nova Scotia.
Native Sun News Today: Tribes get more time to contest Dakota Access Pipeline
Oil continues to flow through the Dakota Access Pipeline even though a federal judge said the operation should be shut down.
Cronkite News: Deaths of migrants rose amid COVID-19 and climate change
Remains of 181 migrants were found in the Arizona desert through the end of September, 37 more than in all of last year and the most since 2013.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation addresses food security amid COVID-19
Food security is always an issue for our citizenry and it has only been magnified during the COVID-19 crisis.
Ute Tribe files lawsuits to protect ‘sacred resource’
“Water is a sacred resource and essential to the life and well-being of our people,” said Chairman Luke Duncan of the Ute Tribe.
Gun Lake Tribe secures historic preservation grant
The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians is working to protect sites of cultural and historical significance.
Native volunteers set up tipi camp to help address homelessness
Native people are trying to address homelessness in their community. A former cop who now serves as mayor is standing in their way.
Montana Free Press: Leader of public lands agency served unlawfully for over a year
William Perry Pendley’s “acting” status at the Bureau of Land Management calls into question his decisions on energy leases, national monuments and conservation plans across the nation.
Indian Country Today: Lakota veteran seeks office in South Dakota
Serving 22 years in the U.S. Army has had a profound impact on the life of Remi Bald Eagle.
Onk Akimel Kikam condemns Indigenous Peoples Day attack on border protesters
Residents on the Salt River Pima–Maricopa Indian Community are condemning the use of force against a opponents of Donald Trump’s border wall.
DVIDS: Military learns more about sacred tribal landscape
Valles Caldera National Preserve in New Mexico is a sacred place for many tribes.
Cronkite News: Supreme Court to hear Trump border wall case
Can President Trump use military funds for the wall along the U.S. border? The Supreme Court is set to decide.
Cronkite News: Key lawmaker seeks investigation into use of force against tribal and U.S. citizens
Tohono O’odham and congressional officials are condemning the “utterly shameful” use of tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse a border wall protest.
Land and water protectors attacked and arrested at border checkpoint
O’odham land and water protectors who held a ceremony on Indigenous Peoples Day were attacked and arrested by federal and state law enforcement in Arizona.
‘THIS MUST END’: Tohono O’odham Nation condemns attack by law enforcement
American citizens – including members of the Tohono O’odham Nation – were tear gassed by law enforcement near a Border Patrol checkpoint in southern Arizona.
Native America Calling: Protecting the Tongass National Forest, ‘America’s Amazon’
The Trump administration is moving to lift environmental protections on seven million acres in the Tongass National Forest in Alaska. Tribes are opposing the decision.
Chuck Hoskin: Green investments will have long-term benefits for Cherokee Nation
A fundamental principle of our Cherokee culture is that we should consider the impact of what we do today on the next seven generations of future Cherokees.
Montana Free Press: Trump changes course on wolverines
Conservation groups are promising to sue the Trump administration for reversing course on protections for wolverines, whose habitat is threatened by climate change.
‘We need a uniter’: Tribal leaders endorse Democrat Joe Biden for president
With the election less than a month away, Joe Biden continues to push for Indian Country’s vote, vowing to reverse years of setbacks tribes have suffered at the hands of Donald Trump.
What Indian Country is saying about the Biden-Harris Plan for Tribal Nations
Here’s what supporters of Democratic presidential candiate Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris are saying about the Biden-Harris Plan for Tribal Nations
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris release Plan for Tribal Nations
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris updated their Indian Country platform as they met with tribal leaders in Arizona. Find out what’s in it.
Native Sun News Today: Bighorn battle site in line for new visitor center
Visitors to the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument will be able to learn more about the historic tribal victory thanks to a new project.
Peter d’Errico: Racist Indian law doctrine springs into action
How much longer America will tolerate a racist religious doctrine as part of its legal system?
Native America Calling: Protecting the Tongass National Forest, ‘America’s Amazon’
The Trump Administration is moving to lift environmental protections on seven million acres in the Tongass National Forest in Alaska.
Native Sun News Today: Tribes make final push for industrial hemp rule
Comments are due on a final rule that tribes and their advocates say makes it more difficult for them to grow hemp on their homelands.
Prakash Kashwan: The racist legacies of American conservation
Conservation institutions and policies continue to exclude and discriminate against Indigenous and rural communities.
Cronkite News: Trump administration bars access to sacred site near border
The National Park Service cited public safety concerns for its decision to prohibit access to a sacred O’odham site. But advocates see something else at work.
House hearing focuses on COVID-19 royalty breaks to energy companies
Thanks to the Trump administration, oil and gas drillers, as well as mining companies, are getting a break on royalties during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Melting Arctic: Climate Change Impacts on People and Wildlife
Alaska Natives explained how climate change impacts their people in a forum hosted by Democrats on the House Committee on Natural Resources.
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