Cronkite News: Cleanup continues of abandoned mines in national forest (January 17, 2023)About 100,000 mines have been abandoned in Arizona, according to the state inspector, leaving behind huge amounts of toxic waste.
Cronkite News: Tribes support greater protections for sacred sites (October 3, 2022)Tribal leaders urged lawmakers to pass a package of bills that would protect cultural and sacred sites on public lands.
Apache Stronghold heads back to court to protect sacred Oak Flat (September 6, 2022)The fight to protect a sacred site from development is once again back in court as defenders of Oak Flat try to stop a huge copper mine on Apache territory.
Cronkite News: Fight over copper mine at sacred Apache site continues (August 15, 2022)A long-running political, legal and environmental dispute over a copper mine on sacred Apache land in Arizona shows no signs of ending anytime soon.
Native America Calling: The threat and promise of uranium (April 6, 2022)Remnants of more than 500 uranium mines on the Navajo Nation have been a threat to residents for decades.
Montana Free Press: Tribes and tribal elders sue to stop mining (November 19, 2021)The Fort Belknap Indian Community, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the Ksanka Elders Advisory Committee are fighting two silver and copper mines.
9th Circuit Court of Appeals: Apache Stronghold v. United States (October 22, 2021)The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments in Apache Stronghold v. United States, a sacred sites case, on October 22, 2021.
House Committee on Natural Resources markup on budget reconciliation (September 2, 2021)The House Committee on Natural Resource is meeting to consider billions of dollars of investments in Indian Country.
Native America Calling: The Gold King Mine spill six years later (August 5, 2021)Toxic sludge from the Gold King Mine created an environmental disaster for hundreds of miles downstream, including parts of the Navajo Nation.
Native America Calling: Update on mining clashes (May 26, 2021)Native America Calling will hear the status of controversial mining projects being opposed by tribal nations.
Legislative Hearing on H.R.1884, the Save Oak Flat Act (April 13, 2021)The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States takes testimony on H.R.1884, the Save Oak Flat Act.
Bill introduced to protect sacred Apache site from development (March 15, 2021)Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Arizona) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) have once again introduced legislation to permanently protect a sacred Apache site from development.
Montana Free Press: Court blocks gold mine near Yellowstone National Park (December 15, 2020)A Canadian company has been dealt a setback in efforts to develop an area known as Paradise Valley.
Cronkite News: Trump administration eyes action on mine at sacred Apache site (November 27, 2020)Activists worry that the Trump administration is fast-tracking federal approval for a large copper mine on sacred Apache territory in Arizona.
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