tag: sacred sites
Recap: #DebForInterior confirmation hearing (February 24, 2021)It was a historic day for Indian Country as Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) finally got her confirmation hearing to be Secretary of the Interior.
Cronkite News: Judge won’t stop copper mine on sacred Apache site (February 15, 2021)A federal judge is refusing to halt to the proposed Resolution Copper Mine at Oak Flat in Arizona, on land sacred to the Apache people.
Cronkite News: Republican pardoned in connection with Oak Flat land deal (January 21, 2021)In one of his last acts as president, Donald Trump pardoned Republican former lawmaker Rick Renzi, who was convicted of corruption while in Congress.
Native America Calling: Oak Flat at a crossroads (January 21, 2021)Just days before the end of the Trump Administration, the U.S. Forest Service took action that paves the way for a massive copper mine on sacred Apache land in Arizona.
Day 1 of the Joe Biden administration: Actions affecting Indian Country (January 20, 2021)From re-examining the boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument to helping tribal nations restore their homelands, the Joe Biden administration will hit the ground running.
Legendary Lakota legal advocate Steve Emery passes on (January 6, 2021)Steven C. Emery, Lakota from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, passed on to the Spirit World on December 31, 2020. He was 62 years old.
Cronkite News: Indian Country prepares for new era with Joe Biden as president (December 28, 2020)The federal government may not have a stellar track record when it comes to keeping promises in Indian Country, but tribal leaders think President-elect Joe Biden could be the exception.
Cronkite News: Native vote turned out for Democrat Joe Biden (December 10, 2020)Enthusiasm across Arizona was higher this election than in the 2016 presidential contest, and final results show the contrast was even more stark in Indian Country.
Taos Pueblo celebrates return of ancestral land (December 9, 2020)Taos Pueblo wholeheartedly appreciates the support, leadership, the prayers, contributions, and sacrifices that brought Blue Lake back to our people.
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.
Indigenously: The realities of the Native vote (November 23, 2020)For Native voters, this election year has dealt us one disappointing data dilemma after another.
Onk Akimel Kikam condemns Indigenous Peoples Day attack on border protesters (October 20, 2020)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 (October 20, 2020)Valles Caldera National Preserve in New Mexico is a sacred place for many tribes.
Land and water protectors attacked and arrested at border checkpoint (October 14, 2020)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 (October 14, 2020)American citizens – including members of the Tohono O’odham Nation – were tear gassed by law enforcement near a Border Patrol checkpoint in southern Arizona.
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Zen and the art of COVID-19 motorcycling (October 5, 2020)The annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally began in 1938, I’m told, and there have been thousands of stories told about it since.
Cronkite News: Trump nominee defends work on border wall (September 24, 2020)Construction of a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico continues to affect sacred and sensitive tribal sites in southern Arizona.
Native Sun News Today: Tribes cite treaty rights in fight against fracking (September 15, 2020)The tribes of the Sioux Nation are calling on the Trump administration to take treaty rights into account before issuing a decision on fracking in Wyoming.
O’odham activists arrested for protesting border wall construction (September 9, 2020)
Members of the O’odham Anti Border Collective & Defend O’odham Jewed took direct action and halted construction of the border wall threatening O’odham lands near Ajo, Arizona.
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