tag: sacred sites
Montana Free Press: Land swap in Crazy Mountains finally unveiled (November 29, 2022)A land swap long in development within the Custer Gallatin National Forest is finally open to public comment.
‘Long overdue’: Senate passes bill for Native veterans organization (November 21, 2022)A bipartisan bill to advance the work of a Native veterans organization is inching toward final passage as the 117th Congress winds down.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation cares for our homelands (November 7, 2022)The Cherokee people have always been deeply connected to the land.
Underscore.news: Yakama Nation celebrates return of sacred land (October 18, 2022)An 1855 treaty with the U.S. government ensured one of the Yakama Nation’s most important sites would remain part of its homelands.
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.
Native America Calling: Sharing management of sacred and important lands (September 26, 2022)The Biden administration says it wants to work with tribes to co-manage federal land that is also sacred or culturally important.
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.
Secretary Haaland returns to work after suffering injury (July 18, 2022)Secretary Deb Haaland is returning to work after suffering a break in her left fibula during a hike in a national park.
Gaylord News: Tribes reclaim ancestral and sacred lands (May 24, 2022)“It’s really important that we go back and let people know that we are still thriving,” said Galen Cloud of the Muscogee National Council.
Chickasaw Nation citizen lands Native advisor role at White House (April 27, 2022)The White House has a new Native advisor in the second year of Joe Biden’s presidency.
People’s World: Native community stands up to big developers (March 10, 2022)For several months, the Native community and allies have been conducting a campaign to slow down the development of the East Bank of the Cumberland River that flows through Nashville.
Public meetings scheduled to protect lands around Chaco Canyon (February 15, 2022)The Bureau of Land Management is hosting public meetings to discuss protecting ancestral and sacred land in New Mexico from development.
Sen. Ben Ray Luján hospitalized after suffering stroke (February 2, 2022)Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-New Mexico), a key member of Congress who serves on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke.
Full-time NAGPRA investigator hired for first time in decades (January 31, 2022)The Biden administration is taking greater steps to enforce the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, more than 30 years after the law went on the books.
People’s World: LandBack movement gathers momentum around the globe (January 27, 2022)As the political landscape changes, the LandBack movement gathers momentum as never before.
Ben Barnes: Shawnee Tribe stands up for its sovereignty (January 11, 2022)Groups claiming to be tribal sovereigns has reached a new level of concern for the Shawnee Tribe.
Native America Calling: Is social media a threat to sacred places? (January 3, 2022)People think nothing these days of snapping selfies and sharing it with their followers on social media. But that can be problematic on tribal land or in places considered sacred.
National Park Service finally gains a new leader with first Native director (December 16, 2021)The National Park Service has a permanent leader for the first time in five years and it’s a historic one thanks to President Joe Biden.
Cronkite News: Tribal leaders welcome return of White House meeting (November 18, 2021)Tribal leaders said the White House Tribal Nations Summit “shows promise” for the federal commitment to solving problems in Indian Country and to giving Native people a voice in the process.
White House Fact Sheet: Building A New Era of Nation-to-Nation Engagement (November 15, 2021)From the missing and murdered crisis to sacred sites, the Biden administration is touting its Indian Country agenda as it hosts the White House Tribal Nations Summit.
H.R.1975 – Pala Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Act (November 2, 2021)The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.1975, the Pala Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Act, on November 1, 2021.
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.
‘It’s who we are’: Apache people take fight for sacred site to federal court (October 20, 2021)The Biden administration is facing a major test of its commitment to sacred sites as citizens of the San Carlos Apache Tribe head to court to protect one of their most important places.
Cronkite News: Tribes welcome restoration of Bears Ears National Monument (October 19, 2021)“Bears Ears is home to many of our historical and cultural sites, plants, water, traditional medicines, and teachings for our people,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.
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