tag: sacred sites

Chuck Sams
In a sit-down conversation with Underscore.news, Chuck Sams, the country’s first Native American parks director, discusses the role his agency can play in better representing Indigenous people and their stories.
Ben Barnes
Groups claiming to be tribal sovereigns has reached a new level of concern for the Shawnee Tribe.
Albuquerque Indian School
Leaders in the largest city in New Mexico are convening a series of “community conversations” to address the harmful legacy of the Indian boarding school era.
Black Elk Peak
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.
Charles “Chuck” F. Sams III and Deb Haaland
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.
Oak Flat
Oak Flat, a sacred Apache place in Arizona, faces desecration from a large copper mine.
Joe Biden
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.
Moncure Tipi
The Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture will be working together to promote tribal co-stewardship of federal lands and waters.
Deb Haaland
The Department of the Interior is taking steps to protect Chaco Culture National Historical Park and the landscape around it from oil and gas leasing.
Pueblo Pintado
The Center for Western Priorities is praising the Biden administration for seeking to protect sacred tribal areas in New Mexico from development.
Joe Biden
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
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.1975, the Pala Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Act, on November 1, 2021.
Sunrise Ceremony at Oak Flat
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments in Apache Stronghold v. United States, a sacred sites case, on October 22, 2021.
Oak Flat
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.
Bears Ears Buttes
“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.
House On Fire - Bears Ears National Monument
The Bears Ears landscape has supported indigenous people of the Southwest from time immemorial and continues to be sacred land to tribal nations, the White House said in a proclamation.
White House
President Joe Biden delivers remarks on national monuments at the White House on October 8, 2021.
Avi Kwa Ame
Tribes in Nevada are among those turning to the federal government to permanently protect almost 400,000 acres of sacred and ancestral territory.
Bears Ears Buttes
President Joe Biden is restoring the original boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.
The Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
“How are non-Native people playing on our land? Are they being respectful?” asks Adesbah Foguth, a tribal park ranger.
The House Committee on Natural Resource is meeting to consider billions of dollars of investments in Indian Country.
Mount Graham
Native America Calling will hear about the series and from some of the people who continue to work toward protecting sacred land.
Charles F. “Chuck” Sams III
President Biden is once again making history with his choice to lead the National Park Service, the federal agency that oversees millions of acres of ancestral tribal territories and treaty lands.
Red Road to DC
President Joe Biden has received a totem gifted to him by members of the Lummi Nation and other tribal leaders.
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Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland addresses the Red Road to DC event on July 29, 2021.
Red Road to DC
After 20,000 miles and 115 stops across the country, a group of Native carvers and elders have finally arrived in the nation’s capital, bringing much-needed attention to sacred sites and tribal rights.
nativeamericacalling nac
Join Native America Calling for its monthly recap of the top news in Indian Country, including the announcement of the Indian boarding school investigation.
Mount Adams
The Yakama Nation is celebrating after a federal appeals court confirmed that the tribe has been right all along about its treaty lands.
Tribal citizens, local residents, security experts and environmentalists say the unfinished Trump border project introduced more problems than it fixed.
leonardcrowdog
Leonard Crow Dog was a powerful Wicasa Wakan, Holy Man, with a beautiful vision of the Sacred Mystery of the Universe.
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The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is declaring victory for treaty rights and sacred places in an ongoing battle against the Republican governor of South Dakota.
daysof76
The Days of ’76 Parade and Rodeo has been growing over the years, and including Native culture is becoming more important in the celebration.
Save Oak Flat
The Sikh Coalition and the San Carlos Apache Tribe would not appear to have much in common at first glance, but they have found a shared interest in protecting sacred land.
saveoakflat
“These are things that are absolutely essential to our identity and to our spiritual health,” National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp said in seeking permanent protections for Oak Flat.
house committee on natural resources
The House Committee on Natural Resources is holding a markup on two bills of interest in Indian Country.
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The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States takes testimony on H.R.1884, the Save Oak Flat Act.
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The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States will take testimony on the Save Oak Flat Act on April 13, 2021.
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Oak Flat would be “permanently damaged” by a controversial copper mine, according to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
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For more than six years, the San Carlos Apache Tribe and allies have been holding camps, rallies, relay runs and other demonstrations to resist mining on sacred land at Oak Flat.
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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.