Cronkite News: Border barriers continue to harm O’odham land (June 8, 2021)Tribal citizens, local residents, security experts and environmentalists say the unfinished Trump border project introduced more problems than it fixed.
Native America Calling: Hope for clean water infrastructure (May 17, 2021)President Biden is seeking $111 billion to help solve persistent drinking water access problems, including for tribes.
Secretary Pete Buttigieg: American Jobs Plan and Indian Country (April 20, 2021)“We can’t talk about jobs and infrastructure without acknowledging that many of America’s original residents are living without clean water,” Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg told tribal leaders during a meeting about the American Jobs Plan.
Secretary Haaland statement on Biden budget request (April 9, 2021)President Joe Biden is seeking $4 billion for tribal programs at the Department of the Interior, the federal agency with the most trust and treaty responsibilities.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs sets business meeting and hearing (March 24, 2021)The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is meeting to advance more bills and to hear about water needs in Native communities.
Native women win major award for ‘Water Protectors’ book (January 27, 2021)A book inspired by the movement at Standing Rock is educating young people around the world about Native rights.
Native America Calling: Is the Keystone XL Pipeline dead? (January 27, 2021)What does a halt on the Keystone KXL Pipeline mean for the environment and the future of extractive industry in and around Native land?
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (January 26, 2021)The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments in Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, No, 20-5201, on November 4, 2020.
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.
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: Voters getting more serious about the environment (November 3, 2020)“All things considered, the way that Native American and black people in America vote isn’t necessarily changing this year,” a student activist said.
Montana Free Press: Senate race is just too close to call (October 29, 2020)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?
Ute Tribe files lawsuits to protect ‘sacred resource’ (October 26, 2020)“Water is a sacred resource and essential to the life and well-being of our people,” said Chairman Luke Duncan of the Ute Tribe.
Senate candidate touts tribal agenda in closely watched race (October 13, 2020)Steve Bullock promised to respect tribal sovereignty and support much-needed federal programs that benefit tribal citizens if elected to the U.S. Senate.
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.
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