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Tim Giago: South Dakota still doesn't get it when it comes to tribes and bison
Opinion

Tim Giago: South Dakota still doesn't get it when it comes to tribes and bison (June 25, 2018)

It should not be up to the tribes of South Dakota to fill out applications hoping to be accepted as riders in the Buffalo Roundup.

Tim Giago: Why aren't Lakota warriors welcomed at Buffalo Roundup?
Opinion

Tim Giago: Why aren't Lakota warriors welcomed at Buffalo Roundup? (May 7, 2018)

It would be one of the happiest days of my life and I am sure in the life of many Lakota elder to see Lakota warriors dressed in their finest apparel riding across the He Sapa.

Blackfeet Nation issues licenses for bison hunt outside of Yellowstone
Environment

Blackfeet Nation issues licenses for bison hunt outside of Yellowstone (February 1, 2018)

Citizens of the Blackfeet Nation will be exercising their treaty rights during a bison hunt next week.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: A call for Lakota warriors at bison roundup in South Dakota
Opinion

Native Sun News Today Editorial: A call for Lakota warriors at bison roundup in South Dakota (January 22, 2018)

Are there any Lakota warriors out there who can still ride horses?

Native Sun News Today: Promoting food sovereignty with Tatanka Harvest on Pine Ridge Reservation
Environment | National

Native Sun News Today: Promoting food sovereignty with Tatanka Harvest on Pine Ridge Reservation (November 20, 2017)

Residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation were invited to watch and learn or participate in the bison butchering, and anyone who helped was able to take something home.

Cronkite News: Hunters may be called into reduce bison herd at Grand Canyon
Environment | National

Cronkite News: Hunters may be called into reduce bison herd at Grand Canyon (November 13, 2017)

Officials are considering lethal and nonlethal methods to reduce a growing bison in the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona.

Cronkite News: Plans move forward to reduce bison in Grand Canyon National Park
Environment | National | Politics

Cronkite News: Plans move forward to reduce bison in Grand Canyon National Park (September 18, 2017)

Lawmakers in the U.S. House are advancing a bill to reduce the number of bison at the Grand Canyon, just weeks after the National Park Service approved its own plan.

Tim Giago: South Dakota continues to ignore history with annual buffalo roundup
Opinion

Tim Giago: South Dakota continues to ignore history with annual buffalo roundup (September 18, 2017)

The Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup will never bring a sense of true history to South Dakota until the original people are allowed to participate.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes dealt setback on National Bison Range
Environment | National | Politics

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes dealt setback on National Bison Range (August 28, 2017)

Thanks to Secretary Ryan Zinke, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are back to square one when it comes to the National Bison Range in Montana.

Quapaw Tribe expands agricultural efforts with processing plant
Business | Environment | Health

Quapaw Tribe expands agricultural efforts with processing plant (June 8, 2017)

The Quapaw Tribe is providing a full farm-to-table experience with its agricultural operations.

Secretary Zinke won't return land taken from Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
Environment | National | Politics

Secretary Zinke won't return land taken from Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (April 18, 2017)

The National Bison Range is located entirely within reservation boundaries but the leader of the Interior Department described it as 'public' land.

Tiffany Midge: Donald Trump plans something 'bigly' with bison
Opinion

Tiffany Midge: Donald Trump plans something 'bigly' with bison (December 14, 2016)

Oh no what's happening to America's national mammal?

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Include tribal warriors in South Dakota's annual Buffalo Roundup
Opinion

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Include tribal warriors in South Dakota's annual Buffalo Roundup (November 28, 2016)

To deny our warriors the right not to join in a roundup that has our history written all over it is to deny our history.

Native Sun News Today: Protecting buffalo from extinction again
Environment | National

Native Sun News Today: Protecting buffalo from extinction again (October 4, 2016)

Instead of listing wild herds as endangered and putting infrastructure in place to enforce their protection, tax dollars are being spent to protect the special interests of a single industry.

Quapaw Tribe hosts groundbreaking for meat processing facility
Business

Quapaw Tribe hosts groundbreaking for meat processing facility (August 29, 2016)

The $1 million plant will process beef, bison, and pork products and serve as a training facility for universities.

GOP candidate blames tribal culture for lack of economic 'success'
Business | National | Politics

GOP candidate blames tribal culture for lack of economic 'success' (August 22, 2016)

Greg Gianforte has reached out to tribes in Montana but apparently hasn't made many friends.

Vernon Finley: Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes seek return of National Bison Range
Environment | Opinion

Vernon Finley: Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes seek return of National Bison Range (August 15, 2016)

The idea of simply restoring the National Bison Range to federal trust ownership for the tribes for continued bison conservation and public visitation purposes is a logical one.

Mark Azure: Tribal bison opponent seeks higher office in Montana
Opinion | Politics

Mark Azure: Tribal bison opponent seeks higher office in Montana (June 8, 2016)

To us, bison are sacred to our people and with spiritual and historical significance to our cultural heritage.

Tim Giago: Lakota people belong at the table in South Dakota
Opinion

Tim Giago: Lakota people belong at the table in South Dakota (May 18, 2016)

The past is gone, but native South Dakotans can repair a lot of damage and greatly improve upon race relations if they stop thinking of the Lakota as a part of history that should be forgotten.

President Obama signs measure to declare bison as official mammal
Environment | National | Politics

President Obama signs measure to declare bison as official mammal (May 9, 2016)

The new law does not change policies that make it difficult for tribes to restore bison on their own lands and it does not end the slaughter of bison that leave Yellowstone National Park.

Measure to declare bison as official mammal ready for Obama
Environment | National | Politics

Measure to declare bison as official mammal ready for Obama (April 29, 2016)

The bill does not affect federal or state policies that make it difficult for tribes to restore bison on their own lands and it does not end the slaughter of bison that leave Yellowstone National Park.

Congress set to pass bill to declare bison as national mammal
Environment | National | Politics

Congress set to pass bill to declare bison as national mammal (April 27, 2016)

H.R.2908, the National Bison Legacy Act, recognizes the efforts of the Intertribal Buffalo Council in restoring bison to tribal homelands.

Blackfeet Nation welcomes bison from Canada with unique treaty
Canada | Education | National

Blackfeet Nation welcomes bison from Canada with unique treaty (March 28, 2016)

The Blackfeet Nation is putting the Northern Tribes Buffalo treaty into action.

Editorial: Transfer bison to Fort Peck Tribes instead of slaughterhouse
Environment | Opinion

Editorial: Transfer bison to Fort Peck Tribes instead of slaughterhouse (February 18, 2016)

Let them roam in Montana — protected by the Fort Peck fences.

Yellowstone bison removal continues as officials weigh new plan
Environment

Yellowstone bison removal continues as officials weigh new plan (January 13, 2016)

This winter alone, between 600 to 900 of the animals will be killed during tribal and public hunts and some will be captured and sent to tribes for their use.

Upwards of 900 bison to be killed or removed at Yellowstone park
Environment | National

Upwards of 900 bison to be killed or removed at Yellowstone park (January 6, 2016)

Some bison will be taken during tribal and public hunts and others will be captured and sent to tribes.

National Park Service eases on removals of Yellowstone bison
Environment

National Park Service eases on removals of Yellowstone bison (November 20, 2015)

The agency is no longer seeking to remove 1,000 bison from the park this winter.

National Park Service aims to remove bison from Yellowstone
Environment

National Park Service aims to remove bison from Yellowstone (November 19, 2015)

Tribal, state and federal officials are meeting to discuss treaty hunts and other management plans.

Tim Giago: The irony of the buffalo roundup in South Dakota
Opinion

Tim Giago: The irony of the buffalo roundup in South Dakota (November 5, 2015)

There is a historic marker west of Custer, South Dakota, that reads in part: 'Historic Sites, Buffalo Rock – Site where the last buffalo was killed in the Black Hills in 1887.'

Native Sun News: Spreading the word on bison in Indian Country
Environment | Health | National

Native Sun News: Spreading the word on bison in Indian Country (September 28, 2015)

Marsha Small, a Northern Cheyenne, has had the 'summer of a lifetime.'

Fort Belknap Tribes dispute reported cause for deaths of bison
Environment

Fort Belknap Tribes dispute reported cause for deaths of bison (September 10, 2015)

President Mark Azure said the 19 animals that died didn't go without water.

Marsha Small: Loss of bison led to rise of diabetes among tribes
Environment | Opinion

Marsha Small: Loss of bison led to rise of diabetes among tribes (August 17, 2015)

To the people whose roots run deepest in Montana, almost nothing has inflicted more environmental and economic harm than eliminating wild buffalo.

Fort Belknap Indian Community awaits tests in deaths of bison
Environment

Fort Belknap Indian Community awaits tests in deaths of bison (July 29, 2015)

The tribe found 19 bodies during and after the July 4 weekend. The cause of death hasn't been determined.

Researchers continue work at historic tribal site in South Dakota
Environment

Researchers continue work at historic tribal site in South Dakota (July 10, 2015)

Well-preserved corn and sunflower seeds dating back more than 1,000 years were found at the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village.

Little Shell Tribe seeks greater access to bison from Yellowstone
Environment | Law | Federal Recognition

Little Shell Tribe seeks greater access to bison from Yellowstone (June 17, 2015)

Chairman Gerald Gray said a yearly allocation of two hunting licenses isn't enough to meet the needs of his people.

Native Sun News: Pine Ridge school hosts first bison ceremony
Education | Health | National

Native Sun News: Pine Ridge school hosts first bison ceremony (April 29, 2015)

Students and staff gathered outside of Loneman School for a ceremony for the harvesting and processing of a 3-year old buffalo from the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s Slim Butte’s pasture.

Cherokee Nation celebrates births of first calves from bison herd
Environment

Cherokee Nation celebrates births of first calves from bison herd (April 23, 2015)

The last six months have proven quite productive for the herd -- nine calves have been born since April 8.

Tribal members protest killings of Yellowstone bison in Montana
Environment

Tribal members protest killings of Yellowstone bison in Montana (February 11, 2015)

The state allows hunters to kill bison that wander out of the park.

Editorial: Bison herd returns to ancestral homeland in Nebraska
Environment | Opinion

Editorial: Bison herd returns to ancestral homeland in Nebraska (February 9, 2015)

The buffalo fortunately has escaped extinction and, these days, is nurtured in parts of the Plains.

Yellowstone National Park starts transferring bison for slaughter
Education

Yellowstone National Park starts transferring bison for slaughter (January 23, 2015)

Some animals were taken by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the InterTribal Buffalo Council.

Opinion: State claims authority over bison held by Fort Peck Tribes
Opinion

Opinion: State claims authority over bison held by Fort Peck Tribes (December 9, 2014)

Do the Fort Peck Tribes actually own the bison transferred from Yellowstone Nation Park?

Native Sun News: New food guide promotes tribal bison efforts
Environment | Health | National

Native Sun News: New food guide promotes tribal bison efforts (November 17, 2014)

Sustainable Harvest Alliance not only connects tribal bison ranchers with markets, it encourages environmental sustainability, humane livestock practices, and Native American cultural resilience.

Fort Peck Tribes receive another herd of Yellowstone bison
Environment

Fort Peck Tribes receive another herd of Yellowstone bison (November 13, 2014)

About 100 bison were finally transferred after a near-decade long wait.

Winona LaDuke: Taking treaty advice from indigenous nations
Canada | Environment | Opinion

Winona LaDuke: Taking treaty advice from indigenous nations (October 29, 2014)

The executive director of Honor The Earth calls on Canada to take advice from Native nations when it comes to making treaties.

Montana to transfer bison from Yellowstone to Fort Peck Tribes
Environment

Montana to transfer bison from Yellowstone to Fort Peck Tribes (October 17, 2014)

Officials said they were confident of the tribe's ability to host and protect the herd.

National Park Service to send bison from North Dakota to tribes
Environment

National Park Service to send bison from North Dakota to tribes (October 15, 2014)

Upwards of 400 bison are being culled from the Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

Cherokee Nation receives bison from InterTribal Buffalo Council
Environment

Cherokee Nation receives bison from InterTribal Buffalo Council (October 7, 2014)

The tribe will raise bison for the first time in four decades.

Al Jazeera: Tribes working together to restore bison to their land
Canada | Environment | National

Al Jazeera: Tribes working together to restore bison to their land (September 29, 2014)

Al Jazeera reports on the historic signing of a buffalo treaty between tribes in the United States and First Nations in Canada.

Tribes from US and Canada sign historic treaty to protect bison
Canada | Environment | National

Tribes from US and Canada sign historic treaty to protect bison (September 24, 2014)

The Buffalo Treaty was signed on the Blackfeet Nation in Montana.

Opinion: Montana tribe deserves managing role for bison range
Environment | Opinion

Opinion: Montana tribe deserves managing role for bison range (August 26, 2014)

Tom France of the National Wildlife Federation says the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes deserve a management role at the National Bison Range in Montana.

Tribes use reservations to restore rare and endangered species
Environment | National

Tribes use reservations to restore rare and endangered species (August 26, 2014)

Tribes in Montana and South Dakota are keeping rare and endangered species alive thanks to their preservation efforts.

Lakota activist Rosalie Little Thunder passes away at age of 64
Environment | National

Lakota activist Rosalie Little Thunder passes away at age of 64 (August 13, 2014)

Rosalie Little Thunder was a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe who worked to stop the slaughter of bison in Yellowstone National Park.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes eye role at bison range
Environment

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes eye role at bison range (August 5, 2014)

The third time could be the charm for the tribe's annual funding agreement.

Blog: Tanka Fund aims to grow Indian Country's bison economy
Environment | Health | National

Blog: Tanka Fund aims to grow Indian Country's bison economy (July 25, 2014)

The GOAT Blog on High Country News explores the Tanka Fund, an effort to restore bison to Indian communities.

Native Sun News: DOI seeks tribal help in boosting bison herds
Environment | National

Native Sun News: DOI seeks tribal help in boosting bison herds (July 10, 2014)

The U.S. Interior Department is looking to tribes and tribal organizations to help beef up its efforts to promote bison restoration

Tribes in running to receive bison from Yellowstone National Park
Environment

Tribes in running to receive bison from Yellowstone National Park (June 17, 2014)

The Cherokee Nation and the Fort Peck Tribes are among five finalists for the animals.

SDPR: Oglala Sioux Tribe absent at meeting over national park
Environment

SDPR: Oglala Sioux Tribe absent at meeting over national park (June 10, 2014)

Members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota are questioning plans to manage the South Unit of the Badlands National Park.

Tribes join applicants for bison from Yellowstone National Park
Environment

Tribes join applicants for bison from Yellowstone National Park (May 7, 2014)

Three tribes are applying to receive a share of bison that were taken from Yellowstone National Park.

Rosalie Little Thunder: Tribes participate in slaughter of bison
Opinion

Rosalie Little Thunder: Tribes participate in slaughter of bison (April 30, 2014)

Rosalie Little Thunder, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, and Darrell Geist of the Buffalo Field Campaign, question tribal participation in the slaughter of bison from Yellowstone National Park.

Clara Caufield: Bison slaughter hurts Northern Cheyenne Tribe
Environment | Law

Clara Caufield: Bison slaughter hurts Northern Cheyenne Tribe (April 28, 2014)

In early April an estimated nine buffalo from the Northern Cheyenne tribal herd were slaughtered on the Reservation.