More: bison

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.

Al Jazeera: Drought conditions threaten bison recovery efforts
Environment | National
Al Jazeera: Drought conditions threaten bison recovery efforts (March 21, 2014)
In the final part of a series on how drought affects Indian Country, Al Jazeera visits the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota to learn about bison restoration efforts.

Nez Perce Tribe defends Yellowstone bison hunting practices
Environment | National
Nez Perce Tribe defends Yellowstone bison hunting practices (March 6, 2014)
The Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho has a treaty right to hunt bison from Yellowstone National Park, Chairman Silas Whitman said.

Blackfeet man blasts bison hunting practices of Nez Perce Tribe
Environment | National
Blackfeet man blasts bison hunting practices of Nez Perce Tribe (March 5, 2014)
A member of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana took a bison heart to the state Capitol on Tuesday to protest the hunting practices of the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho.

Nez Perce Tribe investigates dumping of bison on reservation
Environment | Law
Nez Perce Tribe investigates dumping of bison on reservation (February 28, 2014)
The Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho is investigating the disposal of a bison carcass on the reservation.

Study shows bison from Yellowstone can be safely transferred
Environment
Study shows bison from Yellowstone can be safely transferred (February 28, 2014)
Bison can safely be transferred out of the Yellowstone National Park without fear of transmitting a deadly cattle disease, according to the results of a new study.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes take Yellowstone bison
Environment
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes take Yellowstone bison (February 20, 2014)
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana have taken 37 bison from Yellowstone National Park.

Tribes to receive meat from slaughter of  Yellowstone bison
Environment
Tribes to receive meat from slaughter of Yellowstone bison (February 12, 2014)
Tribes are due to receive meat, hide and other parts from bison that wander out of Yellowstone National Park.

Cherokee Nation is latest to join InterTribal Buffalo Council
Environment
Cherokee Nation is latest to join InterTribal Buffalo Council (January 21, 2014)
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma has joined the InterTribal Buffalo Council and is studying whether to raise its own bison herd.

Native Sun News: US Senators designate  'National Bison Day'
National | Politics
Native Sun News: US Senators designate 'National Bison Day' (October 7, 2013)
Tim Johnson (D-SD) led a bipartisan group of Senators in introducing a resolution designating November 2, 2013, the first Saturday of November, as National Bison Day.

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