More: climate change

Tribes go it alone on climate change as Trump team shifts priorities
Environment | National | Politics | World
Tribes go it alone on climate change as Trump team shifts priorities (June 21, 2017)
Tribes are vowing to protect their communities from climate change but they will have to go it alone due to limited support from the Trump administration.

Mark Trahant: Tribes vow to protect Mother Earth despite Trump's climate change stance
Environment | National | Politics | World
Mark Trahant: Tribes vow to protect Mother Earth despite Trump's climate change stance (June 5, 2017)
Shortly after President Trump’s announcement about climate change, four Native Nations announced their plans to support the Paris agreement.

Budget document details cuts slated for Bureau of Indian Affairs
Education | Environment | Law | National | Politics | Trust | World
Budget document details cuts slated for Bureau of Indian Affairs (June 5, 2017)
The Trump administration has finally released the 'greenbook' for the Bureau of Indian Affairs although few are happy to be reading it.

Passamaquoddy Tribe wins award for addressing climate change
Business | Environment | National
Passamaquoddy Tribe wins award for addressing climate change (May 16, 2017)
The tribe's 98,000-acre forestry project in Maine was the top generator of carbon credits in 2016.

Liz Perez Halperin: Environment will define the Donald Trump era
Environment | Opinion
Liz Perez Halperin: Environment will define the Donald Trump era (May 12, 2017)
The Trump era will, one day, be used as a case study for how it catapulted the environmental industry forward and brought greater attention to climate change.

Native Sun News Today: Indigenous people take lead in climate march
Environment | National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Indigenous people take lead in climate march (May 4, 2017)
For Native participants, it was just another day in a continuing saga of fighting for Mother Earth.

Indigenous activists reclaim nation's capital in defiance of Donald Trump
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Indigenous activists reclaim nation's capital in defiance of Donald Trump (April 28, 2017)
Indigenous activists are reclaiming the nation's capital as they push back against the Trump administration's environmental agenda.

Indigenous activists make presence known for climate march in D.C.
Environment | National | Politics
Indigenous activists make presence known for climate march in D.C. (April 27, 2017)
The indigenous bloc of events kicks off with a round dance at the Trump International Hotel.

Mark Trahant: Resource extraction brings few benefits for tribes
Environment | Politics
Mark Trahant: Resource extraction brings few benefits for tribes (April 10, 2017)
A couple of years ago a tribal leader showed me an abandoned lumber mill near the village of Tyonek, Alaska.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Peacemaking in the era of Donald Trump
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Peacemaking in the era of Donald Trump (March 28, 2017)
Over 875 years ago Skennenrahowi, the Peacemaker, brought his instructions to the warring Iroquois in an effort to persuade our ancestors to abandon violence and revenge as a response to disputes.

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Tribe launches new project with USDA
Environment | National
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Tribe launches new project with USDA (January 26, 2017)
The new partnership will establish a demonstration farm on Tribal lands in Oklahoma to showcase the effectiveness of soil health practices.

Scott Montgomery: #NoDAPL highlights failures in energy policy
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Scott Montgomery: #NoDAPL highlights failures in energy policy (December 16, 2016)
A crisis is a terrible thing to waste, so it makes sense to ask hard questions about a troubled U.S. energy situation, which this conflict has illuminated.

Mark Trahant: Trump's pick for Interior poses problems for tribes
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Trump's pick for Interior poses problems for tribes (December 9, 2016)
Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is President-elect Donald J. Trump’s choice to head the Department of the Interior.

Tribal sovereignty foe Scott Pruitt slated to join Donald Trump's administration
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Tribal sovereignty foe Scott Pruitt slated to join Donald Trump's administration (December 7, 2016)
Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt has fought tribes on jurisdiction, sovereign immunity and taxation fronts.

Jim Kent: Putting a stop to pollution of our waters and our lands
Environment | Health | Opinion
Jim Kent: Putting a stop to pollution of our waters and our lands (October 12, 2016)
Widespread pollution - in spite of government agencies, environmental organizations and front-line activists – is still a global concern.

Mark Trahant: Climate change and the Dakota Access Pipeline
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Climate change and the Dakota Access Pipeline (October 6, 2016)
If the Paris Agreement will only get us part of where we need to go to avoid the worst consequences of climate change, then stopping the Dakota Access Pipeline is essential.

Sierra Club: More review needed for Dakota Access Pipeline
Environment | Opinion
Sierra Club: More review needed for Dakota Access Pipeline (September 27, 2016)
'We call on the administration to suspend pipeline construction in all areas of federal jurisdiction...'

Mark Trahant: Politicians can no longer ignore the Native vote
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Politicians can no longer ignore the Native vote (September 22, 2016)
It’s time for politicians to treat American Indians and Alaska Natives as an important constituency, not an outside group living in our own homeland.

Mark Trahant: #NoDAPL movement forces long overdue debate
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: #NoDAPL movement forces long overdue debate (September 12, 2016)
We need to make sure that water is treated as the nation’s most important natural resource. Water is life. That’s not politics.

Mark Trahant: #NoDAPL poses test for Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: #NoDAPL poses test for Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine (September 2, 2016)
The tribal community of Standing Rock and the people downstream on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation are those who would be left out and left behind unless the Dakota Access Pipeline is stopped.

Mark Trahant: Are there even any Republicans in Indian Country?
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Are there even any Republicans in Indian Country? (August 15, 2016)
If you look at history, there are a lot more American Indians and Alaska Natives who have won office under the Republican banner.

Mark Trahant: The story is far from over for Senator Bernie Sanders
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: The story is far from over for Senator Bernie Sanders (July 28, 2016)
It’s clear that Sanders travels to Indian Country changed him. His observations and experiences are bound to stir reform.

Dwaine Perry: Ramapough Lunaape Nation marches for justice
Environment | Opinion
Dwaine Perry: Ramapough Lunaape Nation marches for justice (July 25, 2016)
We don't see climate change as a warning, but more a ticking clock, and the time for action is late.

Donald Trump closes Republican convention that left out Indian Country
National | Politics
Donald Trump closes Republican convention that left out Indian Country (July 22, 2016)
Tribes sent representatives and some tribal citizens were there too but Indian Country was missing from the big picture.

Democrats embrace tribal sovereignty in platform for convention
National | Politics
Democrats embrace tribal sovereignty in platform for convention (July 8, 2016)
The draft of the document includes the most expansive and detailed language to date regarding self-determination, land-into-trust, Native languages, sacred sites and other key concerns.

Tribal community in Bolivia abandons homeland after lake dries up
Environment | World
Tribal community in Bolivia abandons homeland after lake dries up (July 7, 2016)
The lake that provided the Uro-Muratos with food and medicine slowly disappeared.

Mark Trahant: A Native champion on the ballot in South Dakota
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: A Native champion on the ballot in South Dakota (June 29, 2016)
This is the year of the Native American candidate. If it’s also the year of the Native American voter, well, look out.

Mark Charles: Donald Trump subscribes to Doctrine of Discovery too
Opinion | Politics
Mark Charles: Donald Trump subscribes to Doctrine of Discovery too (June 6, 2016)
If you know American history and understand the worldview upon which this nation has been founded, then the lack of consistency between Donald Trump's public statements on global warming and his personal responses to global warming are not the least bit surprising.

Mark Trahant: Donald Trump pushes for more energy production
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump pushes for more energy production (June 1, 2016)
There is probably no greater divide between Republicans and Democrats than on energy and climate issues.

Leaders of Louisiana tribes in conflict over $48M relocation grant
Environment | National | Federal Recognition
Leaders of Louisiana tribes in conflict over $48M relocation grant (May 3, 2016)
The Isle de Jean Charles Band and the United Houma Nation are at odds over who gets to benefit from a Department of Housing and Urban Development grant.

Fawn Sharp: Tribes among first to feel impacts of climate change
Environment | Opinion
Fawn Sharp: Tribes among first to feel impacts of climate change (April 25, 2016)
Unless far more determined action is taken in response to climate change now, our children will witness the end of salmon, shellfish, whales and much more in their lifetime.

Native Sun News: Tribal activist welcomes pledge to curb fracking
Canada | Environment | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Tribal activist welcomes pledge to curb fracking (March 21, 2016)
Lisa DeVille lauded U.S-Canadian joint vows to curb toxic methane flaring from fracking operations, such as those that plague the Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Tribes.

Updates from National Congress of American Indians DC session
National | Politics
Updates from National Congress of American Indians DC session (February 25, 2016)
Reauthorization of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act, tribes and marijuana and the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign were some of the highlights on the closing day of the NCAI winter meeting.

Updates from National Congress of American Indians winter session in D.C.
Environment | Law | National | Politics | Trust
Updates from National Congress of American Indians winter session in D.C. (February 23, 2016)
Some highlights from the opening day of the National Congress of American Indians 2016 executive council winter session in Washington, D.C.

Jacqueline Keeler: Bernie Sanders outlines Indian policy goals
National | Politics
Jacqueline Keeler: Bernie Sanders outlines Indian policy goals (February 16, 2016)
Nicole Willis, a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla, and the former deputy director of First Americans at Obama for America is the new Native American advisor to the campaign.

Isle de Jean Charles Band to relocate with help of $48M HUD grant
Environment
Isle de Jean Charles Band to relocate with help of $48M HUD grant (February 9, 2016)
The tribe has lost 98 percent of its homelands along the coast of Louisiana since 1955.

Mark Trahant: Bernie Sanders campaign starts Indian policy group
National | Politics
Mark Trahant: Bernie Sanders campaign starts Indian policy group (February 5, 2016)
Nicole Willis, a member of the Umatilla Tribes, just joined the Democratic candidate's campaign as an advisor.

Mark Trahant: A new era in energy development with low oil prices
Business | Environment | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: A new era in energy development with low oil prices (January 26, 2016)
So many of our people (both reservation and urban) drive pickup trucks and the price at the pump becomes a daily worry.

Mark Trahant: Some tribes still see a future in coal development
Business | Environment | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Some tribes still see a future in coal development (January 20, 2016)
Tribal bets on coal are coming at a bad time, both in terms of market-prices and meeting international agreements to reduce emissions.

Mark Trahant: A guide to the 2016 elections for Indian Country
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: A guide to the 2016 elections for Indian Country (January 11, 2016)
Why vote? It takes planning, some time, and the rewards are not always visible.

Native Sun News: Indigenous activists take a stand on climate
Environment | National | World
Native Sun News: Indigenous activists take a stand on climate (December 28, 2015)
Indigenous activists were among the most critical of the U.N. accord reached at the Paris Climate Summit, although the official framers of the agreement gave them and other grassroots stakeholders credit for pressure resulting in a treaty binding on 190 nations.

Alaska Native leader named to Arctic Research Commission
Environment | National
Alaska Native leader named to Arctic Research Commission (December 18, 2015)
Marie Greene will be advising President Barack Obama and Congress on issues facing the Arctic.

Native Sun News: Activists demand inclusion in climate accord
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Native Sun News: Activists demand inclusion in climate accord (December 15, 2015)
Calling for inclusion of indigenous rights in global climate accords during a canoe paddling event to highlight grassroots concerns, about 150 organizations signed a statement reflecting traditional Native American elders’ formal position

Mark Trahant: Climate change will be costly for tribal communities
Environment | Opinion | Politics | World
Mark Trahant: Climate change will be costly for tribal communities (December 9, 2015)
What if we could vote on the choices ahead? What if climate change (and the alternative courses) could be presented on a ballot?

Native Sun News: Native activists meet for climate talks in France
Environment | National | Politics | World
Native Sun News: Native activists meet for climate talks in France (December 7, 2015)
The Indigenous Environmental Network is taking a delegation of more than 45 'frontline leaders' to participate in the activities of grassroots coalitions and in the official parley at the 2015 Paris negotiations of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Raul Grijalva: Republicans keep embracing dirty coal industry
Environment | Opinion
Raul Grijalva: Republicans keep embracing dirty coal industry (November 18, 2015)
Coal companies are struggling largely because domestic coal is not economically competitive with the country’s cheap and abundant natural gas.

Tara Houska: Cheyenne River Sioux youth rally for justice in DC
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Tara Houska: Cheyenne River Sioux youth rally for justice in DC (November 18, 2015)
A mass mobilization of youth took to the streets of Washington, D.C. on November 9 to demand justice on race, climate change, and immigration.

Lydia Millett: End extraction of fossil fuels from federal lands
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Lydia Millett: End extraction of fossil fuels from federal lands (November 11, 2015)
President Obama’s rejection of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline last week had the ring of a great victory for the environment.

Obama kills permit for controversial Keystone XL Pipeline
Canada | Environment | National | Politics
Obama kills permit for controversial Keystone XL Pipeline (November 6, 2015)
The Canadian firm behind the project said it would review its options after learning of the decision.

House subcommittee takes testimony on three tribal bills
Environment | Politics | Trust
House subcommittee takes testimony on three tribal bills (November 5, 2015)
None of the measures drew any controversy or opposition at the House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs hearing, which lasted less than 40 minutes.

Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on tribal bills
Politics | Trust
Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on tribal bills (November 4, 2015)
Lawmakers will take testimony on bills to place land in trust for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians and on another to help tribes address the impacts of climate change.

Native Hawaiian canoe circles globe in climate change mission
Environment | World
Native Hawaiian canoe circles globe in climate change mission (November 3, 2015)
The Hokule’a, which means Star of Gladness in Hawaiian, will travel more than 60,000 nautical miles around the globe, relying primarily on Native methods of navigation.

House subcommittee to hold hearing on three tribal measures
Environment | Politics | Trust
House subcommittee to hold hearing on three tribal measures (November 2, 2015)
Lawmakers will take testimony on bills to place land in trust for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians and on another to help tribes address the impacts of climate change.

Vice President Joe Biden reflects on triumphs of Obama's Indian policies
Arts & Entertainment | Canada | Environment | Health | Law | National | Politics | World
Vice President Joe Biden reflects on triumphs of Obama's Indian policies (October 28, 2015)
A reception for five contemporary Native artists offered a glimpse into the Obama administration's impact in Indian Country.

Mark Trahant: Challenges and opportunities for indigenous people
Opinion | Politics | World
Mark Trahant: Challenges and opportunities for indigenous people (October 27, 2015)
A changing Arctic? It’s a region that presents incredible challenges and opportunities for Indigenous People.

Pilar Thomas: EPA Clean Power Plan could boost tribal energy
Environment | Law
Pilar Thomas: EPA Clean Power Plan could boost tribal energy (October 15, 2015)
The EPA Clean Power Plan can be a substantial opportunity for tribes to develop low-carbon, no-carbon energy projects on tribal lands.

Energy giant spent $7B to explore for oil off the shores of Alaska
Business | Environment | National | Politics
Energy giant spent $7B to explore for oil off the shores of Alaska (September 29, 2015)
Royal Dutch Shell is withdrawing from energy development in the Chukchi Sea after tests failed to turn up signs of significant signs of oil and gas reserves.

Pope Francis fails to address mistreatment of tribes in California
National
Pope Francis fails to address mistreatment of tribes in California (September 24, 2015)
Chairman Valentin Lopez of the Amah Mutsun Band estimates that 100,000 to 150,000 Indians died during the mission era of the 1700s and 1800s.

Native village residents could be first climate change refugees
Environment | National | Politics
Native village residents could be first climate change refugees (September 7, 2015)
The village of Kivalina is in danger of falling into the ocean but relocation costs hundreds of millions of dollars that haven't been provided to the tribe.

Tribe questions fast-tracking of solar energy projects by Obama administration
Environment | Law | National
Tribe questions fast-tracking of solar energy projects by Obama administration (September 4, 2015)
The traditional homelands of the Colorado River Indian Tribes are being targeted for solar energy development.

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