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Montana Free Press: Tribal lawsuit adds to Keystone XL hurdles as feds await Supreme Court consideration
Montana Free Press: Tribal lawsuit adds to Keystone XL hurdles as feds await Supreme Court consideration (July 1, 2020)

The Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes have filed the latest lawsuit against the federal government opposing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.


Cronkite News: Plan to ‘revive’ uranium mining called unneeded, unwanted by advocates
Cronkite News: Plan to ‘revive’ uranium mining called unneeded, unwanted by advocates (June 9, 2020)

The Trump administration wants to 'revive and strengthen' the uranium mining industry despite its toxic legacy in Indian Country.


Native women confront missing and murdered task force over Trump's role in crisis
Native women confront missing and murdered task force over Trump's role in crisis (June 3, 2020)

The Trump administration's efforts to address the crisis of the missing and murdered in Indian Country are being undermined by the president himself, Native women asserted as outrage over police violence continues to sweep the nation.


Native Sun News Today: 'It was all about the 'Redskins'
Native Sun News Today: 'It was all about the 'Redskins' (May 12, 2020)

After being punished by the Department of Energy for speaking out against racist mascots, Jody Tallbear has reached a settlement in her case.


Court vacates 287 oil and gas leases in Montana over BLM failure to assess for groundwater and climate impacts
Court vacates 287 oil and gas leases in Montana over BLM failure to assess for groundwater and climate impacts (May 4, 2020)

A federal judge vacated 287 oil and gas leases in Montana, ruling that the Bureau of Land Management did not properly assess the leases’ threat to groundwater and impacts on climate change.


Court blocks Keystone XL water crossings
Court blocks Keystone XL water crossings (April 27, 2020)

Tribes continue the fight against the Keystone XL Pipeline amid fears that it will exacerbate the threat posed to their communities by the coronavirus.


Indigenous celebrate victory against Dakota Access Pipeline, but remain wary of Judge Boasberg
Indigenous celebrate victory against Dakota Access Pipeline, but remain wary of Judge Boasberg (April 14, 2020)

Will oil continue to flow ad infinitum across tribal lands in violation of all morality and law?


Tribes rush to respond to new coronavirus emergency created by Trump administration
Tribes rush to respond to new coronavirus emergency created by Trump administration (April 13, 2020)

As tribes work day and night to protect their already vulnerable communities from the deadly coronavirus, a new crisis has emerged from the Trump administration.


Governor OKs Keystone XL construction despite coronavirus threat
Governor OKs Keystone XL construction despite coronavirus threat (April 7, 2020)

Gov. Steve Bullock (D) is allowing a Canadian pipeline company to begin construction this month of the Keystone XL oil pipeline in Montana.


Journalists covering Indigenous Peoples in renewable energy should focus on context and truth, not click-bait
Journalists covering Indigenous Peoples in renewable energy should focus on context and truth, not click-bait (March 23, 2020)

Bias in the media has been shown to be a problem for Indigenous Peoples around the world.


Ivan Star Comes Out: LaCreek Electric Company lacks compassion for people
Ivan Star Comes Out: LaCreek Electric Company lacks compassion for people (March 17, 2020)

I know my complaining is not going to improve my situation. I’m not even going to rely on our 'tribal' government to help in this matter.


Anti-pipeline activists return to court to stop Keystone XL — again
Anti-pipeline activists return to court to stop Keystone XL — again (March 9, 2020)

Environmental and indigenous activists returned to federal court in Montana, seeking to stop construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.


Clean energy produced on Navajo land could help power Los Angeles
Clean energy produced on Navajo land could help power Los Angeles (March 5, 2020)

'Right now, throughout the world, we’re not taking care of our lands,' Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up Indian energy and tribal wildlife bills
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up Indian energy and tribal wildlife bills (March 3, 2020)

Tribal energy development and tribal wildlife management are on the agenda for the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.


How Wet'suwet'en butterflies offer lessons in resilience and resistance
How Wet'suwet'en butterflies offer lessons in resilience and resistance (March 3, 2020)

The world is beginning to better understand that the core of extractive industries are tied to deep political and economic conflicts related to the settler-colonial present and a shared colonial history.


Native Sun News Today: Rollback of environmental law lambasted
Native Sun News Today: Rollback of environmental law lambasted (February 27, 2020)

Indigenous leaders were among the many who raised their voices at one of only two hearings on a Trump administration proposal to roll back environmental policy.


Native Sun News Today: Oglala officials demand probe into $50K 'propane donation' from KXL
Native Sun News Today: Oglala officials demand probe into $50K 'propane donation' from KXL (February 24, 2020)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe doesn't accept donations from oil companies but that didn't stop one district from cashing a $50,000 Keystone XL Pipeline check.


Native Sun News Today: Bringing jobs to Pine Ridge by way of solar energy
Native Sun News Today: Bringing jobs to Pine Ridge by way of solar energy (February 20, 2020)

'This project will bring nearly 200 badly needed jobs to Pine Ridge,' landowner Lynn Rapp says.


Sault Ste. Marie Tribe hails end to nuclear waste project
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe hails end to nuclear waste project (February 3, 2020)

The Sault Tribe has taken a leadership position in defending the waters of the upper Great Lakes from industrial pollution.


The Revelator: Residents of small town derail fracking operation
The Revelator: Residents of small town derail fracking operation (February 3, 2020)

A small town that’s home to the famous Best Friends Animal Society took an unconventional path to face down a fracking operation.


Native Sun News Today: A 'Fast for the Future'
Native Sun News Today: A 'Fast for the Future' (January 28, 2020)

Lyla June Johnston, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, went on a hunger strike for her campaign in New Mexico.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Acting Native and surviving
Doug George-Kanentiio: Acting Native and surviving (January 7, 2020)

In Australia, that semi-arid land where the sun shines most of the year, the Black Serpent has come to rest.


Navajo Generating Station, coal mine face years of breakdown, cleanup
Navajo Generating Station, coal mine face years of breakdown, cleanup (January 6, 2020)

They may have turned out the lights, but the party’s not over at the Navajo Generating Station and its affiliated Kayenta coal mine.


Red Cloud to receive honorary degree
Red Cloud to receive honorary degree (December 11, 2019)

Oglala Lakota citizen Henry Red Cloud will receive an honorary doctorate degree from Washington College for his career in the pursuit of affordable and accessible renewable energy solutions.


Environmental groups file federal lawsuit against Rosebud Coal Mine expansion
Environmental groups file federal lawsuit against Rosebud Coal Mine expansion (November 19, 2019)

A lawsuit in federal court challenges the proposed expansion of the Rosebud Coal Mine in Montana.


Navajo Nation withdraws bond backing for Spring Creek Mine
Navajo Nation withdraws bond backing for Spring Creek Mine (November 18, 2019)

Calling the purchase of coal mines 'disrespectful' to the Navajo Nation, President Jonathan Nez is pulling the tribe's financial backing.


Tamara Toles O’Laughlin and Bill McKibben: Compensate poor people and people of color for climate change
Tamara Toles O’Laughlin and Bill McKibben: Compensate poor people and people of color for climate change (November 18, 2019)

Climate change disproportionately affects poor people and people of color. They should be compensated for their suffering.


'You just simply cannot trespass on somebody’s land': Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation hit with lawsuit
'You just simply cannot trespass on somebody’s land': Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation hit with lawsuit (November 14, 2019)

Citizens of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation are suing leaders of their tribe for allegedly trespassing on their land.


Navajo pull backing for tribal energy company over coal mine purchases
Navajo pull backing for tribal energy company over coal mine purchases (November 14, 2019)

'It’s going to take a long time for the harmony between us as people and Mother Earth to be completely restored, but this is a beginning.'


Navajo Nation rips support of coal company
Navajo Nation rips support of coal company (November 13, 2019)

Leaders of the Navajo Nation say they weren't informed about the purchase of three coal mines far from tribal territory.


KXL oil spill in North Dakota
KXL oil spill in North Dakota (November 12, 2019)

As tribal representatives took part in Keystone XL expansion hearings in South Dakota, the original pipeline erupted in neighboring North Dakota.


SRP confirms that last day for Navajo Generating Station just days away
SRP confirms that last day for Navajo Generating Station just days away (November 11, 2019)

An aging power plant that has provided jobs and revenues to the Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation is finally shutting down for good.


Tribes cheer passage of bills to protect ancestral lands from development
Tribes cheer passage of bills to protect ancestral lands from development (October 31, 2019)

Democrats on Capitol Hill are vowing to secure permanent protections for ancestral tribal territory after winning initial passage of legislation to stop energy development on sacred lands in two states.


KXL Pipeline fighters call for backup at water permit hearings
KXL Pipeline fighters call for backup at water permit hearings (October 30, 2019)

A Canadian company needs a large amount of water for the Keystone XL Pipeline. Tribes and water protectors are fighting back.


Spring Creek Mine re-opens, challenges remain
Spring Creek Mine re-opens, challenges remain (October 28, 2019)

A company owned by the Navajo Nation is now the third largest coal producer in the United States


The Arctic's future is Indigenous
The Arctic's future is Indigenous (October 11, 2019)

There are competing visions for the Arctic, including energy development and commerce. What about Indigenous voices?


YES! Magazine: Pipelines can endanger the lives of Native women
YES! Magazine: Pipelines can endanger the lives of Native women (October 7, 2019)

'When something happens to an Indigenous person, to a Native person, why isn’t that being heard? We’re just another number.'


‘New dawn’ on Rosebud: Tribal electric utility voters triumph
‘New dawn’ on Rosebud: Tribal electric utility voters triumph (September 26, 2019)

For the first time, Sicangu Nation citizens have gained the majority of seats on the board of directors for the company supplying their electricity.


Harrie Vredenburg: Indigenous ownership of pipeline on the table in Canada
Harrie Vredenburg: Indigenous ownership of pipeline on the table in Canada (August 28, 2019)

Project Reconciliation is a direct response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's call for Indigenous communities 'gain long-term sustainable benefits from economic development projects.'


Cronkite News: Native workers laid off as power plant nears closure
Cronkite News: Native workers laid off as power plant nears closure (August 26, 2019)

The last 265 workers at Kayenta Coal Mine are being laid off this month, another step toward the looming closure of the Navajo Generating Station that will bring the loss of hundreds more jobs this winter.


Presidential candidates tackle tough issues at historic Native forum
Presidential candidates tackle tough issues at historic Native forum (August 21, 2019)

From freeing Indian activist Leonard Peltier to improving Indian health care, the 2020 candidates for president didn't run from the difficult issues at the historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum.


Mark Trahant: Indigenous knowledge to saving climate and land
Mark Trahant: Indigenous knowledge to saving climate and land (August 12, 2019)

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report included interviews with Indigenous populations as a key source.


Cronkite News: Environmental groups lose challenge to tribal coal mine
Cronkite News: Environmental groups lose challenge to tribal coal mine (July 31, 2019)

Sovereign immunity has protected a coal mine owned by the Navajo Nation from being sued without the tribe's consent.


Native Sun News Today: North Dakota seeks $38 million for DAPL crackdown
Native Sun News Today: North Dakota seeks $38 million for DAPL crackdown (July 26, 2019)

A new lawsuit blames the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for encouraging Indigenous resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline.


Winona LaDuke: The new smallpox blanket being offered to Indigenous peoples
Winona LaDuke: The new smallpox blanket being offered to Indigenous peoples (July 22, 2019)

You can’t make this stuff up. At the end of the fossil fuel era, the plan is to transfer the liability to Native people.


Cronkite News: Bills to protect ancestral tribal lands from development advance
Cronkite News: Bills to protect ancestral tribal lands from development advance (July 18, 2019)

Democratic lawmakers beat back a series of Republican amendments before advancing bills to restrict mining around the Grand Canyon and on tribal lands in Arizona and New Mexico.


Bills to protect ancestral tribal lands from development set to advance
Bills to protect ancestral tribal lands from development set to advance (July 16, 2019)

Tribes are supporting legislation to ban energy development on ancestral lands in Arizona and in New Mexico.


Standing Rock Sioux Tribe seeks hearing on expansion of Dakota Access Pipeline
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe seeks hearing on expansion of Dakota Access Pipeline (July 11, 2019)

The backers of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline are seeking to double operations in North Dakota.


Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats go to the extremes on the environment
Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats go to the extremes on the environment (July 10, 2019)

The Green New Deal is nonsensical, unworkable and simply a departure from reality.


Native Sun News Today: Lakota visionary honors traditions with new technology
Native Sun News Today: Lakota visionary honors traditions with new technology (July 8, 2019)

On every reservation there is a visionary, a person who tries to create something new and promising, to protect something old and important.


National prayer days for sacred places facing threats across the land
National prayer days for sacred places facing threats across the land (June 20, 2019)

Observances and ceremonies for sacred places will be held across the land on the Summer Solstice.


Montana Free Press: Appeals court reverses Keystone XL injunction
Montana Free Press: Appeals court reverses Keystone XL injunction (June 19, 2019)

The fight against the long-delayed Keystone XL Pipeline is far from over despite a recent setback in the courts.


Native Sun News Today: Keystone XL threatens endangered species
Native Sun News Today: Keystone XL threatens endangered species (June 18, 2019)

The Keystone XL Pipeline will lead to habitat destruction on the Great Plains, one scientist warns.


House Committee on Natural Resources set to advance Indian Country bills
House Committee on Natural Resources set to advance Indian Country bills (June 17, 2019)

Bills addressing the sovereign rights of tribes, aging Indian schools and the history of Ponca people are moving forward on Capitol Hill.


Trump administration weighs new headquarters for Bureau of Land Management
Trump administration weighs new headquarters for Bureau of Land Management (June 11, 2019)

Is newly-confirmed Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt about to present a nice gift to his home state of Colorado?


Cronkite News: Native youth aim to hold U.S. accountable for climate change
Cronkite News: Native youth aim to hold U.S. accountable for climate change (June 7, 2019)

Can the government be sued for climate change? Native youth are hoping they can.


Trump administration defers to Congress on protections for ancestral lands
Trump administration defers to Congress on protections for ancestral lands (June 7, 2019)

Legislation to protect ancestral and sacred tribal lands is gaining steam on Capitol Hill.


Tribes back bill to ban new uranium mining around Grand Canyon
Tribes back bill to ban new uranium mining around Grand Canyon (June 4, 2019)

Fresh off one policy strike against the Trump administration, tribes and Democrats in Congress are looking to score another.


Trump administration offers another concession to tribes after loss in court
Trump administration offers another concession to tribes after loss in court (May 29, 2019)

The Trump administration's 'energy dominance' agenda is once again facing a reckoning in Indian Country.


Trump order hinders tribal energy contracts despite preference in federal law
Trump order hinders tribal energy contracts despite preference in federal law (May 21, 2019)

Federal agencies spent about $6 billion on energy for their facilities in 2017 yet tribes are being passed over for contracts.