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Native Sun News Today: Despite pandemic Pine Ridge solar project progesses
Native Sun News Today: Despite pandemic Pine Ridge solar project progesses (August 6, 2020)

Lookout Solar Project has experienced some pitfalls from the COVID-19 pandemic, but progress is being made to bring jobs to the Pine Ridge Reservation.


Native Sun News Today: Foes to sue feds for undermining environmental protections
Native Sun News Today: Foes to sue feds for undermining environmental protections (August 3, 2020)

President Donald Trump is rolling back a landmark environmental law that tribes and tribal citizens have used to protect their homelands from unwanted development.


Native Sun News Today: Ft. Berthold tribes to benefit from methane pollution control order
Native Sun News Today: Ft. Berthold tribes to benefit from methane pollution control order (July 30, 2020)

'The court’s ruling is a victory for people who are bearing the brunt of federal and tribal oil and gas development,' says Lisa DeVille of Fort Berthold Protectors of Water and Earth Rights.


Montana Free Press: Bullock, Tester push back on Pendley appointment
Montana Free Press: Bullock, Tester push back on Pendley appointment (July 27, 2020)

An attorney who pushed for oil and gas drilling on sacred Blackfeet Nation territory has been overseeing America's public lands for the Trump administration.


Oklahoma governor stumbles into treaty rights debate
Oklahoma governor stumbles into treaty rights debate (July 21, 2020)

After being cut out of the loop by tribes and a rival Republican, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt is stumbling his way into a treaty rights debate.


Bureau of Indian Affairs orders pipeline company to pay $187 million for trespassing
Bureau of Indian Affairs orders pipeline company to pay $187 million for trespassing (July 13, 2020)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has ordered an oil pipeline company to pay $187 million for trespassing on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota.


Native Sun News Today: Dakota Access Pipeline shutdown order
Native Sun News Today: Dakota Access Pipeline shutdown order (July 13, 2020)

Tribal leaders and constituents across Lakota Territory and elsewhere welcomed a hard-won court order to shut off the oil flow in the Dakota Access Pipeline.


Indian Country Today: Risky Dakota Access Pipeline
Indian Country Today: Risky Dakota Access Pipeline (July 8, 2020)

The Dakota Access Pipeline must be shut down and emptied by August 5, 2020, following a federal judge's landmark decision.


Native Sun News Today: Blackfeet Federation seeks permanent protection for Badger Two Medicine
Native Sun News Today: Blackfeet Federation seeks permanent protection for Badger Two Medicine (July 8, 2020)

The Blackfeet Nation is seeking co-management authority for the sacred Badger-Two Medicine Area in Montana.


Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation faces $147 million claim from business owner
Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation faces $147 million claim from business owner (July 8, 2020)

A citizen of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation is pursuing a $147 million claim against her own tribe over a business deal gone bad, Buffalo's Fire reports.


'A historic day': Tribes celebrate victory over Dakota Access as pipeline operator strikes back
'A historic day': Tribes celebrate victory over Dakota Access as pipeline operator strikes back (July 7, 2020)

Tribes fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline won a major victory as a judge ordered oil to stop flowing through treaty territory. But the battle is far from over.


Harold Frazier: It is time to put people before profit
Harold Frazier: It is time to put people before profit (July 6, 2020)

It has been six years since the Dakota Access Pipeline began slithering a path through our treaty territory.


Big #NoDAPL News: Federal judge orders shutdown of Dakota Access Pipeline
Big #NoDAPL News: Federal judge orders shutdown of Dakota Access Pipeline (July 6, 2020)

A federal judge has finally invalidated permits for Dakota Access Pipeline following four years of complaints from Indian Country.


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.