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.
President Donald Trump is rolling back a landmark environmental law that tribes and tribal citizens have used to protect their homelands from unwanted development.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
It has been six years since the Dakota Access Pipeline began slithering a path through our treaty territory.
The Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes have filed the latest lawsuit against the federal government opposing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
The Trump administration wants to 'revive and strengthen' the uranium mining industry despite its toxic legacy in Indian Country.
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.
After being punished by the Department of Energy for speaking out against racist mascots, Jody Tallbear has reached a settlement in her case.
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.
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.
Bias in the media has been shown to be a problem for Indigenous Peoples around the world.
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.
'Right now, throughout the world, we’re not taking care of our lands,' Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said.
Tribal energy development and tribal wildlife management are on the agenda for the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
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.
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.
'This project will bring nearly 200 badly needed jobs to Pine Ridge,' landowner Lynn Rapp says.
The Sault Tribe has taken a leadership position in defending the waters of the upper Great Lakes from industrial pollution.
A small town that’s home to the famous Best Friends Animal Society took an unconventional path to face down a fracking operation.
In Australia, that semi-arid land where the sun shines most of the year, the Black Serpent has come to rest.
They may have turned out the lights, but the party’s not over at the Navajo Generating Station and its affiliated Kayenta coal mine.
A lawsuit in federal court challenges the proposed expansion of the Rosebud Coal Mine in Montana.
Calling the purchase of coal mines 'disrespectful' to the Navajo Nation, President Jonathan Nez is pulling the tribe's financial backing.
Climate change disproportionately affects poor people and people of color. They should be compensated for their suffering.
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.
A Canadian company needs a large amount of water for the Keystone XL Pipeline. Tribes and water protectors are fighting back.
For the first time, Sicangu Nation citizens have gained the majority of seats on the board of directors for the company supplying their electricity.
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.'
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.
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.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report included interviews with Indigenous populations as a key source.
Sovereign immunity has protected a coal mine owned by the Navajo Nation from being sued without the tribe's consent.
A new lawsuit blames the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for encouraging Indigenous resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline.
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.
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.
Tribes are supporting legislation to ban energy development on ancestral lands in Arizona and in New Mexico.