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'That's a big screwup': Federal agency exposed tribal sites in drilling report
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'That's a big screwup': Federal agency exposed tribal sites in drilling report (July 18, 2018)

Federal officials mistakenly published confidential information about cliff dwellings, spiritual structures, rock art and other Native sites in Utah.

'We will be waiting': Tribes remain opposed to Keystone XL Pipeline
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'We will be waiting': Tribes remain opposed to Keystone XL Pipeline (July 17, 2018)

Construction-related activities show the Keystone XL Pipeline is closer to becoming a reality despite opposition in Indian Country.

Chevron told to pay $9.5 billion judgment to indigenous communities
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Chevron told to pay $9.5 billion judgment to indigenous communities (July 12, 2018)

Indigenous leaders in Ecuador are celebrating but they might never see the $9.5 billion judgment for pollution in their communities.

Peter Kalmus: Trump administration runs away from climate change
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Peter Kalmus: Trump administration runs away from climate change (July 9, 2018)

The Trump administration has put fossil fuel interests over the planet’s life support system.

Bureau of Indian Affairs finally lands a leader in the Trump era
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Bureau of Indian Affairs finally lands a leader in the Trump era (June 29, 2018)

More than 18 months into the Trump administration, the Bureau of Indian Affairs finally has a new leader and it's a historic choice.

Tribal leaders step up to hold corporations accountable for climate change
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Tribal leaders step up to hold corporations accountable for climate change (June 25, 2018)

Tribal leaders are stepping up to pass a ballot initiative that aims to hold corporations accountable for climate change.

Supreme Court delivers bad news to tribes as term draws to a close
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Supreme Court delivers bad news to tribes as term draws to a close (June 25, 2018)

The nation's highest court won't be letting Indian Country rest over the summer.

Tribal opposition leads to decision against geothermal development
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Tribal opposition leads to decision against geothermal development (June 15, 2018)

A portion of the Santa Fe National Forest has been closed to geothermal development in order to protect tribal sacred sites.

Tribes dealt setback with dismissal of challenge to Keystone XL Pipeline
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Tribes dealt setback with dismissal of challenge to Keystone XL Pipeline (June 15, 2018)

Two tribes have lost a legal challenge to the Keystone XL Pipeline as others try a new approach in hopes of blocking the controversial project.

High Country News: Decision puts power plant on reservation closer to closure
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High Country News: Decision puts power plant on reservation closer to closure (June 12, 2018)

The Trump administration's 'energy dominance' agenda is being put to the test in Indian Country.

Native Sun News Today: Tribes seek no-drill zone on ancestral territory
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Native Sun News Today: Tribes seek no-drill zone on ancestral territory (June 5, 2018)

Tribal leaders are hailing legislation to protect Chaco Culture National Historical Park from new energy development.

Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee takes big step toward long-awaited confirmation
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Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee takes big step toward long-awaited confirmation (June 4, 2018)

Tribes might finally see a new advocate in their corner as they seek to hold the Trump administration accountable for the treaty and the trust relationship.

'She chose oil over Indians': Native voters upset with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
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'She chose oil over Indians': Native voters upset with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (May 29, 2018)

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp did not join the #NoDAPL movement like many of her fellow Democrats. She may pay for it the polls in North Dakota.

Native Sun News Today: Fort Peck Tribes angered by oil spill in Montana
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Native Sun News Today: Fort Peck Tribes angered by oil spill in Montana (May 23, 2018)

The Ft. Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes decried the most recent toxic oilfield spill as all the more reason to resist TransCanada Corp.’s construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Tribes back bill to protect ancestral lands from Trump's energy push
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Tribes back bill to protect ancestral lands from Trump's energy push (May 22, 2018)

Tribal leaders are endorsing a bill that would prevent the Trump administration from allowing energy development on their ancestral lands in New Mexico.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Energy company still hostile to indigenous interests
Canada | Environment | Opinion

Doug George-Kanentiio: Energy company still hostile to indigenous interests (May 21, 2018)

The Mohawk people can abide by our ancestral morals and reject a deal with the Enbridge energy company.

Native Sun News Today: Tribal leaders named to national environmental panel
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Native Sun News Today: Tribal leaders named to national environmental panel (May 18, 2018)

Chairman Mark Fox of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation has been thrust into the spotlight with a new role.

YES! Magazine: Indigenous women reclaim traditions in pipeline fight
Canada | Environment

YES! Magazine: Indigenous women reclaim traditions in pipeline fight (May 17, 2018)

With affordable and energy-efficient tiny houses, indigenous women are bringing back elements of Secwepemc culture.

Another Indian law case in limbo as high court turns to Trump again
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Another Indian law case in limbo as high court turns to Trump again (May 14, 2018)

For the third time in an Indian law case, the nation's highest court has asked the Trump administration for guidance despite a lack of leadership in key executive positions.

Energy News Network: Tribes come together for Oceti Sakowin Power Project
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Energy News Network: Tribes come together for Oceti Sakowin Power Project (May 11, 2018)

The Oceti Wind Project aims to overcome financial, cultural and bureaucratic barriers to tribal renewable development.

Native Sun News Today: Oceti Sakowin Fellows aim to help their communities
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Native Sun News Today: Oceti Sakowin Fellows aim to help their communities (May 3, 2018)

Six social entrepreneurs of the Oceti Sakowin are receiving $10,000 each to strengthen renewable energy, food and water initiatives in their communities.

Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee finally lands confirmation hearing
National | Politics

Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee finally lands confirmation hearing (May 1, 2018)

Tara Sweeney, the Trump administration's nominee to lead the Bureau of Indian Affairs, is finally getting her day on Capitol Hill.

Native Sun News Today: Tribes take Keystone XL Pipeline case to top court
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Native Sun News Today: Tribes take Keystone XL Pipeline case to top court (April 27, 2018)

“Letting a foreign country come in here and ruin our land and resources is what I don’t understand,” Yankton Sioux Vice Chair Jason Cooke said. “We’ll stand by ‘Water is Life’.”

MSU News: Northern Cheyenne student lands prestigious Udall Scholarship
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MSU News: Northern Cheyenne student lands prestigious Udall Scholarship (April 24, 2018)

A Montana State University student is one step closer to his goal of developing renewable energy projects for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe.

Gas pipeline stays in place on Indian land despite court decision
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Gas pipeline stays in place on Indian land despite court decision (March 29, 2018)

A natural gas pipeline continues to operate illegally on Indian land in Oklahoma, a year after a federal judge ordered it to be removed.

High Country News: Northwest tribes in fight against fossil fuels
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High Country News: Northwest tribes in fight against fossil fuels (March 28, 2018)

Two Pacific Northwest conflicts exemplify a union between tribal nations and anti-fossil fuel advocates.

Red Lake Nation calls for removal of oil pipelines from reservation
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Red Lake Nation calls for removal of oil pipelines from reservation (March 16, 2018)

'We just want them to move their lines and clean up the pollution and the damages they've done the past 70 years.'

Jenni Monet: What the movement at Standing Rock gave the world
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Jenni Monet: What the movement at Standing Rock gave the world (March 16, 2018)

Americans saw the Indigenous struggle—the violence, stolen resources, colluding corporations and governments—that goes hand in hand with protecting the Earth.

YES! Magazine: Elders and warriors keep close watch on pipeline
Canada | Environment

YES! Magazine: Elders and warriors keep close watch on pipeline (March 14, 2018)

Tiny House Warriors have been putting homes in the path of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

Don Gentry: Natural gas pipeline poses major threat to Klamath Tribes
Environment | Opinion

Don Gentry: Natural gas pipeline poses major threat to Klamath Tribes (March 8, 2018)

From the perspective of the Klamath Tribes, the federal government should deny approval of this destructive pipeline to protect the tribe’s traditional homeland.

Winnebago Tribe sees power from solar energy as boost to sovereignty
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Winnebago Tribe sees power from solar energy as boost to sovereignty (March 7, 2018)

For the Winnebago Tribe, the battle for sovereignty is taking place in a field near a car dealership and on roofs across their reservation.

Red Lake Nation land swap is 'never going to happen' under Trump
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Red Lake Nation land swap is 'never going to happen' under Trump (March 5, 2018)

The Red Lake Nation pulled out of a land swap with an energy company amid concerns that the deal would be held up in Washington, D.C.

Sylvia Chi: Indigenous activists lead energy divestment movement
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Sylvia Chi: Indigenous activists lead energy divestment movement (February 19, 2018)

Direct divestments and lawsuits that began on the West Coast are spreading, with New York the latest city to pull its funding out of oil and coal.

Cronkite News: Marchers rally for power plant on Navajo Nation
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Cronkite News: Marchers rally for power plant on Navajo Nation (February 7, 2018)

Shutting down the Navajo Generating Station not only would displace hundreds of workers, it also could raise rates for consumers, according to protesters who marched on the Arizona State Capitol.

Company pays fine for polluting water on North Dakota reservation
Environment

Company pays fine for polluting water on North Dakota reservation (February 5, 2018)

An energy company paid a $49,000 fine to the federal government for contaminating water on the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation.

YES! Magazine: Fossil fuel bans gain momentum across the country
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YES! Magazine: Fossil fuel bans gain momentum across the country (February 5, 2018)

Climate activists in Portland, Oregon, celebrate a win against Big Oil as city- and state-level initiatives gain momentum across the country.

Former Moapa Band chairman William Anderson passes on at age 44
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Former Moapa Band chairman William Anderson passes on at age 44 (February 2, 2018)

William Milton Anderson, a former chairman of the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians, passed away on January 28. He was 44.

Treaty tribes cheer as Washington governor puts end to oil project
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Treaty tribes cheer as Washington governor puts end to oil project (January 30, 2018)

Tribes with treaty rights along the Columbia River are praising Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) for killing a controversial oil project.

Narragansett Tribe withdraws controversial water supply agreement
Environment

Narragansett Tribe withdraws controversial water supply agreement (January 22, 2018)

The Narragansett Tribe has withdrawn from a controversial water supply agreement that was questioned by its citizens.

Energy company makes $6 million in payments to tribes for power line
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Energy company makes $6 million in payments to tribes for power line (January 22, 2018)

Two tribes are receiving $6 million in payments in connection with a new power line that runs through their ancestral territory in Virginia.

TransCanada sticks with Keystone XL Pipeline amid tribal opposition
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TransCanada sticks with Keystone XL Pipeline amid tribal opposition (January 18, 2018)

The Canadian firm behind the Keystone XL Pipeline remains committed to the controversial project amid opposition in Indian Country.

Narragansett Tribe plans lawsuit after being denied role in contested pipeline
Environment | Law

Narragansett Tribe plans lawsuit after being denied role in contested pipeline (January 16, 2018)

The Narragansett Tribe is planning to go to court to fight a contested natural gas pipeline that crosses its ancestral territory.

Mark Trahant: Climate change cost $1.5 trillion in just the last year alone
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Mark Trahant: Climate change cost $1.5 trillion in just the last year alone (January 9, 2018)

The Trump administration, and its allies in Congress, are fighting a losing war.

Native Sun News Today: Indigenous 'pray-in' takes aim at drilling in Alaska refuge
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Native Sun News Today: Indigenous 'pray-in' takes aim at drilling in Alaska refuge (December 15, 2017)

Leaders of the Gwich’in Nation and the Inupiaq Tribe led a 'pray-in' at the U.S. Capitol on December 6, urging lawmakers to drop Arctic oil drilling from the federal tax bill.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation takes the lead in embracing green energy solutions
Environment | Opinion

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation takes the lead in embracing green energy solutions (December 12, 2017)

We have embraced ideas that look to the future and how we can be better stewards for our children and for the earth.

YES! Magazine: Tribes lead battles against big oil projects in the Pacific Northwest
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YES! Magazine: Tribes lead battles against big oil projects in the Pacific Northwest (December 11, 2017)

Communities throughout the Northwest, often led by Native American tribes, have been stopping one big oil project after another.

Blackfeet Nation seeks co-management of area under consideration as monument
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Blackfeet Nation seeks co-management of area under consideration as monument (December 7, 2017)

President Donald Trump is being urged to consider a national monument on ancestral Blackfeet Nation land in Montana.

Native Sun News Today: Tribes vow to continue fight against Keystone XL Pipeline
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Native Sun News Today: Tribes vow to continue fight against Keystone XL Pipeline (December 5, 2017)

The Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion renewed opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline after regulators in Nebraska approved a route for the controversial project.

YES! Magazine: Why decision on route isn't a win for the Keystone XL Pipeline
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YES! Magazine: Why decision on route isn't a win for the Keystone XL Pipeline (November 23, 2017)

The path toward Keystone XL construction is much less certain than recent news headlines might lead you to believe.

President Trump told tribes to 'just do it' when it comes to energy development
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President Trump told tribes to 'just do it' when it comes to energy development (November 6, 2017)

President Donald Trump so far has hosted just one public event with tribes and a new report about the meeting is raising eyebrows.

Pawnee Nation seeks earthquake damages from energy companies in tribal court
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Pawnee Nation seeks earthquake damages from energy companies in tribal court (November 2, 2017)

The Pawnee Nation is attempting to hold the energy industry accountable for damage suffered during a 2016 earthquake.

Alaska Native leaders and executives testify on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
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Alaska Native leaders and executives testify on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (November 1, 2017)

Alaska Natives will be front and center at a hearing on energy development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Mark Trahant: Indian Country knows all too well the high costs of forced relocation
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Mark Trahant: Indian Country knows all too well the high costs of forced relocation (October 25, 2017)

Texas. Florida. Puerto Rico. California. The growing climate disaster toll ought to raise questions about where humans can and should live.

Osage Nation clears another hurdle in long-running fight with wind farm in Oklahoma
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Osage Nation clears another hurdle in long-running fight with wind farm in Oklahoma (October 24, 2017)

The Osage Nation has cleared another hurdle its long-running dispute with a wind farm in Oklahoma but the battle is far from over.

Top Trump administration official casts doubt on tribal economic development rule
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Top Trump administration official casts doubt on tribal economic development rule (October 24, 2017)

Tribes are eager to end dual taxation on their reservations. Is the Trump administration listening?

YES! Magazine: Native women pressure banks to divest from big energy projects
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YES! Magazine: Native women pressure banks to divest from big energy projects (October 23, 2017)

Jackie Fielder: 'Indigenous women are the ones to call out injustice when they see it immediately. We saw that at Standing Rock.'

YES! Magazine: Native family uses energy proceeds to benefit Indian Country
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YES! Magazine: Native family uses energy proceeds to benefit Indian Country (October 12, 2017)

A new fund will support deeply researched investigative journalism that reports on critical issues in Indian Country.

Narragansett Tribe faces more questions about water deal with energy company
Environment

Narragansett Tribe faces more questions about water deal with energy company (October 10, 2017)

The Narragansett Tribe didn't just surprise its own citizens by agreeing to supply water to a controversial power plant in Rhode Island.

Jacqueline Keeler: 'Black Snake' film explores fight over pipeline in Minnesota
Environment | National

Jacqueline Keeler: 'Black Snake' film explores fight over pipeline in Minnesota (October 10, 2017)

Last year’s water protectors garnered worldwide attention, but several pipeline fights—such as the Enbridge Sandpiper pipeline victory—got little public notice.

House committee approves Native American Energy Act in near party-line split
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House committee approves Native American Energy Act in near party-line split (October 5, 2017)

A controversial Indian energy bill is once again sparking partisan tensions on Capitol Hill.