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Chris Feliciano Arnold: Indigenous people again at risk with mining rush in Brazil
Environment | Opinion | World
Chris Feliciano Arnold: Indigenous people again at risk with mining rush in Brazil (September 19, 2017)
Commercial mining threatens decades of progress on environmental protection and indigenous rights in the Amazon, author Chris Feliciano Arnold writes in The New York Times.

Yerington Paiute Tribe sues owners of abandoned mine for millions of dollars
Environment | Law
Yerington Paiute Tribe sues owners of abandoned mine for millions of dollars (September 8, 2017)
The Yerington Paiute Tribe is trying to hold the prior owners of an abandoned copper mine in Nevada accountable for polluting the environment.

Secretary Zinke embraces view that some areas are 'too precious' for development

Secretary Zinke embraces view that some areas are 'too precious' for development (August 29, 2017)
Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior is sounding like his Obama administration predecessor when it comes to development on certain federal lands.

EHN: Menominee Nation demands stronger federal oversight of Back Forty Mine
Environment | National
EHN: Menominee Nation demands stronger federal oversight of Back Forty Mine (August 25, 2017)
In its continued fight against a mine near sacred waters, the Menominee Nation wants stronger federal regulations to apply as officials weigh the final permit for mine approval.

Cronkite News: Tribes win decision in water rights dispute in Arizona
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Cronkite News: Tribes win decision in water rights dispute in Arizona (June 15, 2017)
A federal appeals court agreed with two tribes who challenged plans to divert water from the Gila River in Arizona.

Native Sun News Today: Indigenous leader battles mine operation in Guatemala
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Native Sun News Today: Indigenous leader battles mine operation in Guatemala (May 5, 2017)
An open-pit nickel mining operation met its match when Q’eqchi leader Rodrigo Tot led his community to a high court victory for traditional land rights.

Native Sun News Today: Groups fight uranium mining in Black Hills
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Groups fight uranium mining in Black Hills (April 25, 2017)
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s release of “apparent violations” of surface and groundwater requirements in uranium mill cleanup underscored the latest efforts to prevent the permitting of proposed new mines and mills in the Black Hills.

Foreign billionaire behind mine opposed by tribes rents mansion to Trump couple
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Foreign billionaire behind mine opposed by tribes rents mansion to Trump couple (April 18, 2017)
Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, work for President Donald Trump and are in position to influence the administration's position on a mine project in Minnesota.

Cronkite News: Copper mine on sacred Apache land in Arizona complains about delays
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Cronkite News: Copper mine on sacred Apache land in Arizona complains about delays (March 22, 2017)
The Resolution Copper Mine in Arizona would be operating by now in most countries, but is still years away from getting all the permits it needs in the U.S., a company official testified.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe battles uranium mining
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe battles uranium mining (March 20, 2017)
The Environmental Protection Agency plans to to issue underground water permits for the uranium mining and milling project opposed by the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

Cronkite News: San Carlos Apache Tribe marches for sacred site
National | Politics
Cronkite News: San Carlos Apache Tribe marches for sacred site (March 14, 2017)
It’s a chilly Friday morning on highway AZ-170 on the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation.

EHN: Menominee Nation won't back down from fight against mine on sacred ground
Environment | National
EHN: Menominee Nation won't back down from fight against mine on sacred ground (January 6, 2017)
The open pit gold, zinc and copper mine would be near tribal burial sites and centuries old raised garden beds along the Menominee River, the center of the Menominee Tribe's creation story.

Cronkite News: San Carlos Apache Tribe fights mine at sacred site
Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: San Carlos Apache Tribe fights mine at sacred site (January 2, 2017)
Oak Flat, a desert landscape and 90-minute drive outside Phoenix, lies in the midst of an environmental and economic controversy.

Peter d'Errico: Indigenous community battles invasion in Ecuador
Environment | Opinion | World
Peter d'Errico: Indigenous community battles invasion in Ecuador (January 2, 2017)
'The Shuar are protesting an invasion of their homelands by a Chinese mining company that would create the world’s second largest open pit copper mine.'

Havasupai Tribe files lawsuit to protect water rights in Arizona
Environment | Law
Havasupai Tribe files lawsuit to protect water rights in Arizona (December 15, 2016)
The defendants include corporations that have engaged in uranium mining and other activities that draw water away from the reservation.

Mark Anthony Rolo: Bad River Band took a stand against big mine
Environment | Opinion
Mark Anthony Rolo: Bad River Band took a stand against big mine (October 31, 2016)
'People all over the country are becoming fed up with corporate exploitation of the land and natural resources.'

Environmental Health News: Menominee Nation battles mining project
Environment | Health | National
Environmental Health News: Menominee Nation battles mining project (September 20, 2016)
Guy Reiter was an archaeologist before he was an activist. But the two merged after a dream six years ago.

Navajo Nation sues Environmental Protection Agency for mine spill
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Navajo Nation sues Environmental Protection Agency for mine spill (August 17, 2016)
Key members of Congress are supporting the tribe's call for accountability one year after the Gold King Mine disaster.

Navajo Nation awarded $25K grant to provide training for mine workers
Environment
Navajo Nation awarded $25K grant to provide training for mine workers (July 7, 2016)
The tribe's Division of Natural Resources was the only Indian County recipient of a grant from the Department of Labor.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe scores in uranium mine battle
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Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe scores in uranium mine battle (June 6, 2016)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe and activists scored a win when federal administrative judges ruled that Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff failed to take 'a hard look' at cultural resources in recommending renewal of a uranium mining license for Crow Butte Mine

Native Sun News: Lakota youth joins fight against coal mine in Australia
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Native Sun News: Lakota youth joins fight against coal mine in Australia (May 18, 2016)
Fresh from a 500-mile relay run to prevent the Dakota Access Pipeline construction across Lakota Territory, Cheyenne River Sioux tribal youth Joseph White Eyes headed for the Land Down Under to speak out against a mammoth coal mine that threatens Aboriginal land and water.

Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Tribes fight coal mine in Texas
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Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Tribes fight coal mine in Texas (May 4, 2016)
Native American groups and supporters band together to show their outrage at the continued destructive coal mining along the Rio Grande in Eagle Pass, Texas.

Native Sun News: Comments sought on Black Hills mine cleanup
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Native Sun News: Comments sought on Black Hills mine cleanup (April 28, 2016)
Taxpayers have 30 days to comment on a liability agreement that would reduce their costs by $10 million for the ongoing Superfund cleanup at the abandoned Gilt Edge Mine in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Native Sun News: Tribes urged to support update to 1872 mining law
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Native Sun News: Tribes urged to support update to 1872 mining law (April 21, 2016)
S.2254 establishes the Hardrock Minerals Reclamation Fund for restoration of land and water resources in abandoned hardrock mine states and on Indian land.

President of Navajo Nation calls on EPA to testify at field hearing
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President of Navajo Nation calls on EPA to testify at field hearing (April 7, 2016)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is looking into the Gold King Mine disaster but one key official is refusing to appear.

Nevada tribes welcome Superfund priority for abandoned mine
Environment
Nevada tribes welcome Superfund priority for abandoned mine (March 30, 2016)
The Anaconda Copper Mine is located near the Yerington Paiute Reservation and has contaminated wells with uranium, arsenic, lead and other toxic chemicals.

Peter d'Errico: Doctrine of Discovery still alive at sacred Oak Flat
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Peter d'Errico: Doctrine of Discovery still alive at sacred Oak Flat (March 30, 2016)
Thomas Jefferson's ghost stalks Oak Flat.

Native Sun News: Opponents fight quarry expansion in Black Hills
Environment | National
Native Sun News: Opponents fight quarry expansion in Black Hills (March 28, 2016)
Opponents of a proposed four-fold expansion at a Black Hills gravel pit in an area earmarked for conservation use are calling on Native Americans to consider supporting them.

Native Sun News: Uranium mine near sacred site seeks to expand
Environment | National
Native Sun News: Uranium mine near sacred site seeks to expand (March 23, 2016)
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is inviting the public to comment on proposed expansion of Australia’s largest U.S. aquifer mining operation, also Wyoming’s newest uranium mine, located near Mato Tipila.

Mine on sacred Apache site in Arizona remains a hot political issue
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Mine on sacred Apache site in Arizona remains a hot political issue (March 11, 2016)
What started off as a seemingly obscure battle has resulted in the conviction of a Republican lawmaker, a slew of belittling actions from another Republican, a major lobbying campaign in Indian Country and a cross-country, media-grabbing caravan to the U.S. Capitol.

Wife of Bernie Sanders slated to visit sacred Apache site in Arizona
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Wife of Bernie Sanders slated to visit sacred Apache site in Arizona (March 8, 2016)
Jane Sanders will meet with the Apache Stronghold, a group started by Wendsler Nosie, Sr., a council member for the San Carlos Apache Tribe.

Stephen Fox: Bernie Sanders works to protect sacred Apache site
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Stephen Fox: Bernie Sanders works to protect sacred Apache site (March 3, 2016)
Tribes nationwide and other Americans across the country deeply appreciate Senator Bernie Sanders’ efforts to protect tribal sacred land in Arizona from destruction by foreign-owned mining conglomerates.

Cronkite News: Lawmakers fight designation for sacred Apache site in Arizona
Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Lawmakers fight designation for sacred Apache site in Arizona (March 2, 2016)
Supporters of a copper mine proposed for Oak Flat have been given until Friday to make the case that the area, deemed sacred by the San Carlos Apache, should not be designated a historic site.

Native Sun News: Firm suspends work on mine near sacred site
Environment | National
Native Sun News: Firm suspends work on mine near sacred site (January 29, 2016)
The Canadian company that proposed to mine rare earth minerals near the culturally significant tribal landmark of Mahto Tipila, or Devils Tower, suspended activities at the so-called Bear Lodge Project.

Native Sun News: Tribes oppose uranium mine near sacred site
Environment | National
Native Sun News: Tribes oppose uranium mine near sacred site (December 14, 2015)
Among at least 100 people who attended a uranium hearing were leaders of the Navajo Nation and three Indian Pueblos opposing a request to reopen a polluted underground mine located at sacred Mt. Taylor in New Mexico.

Bill in Senate repeals rider for mine at sacred Apache site
Environment | National | Politics
Bill in Senate repeals rider for mine at sacred Apache site (November 6, 2015)
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont), a 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, introduced the Save Oak Flat Act.

Karen Kitcheyan Jones: Site not sacred to the Apache people
Environment | Opinion
Karen Kitcheyan Jones: Site not sacred to the Apache people (October 15, 2015)
I encourage all tribal members not to fear our Tribal government leaders, as they must remember that the oath they took was to serve their people, and serve with facts, fairness and honesty.

Julian Brave NoiseCat: Sen. John McCain sells out on sacred sites
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Julian Brave NoiseCat: Sen. John McCain sells out on sacred sites (September 28, 2015)
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has been the subject of intense criticism from Native activists and their supporters over the past year for his role in orchestrating the sale of Oak Flat.

Angela Aleiss: San Carlos Apache Tribe battles for sacred site
Environment | Opinion
Angela Aleiss: San Carlos Apache Tribe battles for sacred site (September 16, 2015)
The debate over the Resolution Copper Mine has created a David vs. Goliath struggle, with the tiny San Carlos Apache Nation up against giants of the corporate and political world.

EPA Administrator to appear at three Gold King Mine hearings
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EPA Administrator to appear at three Gold King Mine hearings (September 11, 2015)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and two House committees are looking into the disaster.

Navajo Nation cites 'culture of distrust' with Gold King Mine spill
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Navajo Nation cites 'culture of distrust' with Gold King Mine spill (September 10, 2015)
Tribal leaders felt misled by the Environmental Protection Agency soon after the August 5 incident at the abandoned mine in Colorado.

Multiple Capitol Hill hearings set into disaster at Gold King Mine
Environment | Health | National | Politics
Multiple Capitol Hill hearings set into disaster at Gold King Mine (August 31, 2015)
The Obama administration will be under extreme scrutiny as lawmakers focus on the release of millions of gallons of mine waste into the water system.

Navajo Nation to reopen irrigation canal after Gold King mine spill
Environment | National | Politics
Navajo Nation to reopen irrigation canal after Gold King mine spill (August 28, 2015)
Farmers and ranchers on the Navajo Nation will finally be able to supply water to their crops and livestock, three weeks after the incident at an abandoned mine.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold hearing on EPA mine spill
Environment | National | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold hearing on EPA mine spill (August 26, 2015)
The Navajo Nation and the Southern Ute Tribe are still dealing with the effects of the August 5 disaster.

Native Sun News: Tribes respond to toxic spill at abandoned mine
Environment | National
Native Sun News: Tribes respond to toxic spill at abandoned mine (August 25, 2015)
Tribal government officials and grassroots organizers carried on their emergency response efforts from a 3-million-gallon 'blowout' of toxic mine waste that polluted the Animas River on the Southern Ute Reservation and the San Juan River in the Navajo Nation.

Navajo Nation remains cautious after spill impacts water system
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Navajo Nation remains cautious after spill impacts water system (August 21, 2015)
Tribal leaders have refused to reopen the San Juan River and questioned the Environmental Protection Agency for delivering what they said were contaminated water tanks.

Native Sun News: Medicine wheel greets Air Force at annual show
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Native Sun News: Medicine wheel greets Air Force at annual show (August 21, 2015)
While the eyes of the public were on the skies at the annual Air Show and Open House at the Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota, the pilots could see something besides the crowd on the ground – a huge, freshly painted Lakota medicine wheel symbol.

Debra White Plume: Oglala Sioux Tribe battles uranium mine
Environment | Opinion
Debra White Plume: Oglala Sioux Tribe battles uranium mine (August 18, 2015)
Our worldview ingrains the belief in our Lakota spirits, hearts and minds that water is a sacred gift.

Steven Newcomb: Sen. McCain to blame for shady land swap
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Steven Newcomb: Sen. McCain to blame for shady land swap (August 18, 2015)
Dominating and dehumanizing conceptions from the fifteenth century, interwoven in existing U.S. law, are still being used today to create a subjecting form of reality for our original nations.

Dale Miles: Site was never sacred to San Carlos Apache Tribe
Opinion
Dale Miles: Site was never sacred to San Carlos Apache Tribe (August 14, 2015)
Does it not bother anyone that rarely do we hear a voice of someone on the street who doesn’t support tribal government’s view on Oak Flat?

Leader of EPA visits Navajo Nation after mine spill in Colorado
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Leader of EPA visits Navajo Nation after mine spill in Colorado (August 13, 2015)
Administrator Gina McCarthy met with top tribal leaders but didn't go to the Gold King Mine to see the origins of the disaster.

President of Navajo Nation upset with EPA's response to spill
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President of Navajo Nation upset with EPA's response to spill (August 12, 2015)
Tribal citizens are being warned not to sign a form that could prevent them from filing damage claims.

Navajo Leader: 'This is an assault on who we are as Dine people'
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Navajo Leader: 'This is an assault on who we are as Dine people' (August 11, 2015)
A top New Mexico official revealed that the Southern Ute Tribe and not the Environmental Protection Agency first notified the state about the environmental catastrophe.

Navajo Nation to sue EPA over release of mine waste into waters
Environment | Health | Law | National
Navajo Nation to sue EPA over release of mine waste into waters (August 10, 2015)
About three million gallons of orange-colored waste from an abandoned mine in Colorado has traveled downstream to the Navajo Nation.

Tara Houska: DC rally puts focus on threats to sacred Oak Flat
Environment | Opinion
Tara Houska: DC rally puts focus on threats to sacred Oak Flat (July 30, 2015)
The destruction of Oak Flat will signify a continued history of dispossessing lands from Native Americans and disregard for Native religions.

Aaron Angerman: Alaska Natives not consulted about mine plan
Canada | Environment | Opinion
Aaron Angerman: Alaska Natives not consulted about mine plan (July 28, 2015)
I am frightened to think that what happened at Mount Polley could happen here in our back yard now that the Red Chris Mine is operational.

War of words escalates on mine at sacred Apache site in Arizona
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War of words escalates on mine at sacred Apache site in Arizona (July 27, 2015)
Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona), the sponsor of the Save Oak Flat Act, is striking back at Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona).

Dear Colleague: Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona) on Save Oak Flat Act
Politics
Dear Colleague: Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona) on Save Oak Flat Act (July 27, 2015)
The following are the text of two Dear Colleague letters written by Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona) regarding H.R.2811, the Save Oak Flat Act.

Dear Colleague: Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona) on Save Oak Flat Act
Politics
Dear Colleague: Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona) on Save Oak Flat Act (July 27, 2015)
Text of a Dear Colleague letter written by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona) regarding H.R.2811, the Save Oak Flat Act.

San Carlos Apache Tribe lands in DC to rally for sacred site
Environment | Law | National | Politics
San Carlos Apache Tribe lands in DC to rally for sacred site (July 22, 2015)
After traveling 2,000 miles across the country, the Apache Stronghold is rally at the U.S. Capitol to save sacred Oak Flat from a mining development.

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