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'A blatant slap in the face': Tribes oppose land transfer bill in Nevada
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'A blatant slap in the face': Tribes oppose land transfer bill in Nevada (May 16, 2018)

The Yerington Paiute Tribe and the Walker River Paiute Tribe are slamming a land transfer bill that was drafted without their input.

Native Sun News Today: Drilling resumes near sacred site in Black Hills
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Native Sun News Today: Drilling resumes near sacred site in Black Hills (May 11, 2018)

Canadian gold prospectors resume drilling near sacred Pe’ Sla after securing an alternative water supply for their operations.

Native Sun News Today: Tourist town denies water to gold prospectors in Black Hills
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Native Sun News Today: Tourist town denies water to gold prospectors in Black Hills (May 2, 2018)

'Money isn’t everything to us. We are about the water and that we service the needs of our people that pay for it.'

Native Sun News Today: Mining near sacred site has 'torn up' roadway
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Native Sun News Today: Mining near sacred site has 'torn up' roadway (April 24, 2018)

Gold prospectors are drilling on land adjacent to Pe’ Sla in the Black Hills, a sacred site held in trust for tribes.

Native Sun News Today: Gold mine near sacred site takes step forward
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Native Sun News Today: Gold mine near sacred site takes step forward (January 25, 2018)

A Canadian company is moving forward with a gold mine in the Black Hills of South Dakota, near the Lakota spiritual center of Pe’ Sla.

Native Sun News Today: Tribes promise 'war' over gold mining in sacred Black Hills
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Native Sun News Today: Tribes promise 'war' over gold mining in sacred Black Hills (December 11, 2017)

Great Plains tribal leaders, at a meeting with U.S. Forest Service personnel on November 21, fired a barrage of constitutional arguments against proposed federal permitting of new gold exploration in the Black Hills.

Chilkat Indian Village sues to protect salmon runs from mining project in Alaska
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Chilkat Indian Village sues to protect salmon runs from mining project in Alaska (December 6, 2017)

The Chilkat Indian Village and three conservation groups are in court to stop a mining project in a critical salmon habitat in southeast Alaska.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe decries 'consultation' on Black Hills mining plan
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Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe decries 'consultation' on Black Hills mining plan (November 30, 2017)

Leaders of the Oglala Sioux Tribe are objecting to plans to mine for gold near a Lakota spiritual site in South Dakota.

Cronkite News: Environmental groups sue to block 'dangerous' copper mine in Arizona
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Cronkite News: Environmental groups sue to block 'dangerous' copper mine in Arizona (November 29, 2017)

Environmental groups sued the Forest Service this week to block what they called the 'dangerous' Rosemont copper mine, citing concerns ranging from habitat destruction to drinking water contamination at the project southeast of Tucson.

Native Sun News Today: Canadian company seeks gold mine in sacred Black Hills
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Native Sun News Today: Canadian company seeks gold mine in sacred Black Hills (October 26, 2017)

A Canadian company is proposing a gold mine in the Black Hills of South Dakota, near the Lakota spiritual center of Pe’ Sla.

Chris Feliciano Arnold: Indigenous people again at risk with mining rush in Brazil
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?