More: sacred sites
Donald Trump's visit to Mount Rushmore provoked a rally of some 400 Native Americans and allies, who seized the opportunity to remind him he was trespassing on sacred Sioux Nation treaty land stolen in violation of the U.S. Constitution.
If true justice and equality are ever to be achieved in the United States, the country must first take seriously what it owes Indigenous Peoples.
Nearly 200 protestors clashed with law enforcement as they stood in defense of Sioux Nation homelands stolen by the U.S. government.
Donald Trump and Kristi Noem are using the Black Hills and Mount Rushmore to publicize their political ambitions.
Just days after President Trump praised border wall efforts, a federal court reaffirmed that the administration’s method of funding that construction was 'unlawful.'
Treaty law, which is the highest law of the land, according to the U.S. Constitution, provides that the Black Hills belong to the Sioux Nation.
Nothing stands as a greater reminder to the Great Sioux Nation of a country that cannot keep a promise or treaty than the faces carved into our sacred land.
As President Trump was hailing the pace of border wall construction, Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris Jr. was bemoaning it as a project that continues to destroy sacred sites.
Over the past two months, Suzan Shown Harjo has tested positive not just once, but twice, for the disease caused by the coronavirus.
Concerns about sacred sites, endangered species and lack of tribal consultation weren't enough to derail a hydropower study on the Little Colorado River
Kurt BlueDog, Sisseton-Wahpeton, fought for the rights of tribes across the nation. He was 70 years old.
Republicans tried to derail a sacred sites hearing by using the coronavirus as an excuse. It didn't work.
'Dynamiting these sacred sites and burial grounds is the same as bulldozing Arlington National Cemetery,' Tohono O'odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris Jr. said of the Trump administration's construction of the border wall.
On September 19, Taos Pueblo will commemorate the fifty-year anniversary of the return of sacred Blue Lake to the tribe.
Two Arizonans -- one of them a tribal leader -- from two points on the border brought two very different ideas about the border wall to a hearing in the nation's capital.
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States will be discussing the Trump administration's destruction of sacred sites at a hearing in Washington, D.C.
A federal judge has overturned environmental permits for the Rosemont Copper Mine, a controversial project opposed by tribes in Arizona.
Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris said the 'controlled blasting' for a border wall that will ultimately cut through his reservation is just the latest example of the federal government ignoring its duty to consult with tribes.
A Lakota warning helped pass a resolution opposing large-scale gold prospecting in the sacred Black Hills of South Dakota.
I am proud to endorse Mayor Pete Buttigieg for president. Let me explain why.
How do you support people forever attached to a landscape after an inferno tears through their homelands: decimating native food sources, burning through ancient scarred trees and destroying ancestral and totemic plants and animals?
Under pressure from Native and other community members throughout the past year, the Black Hills National Forest will be taking public comments about gold prospecting in sacred He Sapa.
After an end-of-year push that saw Indian Country's legislative agenda gain widespread attention thanks to a presidential tweet, more pro-tribal bills are being teed up for action on Capitol Hill.
The Trump administration waived environmental and other regulations on nearly one-quarter of Arizona’s border with Mexico last year to ease the way for border wall construction.
An Arizona company wants to build two massive hydroelectric projects on the Little Colorado River, threatening sacred tribal lands.
The United States of America needs an honest national dialogue regarding our own history.
The Tribal Steward Program introduces young people to land conservation and restoration in Northwest tribal communities.
These places literally embody human lives, and are the only records we have of prehistoric indigenous peoples of the New World.
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 violent, racist history has kept Native people off their ancestral lands for decades. How can we remove the barriers that still exist today?
This is the story of the first Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act prosecution in Ohio.
'It’s like we live in a third world country and we are forgotten,' resident Lauren Crowe says. 'No one cares.'
What wilderness advocates and members of the Crow Tribe called a 'nightmare' scenario in Montana’s Crazy Mountains appears to be coming true, and sooner than they thought.
The federal government has treaty and trust responsibilities to tribal governments, including the protection of tribal cultural resources.
The Mount Graham red squirrel is found only in the Pinaleño Mountains of Arizona, home of a sacred Apache place.
'The tribe is fighting back,' an attorney for the Oglala Sioux said of plans for a large scale uranium mine in South Dakota.
Food security, traditional agriculture, and local self-reliance are key to regenerative societies of the future.
Tribal advocates are seeking a World Indigenous Peoples Decade of Water as they fight the Keystone XL Pipeline.
If Canada continues to ignore its obligations to Indigenous peoples under long-standing agreements, UNDRIP and other international agreements, reconciliation will remain but a superficial buzzword.
A historic indigenous resistance is unfolding on the Big Island of Hawaii, where thousands have descended on Mauna Kea, a sacred Native site.
A federal judge has halted plans to begin digging an open-pit copper mine opposed by tribes in Arizona.
As the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates hit the stage for their second round of debates, some of the hopefuls are sitting down with tribal leaders.
Indian policy throughout history was meant to exterminate us, but we are still here.
Pueblo culture is the focus of an annual meeting at Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.
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.
Legislation to protect ancestral and sacred tribal lands is gaining steam on Capitol Hill.