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Trump administration set to advance copper mine on sacred Apache site
Environment | National
Trump administration set to advance copper mine on sacred Apache site (July 13, 2017)
Before Indian Country's attention turned to the #NoDAPL movement, there was the fight to save Oak Flat, a sacred Apache site in Arizona, from a huge mine.

Karuk Tribe brings traditional science to federal land management
Environment | National
Karuk Tribe brings traditional science to federal land management (April 6, 2017)
The Karuk were once denied the right to practice an ancient tradition. Now scientific and resource management circles are seeing the merits of controlled burning.

Native Sun News Today: Tribes asked to participate in treaty 'land grab' in South Dakota
Environment | National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Tribes asked to participate in treaty 'land grab' in South Dakota (February 23, 2017)
The state wants to take over federally-managed land that was promised to the Sioux Nation by treaty.

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.

Obama administration fudges numbers to reach land-into-trust goal
National | Politics | Trust
Obama administration fudges numbers to reach land-into-trust goal (October 12, 2016)
More than 500,000 acres has been placed in trust but the figure includes properties that weren't the subject of land-into-trust applications.

President Obama signs Nevada Native Nations Land Act into law
National | Politics | Trust
President Obama signs Nevada Native Nations Land Act into law (October 7, 2016)
Six tribes in Nevada will be regaining some of their ancestral territory under H.R.2733, the Nevada Native Nations Lands Act.

California doctor admits stealing 20K Native artifacts from federal lands
Environment | Law | National
California doctor admits stealing 20K Native artifacts from federal lands (August 17, 2016)
Jonathan Bourne took the items -- including some from burial sites -- and kept them in his home.

Hopi Tribe loses lawsuit over reclaimed wastewater at sacred site
Environment | Law | National
Hopi Tribe loses lawsuit over reclaimed wastewater at sacred site (August 16, 2016)
A long-running dispute over the presence of treated sewage in the San Francisco Peaks has hit another snag.

House approves bills to transfer federal lands to tribes in California
National | Politics | Trust
House approves bills to transfer federal lands to tribes in California (July 6, 2016)
The Tule River Tribe and the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians saw bipartisan support for their land-into-trust bills.

House passes land-into-trust bills for tribes in Nevada and Arizona
Environment | Law | Politics | Trust
House passes land-into-trust bills for tribes in Nevada and Arizona (June 8, 2016)
Six tribes in Nevada and another one in Arizona are closer to securing new trust lands thanks to action on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.

House takes up land-into-trust bills for tribes in Nevada and Arizona
Politics | Trust
House takes up land-into-trust bills for tribes in Nevada and Arizona (June 6, 2016)
H.R.2733, the Nevada Native Nations Lands Act, and H.R.2009, the ascua Yaqui Tribe Land Conveyance Act, are set for passage on June 7.

Carolyn Pease-Lopez: Work together to protect sacred Crow land
Environment | Opinion
Carolyn Pease-Lopez: Work together to protect sacred Crow land (May 16, 2016)
Land managers and citizens alike must see beyond the boundaries we’ve drawn on the maps, and manage the Pryors as a valued, sacred whole.

Senate approves bill to transfer federal lands to six Nevada tribes
Politics | Trust
Senate approves bill to transfer federal lands to six Nevada tribes (April 14, 2016)
The Nevada Native Nations Land Act now awaits action in the House.

Supreme Court won't review Alaska tribe's victory in roads case
Environment | Law | National
Supreme Court won't review Alaska tribe's victory in roads case (March 28, 2016)
The Organized Village of Kake won a decision that protects the Tongass National Forest from roads, logging and other development.

City delays settlement over wastewater at sacred site in Arizona
Environment | Law
City delays settlement over wastewater at sacred site in Arizona (March 10, 2016)
The Hopi Tribe reached the settlement to address the use of treated sewage at the San Francisco Peaks.

South Dakota lawmakers kill bill to support return of land to tribes
Law | National | Politics
South Dakota lawmakers kill bill to support return of land to tribes (February 11, 2016)
Rep. Shawn Bordeaux (D), a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, spoke in favor of a resolution that called for 'full and fair compensation' to the Sioux Nation.

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.

Federal agencies closed offices in Oregon amid safety concerns
Law | National
Federal agencies closed offices in Oregon amid safety concerns (January 8, 2016)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has remained open because the agency that serves the Burns Paiute Tribe is more than 200 miles from the site of the armed takeover.

Activists protest use of reclaimed wastewater in sacred peaks
Environment | Law | National
Activists protest use of reclaimed wastewater in sacred peaks (November 19, 2015)
The San Francisco Peaks in Arizona are being desecrated by the use of treated sewage at a privately-operated ski resort located on federal land.

Blackfeet Nation gears up for action on drilling at sacred site
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Blackfeet Nation gears up for action on drilling at sacred site (November 3, 2015)
The tribe is cheering Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack for opposing development in the Badger-Two Medicine Area but the battle isn't over yet.

Arizona tribes back creation of new monument at Grand Canyon
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Arizona tribes back creation of new monument at Grand Canyon (October 14, 2015)
Stopping uranium development is a major focus of the proposed Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument in Arizona.

Horses on federal forest land in Arizona were once tied to tribes
Environment | National | Politics
Horses on federal forest land in Arizona were once tied to tribes (September 7, 2015)
No one from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community or the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation has come forward to claim the animals.

Blackfeet Nation states opposition to drilling on sacred land
Environment | Law
Blackfeet Nation states opposition to drilling on sacred land (September 3, 2015)
Everyone but one person spoke out against energy development in the Badger-Two Medicine Area in Montana.

Ute Tribe helped search for boy who spent 28 hours alone in forest
National
Ute Tribe helped search for boy who spent 28 hours alone in forest (August 25, 2015)
Malachi Bradley got separated from his family in a national forest that borders the Uintah and Ouray Reservation.

Editorial: 'Priceless' Indian petroglyphs used for target practice
Environment | Opinion
Editorial: 'Priceless' Indian petroglyphs used for target practice (August 24, 2015)
It’s bad enough that federal crews have to clean up after the shooters leave their bullet-riddled detritus behind in the forests.

Obama promises long-overdue action on drilling on sacred land
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Obama promises long-overdue action on drilling on sacred land (August 19, 2015)
Leaders of the Blackfeet Nation and their supporters oppose energy development in the Badger-Two Medicine Area of Montana.

Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne woman joins fire crew
Environment | National
Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne woman joins fire crew (August 17, 2015)
Ariel Rodriquez, at age 23 got tired of holding down desk, waitress and in-side summer jobs to help finance her college education.

Salt River Tribe opposes removal of wild horses on federal land
Environment
Salt River Tribe opposes removal of wild horses on federal land (August 5, 2015)
The U.S. Forest Service plans to round up horses from land adjacent to the reservation.

Tribes call for new national monument on sacred lands in Utah
Environment | National | Politics
Tribes call for new national monument on sacred lands in Utah (August 5, 2015)
More than two dozen tribes are calling on President Barack Obama to protect 1.9 million acres of sacred and historic territory.

Youth from Absentee Shawnee Tribe visit ancestral Illinois land
Education | Environment
Youth from Absentee Shawnee Tribe visit ancestral Illinois land (July 14, 2015)
Nearly a dozen young tribal members visited sites in and around the Shawnee National Forest.

House adds sacred sites amendment to Interior appropriations bill
Environment | Law | National | Politics
House adds sacred sites amendment to Interior appropriations bill (July 8, 2015)
No one spoke in opposition to a provision that seeks to strengthen an executive order issued by then-president Bill Clinton in 1996.

Blackfeet Nation launches campaign to ban drilling at sacred site
Environment | Law | National
Blackfeet Nation launches campaign to ban drilling at sacred site (April 23, 2015)
The tribe is calling on Congress and the Obama administration to cancel 18 drilling leases in the Badger-Two Medicine Area.

Fort McDermitt Paiute-Shoshone Tribe plans roundup of horses
Environment | Law | National
Fort McDermitt Paiute-Shoshone Tribe plans roundup of horses (April 10, 2015)
Animal rights groups are questioning a proposal to gather as many as 2,000 horses on federal land surrounding the reservation.

Blackfeet Nation opposes energy development on sacred lands
Environment | Politics
Blackfeet Nation opposes energy development on sacred lands (March 30, 2015)
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) is backing the tribe's efforts to cancel oil and gas leases in the sacred Badger-Two Medicine Area.

USDA Blog: Youth from Angoon Tribe carry on their traditions
Environment
USDA Blog: Youth from Angoon Tribe carry on their traditions (November 20, 2014)
Tribal members helped build a footbridge in the Tongass National Forest.

USDA Blog: California tribes work to maintain traditional foods
Environment
USDA Blog: California tribes work to maintain traditional foods (November 18, 2014)
The Karuk Tribe and the Yurok Tribe are working with the University of California and the U.S. Forest Service to maintain their traditional foods.

Nez Perce Tribe seeks update to historic trail from 1877 journey
Environment | National
Nez Perce Tribe seeks update to historic trail from 1877 journey (September 11, 2014)
Chief Joseph led his people across Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana to avoid being forced onto a reservation.

Hoopa Valley man takes over as supervisor of national forest
Environment | National
Hoopa Valley man takes over as supervisor of national forest (August 11, 2014)
Merv George said he is the first American Indian to serve as supervisor in the U.S. Forest Service.

President Obama signs bill to finalize Sandia Pueblo land swap
Environment | Politics
President Obama signs bill to finalize Sandia Pueblo land swap (June 10, 2014)
Exchange has been in the works for more than 10 years.

Measure to finalize Sandia Pueblo land exchange sent to Obama
Environment | Politics
Measure to finalize Sandia Pueblo land exchange sent to Obama (May 30, 2014)
Deal expands the reservation and helps protect land within national forest.

Nez Perce Tribe sues to block gold mine on federal forest land
Environment | Law
Nez Perce Tribe sues to block gold mine on federal forest land (April 25, 2014)
The Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho is suing the Obama administration to stop a gold mine.

Audio: House Natural Resources Committee hearing on forestry
Environment | Politics
Audio: House Natural Resources Committee hearing on forestry (April 10, 2014)
The House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing this morning to discuss tribal forestry issues.

Audio from House subcommittee's hearing on two tribal bills
Politics
Audio from House subcommittee's hearing on two tribal bills (February 5, 2014)
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs holds a hearing this afternoon on two bills

Ray Austin: Forest Service must hire more Native Americans
Opinion
Ray Austin: Forest Service must hire more Native Americans (February 4, 2014)
Ray Austin calls on the U.S. Forest Service to hire more American Indians and Alaska Natives.

New route through Oregon and Idaho for megaload shipment
Environment | Law | National
New route through Oregon and Idaho for megaload shipment (November 22, 2013)
A megaload shipment will be back on the road this Sunday but the route won't pass through the Nez Perce Reservation in Idaho.

Lac Courte Oreilles Band   maintains harvest camp at mine site
Environment | Law | National
Lac Courte Oreilles Band maintains harvest camp at mine site (October 29, 2013)
It looks like the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho has won the battle against megaload shipments through the reservation and through treaty areas.

Nez Perce Tribe stands up for treaty  rights in   megaload case
Business | Environment | Law | National
Nez Perce Tribe stands up for treaty rights in megaload case (September 26, 2013)
Members and leaders of the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho are defending their treaty rights in a lawsuit against megaload shipments.

Editorial: Idaho to blame for mess over megaload shipment
Opinion
Editorial: Idaho to blame for mess over megaload shipment (September 23, 2013)
Newspaper blames inept political leadership for allowing megaload shipments to pass through Idaho without hearing the concerns of the Nez Perce Tribe:

Gabe Galanda: Decision favors Nez Perce Tribe's treaty rights
Law | Opinion
Gabe Galanda: Decision favors Nez Perce Tribe's treaty rights (September 18, 2013)
Attorney Gabe Galanda discusses court decision favoring Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho and its treaty rights.

Nez Perce Tribe wins decision   against  2nd megaload shipment
Environment | Law | National
Nez Perce Tribe wins decision against 2nd megaload shipment (September 13, 2013)
A federal judge has barred a megaload shipment from crossing a federal forest in Idaho until the Nez Perce Tribe is consulted about the route.

Nez Perce Tribe in  court to block second   megaload shipment
Canada | Environment | Law | National
Nez Perce Tribe in court to block second megaload shipment (September 10, 2013)
The Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho went to court on Monday to try and stop a second megaload shipment from coming through the reservation.

Nez Perce Tribe hopes litigation blocks second megaload truck
Environment | Law
Nez Perce Tribe hopes litigation blocks second megaload truck (August 13, 2013)
The Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho hopes a lawsuit in federal court will prevent a second megaload shipment from coming through the reservation.

Nez Perce Tribe to sue over megaload shipment on reservation
Environment | Law | National
Nez Perce Tribe to sue over megaload shipment on reservation (August 8, 2013)
The Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho plans to file a lawsuit today over a controversial megaload shipment that went through the reservation

Nez Perce Tribe opposes  megaload  shipments on highways
Canada | Environment | Law
Nez Perce Tribe opposes megaload shipments on highways (August 5, 2013)
The Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho is calling on the U.S. Forest Service to stop the shipment of large equipment through Idaho and Montana.

USDA Blog:  Karuk man serves tribal communities in California
Environment
USDA Blog: Karuk man serves tribal communities in California (July 25, 2013)
Bob Goodwin, a member of the Karuk Tribe, serves as tribal relations advisor for the U.S. Forest Service in California.

Eastern Cherokees celebrate return of historic and sacred site
Environment | National
Eastern Cherokees celebrate return of historic and sacred site (June 5, 2013)
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians celebrated the return of 108 acres of ancestral territory in North Carolina. The tribe took title to the Hall Mountain Tract with the help...

Audio from House subcommittee hearing on six Indian bills
Politics
Audio from House subcommittee hearing on six Indian bills (May 16, 2013)
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs held a lengthy hearing this afternoon on six bills that addressed land issues. H.R.623, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Land...

Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on Indian bills
Politics
Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on Indian bills (May 15, 2013)
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs will take up six bills at a hearing on Thursday. The subcommittee will take testimony on: • H.R.623, To provide for...

Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on bills
Environment | Politics
Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on bills (May 8, 2013)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held its first legislative hearing of the 113th Congress this afternoon. The committee considered S.434, the Blackfeet Water Rights Settlement Act. The bill ratifies a...

Mescalero Apache Nation looking to reacquire ancestral lands
Environment | National
Mescalero Apache Nation looking to reacquire ancestral lands (April 26, 2013)
The Mescalero Apache Nation is looking to reacquire a portion of its ancestral territory in southern New Mexico. President Frederick Chino said the land at issue was reserved for the...

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