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Indigenous people may be the Amazon's last hope
Indigenous people may be the Amazon's last hope (March 31, 2020)

Brazil’s divisive President Jair Bolsonaro has taken another step in his bold plans to develop indigenous territory in the Amazon rainforest.


Native Sun News Today: Meade County oks man-camp
Native Sun News Today: Meade County oks man-camp (March 12, 2020)

Tribal nations held off the Keystone XL Pipeline in federal court even as the company behind the controversial project moved forward with man camps.


Anti-pipeline activists return to court to stop Keystone XL — again
Anti-pipeline activists return to court to stop Keystone XL — again (March 9, 2020)

Environmental and indigenous activists returned to federal court in Montana, seeking to stop construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.


Snowbowl renovation gains speed with Forest Service approval of new ski lift
Snowbowl renovation gains speed with Forest Service approval of new ski lift (March 6, 2020)

The U.S. Forest Service approved a $60 million expansion of a privately-owned ski resort in the sacred San Francisco Peaks.


'Come celebrate with us': Taos Pueblo commemorates return of sacred land
'Come celebrate with us': Taos Pueblo commemorates return of sacred land (March 6, 2020)

On September 19, Taos Pueblo will commemorate the fifty-year anniversary of the return of sacred Blue Lake to the tribe.


The Revelator: Trump administration rolls back water quality standards
The Revelator: Trump administration rolls back water quality standards (February 24, 2020)

States with fewer local protections and resources will suffer the most — as will their people and wildlife.


Refuge transfer sparks concern about land transfers, and a disclaimer
Refuge transfer sparks concern about land transfers, and a disclaimer (February 20, 2020)

A proposal to convey the National Bison Range to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes has generated a mixture of excitement, concern, and outright opposition


Tribal officials press for more, and more predictable, federal funding
Tribal officials press for more, and more predictable, federal funding (February 20, 2020)

Tribal officials raised issues ranging from polluted water to underfunded police but there was one message they all had for lawmakers – the government needs to be a more reliable partner on critical projects.


Spokane Tribe celebrates long-overdue compensation legislation
Spokane Tribe celebrates long-overdue compensation legislation (February 19, 2020)

It took nearly 80 years for the federal government to agree to pay the Spokane Tribe for the loss of homes, lands and sacred sites.


YES! Magazine: Makaśa Looking Horse at center of activist movement
YES! Magazine: Makaśa Looking Horse at center of activist movement (February 19, 2020)

Young Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color at the center of environmental justice movements are often overlooked.


Native Sun News Today: Oglala tribal staff caps water well with uranium in it
Native Sun News Today: Oglala tribal staff caps water well with uranium in it (February 19, 2020)

An official statement barring forbidden levels of uranium in drinking water caused turmoil, but the supply has been capped by the Oglala Sioux Tribe.


Native Sun News Today: Lakota prophecy changes mind of City Council
Native Sun News Today: Lakota prophecy changes mind of City Council (February 17, 2020)

A Lakota warning helped pass a resolution opposing large-scale gold prospecting in the sacred Black Hills of South Dakota.


Northwest tribes conclude winter meeting with call to protect environment
Northwest tribes conclude winter meeting with call to protect environment (February 6, 2020)

Northwest tribes want the federal government to respect opposition to controversial environmental decisions that impact their traditional lands.


Sault Ste. Marie Tribe hails end to nuclear waste project
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe hails end to nuclear waste project (February 3, 2020)

The Sault Tribe has taken a leadership position in defending the waters of the upper Great Lakes from industrial pollution.


Being Frank: We must demand a healthy Puget Sound
Being Frank: We must demand a healthy Puget Sound (February 3, 2020)

Treaty tribes in western Washington are offering bold actions needed to recover the health of Puget Sound.


The Revelator: Residents of small town derail fracking operation
The Revelator: Residents of small town derail fracking operation (February 3, 2020)

A small town that’s home to the famous Best Friends Animal Society took an unconventional path to face down a fracking operation.


Are SD Republicans trapped in history’s time warp?
Are SD Republicans trapped in history’s time warp? (January 31, 2020)

The Republican regime in South Dakota has an intolerable regime for those who have a stake in the control of people and animals for profit.


Who’s yea and who’s nay on the CSKT water compact
Who’s yea and who’s nay on the CSKT water compact (January 27, 2020)

Where do the key players stand on a bill to settle the water rights of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes?


The Revelator: Indigenous peoples threatened in their own homelands
The Revelator: Indigenous peoples threatened in their own homelands (January 27, 2020)

A vulnerable culture living in a severely degraded section of the Colombian Amazon is in desperate need of international respect and support.


Advocates: EPA’s new clean-water rules hit Arizona, Southwest hardest
Advocates: EPA’s new clean-water rules hit Arizona, Southwest hardest (January 24, 2020)

Clean-water rules unveiled by the Trump administration could remove the vast majority of Arizona’s waterways from federal oversight, a change environmentalists call bad news.


Native Sun News Today: Town okays water for KXL; tribes hold out
Native Sun News Today: Town okays water for KXL; tribes hold out (January 17, 2020)

Tribes with treaty rights affected by the Keystone XL Pipeline continue to contest water permits for the controversial project.


Olszewski and Republican cohort asks Daines to withdraw CSKT compact bill
Olszewski and Republican cohort asks Daines to withdraw CSKT compact bill (January 16, 2020)

Republicans in Montana are once again trying to derail a long-awaited water rights settlement for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.


Native Sun News Today: Forest Service accepts comments on Black Hills gold prospecting
Native Sun News Today: Forest Service accepts comments on Black Hills gold prospecting (January 16, 2020)

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.


Trump administration's push for U.S. uranium production opposed near Grand Canyon
Trump administration's push for U.S. uranium production opposed near Grand Canyon (January 9, 2020)

The Hopi Tribe is among the opponents of uranium mining on sacred lands in Arizona.


Damming Little Colorado River for power projects is opposed by tribes, environmentalists
Damming Little Colorado River for power projects is opposed by tribes, environmentalists (January 8, 2020)

An Arizona company wants to build two massive hydroelectric projects on the Little Colorado River, threatening sacred tribal lands.


YES! Magazine: Haida Nation blends traditional knowledge with science
YES! Magazine: Haida Nation blends traditional knowledge with science (January 6, 2020)

A collaboration between Indigenous tradition and Western science may offer a way to bolster both Haida culture and the marine ecosystem intertwined with it.


More Indian Country bills advance on Capitol Hill amid impeachment drama
More Indian Country bills advance on Capitol Hill amid impeachment drama (December 16, 2019)

With Democrats prepared to impeach President Donald Trump, lawmakers continue to advance legislation to benefit Indian Country's interests.


Daines and Tester co-sponsor CSKT water rights settlement
Daines and Tester co-sponsor CSKT water rights settlement (December 13, 2019)

Sens. Steve Daines and Jon Tester announced the introduction of a long-awaited bill that would settle a century-old dispute over water rights between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the state and federal governments.


Daines says he’ll introduce new agreement to settle CSKT water dispute
Daines says he’ll introduce new agreement to settle CSKT water dispute (December 5, 2019)

An agreement between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the federal government over long-disputed water rights is taking a major step forward.


Trump administration signals support for CSKT water compact
Trump administration signals support for CSKT water compact (November 25, 2019)

Through two top cabinet officials, the Trump administration has signaled its support for a proposed settlement of the reserved water right claims of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.


Standing Rock seeks hearing to deny DAPL bid to double oil flow
Standing Rock seeks hearing to deny DAPL bid to double oil flow (November 18, 2019)

The Dakota Access Pipeline has experienced 12 spills of more than 6,100 gallons of crude oil in less than two years of operation.


'You just simply cannot trespass on somebody’s land': Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation hit with lawsuit
'You just simply cannot trespass on somebody’s land': Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation hit with lawsuit (November 14, 2019)

Citizens of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation are suing leaders of their tribe for allegedly trespassing on their land.


Trailblazing Pueblo woman leader delivers opening prayer in Congress
Trailblazing Pueblo woman leader delivers opening prayer in Congress (November 13, 2019)

Native women leaders continue to make history in the halls of Congress.


KXL oil spill in North Dakota
KXL oil spill in North Dakota (November 12, 2019)

As tribal representatives took part in Keystone XL expansion hearings in South Dakota, the original pipeline erupted in neighboring North Dakota.


Rising seas threaten hundreds of Native American heritage sites along Florida's Gulf Coast
Rising seas threaten hundreds of Native American heritage sites along Florida's Gulf Coast (November 11, 2019)

These places literally embody human lives, and are the only records we have of prehistoric indigenous peoples of the New World.


KXL Pipeline fighters call for backup at water permit hearings
KXL Pipeline fighters call for backup at water permit hearings (October 30, 2019)

A Canadian company needs a large amount of water for the Keystone XL Pipeline. Tribes and water protectors are fighting back.


EPA hears resounding ‘no’ on proposed water permits for Black Hills uranium mining
EPA hears resounding ‘no’ on proposed water permits for Black Hills uranium mining (October 23, 2019)

One hundred percent of the comments at a public hearing on water permits for the Dewey Burdock Project were against uranium mining on treaty territory.


House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples takes up two bills at hearing
House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples takes up two bills at hearing (October 16, 2019)

The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony on two tribal bills.


UW News: Law school events focus on uranium and treaties
UW News: Law school events focus on uranium and treaties (October 15, 2019)

The University of Wyoming College of Law is hosting two public events focusing on water contamination on one reservation and and a treaty rights case recently decided by the Supreme Court.


Yakama Nation calls for removal of Columbia River dams
Yakama Nation calls for removal of Columbia River dams (October 14, 2019)

'The false religious doctrine of Christian discovery was used by the United States to perpetuate crimes of genocide and forced displacement against Native Peoples.'


Supreme Court opens new term with little new Indian law activity
Supreme Court opens new term with little new Indian law activity (October 9, 2019)

So what's going on with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's reservation case? No one knows.


Indigenous hunters are protecting animals, land and waterways
Indigenous hunters are protecting animals, land and waterways (September 30, 2019)

Everyone should acknowledge the positive impact Indigenous hunting can have on the protection and monitoring of the environment.


Tribes hold Trump feet to fire on tar-sands pipeline permit
Tribes hold Trump feet to fire on tar-sands pipeline permit (September 30, 2019)

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe and Fort Belknap Indian Community are defending their treaty rights against the Trump administration's push for the Keystone XL Pipeline.


Siku Allooloo: Canada is built on racism, genocide, violence, and theft
Siku Allooloo: Canada is built on racism, genocide, violence, and theft (September 27, 2019)

Two generations saw our Inuit and Dine homelands in Northern Canada nearly destroyed. Now my way of life is one of cultural repair.


VIDEO: Yurok medicine song opens United Nations Equator Prize ceremony
VIDEO: Yurok medicine song opens United Nations Equator Prize ceremony (September 26, 2019)

The Yurok Tribe made history this week, becoming the first Indian nation in the U.S. to receive the prestigious Equator Prize from the United Nations.


Uranium mine water permits spur call for help
Uranium mine water permits spur call for help (September 17, 2019)

A uranium mining project is located in 1868 Ft. Laramie Treaty territory, an area reserved for the Great Sioux Nation.


'The tribe sees the lake as a relative': Red Lake Nation protects homelands
'The tribe sees the lake as a relative': Red Lake Nation protects homelands (September 16, 2019)

These waters were, and are, the very pulse of Ojibwe traditional culture.


EPA Ignores tribal consultation
EPA Ignores tribal consultation (September 5, 2019)

After tribal citizens roundly rejected draft permits to provide Black Hills water to a foreign uranium mine project, the Environmental Protection Agency revised the wording for a new comment period.


Presidential hopefuls embrace Indigenous movement against unwanted pipelines
Presidential hopefuls embrace Indigenous movement against unwanted pipelines (September 4, 2019)

The Indigenous battles against Keystone XL and Dakota Access have finally emerged as a critical component of the 2020 presidential campaign.


Lummi Nation seeks protections for 'relations under water'
Lummi Nation seeks protections for 'relations under water' (September 3, 2019)

'What we do to the web of life, we do to ourselves. If any strand of the web is broken, the whole web is affected,' the Lummi Nation stated.


Rosemont copper mine suffers another setback in decade of legal battles
Rosemont copper mine suffers another setback in decade of legal battles (September 3, 2019)

A copper mine opposed by the Tohono O’odham Nation, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Hopi Tribe has hit another snag.


Oglala Sioux Tribe battles uranium mining in sacred Black Hills
Oglala Sioux Tribe battles uranium mining in sacred Black Hills (August 29, 2019)

'The tribe is fighting back,' an attorney for the Oglala Sioux said of plans for a large scale uranium mine in South Dakota.


Native Sun News Today: Summit focuses on sacredness of water
Native Sun News Today: Summit focuses on sacredness of water (August 22, 2019)

Tribal advocates are seeking a World Indigenous Peoples Decade of Water as they fight the Keystone XL Pipeline.


Former White Mountain Apache Tribe chairman Ronnie Lupe passes on
Former White Mountain Apache Tribe chairman Ronnie Lupe passes on (August 13, 2019)

'He no longer belongs to us; he belongs to the ages,' Chairwoman Gwendena Lee-Gatewood said of the legendary Ronnie Lupe.


Cronkite News: Tribes win ruling against copper mine on ancestral territory
Cronkite News: Tribes win ruling against copper mine on ancestral territory (August 5, 2019)

A federal judge has halted plans to begin digging an open-pit copper mine opposed by tribes in Arizona.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers two bills at business meeting
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers two bills at business meeting (July 16, 2019)

Legislation to support tribal water rights and repeal outdated federal Indian laws are moving forward on Capitol Hill.


Standing Rock Sioux Tribe seeks hearing on expansion of Dakota Access Pipeline
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe seeks hearing on expansion of Dakota Access Pipeline (July 11, 2019)

The backers of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline are seeking to double operations in North Dakota.


Cronkite News: Tribal leaders push for water rights settlements on Capitol Hill
Cronkite News: Tribal leaders push for water rights settlements on Capitol Hill (June 27, 2019)

Tribal leaders are seeking support for bills that would guarantee water to their people in Arizona, Utah and New Mexico.


House subcommittee takes testimony on tribal water settlement bills
House subcommittee takes testimony on tribal water settlement bills (June 26, 2019)

Water rights for the Navajo Nation, the Hualapai Tribe and Pueblo tribes are being taken up on Capitol Hill.


Native Sun News Today: Tribes object to Keystone XL Pipeline man camps
Native Sun News Today: Tribes object to Keystone XL Pipeline man camps (June 7, 2019)

Citing treaty rights and a need to protect water, tribes are challenging Keystone XL infrastructure in South Dakota.