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YES! Magazine: Native family uses energy proceeds to benefit Indian Country
Environment | National
YES! Magazine: Native family uses energy proceeds to benefit Indian Country (October 12, 2017)
A new fund will support deeply researched investigative journalism that reports on critical issues in Indian Country.

Narragansett Tribe faces more questions about water deal with energy company
Environment
Narragansett Tribe faces more questions about water deal with energy company (October 10, 2017)
The Narragansett Tribe didn't just surprise its own citizens by agreeing to supply water to a controversial power plant in Rhode Island.

Jacqueline Keeler: 'Black Snake' film explores fight over pipeline in Minnesota
Environment | National
Jacqueline Keeler: 'Black Snake' film explores fight over pipeline in Minnesota (October 10, 2017)
Last year’s water protectors garnered worldwide attention, but several pipeline fights—such as the Enbridge Sandpiper pipeline victory—got little public notice.

House committee approves Native American Energy Act in near party-line split
Environment | National | Politics
House committee approves Native American Energy Act in near party-line split (October 5, 2017)
A controversial Indian energy bill is once again sparking partisan tensions on Capitol Hill.

Narragansett Tribe faces opposition from citizens after signing water agreement
Environment
Narragansett Tribe faces opposition from citizens after signing water agreement (October 4, 2017)
Citizens of the Narragansett Tribe are opposing an agreement that calls on water from the reservation to be shipped to a gas-fired power plant in Rhode Island.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation remains hopeful about future of coal power plant
Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation remains hopeful about future of coal power plant (October 3, 2017)
Leaders of the Navajo Nation expressed hope that a coal-fired power plant on the reservation will be able to continue operations past 2019.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts session on consultation and infrastructure
National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts session on consultation and infrastructure (September 27, 2017)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is hosting a session on a tough topic that has taken on added significance due to the #NoDAPL movement, the Trump administration's push for more infrastructure and some high-profile legal disputes.

Pueblo tribes seek ban on energy development on ancestral land in New Mexico
Environment | National | Politics
Pueblo tribes seek ban on energy development on ancestral land in New Mexico (September 27, 2017)
Pueblo tribes are calling on the Trump administration to impose a temporary ban on energy development near Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico.

President Trump urged to declare sacred Blackfeet Nation lands as monument
Environment | Law | National
President Trump urged to declare sacred Blackfeet Nation lands as monument (September 27, 2017)
Even as he suggests reducing the boundaries of one national monument held sacred by tribes, Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior is urging stronger protections for lands in his home state of Montana.

Osage Nation secures landmark decision in dispute over construction of wind farm
Business | Law | National | Trust
Osage Nation secures landmark decision in dispute over construction of wind farm (September 18, 2017)
A landmark decision from a federal appeals court clears the way for the Osage Nation to recover damages from the operators of a contested wind farm in Oklahoma.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs mourns death of colleague Pete Domenici
National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs mourns death of colleague Pete Domenici (September 13, 2017)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs took a moment of silence to honor of one of its former members, the late Pete Domenici.

Republicans revive Indian energy measure with a more friendly president in office
Environment | National | Politics
Republicans revive Indian energy measure with a more friendly president in office (September 11, 2017)
A controversial Indian energy bill that faced intense opposition during the Obama era is on the agenda again only this time it might get a friendlier reception from the White House.

Interior Department tries to streamline lengthy environmental review process
Environment | National | Politics | Trust
Interior Department tries to streamline lengthy environmental review process (September 8, 2017)
The Department of the Interior is attempting to reform the lengthy environmental review process, an initiative that could benefit Indian Country.

Secretary Zinke appoints tribal representatives to committee for royalty policy
National | Politics | Trust
Secretary Zinke appoints tribal representatives to committee for royalty policy (September 6, 2017)
The Royalty Policy Committee is once again active at the Department of the Interior and will help guide decisions affecting Indian lands.

President Trump visits North Dakota after approving controversial Dakota Access Pipeline
Business | National | Politics
President Trump visits North Dakota after approving controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (September 6, 2017)
President Donald Trump is focusing on tax reform in a speech at an oil refinery in North Dakota.

Director of Office of Indian Energy quits after more offensive remarks surface
National | Politics
Director of Office of Indian Energy quits after more offensive remarks surface (September 5, 2017)
The Trump administration's Indian energy czar suddenly resigned after being confronted with even more offensive online remarks.

Tribe raises taxes on oil developers as money continues to flow to North Dakota
Business | National
Tribe raises taxes on oil developers as money continues to flow to North Dakota (August 30, 2017)
A dual system of taxation has resulted in the state of North Dakota earning more money on oil development than the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the owner of the resources.

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.

YES! Magazine: Native communities in Alaska are turning to renewable energy
Environment | National
YES! Magazine: Native communities in Alaska are turning to renewable energy (August 29, 2017)
Oil companies like to push the narrative that Alaskans want more oil development, but that’s not true.

Tad Lemieux: Inuit community wins landmark court decision on consultation
Canada | Environment | Law
Tad Lemieux: Inuit community wins landmark court decision on consultation (August 17, 2017)
After a six-year battle, the Inuit hamlet of Clyde River has won its bid in the Supreme Court of Canada to against seismic testing in the waters of Baffin Bay and Davis Strait.

WNV: Puyallup Tribe enters battle against natural gas terminal in Washington
Environment | National
WNV: Puyallup Tribe enters battle against natural gas terminal in Washington (August 16, 2017)
Around 250 people, mostly women, carried banners and sang with drummers while marching through the streets of Tacoma, Washington, on August 8.

Energy firm seeks to keep illegal pipeline in place over objections of Indian landowners in Oklahoma
Business | Environment | Law | National | Politics
Energy firm seeks to keep illegal pipeline in place over objections of Indian landowners in Oklahoma (August 15, 2017)
Another storm is brewing in Indian Country over a pipeline that has been operating illegally for nearly two decades.

Trump administration repeals rule designed to maximize Indian coal revenues
Environment | National | Politics
Trump administration repeals rule designed to maximize Indian coal revenues (August 4, 2017)
Repeal and replace didn't work out for Obamacare but that isn't stopping the Trump administration from dismantling the prior president's other initiatives.

Ex-leader of North Dakota tribe ordered to return nearly $3 million in royalties
Business | Law | National
Ex-leader of North Dakota tribe ordered to return nearly $3 million in royalties (August 3, 2017)
A former chairman of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation is giving up nearly $3 million after being mistakenly overpaid by an energy developer on his tribe's reservation

Keystone XL Pipeline developer plans to announce decision by end of year
Canada | Environment | National | Politics
Keystone XL Pipeline developer plans to announce decision by end of year (August 3, 2017)
President Donald Trump has repeatedly taken credit for reviving the Keystone XL Pipeline yet the project is far from a certainty.

Indian Lawmakers: Enbridge pipeline threatens Ojibwe way of life in Minnesota
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Indian Lawmakers: Enbridge pipeline threatens Ojibwe way of life in Minnesota (August 2, 2017)
Enbridge's Line 3 proposal shows willful ignorance of Ojibwe history and rights, four Indian lawmakers in Minnesota write on Indian Country Media Network.

Osage Nation loses attempt to block county's wind development ordinance
Environment | Law
Osage Nation loses attempt to block county's wind development ordinance (August 1, 2017)
The Osage Nation continues to fight wind energy developments in northeastern Oklahoma despite setbacks in the courts.

Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affairs makes big promise on tribal taxation
Business | National | Politics
Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affairs makes big promise on tribal taxation (July 26, 2017)
A senior Bureau of Indian Affairs official who was hired by the Trump administration to work on energy, economic development and related issues is making a seemingly big promise to tribes.

Another pipeline affecting tribal communities heads toward final approval
Environment | National
Another pipeline affecting tribal communities heads toward final approval (July 26, 2017)
A natural gas pipeline that would run through North Carolina and Virginia has an unusually disproportionate impact on tribal communities.

Trump administration withdraws fracking standards for Indian Country
Environment | National | Politics
Trump administration withdraws fracking standards for Indian Country (July 24, 2017)
In a victory for a handful of energy-producing tribes, the Trump administration is rescinding a rule that established hydraulic fracturing standards in Indian Country.

Pessamit Innu cross Canadian border to fight power line in New Hampshire
Canada | Environment
Pessamit Innu cross Canadian border to fight power line in New Hampshire (July 20, 2017)
The Pessamit Innu First Nation is in the United States to express its opposition to a power line that impacts its homelands in Canada.

Former U.S. Attorney urges energy industry to consult tribes in advance
Environment | Law | National
Former U.S. Attorney urges energy industry to consult tribes in advance (July 20, 2017)
A former U.S. Attorney and advocate for tribes spoke about the Dakota Access Pipeline at an energy development conference in North Dakota.

YES! Magazine: Native activists continue to pressure banks on pipelines
Business | Environment | National
YES! Magazine: Native activists continue to pressure banks on pipelines (July 10, 2017)
A new report from a consortium of environmental groups shows that big banks are reducing their investment in fossil fuel projects.

Judge to decide who represents Native community in British Columbia
Business | Canada | Environment
Judge to decide who represents Native community in British Columbia (July 7, 2017)
A judge in Canada is being asked to decide who represents a Native community where an energy project has generated significant controversy.

Secretary Zinke complains about long waits for approvals at Interior
Environment | National | Politics
Secretary Zinke complains about long waits for approvals at Interior (July 7, 2017)
The Department of the Interior is promising to give energy companies faster decisions on their applications but isn't doing the same for tribes.

Tribes plan renewable energy projects with help of $7.8M in federal funds
Environment | National
Tribes plan renewable energy projects with help of $7.8M in federal funds (June 30, 2017)
Tribes across the nation are investing in renewable energy projects in their communities with the help of $7.8 million from the Department of Energy.

President Trump promises 'freedom' for tribes seeking to exploit their resources
Business | Environment | National | Politics
President Trump promises 'freedom' for tribes seeking to exploit their resources (June 29, 2017)
President Donald Trump blamed the federal government for hindering prosperity in Indian Country in his first official event with tribal leaders.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation prepares for changes at coal power plant
Business | Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation prepares for changes at coal power plant (June 28, 2017)
The lights will stay on at the Navajo Generating Station until 2019 as the Navajo Nation Council voted 18-4, after hours of debate, for a new agreement with the plant’s operators.

Director of Office of Indian Energy deletes offensive Twitter account

Director of Office of Indian Energy deletes offensive Twitter account (June 23, 2017)
The Trump administration's director of the Office of Indian Energy at the Department of Energy deleted his Twitter account after The Washington Post asked about a series of offensive messages.

Tribes go it alone on climate change as Trump team shifts priorities
Environment | National | Politics | World
Tribes go it alone on climate change as Trump team shifts priorities (June 21, 2017)
Tribes are vowing to protect their communities from climate change but they will have to go it alone due to limited support from the Trump administration.

Alex Jacobs: Some of our own people are willing to sell their blood
Opinion
Alex Jacobs: Some of our own people are willing to sell their blood (June 12, 2017)
Not much has changed since the Osage Reign of Terror, thanks to Indians in name only who continue to trade blood for oil, Mohawk poet Alex Jacobs writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Choctaw Nation citizen lands senior job at Bureau of Indian Affairs
National | Politics
Choctaw Nation citizen lands senior job at Bureau of Indian Affairs (June 12, 2017)
The Trump administration is finally filling out its leadership team at the Bureau of Indian Affairs with Gavin Clarkson, who has extensive experience in economic development and finance issues.

Secretary Zinke still soliciting nominations for royalty committee
National | Politics | Trust
Secretary Zinke still soliciting nominations for royalty committee (June 1, 2017)
A new committee that will focus on mineral policy and leasing issues on Indian and federal lands is in need of members.

Secretary Zinke plans to work with tribes on drilling push in Alaska
Environment | National | Politics
Secretary Zinke plans to work with tribes on drilling push in Alaska (May 25, 2017)
Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge requires Congressional approval and remains controversial among Alaska Natives.

Lawmakers dug deep to help North Dakota with #NoDAPL response
Law | National | Politics
Lawmakers dug deep to help North Dakota with #NoDAPL response (May 19, 2017)
A $15 million appropriation funds a program that is open to states, but not tribal governments.

Tribes unite in signing declaration against Keystone XL Pipeline
Canada | Environment | National | Politics
Tribes unite in signing declaration against Keystone XL Pipeline (May 16, 2017)
The ceremony takes place in the city where TransCanada, the Canadian firm behind the controversial project, is based.

Ramapough Lunaape Nation ordered to take down anti-pipeline camp
Environment | Law | National
Ramapough Lunaape Nation ordered to take down anti-pipeline camp (May 16, 2017)
The Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp faces legal action after neighbors in a wealthy neighborhood complained.

Editorial: Oil money brings better life to the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation
Business | Opinion
Editorial: Oil money brings better life to the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation (May 15, 2017)
If they accomplish all the plans the reservation will be a better place and other areas of the state will get a boost.

Tribal views seen as influencing close vote on Obama-era energy rule
Environment | National | Politics
Tribal views seen as influencing close vote on Obama-era energy rule (May 12, 2017)
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, as well as the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, support a federal regulation that carries environmental and economic benefits in Indian Country.

Liz Perez Halperin: Environment will define the Donald Trump era
Environment | Opinion
Liz Perez Halperin: Environment will define the Donald Trump era (May 12, 2017)
The Trump era will, one day, be used as a case study for how it catapulted the environmental industry forward and brought greater attention to climate change.

Native Sun News Today: Tribal activists protest rollback of environmental regulations
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Tribal activists protest rollback of environmental regulations (May 12, 2017)
A grassroots organization on the Ft. Berthold Reservation has put the Environmental Protection Agency on notice that deregulation of environmental protections is unacceptable from the viewpoint of social justice.

Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation opens public safety complex
Law
Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation opens public safety complex (May 10, 2017)
The North Dakota-based tribe financed the $17.2 million facility with mineral royalties and taxes.

Key Republican hoping to get Indian energy bill through Congress
Environment | National | Politics
Key Republican hoping to get Indian energy bill through Congress (May 10, 2017)
Provisions of S.245, the Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act, are aimed at reducing bureaucratic hurdles that have cost tribes time and money.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation still working to save coal power plant
Business | Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation still working to save coal power plant (May 8, 2017)
Solar power advocates say a 250-megawatt renewable-energy facility could be in place in time for the late-2019 closure of the Navajo Generating Station/

Alaska Native group challenges President Trump and Secretary Zinke on Arctic drilling
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Alaska Native group challenges President Trump and Secretary Zinke on Arctic drilling (May 4, 2017)
REDOIL (Resisting Environmental Destruction on Indigenous Lands) and other environmental groups are taking on the Trump administration.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs looks at 'high risk' Indian programs
Education | Health | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs looks at 'high risk' Indian programs (May 3, 2017)
The Government Accountability Office recently urged Congress to pay more attention to Indian education, health and energy development.

Ramapough Lunaape Nation denied permit for anti-pipeline camp
Environment | Law | National
Ramapough Lunaape Nation denied permit for anti-pipeline camp (April 20, 2017)
The Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp is illegal, according to officials in New Jersey.

Southern Ute Tribe sees role as 'conscientious' energy developer
Business | Environment | National
Southern Ute Tribe sees role as 'conscientious' energy developer (April 13, 2017)
A front-page story in The New York Times lumped the Southern Utes in with other tribes that engage in coal extraction.

Mark Trahant: Resource extraction brings few benefits for tribes
Environment | Politics
Mark Trahant: Resource extraction brings few benefits for tribes (April 10, 2017)
A couple of years ago a tribal leader showed me an abandoned lumber mill near the village of Tyonek, Alaska.

Northern Cheyenne Tribe sues Interior Department over pro-coal policy
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Northern Cheyenne Tribe sues Interior Department over pro-coal policy (March 29, 2017)
Chairman Jace Killsback said efforts to engage with Secretary Ryan Zinke on a government-to-government basis were ignored.

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