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Dakota Access firm told to stop work on pipeline after contaminating water
Environment | National
Dakota Access firm told to stop work on pipeline after contaminating water (July 26, 2017)
The Rover natural gas pipeline has been hit with a second stop work order, this time in West Virginia.

President Trump doesn't seem to know where Dakota Access Pipeline goes
Environment | National | Politics
President Trump doesn't seem to know where Dakota Access Pipeline goes (July 14, 2017)
President Donald Trump thinks the Dakota Access Pipeline has something to do with Russia. And Hillary Clinton.

David Korten: Maori people lead the way in recognizing our Mother Earth
Environment | Opinion | World
David Korten: Maori people lead the way in recognizing our Mother Earth (July 12, 2017)
Humanity is slowly reawakening to the essential truth that nature is the source of human existence and is essential to our nurture, David Korten writes for YES! Magazine.

Agua Caliente Band water case heads to Supreme Court for consideration
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Agua Caliente Band water case heads to Supreme Court for consideration (July 6, 2017)
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians won a major decision confirming its groundwater rights but two local agencies are asking the nation's highest court to overturn the ruling.

Penobscot Nation loses claim to ownership of namesake river in Maine
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Penobscot Nation loses claim to ownership of namesake river in Maine (July 5, 2017)
A long-running dispute over the ownership of the Penbscot River in Maine has resulted in defeat for the Penobscot Nation.

Jeff Grubbe: Agua Caliente Band focuses on protecting our groundwater
Law | Opinion
Jeff Grubbe: Agua Caliente Band focuses on protecting our groundwater (June 19, 2017)
The leader of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is urging opponents to come to the table to address water quality and water management issues in southern California.

Mark Trahant: Dakota Access decision offers a chance to return to respect
Law | Opinion
Mark Trahant: Dakota Access decision offers a chance to return to respect (June 16, 2017)
The federal court decision could start a new chapter in the DAPL saga, beginning with dropping prosecution of water protectors.

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.

Agua Caliente Band moves forward with next phase of water case
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Agua Caliente Band moves forward with next phase of water case (June 8, 2017)
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians already won two landmark rulings in its water rights case and will be looking for another victory in federal court.

Dakota Access Pipeline begins shipping oil months behind schedule
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Dakota Access Pipeline begins shipping oil months behind schedule (June 1, 2017)
Thanks to President Donald Trump, the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline is now operational.

Lester Randall: Kickapoo Tribe seeks support for water settlement
Opinion
Lester Randall: Kickapoo Tribe seeks support for water settlement (June 1, 2017)
The Kickapoo Tribe looking to move forward in positive directions with its neighbors, Chairman Lester Randall says.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation homes still without running water
Environment | Health | National
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation homes still without running water (May 16, 2017)
About 40 percent of Navajo Nation citizens don’t have access to running water in their homes.

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.

Mary Annette Pember: Ohio feels just a little taste of Standing Rock
Environment | National
Mary Annette Pember: Ohio feels just a little taste of Standing Rock (May 11, 2017)
Energy Transfer Partners’ Rover Pipeline construction spill mucks up Ohio wetlands.

Dakota Access firm ordered to stop some work on pipeline in Ohio
Environment | National
Dakota Access firm ordered to stop some work on pipeline in Ohio (May 11, 2017)
The firm behind the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline is having another bad week.

Senate approves water bill for one tribe and land bill for two others
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Senate approves water bill for one tribe and land bill for two others (May 9, 2017)
Bills for the White Mountain Apache Tribe and two Pueblo tribes in New Mexico are moving forward on Capitol Hill.

Dakota Access firm fined $431K for two spills of drilling fluids in Ohio
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Dakota Access firm fined $431K for two spills of drilling fluids in Ohio (May 9, 2017)
The state's top environmental official expressed 'frustration' with the wealthy company behind the Dakota Access and Rover pipelines.

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.

Indigenous activists reclaim nation's capital in defiance of Donald Trump
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Indigenous activists reclaim nation's capital in defiance of Donald Trump (April 28, 2017)
Indigenous activists are reclaiming the nation's capital as they push back against the Trump administration's environmental agenda.

Native Sun News Today: Runners from Standing Rock head to Ohio
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Runners from Standing Rock head to Ohio (April 28, 2017)
Sacred White Buffalo Calf Bundle Keeper Arvol Looking Horse lent his support to a relay ride and run to Ohio, where the backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline admitted to two drilling-related spills.

Dakota Access firm faces fines for two spills of drilling fluid in Ohio
Environment | National
Dakota Access firm faces fines for two spills of drilling fluid in Ohio (April 27, 2017)
The spill occurred in connection with the same type of drilling that took place for the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Indigenous activists make presence known for climate march in D.C.
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Indigenous activists make presence known for climate march in D.C. (April 27, 2017)
The indigenous bloc of events kicks off with a round dance at the Trump International Hotel.

Native Sun News Today: Groups fight uranium mining in Black Hills
Environment | National
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.

Blackfeet Nation citizens approve historic water rights settlement
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Blackfeet Nation citizens approve historic water rights settlement (April 21, 2017)
The agreement confirms and quantifies the tribe's water rights in Montana and authorizes $471 million in investments on the reservation.

Dakota Access Pipeline announces May 14 as first date of service
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Dakota Access Pipeline announces May 14 as first date of service (April 19, 2017)
Tribal opponents still have time to stop oil from flowing through the controversial project.

Anna Hohag: Bringing indigenous science to water management
Environment | Opinion
Anna Hohag: Bringing indigenous science to water management (April 19, 2017)
An emergency or an answered prayer for Paiute and Shoshone traditional water managers in Owens Valley area?

Bureau of Indian Affairs increases rates at some irrigation systems
Environment | National
Bureau of Indian Affairs increases rates at some irrigation systems (April 5, 2017)
The rates for the most part have not changed dramatically at irrigation systems in Indian Country.

Blackfeet Nation asks citizens to approve water rights compact
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Blackfeet Nation asks citizens to approve water rights compact (April 5, 2017)
The state of Montana and Congress already ratified the deal. Now it's up to tribal voters.

Agua Caliente Band sees challenge to landmark water rights ruling
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Agua Caliente Band sees challenge to landmark water rights ruling (March 30, 2017)
Two water districts in southern California are going to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the tribe's victory.

Ak-Chin Indian Community sues to enforce water rights settlement
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Ak-Chin Indian Community sues to enforce water rights settlement (March 30, 2017)
A lawsuit filed in federal court contends the Central Arizona Water Conservation District isn't abiding by the 1984 agreement.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Peacemaking in the era of Donald Trump
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Peacemaking in the era of Donald Trump (March 28, 2017)
Over 875 years ago Skennenrahowi, the Peacemaker, brought his instructions to the warring Iroquois in an effort to persuade our ancestors to abandon violence and revenge as a response to disputes.

Indian Country mounts another fight after Donald Trump approves another pipeline
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Indian Country mounts another fight after Donald Trump approves another pipeline (March 24, 2017)
'Here we are again,' said Chairman Larry Wright of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska.

Rosalyn LaPier: Why water remains sacred to indigenous peoples
Environment | Opinion
Rosalyn LaPier: Why water remains sacred to indigenous peoples (March 23, 2017)
For the Blackfeet, Lakota and other Native American people, water does more than sustain life – it's the place of the divine.

Tiffany Midge: What stories will the Missouri River tell in the future?
Opinion
Tiffany Midge: What stories will the Missouri River tell in the future? (March 9, 2017)
The recent statue on the Missouri River brings memories of the monster movie ‘Attack of the 50ft Woman’ and the NoDAPL fight.

Agua Caliente Band wins major decision on rights to groundwater
Environment | Law | National
Agua Caliente Band wins major decision on rights to groundwater (March 7, 2017)
A federal appeals court sided with the southern California tribe in the critical first stage of the case.

Dakota Access trying to keep oil spill documents from tribes and public
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Dakota Access trying to keep oil spill documents from tribes and public (March 2, 2017)
The wealthy backers of the controversial pipeline don't want the public to see documents related to oil spills.

Fort Peck Tribes seek Keystone XL reroute to protect water supply
Environment | National | Politics
Fort Peck Tribes seek Keystone XL reroute to protect water supply (March 1, 2017)
The controversial Keystone XL Pipeline is back on Indian Country's radar thanks to Republican President Donald Trump.

Winona LaDuke: Water protectors are still standing strong all over
Environment | Opinion
Winona LaDuke: Water protectors are still standing strong all over (March 1, 2017)
From one pipeline to another, the water protectors everywhere are standing strong.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe waits for ruling on Dakota Access injunction
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Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe waits for ruling on Dakota Access injunction (February 28, 2017)
Construction crews continue work on the final portion of the controversial pipeline in North Dakota.

David Ganje: Wetlands management remains a mess in the United States
Environment | Opinion
David Ganje: Wetlands management remains a mess in the United States (February 28, 2017)
Wetlands play a role in the ecosystem and provide benefits for both people and wildlife.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation works to protect our natural resources
Environment | Law | Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation works to protect our natural resources (February 27, 2017)
We will not stand idly by and let a private company unilaterally determine the future of two important rivers and the safety of the Cherokee community.

Mark Trahant: The story of Standing Rock won't be going away
Environment | Opinion
Mark Trahant: The story of Standing Rock won't be going away (February 27, 2017)
The Dakota Access pipeline is set and oil will flow. But this is not the only fight about water, and Standing Rock is only one chapter somewhere in the middle of a long story.

Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge Reservation residents worried about water
Environment | Health | National
Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge Reservation residents worried about water (February 24, 2017)
Pine Ridge residents find themselves increasingly worried about being without water.

Trump administration opposes injunction against Dakota Access
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Trump administration opposes injunction against Dakota Access (February 22, 2017)
Arguments on an injunction sought by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe take place in federal court on February 28.

Hearing on injunction against Dakota Access Pipeline moved to February 28
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Hearing on injunction against Dakota Access Pipeline moved to February 28 (February 17, 2017)
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe are pushing hard to stop the controversial project.

Standing Rock leader vows to 'forgive' but keep fighting after White House slight
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Standing Rock leader vows to 'forgive' but keep fighting after White House slight (February 15, 2017)
Mistrust of the new Trump administration is running high as Indian Country tries to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Dakota Access ready to start transporting oil sooner than expected
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Dakota Access ready to start transporting oil sooner than expected (February 13, 2017)
Even though Dakota Access is moving a lot faster than anticipated, a federal judge declined to halt construction activities in North Dakota.

Army Corps gave green light to Dakota Access Pipeline in key memo
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Army Corps gave green light to Dakota Access Pipeline in key memo (February 13, 2017)
The agency with a history of mistrust in Indian Country helped the Donald Trump administration justify its approval of the controversial project.

More tribes join effort to halt completion of Dakota Access Pipeline
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More tribes join effort to halt completion of Dakota Access Pipeline (February 13, 2017)
The fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline is entering a crucial phase as tribes and their citizens place their faith in a system of justice that hasn't always addressed their concerns.

Tribes head back to court in hopes of halting Dakota Access Pipeline
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Tribes head back to court in hopes of halting Dakota Access Pipeline (February 10, 2017)
The fate of the controversial project lies in the hands of a federal judge who has twice refused to stop construction in North Dakota.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation is still waiting for disaster assistance
Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation is still waiting for disaster assistance (February 9, 2017)
Multiple federal agencies were unable to provide disaster relief to the Navajo Nation after the Gold King Mine disaster that spilled 3 million gallons of toxins into the Animas River, the tribe’s president told a Senate panel.

Bureau of Indian Affairs opens new consultation on infrastructure
Environment | National | Politics
Bureau of Indian Affairs opens new consultation on infrastructure (February 1, 2017)
As President Donald Trump pushes unwanted projects on tribes, the Bureau of Indian Affairs hopes to improve aging dams and outdated irrigation systems.

New York Times runs feature on the Native youth behind the #NoDAPL movement
Environment | National
New York Times runs feature on the Native youth behind the #NoDAPL movement (January 31, 2017)
Young tribal citizens turned the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline into an international cause.

Native Sun News Today: Art students unveil 'Water Is Life' mural
Education | National
Native Sun News Today: Art students unveil 'Water Is Life' mural (January 30, 2017)
When art students embarked upon the task of creating a mural depicting 'Water is Life,' they learned the value of water.

President Trump ignores tribes in executive order on US-Mexico border wall
National | Politics | World
President Trump ignores tribes in executive order on US-Mexico border wall (January 25, 2017)
Indian Country has already been excluded from prior border security efforts.

President Trump thumbs nose at Indian Country with action on two pipelines
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President Trump thumbs nose at Indian Country with action on two pipelines (January 24, 2017)
Just days into the new Republican regime, a new war opens against Indian Country.

EHN: Menominee Nation won't back down from fight against mine on sacred ground
Environment | National
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.

Tommy Devers: Confronting localism and racism on my homelands
Opinion
Tommy Devers: Confronting localism and racism on my homelands (January 4, 2017)
'The urge to tell my story lingers on my lips, waiting for its departure to their salt-crusted ears.'

André Cramblit: Water is life for salmon and tribes in California too
Environment | Opinion
André Cramblit: Water is life for salmon and tribes in California too (December 29, 2016)
'We need to remain diligent and continue to fight for environmental justice.'

Donald Trump's environmental nominee takes credit for tribal water deal
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Donald Trump's environmental nominee takes credit for tribal water deal (December 21, 2016)
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt (R) tried to get the lawsuit filed by the Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation thrown out of court.

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