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Editorial: Let Oglala Sioux Tribe manage Badlands (May 2, 2008)

"South Dakota’s Badlands are known for sweeping vistas, wonderful colors and roving herds of bison. The Badlands also are known as a tourist attraction, each year drawing approximately a million visitors, some of whom hike the numerous scenic trails while...


Ceremony for slaughtered Yellowstone bison (April 16, 2008)

Chief Arvol Looking Horse led a ceremony on Tuesday to honor more than 1,200 bison that have been slaughtered after they wandered out of Yellowstone National Park. The Buffalo Field Campaign and the Seventh Generation Fund organized the event....


Grand Portage Band to help address fish virus (March 18, 2008)

The Grand Portage Band of Ojibwe will work with the National Park Service to keep a deadly fish virus out of Lake Superior. Viral hemorrhagic septicemia, or VHS, has been discovered in the Great Lakes in recent years. It...


Editorial: Keep guns out of national parks (January 7, 2008)

"Forty-seven United States senators recently wrote to the secretary of the interior, Dirk Kempthorne, asking him to lift the ban on carrying ready-to-fire weapons in national parks and wildlife refuges. Under current law, guns carried into or through a national...


Archaeologists oppose proposed NAGPRA rule (December 4, 2007)

The Society for American Archaeology is opposing the Interior Department's proposed Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act rule. The SAA says the rule has no basis in law or science. "The adoption of the regulations as they stand would...


Brothers arrested after stealing tribal artifacts (July 25, 2007)

Two brothers have been arrested after federal authorities said they stole thousands of dollars of historic artifacts from Nebraska and Colorado. Maxwell Garihan and Gary Paul Garihan sold some of the Navajo rugs they stole from a National Historic Site...


NPS won't treat 'dune dwellers' group like a tribe (May 25, 2007)

The National Park Service won't put a group of "dune dwellers" in Massachusetts in the same category as tribes. The residents of 19 cottages in the Cape Cod National Seashore sought a traditional cultural property designation in the hopes of...


Consultation sessions set on NAGPRA issue (April 11, 2007)

The Interior Department is holding three consultation sessions next week to discuss a sensitive issue under the Native American Graves Protection And Repatriation Act. NAGPRA was created so individual Indians, tribes Native Hawaiians could reclaim their ancestors and cultural property....