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Environmental Issues in Indian Country
Tribal reps withdraw from DOJ’s Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force over AG’s support for Keystone XL
Two tribal representatives pulled out of a new Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force in Montana due to the state's defense of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
UW News: Law school events focus on uranium and treaties
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.
'We have to do things in a different way'
Indigenous knowledge and governance is essential because it's where more than a third of the earth and over 80 percent of the planet’s biodiversity are located.
Yakama Nation calls for removal of Columbia River dams
'The false religious doctrine of Christian discovery was used by the United States to perpetuate crimes of genocide and forced displacement against Native Peoples.'
The Arctic's future is Indigenous
There are competing visions for the Arctic, including energy development and commerce. What about Indigenous voices?
From Sweden to Pine Ridge
Young climate change activist Greta Thunberg has become an international star in a little over a year.
Nizhoni Tallas is first Hokie to receive Udall Scholarship in tribal policy
Nizhoni Tallas, who grew up on the Navajo Nation, says her passion for the environment started at a young age.
Gianforte lobbies Interior to delist Northern Continental Divide grizzlies
The Trump administration is being pressed to remove protections for the grizzly bear, an animal held sacred by numerous tribes.
Yankton Sioux Tribe flooding and recovery
A series of two flooding periods have occurred on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in eastern South Dakota in the last six months, leaving devastation and a need for assistance.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs examines nuclear legacy in Indian Country
Tribal leaders, federal officials and advocates will testify about the effects of radiation in Indian Country at a field hearing in New Mexico.
YES! Magazine: Pipelines can endanger the lives of Native women
'When something happens to an Indigenous person, to a Native person, why isn’t that being heard? We’re just another number.'
Navajo, Hopi will have objects, human remains repatriated by Finland
The Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation are among 26 tribes that will see the return of ancestral remains from Finland, where the items have been held in a museum after being taken from Colorado almost 130 years ago.
Resisters give shout-out for Riot Boosting Act
Native activists have scored a big victory against a new law that was written to stifle their opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Navajo Nation welcomes key lawmaker to reservation for uranium mining forum
Leaders of the Navajo Nation are eager to show how uranium mining continues to affect their people as they host a key member of Congress.
Yankton Sioux: 'Our community is literally drowning'
'It’s like we live in a third world country and we are forgotten,' resident Lauren Crowe says. 'No one cares.'
Private development in the Crazy Mountains sparks anxiety for wilderness advocates
What wilderness advocates and members of the Crow Tribe called a 'nightmare' scenario in Montana’s Crazy Mountains appears to be coming true, and sooner than they thought.
YES! Magazine: How we can make a difference for climate change
When it comes to climate change, one expert says: 'Every single person can make a huge difference, and when we come together to work, anything is possible.'
Indigenous hunters are protecting animals, land and waterways
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
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
Two generations saw our Inuit and Dine homelands in Northern Canada nearly destroyed. Now my way of life is one of cultural repair.
How we can become naturalized, mindful and respectful of Indigenous laws
The descendants of settlers and immigrants can’t become Indigenous to the land where we live. But we can follow the models of coexistence.
VIDEO: Yurok medicine song opens United Nations Equator Prize ceremony
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.
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes demand consultation to protect ancestral lands
The federal government has treaty and trust responsibilities to tribal governments, including the protection of tribal cultural resources.
Tribal Coastal Resiliency Act inches forward on Capitol Hill
A bill that would help tribes address the effects of climate change in coastal areas is advancing for the first time.
'Indigenous nations will sacrifice all we have to give to defend Unci Maka'
Our ceremonies have told us to prepare for hard times. We are in those times.
Uranium mine water permits spur call for help
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
These waters were, and are, the very pulse of Ojibwe traditional culture.
Federal judge in Great Falls hears Keystone XL arguments
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the Fort Belknap Indian Community are fighting the Keystone XL Pipeline in court.
Wildlife service considers changes to habitat area for endangered Mount Graham red squirrel
The Mount Graham red squirrel is found only in the Pinaleño Mountains of Arizona, home of a sacred Apache place.
Report: Using funds to keep parks open in government shutdown violated law
The Trump Administration violated federal law when it diverted funds for national park improvements during the recent government shutdown, the Government Accountability Office determined.
EPA Ignores tribal consultation
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.
Fires in Amazon shed light on long-standing issues facing Indigenous peoples
The fires that spread swiftly across the Amazon in recent weeks drew international attention to a problem Indigenous Brazilians have been facing for years.
Presidential hopefuls embrace Indigenous movement against unwanted pipelines
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'
'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
A copper mine opposed by the Tohono O’odham Nation, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Hopi Tribe has hit another snag.
Winnebago Tribe celebrates opening of farmers market on reservation
A new farmers market represents another step toward food sovereignty for the Winnebago Tribe.
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