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Rosebud Sioux Tribe won't give up on wind energy despite delays (07/03)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs took so long to make a decision that the tribe's business agreements expired.

Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe wants sacred rock on national register (07/03)
The Tamanowas Rock has been used for ceremonies and prayers for tens of thousands of years.

Native Sun News: Deadly storm hits Crow Creek Sioux Reservation (07/03)
Several homes were destroyed and one person lost their life when a storm with no warning tore through the Crow Creek Indian Reservation on June 19.

Sen. McCain deemed responsible for land swap at sacred Oak Flat (07/02)
The provision was tucked in a 1,648-page bill that was approved in the final days of the last session of Congress.

Save Oak Flat caravan plans journey to DC to protect sacred site (07/01)
The Apache Stronghold will send two groups across the nation to rally for Oak Flat and for a bill that repeals a mine at the site.

Hoopa Valley Tribe orders water restrictions as tanks run dry (07/01)
More than 100 people went without water last week and residents are being asked to conserve water.

South Dakota board won't back name change for sacred peak (07/01)
Confusion arose after two different names were discussed for the site in the Black Hills.

Native Sun News: Opposition grows to delisting of grizzly bears (07/01)
Tribal opposition continues to mount against the federal government’s proposed removal of Endangered Species Act status from the iconic Yellowstone grizzly.

Gila River Indian Community files suit to protect sacred place (06/30)
The South Mountain Freeway would cut through the South Mountains over the tribe's objections.

Washington governor supports repatriation of Kennewick Man (06/30)
Pacific Northwest tribes have been waiting nearly two decades to rebury an ancestor who has been linked to them by DNA.

Native Sun News: BLM to update plan for land near Bear Butte (06/30)
The 6,693-acre Fort Meade Recreation Area between Bear Butte and Sturgis would remain a Special Recreation Management Area, with motorized travel limited to existing roads and trails.

Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux leader pushes zeolite mine (06/30)
Despite a recent vote by community members in the Wounded Knee district to rescind an earlier motion that would have paved the way for zeolite mining in their district the issue will be brought up at the next meeting.

Jemez Pueblo gets second shot at making case for ancestral land (06/29)
In a unanimous decision, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals said Congress has never extinguished aboriginal title to the area in question.

Lakota Country Times: Treaty council slams mine at Pine Ridge (06/29)
The Tetunwan Oyate Treaty Council has come down hard on a company who had illegally mined for zeolite on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Native Sun News: Tribal youth share traditions and technology (06/29)
Twelve bright young students from the Rosebud and Oglala Sioux Tribes camped on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation to get some 'hands on' science learning.

Senate appropriations bill shields tribes from BLM fracking rule (06/26)
The Republican-led Congress and President Barack Obama are headed to a showdown over the fiscal year 2016 Interior appropriations bill.

North Dakota tribal group asserts authority over development (06/26)
The West Segment Regulatory Commission intends to conduct background checks and drug testing of energy company employees.

Lakota Country Times: Few answers about mine on Pine Ridge (06/26)
Two weeks ago a meeting was held in a vacant office space in downtown Rapid City.

Blackfeet Nation to honor Sen. Tester for sacred site support (06/25)
The tribe is trying to protect the Badger-Two Medicine Area from energy development.

Native Sun News: County resists name change for sacred peak (06/25)
Whether to change the name of Harney Peak to Hinhan Kaga was on the floor of the Pennington County Commissioner’s last week.

White Earth Nation invokes treaty in attempt to block oil pipeline (06/24)
The $2.6 billion Sandpiper project passes through lands protected by treaties signed in the 1800s.

Riders from Klamath Tribes complete 250-mile journey to capitol (06/24)
Tribal members say their leaders are ignoring their concerns about the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement.

Federal judge puts temporary hold on BLM's fracking regulation (06/24)
The move came as the Ute Tribe of Utah announced that it will join the fight against the controversial standards.

Seneca Nation welcomes change to offensive name of city park (06/24)
The 60-acre park will now be known as Unity Island, an inspiration from a Seneca word.

Native Sun News: Firm pushes mine by sacred site in Wyoming (06/24)
The Canadian corporation that wants to start mining 15 miles southeast of Mahto Tipila named a high-profile, world-class advocate of nuclear power and its raw material, uranium, to chair the board of directors.

Joel Reynolds: Saying goodbye to Native elder Bobby Andrew (06/23)
I didn't expect the Pebble Mine would outlast Bobby Andrew. He was a fighter who never seemed to get tired.

Miccosukee Tribe vows to protect water quality of Everglades (06/23)
Chairman Colley Billie remembers drinking straight from the Everglades before it became contaminated by agricultural runoff and other development.

Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe plants new garden (06/23)
Community members took the first step toward food sovereignty on the Rosebud Reservation and planted a variety of vegetables in a one acre garden.

Southern Ute Tribe loses bid to stop fracking rule on reservation (06/23)
A federal judge denied a motion for a temporary restraining order but will proceed to the merits of the case.

Comment sought on potential change to name of Devils Tower (06/23)
The current name is a mistranslation of the Lakota term for the sacred Mahto Tipila, or Bear Lodge.

Southern Ute Tribe sues to block fracking rule on reservation (06/22)
The rule is set to go into effect on Wednesday but could be blocked by court action of Congress.

Severe storm claims life of man from Crow Creek Sioux Tribe (06/22)
Storms struck the Crow Creek Sioux Reservation and the Lower Brule Sioux Reservation over the weekend.

Native Sun News: Crow Tribe collaborates on Bighorn rest area (06/22)
At the 139th anniversary of the Battle of the Little Big Horn Battle, thousands of visitors will throng to the third most popular tourist attraction in Montana.

Thomas Beauty: Yavapai-Apache Nation addresses water rights (06/19)
With the ongoing drought, it has never been more important that we all work together to maintain and protect our water rights for our communities.

Bill repeals land swap for mine on sacred Apache site in Arizona (06/19)
The Save Oak Flat Act has bipartisan support, including the Rep. Tom Cole and Rep. Markwayne Mullin, both Republicans from Oklahoma.

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