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Tule River Tribe helps remove marijuana operation on reservation (08/29)
Authorities cleared out nearly 14,000 plants from a farm that was siphoning over 100,000 gallons of water per day.

Omaha Tribe signs agreement with EPA to improve utility services (08/29)
The Omaha Tribal Utility Commission agreed to make about $1 million in improvements to drinking and wastewater systems and to its trash collection program.

California tribes support release of water to benefit salmon runs (08/28)
The Hoopa Valley Tribe and the Yurok Tribe pushed for the release of more water.

Lummi Nation seeks cooperation after ruling in treaty rights case (08/28)
Chairman Tim Bellow said tribes should keep fishing cases out of federal court.

Southern Ute Tribe invests $2B in big energy production system (08/28)
The Southern Ute Tribe of Colorado is expanding its energy production operations in the Gulf of Mexico.

9th Circuit won't stop repatriation of Kumeyaay Nation ancestors (08/27)
The remains were discovered in 1976 and were determined to be 'Native American' by the University of California.

Another pipeline spills saltwater on reservation in North Dakota (08/27)
Details are scarce but the pipeline is operated by Crestwood Midstream Services, the same company that owns a pipeline that ruptured last month.

Non-recognized tribe in Texas hails ruling in eagle feather case (08/26)
The court held that the Interior Department failed to explain why Indians who are members of non-recognized tribes can't possess eagle feathers.

Opinion: Montana tribe deserves managing role for bison range (08/26)
Tom France of the National Wildlife Federation says the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes deserve a management role at the National Bison Range in Montana.

Hoopa Valley Tribe takes action due to large number of arsons (08/26)
With 30 human-caused fires so far this year, the reservation ranks among the top five in terms of arson.

Tribes use reservations to restore rare and endangered species (08/26)
Tribes in Montana and South Dakota are keeping rare and endangered species alive thanks to their preservation efforts.

Native Sun News: Tribes take on Air Force over expansion plan (08/26)
During a historic meeting, the Coalition of Large Tribes, the Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council and the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association have banded together to support the Northern Cheyenne Tribe in protecting culturally significant sites and reservation lands.

Native Sun News: Laguna Pueblo still affected by uranium mine (08/25)
Even if authorities meet demands to ban new uranium mines until abandoned ones are cleaned up no amount of effort can reclaim the cultural losses the mining has imposed to date on the Laguna, Acoma, Zuni, Hopi and Navajo people of the Four Corners area.

Navy rejects transfer of surplus property to Narragansett Tribe (08/21)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has been trying to obtain properties on Aquidneck Island for the tribe.

North Dakota tribe accused of concealing data on pipeline spill (08/21)
The environmental director for the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation is accusing his tribe of concealing information about a pipeline spill on the reservation.

9th Circuit allows Lummi Nation to pursue fishing rights claims (08/20)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held that the tribe's usual and accustomed fishing grounds still need to be determined.

Mark Chavaree: Penobscot Nation fights to save namesake river (08/20)
Mark Chavaree, a member of the Penobscot Nation, explains why the tribe is defending its right to the Penobscot River:

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe gears up for uranium battle (08/20)
As the Oglala Sioux Tribe prepared to testify against proposed foreign uranium mining and milling in Black Hills treaty territory, the mining proponent was facing a deadline for turning a chunk of its company over to a new Canadian business partner.

NPR: Osage Nation disputes wind development on mineral estate (08/19)
Leaders and members of the Osage Nation are questioning wind energy projects in northeastern Oklahoma out of fear it could affect their mineral rights.

Tribes hail Oregon decision to deny permit for coal export project (08/19)
The Oregon Department of State Lands said an energy company failed to address the impacts on tribal fishing sites.

Neil Young and Willie Nelson stage anti-Keystone benefit show (08/18)
The Harvest the Hope Concert will benefit Bold Nebraska, the Indigenous Environmental Network and the Cowboy Indian Alliance.

USDA Blog: Addressing food insecurity on Nevada reservations (08/18)
The Department of Agriculture is working with tribes to address nutrition and health issues on reservations in Nevada.

Editorial: Work with North Dakota tribe to address flaring of gas (08/18)
Newspaper calls on the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation and the energy industry to work together to reduce flaring.

Michael Baines: Stop fighting land decision for Alaska Natives (08/18)
Michael Baines, the chairman of the Sitka Tribe, calls on college to drop appeal of a Bureau of Land Management decision that favors Sealaska.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe allows megaload truck through reservation (08/15)
The state approved the shipment but didn't inform the tribe ahead of time, a spokesperson said.

Reviews: 'Dinosaur 13' portrays Cheyenne River man as a villain (08/15)
Maurice Williams contested the removal of a significant Tyrannosaurus rex specimen from his trust land.

County delays decision on mine opposed by New Mexico tribes (08/13)
Tribal leaders are worried about the impact on sacred and sensitive sites.

Lakota activist Rosalie Little Thunder passes away at age of 64 (08/13)
Rosalie Little Thunder was a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe who worked to stop the slaughter of bison in Yellowstone National Park.

Tribes discuss concerns at energy review meeting in New Mexico (08/12)
The Obama administration is soliciting input from Indian Country for the first-ever Quadrennial Energy Review.

Native Sun News: Tribes urged to ban fracking on reservations (08/12)
Last Real Indians and Honor the Earth are among Native American organizations calling for pressure on tribal councils to approve anti-fracking resolutions.

Uranium mining leaves a long-lasting legacy on Navajo Nation (08/11)
The Arizona Republic ran a three-part series on the toxic legacy of uranium mining on the Navajo Nation.

Hoopa Valley man takes over as supervisor of national forest (08/11)
Merv George said he is the first American Indian to serve as supervisor in the U.S. Forest Service.

Russ Kepfer: Washington water quality plan doesn't help tribes (08/11)
Russ Kepfer, the vice chairman of the Lower Elhwa Klallam Tribe, discusses water quality standards being proposed by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D).

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes report 44 fires so far (08/11)
Some fires have been deemed suspicious and remain under investigation.

MPR: Fond du Lac Band asks EPA for strong air quality standard (08/08)
The tribe is seeking a Class I designation for the reservation under the Clean Air Act.

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