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White House Blog: Recognizing tribal Climate Action Champions (04/24)
Native American communities have a long history of determination and hard work to maintain their cultural and economic resilience. As it turns out, these same traits are needed for climate resilience.

Kaibab Paiute Tribe welcomes designation as 1st dark sky nation (04/23)
The tribe has established quality outdoor lighting policy and rehabilitated existing lighting on its reservation on the Arizona-Utah border.

Burns Paiute Tribe investigates fire that destroyed two bulidings (04/23)
Fire crews were able to prevent the blaze from spreading to additional buildings at the tribal headquarters.

Blackfeet Nation launches campaign to ban drilling at sacred site (04/23)
The tribe is calling on Congress and the Obama administration to cancel 18 drilling leases in the Badger-Two Medicine Area.

Cherokee Nation celebrates births of first calves from bison herd (04/23)
The last six months have proven quite productive for the herd -- nine calves have been born since April 8.

Editorial: Minnesota tribes work together to address treaty rights (04/23)
Lake Vermilion’s reputation as one of the state’s premier walleye lakes dodged a potential bullet this past week, thanks to the efforts of the Bois Forte Tribal Council.

Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe runs into opposition to fish hatchery (04/22)
A lawsuit that was filed by an environmental group claims the tribe's fish are harming wild fish.

Moapa Band to host Further Future music festival next month (04/22)
The organizers moved the event to the reservation after two federal agencies denied permits to use public roads to access a different site.

Editorial: Gulf of Mexico still at risk after massive 2010 oil spill (04/22)
In the run-up to the fifth anniversary on Monday of one of the worst environmental disasters in American history, the 2010 BP oil blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, the country has heard happy talk from the company most responsible for it.

Kashia Band interested in timber not marijuana on new lands (04/22)
Tribal members gave up their per capita payments in order to acquire the 480-acre site for $1.35 million.

Native Sun News: Tribes take DOI to task over grizzly bear policy (04/22)
In a strongly worded letter, the Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council has voiced misgivings about the impartiality of Christopher Servheen in any proposed tribal consultation process over the government’s controversial delisting of the Yellowstone grizzly bear.

Bob Gough: Indigenous people most affected by climate change (04/22)
From the Alaskan Arctic to the Gulf of Mexico, indigenous American communities brace to relocate to higher ground as communities.

Robert Jumper: Eastern Cherokees take environment seriously (04/21)
Earth Day was born and on April 22, 1970, and 20 million Americans came out in support of the Earth.

Native Sun News: Tensions rise over Keystone XL proceedings (04/21)
After the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) denied motions by the Yankton Sioux and the Standing Rock Sioux tribes on TransCanada Corp.’s proposed Keystone XL tar-sands crude-oil pipeline, tribal opponents of the project and their allies rallied to be heard at an April 15 hearing.

National Park Service proposes rule for tribal gathering of plants (04/20)
Tribes will be able to enter into government-to-government agreements to gather plants and plant parts in national parks and monuments.

Opinion: Media ignores tribal ownership of our water in Arizona (04/20)
In many articles published this year and last about drought and potential water shortages in Arizona, particularly involving the Colorado River, there's one thing the writers constantly omit.

Shingle Springs Band scales back outdoor shooting range plans (04/20)
The tribe will only install about six or seven shooting lanes and restrict the gun range to members and their guests.

Supreme Court won't hear challenge to Wisconsin treaty rights (04/20)
The state interferes with the treaty rights of Ojibwe tribes by barring members from hunting deer at night on ceded lands.

Native Sun News: Walk hits uranium mining sites on reservations (04/17)
Buddhist pacifists on a U.S. Prayer Walk for Peace and a nuclear-free future culminated a tour April 9 of Navajo and Hopi lands negatively impacted by uranium mining.

Native Sun News: Senate field hearing focuses on tribes and coal (04/16)
Calling it 'historic,' Senator Steve Daines, (R-Mont.), chaired a field hearing of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on the Crow Reservation on April 8.

National Park Service releases eight grants for NAGPRA efforts (04/15)
The grants were awarded to tribes in Alaska, California, Michigan and Oklahoma.

DOI submits Keystone XL opposition letters from tribes to State (04/14)
Tribes expressed near unanimous opposition but DOI -- as a trustee for Indian Country -- has not made public its comments on the controversial project.

Bois Forte Band set to recover sacred items uncovered in 1920s (04/14)
The items belonged to the Midewiwin, a sacred society, and will be returned under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.

Presidential hopeful Rand Paul draws 'NDN' supporter on Twitter (04/13)
It's not clear who is behind the account or whether it is linked to the Republican candidate's campaign.

Fort McDermitt Paiute-Shoshone Tribe plans roundup of horses (04/10)
Animal rights groups are questioning a proposal to gather as many as 2,000 horses on federal land surrounding the reservation.

Crow Tribe maintains right to hunt on off-reservation treaty land (04/09)
The state of Wyoming is citing a U.S. Supreme Court decision from 1896 as justification for pursuing tribal members who hunt on ceded lands.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee talks coal at hearing in Montana (04/09)
The Crow Tribe is just one of three in Indian Country that develops its coal resources.

Native Sun News: Tribe in North Dakota puts a hold on oil refinery (04/09)
'Wishing you a Happy Easter!' the Mandan Hidatsa & Arikara Nation said in a March 31 announcement of a $1,000 gift to each enrolled tribal member.

City agrees to work with Wiyot Tribe on return of ancestral land (04/08)
'The center of our world is Indian Island,' council member Chery Seidner said. 'This is where we come, this is where we sing, this is where we pray.'

Derek Bailey: Grand Traverse Band aims to protect sacred water (04/08)
The GTB currently is involved as a lead entity in a very complex river restoration project here locally in Traverse City, as the dams along the Boardman River are removed and restored to a natural state.

Swinomish Tribe files suit to stop oil trains through reservation (04/07)
The complaint accuses BNSF Railway of breaking an agreement by shipping large amounts of Bakken crude through the tribe's lands without permission.

Sen. Daines to lead SCIA field hearing on coal in Indian Country (04/07)
Representatives of the Crow Tribe, the Northern Cheyenne Tribe and the Navajo Nation will testify but no one from the other side of the debate is on the witness list.

Wiyot Tribe seeks discussion with city for return of Indian Island (04/07)
The tribe lived on the island until it was nearly wiped out by a massacre on February 26, 1860.

Native Sun News: Tribes protest expansion of military fly zone (04/07)
In the wake of Federal Aviation Administration approval of what could become the largest military training airspace over the continental United States, the Northern Cheyenne Nation still hopes to block the proposal.

Alaina Buffalo Spirit: Oppose coal for Northern Cheyenne Tribe (04/06)
I agree that our people need to work to build our economy. But we won’t prosper from an industry that will destroy our land, water and plants.

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