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Interior Department includes tribal land in fracking regulation (03/20)
The controversial rule treats Indian land and public lands as the same.

Southern Ute Tribe among biggest bidders in DOI lease auction (03/19)
The tribe's energy development arm won $59 million in leases in the Gulf of Mexico.

Red Cliff Band designates entire reservation as a wolf sanctuary (03/18)
The wolf, or ma’iingan in the Ojibwe language, is considered the brother of man.

Department of Energy awards $6M to tribes for energy projects (03/18)
Of the 11 tribes that received funds, 10 will use the money for solar energy projects.

Rosebud Sioux Tribe rounds up dogs in response to fatal attack (03/18)
Julia Charging Whirlwind, 49, was killed by a pack of dogs on Saturday morning.

Native Sun News: Oil spill threatens North Dakota tribe's water (03/18)
It wasn’t until two years ago that the families in this rural community of 600 were able to connect to running supplies of drinking water.

Agua Caliente Band anticipates decision in water rights lawsuit (03/17)
The tribe, backed by the Department of Justice, is suing two water districts to determine the extent of its water rights.

Meskwaki Tribe opposes oil pipeline through aboriginal territory (03/17)
The pipeline would cross 18 counties in Iowa, effectively cutting the state in half.

Pit River Tribe rallies supporters to protect sacred Medicine Lake (03/17)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments last week in a long-running dispute over a geothermal energy plant in the Medicine Lake Highlands.

Opinion: Penobscot Nation fights state to regain control of river (03/16)
Since 1818, the heart of the Nation’s reservation has been the islands in the river north from Indian Island, their town 15 miles upriver from Bangor.

Column: Racism and ignorance in Makah Nation hunting debate (03/16)
With the Makah Indian whale hunt back in the news this past week, also back is the flood of advice for the tribe.

Bill seeks to make Indian Coal Production Tax Credit permanent (03/13)
The Crow Tribe supports the tax credit, which expired in December 2014 without action from Congress.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules business meeting (03/12)
Two federal recognition bills, the IRRIGATE Act and the nomination of Jonodev Chaudhuri for the National Indian Gaming Commission are on the agenda.

Religious leader of non-recognized tribe reclaims eagle feathers (03/10)
Federal agents attended a powwow in March 2006 and seized eagle feathers and regalia.

Jason Small: Northern Cheyenne Tribe must develop resources (03/10)
The Northern Cheyenne Tribe has stagnated since the early 1980s at which point there was the potential in the future for energy development and the promise of prosperity.

Hunter from Crow Tribe pleads guilty for poaching in Wyoming (03/10)
The area is covered by an 1868 treaty but the state does not recognize off-reservation hunting rights.

Native Sun News: Tribe keeps wraps on tests of water after spill (03/09)
Lisa DeVille and her husband Walter conducted independent water tests in Lake Sakakawea after frac waste spilled into the Bear Den drainage on Ft. Berthold Indian Reservation’s stretch of the Missouri River watershed in July.

Judge blocks planned expansion of coal mine on Navajo Nation (03/06)
Tribal members are fighting the expansion of the tribally-owned Navajo Mine in New Mexico.

Lummi Nation submits more data in fight against coal terminal (03/06)
North America's largest coal export terminal would be built at Cherry Point, a historic tribal village and fishing area.

Makah Nation committed to resumption of treaty whale hunts (03/06)
The tribe's last successful gray whale hunt occurred in May 1999.

Sokaogon Chippewa Community leader cheers end of mine plan (03/06)
Democrats reportedly applauded loudly while Republicans mostly stayed quiet.

In The Loop: Rep. Don Young offers a solution to homelessness (03/06)
The always outspoken congressman from Alaska thinks the endangered gray wolf might be an answer.

Michael Paul Hill: Agent Orange sprayed on Arizona reservation (03/06)
In June of 1964, helicopters from the U.S. Geological Survey began spraying an herbicidal chemical along the Gila and San Carlos rivers.

Native Sun News: Treaty defenders to see Keystone fight to end (03/05)
The Indigenous Environmental Network lauded President Barack Obama for heeding the call of the Oceti Sakowin in his veto of a congressional bill to authorize TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL tar-sands crude-oil pipeline across treaty territory.

Charmaine White Face: Radioactivity found in Pine Ridge waters (03/05)
For a number of years, one of our projects has been monitoring nuclear radioactivity in the water and air in the 1868 Treaty Territory, including the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Military halted dig on island after questions from Pechanga Band (03/05)
Elders visited the San Nicolas Island and soon the tribe raised questions about the project.

Audio: Senate Indian Affairs Committee takes up IRRIGATE Act (03/04)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs didn't outright state a position on the bill.

Navajo Nation files human rights petition to protect sacred site (03/04)
A privately-owned ski resort is desecrating the San Francisco Peaks by using reclaimed sewage to make snow.

Senate fails to override Obama's veto of Keystone XL measure (03/04)
The vote was 62 to 37 but it did not reach the two-thirds threshold required to override.

9th Circuit to consider Medicine Lake sacred site dispute again (03/04)
The Pit River Tribe and supporters are trying to stop a geothermal plant from being built near their place of worship.

BIA to award another $8M in Tribal Climate Resilience grants (03/03)
The grants will help tribes address climate change and promote ocean and coastal management.

Native youth send video message to Obama on Keystone XL (03/03)
The youth from South Dakota call the project a threat to their treaty rights and their way of life.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee set for hearing on IRRIGATE Act (03/03)
The bill authorizes $35 million a year from 2015 to 2036 to cover the costs of operations and maintenance at irrigation projects in Indian Country

Mary Pember: Bad River Band wins as massive mine put on hold (03/03)
The mining debate helped create new and surprising alliances between tribal groups and local citizens.

Native Sun News: Mine proposed near sacred site in Black Hills (03/03)
In reopening an abandoned silica-sand mine in the Black Hills National Forest, claim owners say they will strive to respect the Native American sacred and cultural legacy of the surrounding area.

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