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Tribal members in Minnesota assert treaty right to gather wild rice Tribal members in Minnesota assert treaty right to gather wild rice (08/28)
The 1855 Treaty Authority hopes to provoke a court battle to confirm off-reservation harvesting rights.
Navajo Nation to reopen irrigation canal after Gold King mine spill Navajo Nation to reopen irrigation canal after Gold King mine spill (08/28)
Farmers and ranchers on the Navajo Nation will finally be able to supply water to their crops and livestock, three weeks after the incident at an abandoned mine.
Nooksack Tribe concerned about impact of slowly melting glaciers Nooksack Tribe concerned about impact of slowly melting glaciers (08/28)
Water levels will affect the survival of salmon and other fish that play a key role in tribal culture.
Kumeyaay Nation still waiting to repatriate ancestors despite court win Kumeyaay Nation still waiting to repatriate ancestors despite court win (08/27)
Remains that have been declared to be 'Native American' remain in limbo under a lawsuit filed by professors at the University of California.
Harlan McKosato: Isleta Pueblo opposes city development plan Harlan McKosato: Isleta Pueblo opposes city development plan (08/27)
Urban sprawl is posing many threats to Indian country when it comes to tribal land and water rights.
Tribes provide fire services on and off reservations in California Tribes provide fire services on and off reservations in California (08/27)
The Pala Band responded to 920 calls last year, 620 of which were off the reservation.
Koi Nation praises charges against man accused of looting site Koi Nation praises charges against man accused of looting site (08/27)
The arrest came just two days after local law enforcement completed a training session on archaeological crimes.
EPA releases internal report into Gold King Mine spill disaster EPA releases internal report into Gold King Mine spill disaster (08/27)
Workers underestimated the water pressure at the site, according to the first government-led assessment of the incident.
Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold hearing on EPA mine spill Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold hearing on EPA mine spill (08/26)
The Navajo Nation and the Southern Ute Tribe are still dealing with the effects of the August 5 disaster.
Northern Arapaho Tribe asks Obama to drop appeal in eagle case Northern Arapaho Tribe asks Obama to drop appeal in eagle case (08/26)
Tribal members want to be able to use bald eagles for Sun Dance ceremonies but a federal permit restricts where they can kill the birds.
Native Sun News: Lakota grandmother debuts film about uranium Native Sun News: Lakota grandmother debuts film about uranium (08/26)
Debra White Plume spent the past seven years of her life doggedly making a feature documentary that premiered just in time to serve its purpose.
Blue Lake Rancheria breaks ground on 'microgrid' energy system Blue Lake Rancheria breaks ground on 'microgrid' energy system (08/25)
The project consists of solar, biomass and diesel components that will supply power to the reservation.
Lummi Nation sends totem pole on long trip to oppose coal project Lummi Nation sends totem pole on long trip to oppose coal project (08/25)
The 22-foot tall totem pole is making a 1,300-mile journey through the United States and Canada.
President Obama to visit Native villages on historic trip to Alaska President Obama to visit Native villages on historic trip to Alaska (08/25)
The president will be the first to visit the Arctic when he touches down in the Native community of Kotzebue.
Sun'aq Tribe concerned after 30 large whales die in Gulf of Alaska Sun'aq Tribe concerned after 30 large whales die in Gulf of Alaska (08/25)
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is investigating what is being called an 'unusual mortality event' in Alaska.
Native Sun News: Tribes respond to toxic spill at abandoned mine Native Sun News: Tribes respond to toxic spill at abandoned mine (08/25)
Tribal government officials and grassroots organizers carried on their emergency response efforts from a 3-million-gallon 'blowout' of toxic mine waste that polluted the Animas River on the Southern Ute Reservation and the San Juan River in the Navajo Nation.
Editorial: 'Priceless' Indian petroglyphs used for target practice Editorial: 'Priceless' Indian petroglyphs used for target practice (08/24)
It’s bad enough that federal crews have to clean up after the shooters leave their bullet-riddled detritus behind in the forests.
Navajo Nation remains cautious after spill impacts water system Navajo Nation remains cautious after spill impacts water system (08/21)
Tribal leaders have refused to reopen the San Juan River and questioned the Environmental Protection Agency for delivering what they said were contaminated water tanks.
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe works on disaster relief Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe works on disaster relief (08/21)
During May many homes were damaged by spring storms and flooding took out a number of roads on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
Native Sun News: Medicine wheel greets Air Force at annual show Native Sun News: Medicine wheel greets Air Force at annual show (08/21)
While the eyes of the public were on the skies at the annual Air Show and Open House at the Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota, the pilots could see something besides the crowd on the ground – a huge, freshly painted Lakota medicine wheel symbol.
Obama promises long-overdue action on drilling on sacred land Obama promises long-overdue action on drilling on sacred land (08/19)
Leaders of the Blackfeet Nation and their supporters oppose energy development in the Badger-Two Medicine Area of Montana.
Hillary Clinton opposes Arctic drilling after Obama approves it Hillary Clinton opposes Arctic drilling after Obama approves it (08/19)
The Interior Department gave final approval for Shell to explore for oil in areas used by Alaska Natives for subsistence activities.
Navajo Nation farmers losing crops amid mine spill concerns Navajo Nation farmers losing crops amid mine spill concerns (08/18)
The Navajo Nation won't declare the San Juan River to be safe until the tribe completes a comprehensive test of water conditions.
Research confirms Native use of sweetgrass as bug repellent Research confirms Native use of sweetgrass as bug repellent (08/18)
The sacred plant was effective at keeping mosquitoes away and is comparable to commercially-available sprays.
Native Sun News: Tribes slam grizzly bear policy as genocide Native Sun News: Tribes slam grizzly bear policy as genocide (08/18)
Leaders of the Blackfoot Confederacy are mounting a vigorous challenge to the US government’s proposed removal of Endangered Species Act protections from the grizzly bear.
Debra White Plume: Oglala Sioux Tribe battles uranium mine Debra White Plume: Oglala Sioux Tribe battles uranium mine (08/18)
Our worldview ingrains the belief in our Lakota spirits, hearts and minds that water is a sacred gift.
Steven Newcomb: Sen. McCain to blame for shady land swap Steven Newcomb: Sen. McCain to blame for shady land swap (08/18)
Dominating and dehumanizing conceptions from the fifteenth century, interwoven in existing U.S. law, are still being used today to create a subjecting form of reality for our original nations.
Alaska Federation of Natives hosts welcome event for Obama Alaska Federation of Natives hosts welcome event for Obama (08/17)
The president will focus on climate change during his first extended visit to the 49th state.
Marsha Small: Loss of bison led to rise of diabetes among tribes Marsha Small: Loss of bison led to rise of diabetes among tribes (08/17)
To the people whose roots run deepest in Montana, almost nothing has inflicted more environmental and economic harm than eliminating wild buffalo.
Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne woman joins fire crew Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne woman joins fire crew (08/17)
Ariel Rodriquez, at age 23 got tired of holding down desk, waitress and in-side summer jobs to help finance her college education.
Crow Tribe and partner join coal export project in Washington Crow Tribe and partner join coal export project in Washington (08/14)
The Gateway Pacific Terminal has encountered strong opposition from the Lummi Nation.
Snoqualmie Tribe upset with construction on sacred grounds Snoqualmie Tribe upset with construction on sacred grounds (08/14)
A road project in the city of Snoqualmie is generating some controversy.
Leader of EPA visits Navajo Nation after mine spill in Colorado Leader of EPA visits Navajo Nation after mine spill in Colorado (08/13)
Administrator Gina McCarthy met with top tribal leaders but didn't go to the Gold King Mine to see the origins of the disaster.
Othniel Art Oomittuk: Drilling threatens our Native way of life Othniel Art Oomittuk: Drilling threatens our Native way of life (08/13)
I sincerely ask that Shell reconsider drilling in the Arctic, which will endanger the traditional food supply, the environment and culture of the Inupiat.
Native Sun News: Tribes cite treaties in bid to halt Keystone XL Native Sun News: Tribes cite treaties in bid to halt Keystone XL (08/13)
While the world waited for South Dakota’s pivotal decision on TransCanada Corp.’s application to renew its Keystone XL permit, tribal members capped nine days of hearings with fiery statements insisting that treaty rights dictate denial.

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