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More burial mounds still being discovered at national monument in Iowa More burial mounds still being discovered at national monument in Iowa (05/19)
The Ho-Chunk Nation plans to visit the Effigy Mounds National Monument to help confirm the latest find.
DNA studies boost links between Native people and ancestors DNA studies boost links between Native people and ancestors (05/18)
A scientist in Denmark is employing cutting-edge techniques to show how Native people are linked genetically to their ancestors in the Americas.
Ancient site in Florida confirms long presence of Native people Ancient site in Florida confirms long presence of Native people (05/18)
The Page-Ladson site dates back 14,400 years, forcing scientists to confront their claims about the settlement of the Americas.
Warm Springs Tribes secure vote against proposed water plant Warm Springs Tribes secure vote against proposed water plant (05/18)
Nestle, the world's largest food company, wanted to tap into a spring in the tribe's treaty territory.
Native Sun News: Lakota youth joins fight against coal mine in Australia Native Sun News: Lakota youth joins fight against coal mine in Australia (05/18)
Fresh from a 500-mile relay run to prevent the Dakota Access Pipeline construction across Lakota Territory, Cheyenne River Sioux tribal youth Joseph White Eyes headed for the Land Down Under to speak out against a mammoth coal mine that threatens Aboriginal land and water.
Navajo Nation lawmakers debate position on hydraulic fracking Navajo Nation lawmakers debate position on hydraulic fracking (05/17)
A bill advancing in the Navajo Nation Council would not outlaw the practice but would put the the tribe's opposition on record.
Northern Arapaho Tribe expects to secure federal permit to take eagle Northern Arapaho Tribe expects to secure federal permit to take eagle (05/16)
The Obama administration has dropped an appeal in the long-running case.
Carolyn Pease-Lopez: Work together to protect sacred Crow land Carolyn Pease-Lopez: Work together to protect sacred Crow land (05/16)
Land managers and citizens alike must see beyond the boundaries we’ve drawn on the maps, and manage the Pryors as a valued, sacred whole.
Crow Tribe schedules stray dog roundup and rescue operation Crow Tribe schedules stray dog roundup and rescue operation (05/13)
The animals will be examined and considered for adoption.
Swinomish Tribe faces racist and violent threats due to fishing Swinomish Tribe faces racist and violent threats due to fishing (05/13)
Anti-Indian sentiments are once again surfacing in Washington as fishermen clash with tribes over their treaty-protected rights.
Editorial: A victory for Washington tribes and their treaty rights Editorial: A victory for Washington tribes and their treaty rights (05/13)
The tribes that signed the Point Elliott Treaty made significant concessions in agreeing to the pact; why they would want to protect the rights outlined by the treaty should be clear.
Oklahoma tribes to help restore habitats for monarch butterfly Oklahoma tribes to help restore habitats for monarch butterfly (05/13)
The tribes will plant milkweed on their lands in order to boost the populations of the threatened butterfly.
Native Sun News: Elders host ceremony at sacred Black Hills site Native Sun News: Elders host ceremony at sacred Black Hills site (05/13)
Each year for the past 20 years, Leonard Little Finger and Richard Broken Nose have visited four sacred sites in and around the Black Hills to continue the restoration, healing and renewal of life for humanity.
South Dakota governor sees criticism for remarks on sacred site South Dakota governor sees criticism for remarks on sacred site (05/12)
Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) is claiming that his remarks to the Rosebud Sioux Tribe were 'his personal opinion' and were separate from the state's opposition to a land-into-trust application for a sacred site.
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe seeks halt to construction of pipeline Standing Rock Sioux Tribe seeks halt to construction of pipeline (05/12)
Work on the Iowa portion of the 1,100-mile Dakota Access Pipeline is due to start next week.
Blackfeet citizens want to join lawsuit over lease at sacred site Blackfeet citizens want to join lawsuit over lease at sacred site (05/12)
The Montana tribe celebrated when the Interior Department canceled an energy lease in the Badger-Two Medicine Area but litigation is still pending in federal court.
Chumash Tribe blasts lawmaker who opposes land-into-trust bill Chumash Tribe blasts lawmaker who opposes land-into-trust bill (05/12)
The newly elected leader of the tribe is taking aim at Rep. Lois Capps (D-California) after she endorsed a proposed marine sanctuary on ancestral Chumash land.
Chitimacha Tribe cheers boaters for 20-mile race to reservation Chitimacha Tribe cheers boaters for 20-mile race to reservation (05/12)
The Tour du Teche event starts in New Iberia and ends at the tribe's boat launch in Charenton, Louisiana.
Warm Springs Tribes back measure to block water bottling plant Warm Springs Tribes back measure to block water bottling plant (05/12)
The world's largest food company wants to tap into a local spring and market the water but tribal members say the project threatens their treaty rights and way of life.
Indian business owner sues Southern Ute Tribe for failed contract Indian business owner sues Southern Ute Tribe for failed contract (05/11)
Christopher Chavez, a member of the Navajo Nation, had a subcontract to work with the Southern Ute Growth Fund, the tribe's business arm.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe protests Yucca Mountain nuclear report Timbisha Shoshone Tribe protests Yucca Mountain nuclear report (05/11)
Chairman George Gholson said the Nuclear Regulatory Commission failed to adequately consider the impacts to his people.
Native Sun News: Youth run 500 miles to protest new oil pipeline Native Sun News: Youth run 500 miles to protest new oil pipeline (05/11)
A youth relay run to raise awareness about oil pipeline dangers was one of several key events during the last week of April 2016 generated by the threat of more toxic spills in Nebraska, North and South Dakota.
Muckleshoot Tribe aims to develop land by sacred Snoqualmie Falls Muckleshoot Tribe aims to develop land by sacred Snoqualmie Falls (05/10)
The Snoqualmie Tribe has been opposing efforts to develop land near the falls, which are known for their healing powers.
Tribes welcome decision against coal export terminal in Washington Tribes welcome decision against coal export terminal in Washington (05/10)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers determined that going forward with the Gateway Pacific Terminal would essentially abrogate tribal treaty rights.
President Obama signs measure to declare bison as official mammal President Obama signs measure to declare bison as official mammal (05/09)
The new law does not change policies that make it difficult for tribes to restore bison on their own lands and it does not end the slaughter of bison that leave Yellowstone National Park.
Native Sun News: Large  biker bar inches closer to sacred Bear Butte Native Sun News: Large biker bar inches closer to sacred Bear Butte (05/09)
County commissioners bestowed their blessing on the 'World’s Largest Biker Bar' over the objections of a Lakota grandmother and educator who said the action would allow development of an adult entertainment venue too close to the sacred site of Mato Paha.
Member of Seminole Tribe seeks closure of primate research center Member of Seminole Tribe seeks closure of primate research center (05/06)
Samuel Tommie is accusing the Primate Products facility of keeping monkeys in unhealthy and unsafe conditions.
Yurok Tribe blames low fish runs on water used by marijuana farms Yurok Tribe blames low fish runs on water used by marijuana farms (05/06)
The tribal fisher is closed four days a week due to low runs of salmon an sturgeon in northern California.
Native Sun News: Navajo citizens battle power plant on reservation Native Sun News: Navajo citizens battle power plant on reservation (05/06)
Navajo, regional and national conservation are challenging the U.S. government’s 25-year extension of coal operations at Four Corners Power Plant and Navajo Mine
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules meeting and hearing Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules meeting and hearing (05/05)
Three bills are on the agenda for the business meeting while the hearing will focus on a veterans health and the Johnson O’Malley program.
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Tribes fight coal mine in Texas Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Tribes fight coal mine in Texas (05/04)
Native American groups and supporters band together to show their outrage at the continued destructive coal mining along the Rio Grande in Eagle Pass, Texas.
Leaders of Louisiana tribes in conflict over $48M relocation grant Leaders of Louisiana tribes in conflict over $48M relocation grant (05/03)
The Isle de Jean Charles Band and the United Houma Nation are at odds over who gets to benefit from a Department of Housing and Urban Development grant.
Native Sun News: Navajo Nation chapter sues tribe over water deal Native Sun News: Navajo Nation chapter sues tribe over water deal (05/03)
A local chapter of the largest U.S. tribal government is suing the legislative branch in tribal court to cancel a vote favoring a water rights settlement with the state of Utah.
Environmental Protection Agency pays little to tribes for spill Environmental Protection Agency pays little to tribes for spill (04/29)
The Navajo Nation will receive $157,000 and the Southern Ute Tribe will receive $116,000 fro costs associated with the Gold King Mine disaster.
Measure to declare bison as official mammal ready for Obama Measure to declare bison as official mammal ready for Obama (04/29)
The bill does not affect federal or state policies that make it difficult for tribes to restore bison on their own lands and it does not end the slaughter of bison that leave Yellowstone National Park.

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