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Blackfeet Nation citizens approve historic water rights settlement Blackfeet Nation citizens approve historic water rights settlement (04/21)
The agreement confirms and quantifies the tribe's water rights in Montana and authorizes $471 million in investments on the reservation.
Ramapough Lenape Nation denied permit for anti-pipeline camp Ramapough Lenape Nation denied permit for anti-pipeline camp (04/20)
The Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp is illegal, according to officials in New Jersey.
Dakota Access Pipeline announces May 14 as first date of service Dakota Access Pipeline announces May 14 as first date of service (04/19)
Tribal opponents still have time to stop oil from flowing through the controversial project.
Anna Hohag: Bringing indigenous science to water management Anna Hohag: Bringing indigenous science to water management (04/19)
An emergency or an answered prayer for Paiute and Shoshone traditional water managers in Owens Valley area?
Foreign billionaire behind mine opposed by tribes rents mansion to Trump couple Foreign billionaire behind mine opposed by tribes rents mansion to Trump couple (04/18)
Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, work for President Donald Trump and are in position to influence the administration's position on a mine project in Minnesota.
Secretary Zinke won't return land taken from Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Secretary Zinke won't return land taken from Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (04/18)
The National Bison Range is located entirely within reservation boundaries but the leader of the Interior Department described it as 'public' land.
Southern Ute Tribe sees role as 'conscientious' energy developer Southern Ute Tribe sees role as 'conscientious' energy developer (04/13)
A front-page story in The New York Times lumped the Southern Utes in with other tribes that engage in coal extraction.
Cronkite News: Trump administration sued over border wall plans Cronkite News: Trump administration sued over border wall plans (04/13)
Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Tucson, and the Center for Biological Diversity challenged President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall on environmental grounds.
Native Sun News Today: Answers sought on Dakota Access Pipeline Native Sun News Today: Answers sought on Dakota Access Pipeline (04/12)
Sen. Tom Carper (D-Delaware) and Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) launched the initiative with an official letter a top U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official.
Secretary Zinke opens sacred site in Utah to recreational traffic Secretary Zinke opens sacred site in Utah to recreational traffic (04/11)
The decision is a boost to non-Indians who opposed restrictions in Recapture Canyon.
Mark Trahant: Resource extraction brings few benefits for tribes Mark Trahant: Resource extraction brings few benefits for tribes (04/10)
A couple of years ago a tribal leader showed me an abandoned lumber mill near the village of Tyonek, Alaska.
Judge agrees to keep some Dakota Access spill information secret Judge agrees to keep some Dakota Access spill information secret (04/07)
The Army Corps of Engineers came to the firm's rescue regarding some of the information in a handful of oil spill response documents.
Native Sun News Today: Groups line up to fight Keystone XL permit Native Sun News Today: Groups line up to fight Keystone XL permit (04/07)
'President Trump is breaking established environmental laws and treaties in his efforts to force through the Keystone XL Pipeline,' Indigenous Environmental Network activist Tom Goldtooth said.
Karuk Tribe brings traditional science to federal land management Karuk Tribe brings traditional science to federal land management (04/06)
The Karuk were once denied the right to practice an ancient tradition. Now scientific and resource management circles are seeing the merits of controlled burning.
Lawmakers ask Army Corps to explain decision on Dakota Access Pipeline Lawmakers ask Army Corps to explain decision on Dakota Access Pipeline (04/06)
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe continue to fight the project in federal court.
Bureau of Indian Affairs increases rates at some irrigation systems Bureau of Indian Affairs increases rates at some irrigation systems (04/05)
The rates for the most part have not changed dramatically at irrigation systems in Indian Country.
Native Sun News Today: Tribes focus on banks and courts as Dakota Access fight continues Native Sun News Today: Tribes focus on banks and courts as Dakota Access fight continues (04/05)
As petroleum industry investors announced theintroduction of crude oil into the Dakota Access Pipeline, resistance continued to break out like a rash all across Indian Country.
Blackfeet Nation asks citizens to approve water rights compact Blackfeet Nation asks citizens to approve water rights compact (04/05)
The state of Montana and Congress already ratified the deal. Now it's up to tribal voters.
Indigenous Environmental Network challenges Keystone XL permit Indigenous Environmental Network challenges Keystone XL permit (04/04)
A lawsuit filed in federal court in accuses the Trump administration of failing to consider all of the social, cultural and health impacts of the controversial project.
Narragansett Tribe files lawsuit over failed transfer of historic sites Narragansett Tribe files lawsuit over failed transfer of historic sites (04/04)
The state of Rhode Island refused to transfer the land until the tribe waived its immunity and accepted state jurisdiction.
House panel takes up bill to approve road for Alaska Native village House panel takes up bill to approve road for Alaska Native village (04/04)
Residents of King Cove have been pushing for the road for decades as a way to save lives in their Aleut community.
David Ganje: Aging dams stuck in regulatory limbo in South Dakota David Ganje: Aging dams stuck in regulatory limbo in South Dakota (04/04)
While the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers oversees federal dams in South Dakota and elsewhere, many of the state’s dams are caught in a regulatory limbo.
Two tribes granted role in Keystone XL Pipeline review in Nebraska Two tribes granted role in Keystone XL Pipeline review in Nebraska (04/03)
The route crosses the Ponca Tribe's trail of forced removal and the Yankton Sioux Tribe's ancestral territory.
Tribes with coal resources look to Trump administration for change Tribes with coal resources look to Trump administration for change (04/03)
The Crow Tribe, the Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation depend on coal revenues but their fortunes have fallen in recent years.
Nominations open for tribal seat on repatriation review committee Nominations open for tribal seat on repatriation review committee (03/31)
The seven-member panel monitors the federal government's implementation of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
Pipeline continues to leak oil months after rupture in North Dakota Pipeline continues to leak oil months after rupture in North Dakota (03/31)
The Belle Fourche Pipeline spilled about 530,000 gallons of oil into a a tributary of the Missouri River, far higher than the amount previously reported.
Native Sun News Today: Indian Country battles Keystone XL again Native Sun News Today: Indian Country battles Keystone XL again (03/31)
Donald Trump's presidential pipeline permit causes an avalanche of scorn in Indian Country.
Agua Caliente Band sees challenge to landmark water rights ruling Agua Caliente Band sees challenge to landmark water rights ruling (03/30)
Two water districts in southern California are going to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the tribe's victory.
Ak-Chin Indian Community sues to enforce water rights settlement Ak-Chin Indian Community sues to enforce water rights settlement (03/30)
A lawsuit filed in federal court contends the Central Arizona Water Conservation District isn't abiding by the 1984 agreement.
Northern Cheyenne Tribe sues Interior Department over pro-coal policy Northern Cheyenne Tribe sues Interior Department over pro-coal policy (03/29)
Chairman Jace Killsback said efforts to engage with Secretary Ryan Zinke on a government-to-government basis were ignored.
Donald Trump boasts about approvals for Dakota Access and Keystone XL Donald Trump boasts about approvals for Dakota Access and Keystone XL (03/28)
The Trump administration continues to chart a new course in energy policy in hopes of spurring jobs and growing the American economy, even if it's at the expense of Indian Country's interests.
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe acknowledges 'setback' in Dakota Access Pipeline war Standing Rock Sioux Tribe acknowledges 'setback' in Dakota Access Pipeline war (03/28)
Even though the pipeline is already complete, the tribe is still hoping to convince a federal judge to stop the oil from flowing.
Judge orders removal of gas pipeline on Indian land in Oklahoma Judge orders removal of gas pipeline on Indian land in Oklahoma (03/28)
The 38 individual Indian owners went to court after an energy company continued to operate the pipeline without their consent.
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe continues to battle Dakota Access Pipeline in court Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe continues to battle Dakota Access Pipeline in court (03/28)
Chairman Harold Frazier remains undaunted even after the wealthy backers of the project announced completion of work in North Dakota.
Dakota Access confirms pipeline about to go into service with work complete in North Dakota Dakota Access confirms pipeline about to go into service with work complete in North Dakota (03/27)
'Oil has been placed in the Dakota Access Pipeline underneath Lake Oahe,' attorneys for the controversial project wrote in the latest and apparently final status report.

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