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Editorial: New York governor makes right decision to ban fracking (12/18)
It was impossible to declare that hydraulic fracturing is safe for the environment or human health.

Rep. Gosar faces criticism over bill that benefits Hualapai Tribe (12/17)
Local officials blast their Arizona Congressman for pushing the bill without their input.

Two tribes in Michigan to rebury ancestors removed decades ago (12/16)
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe and the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians will accept remains uncovered in 1971 and 1981.

Menominee Nation declares emergency due to flooding conditions (12/16)
Rising water levels in the Wolf River have led to flooding on the reservation.

Defense measure opens sacred site in Washington to the public (12/15)
The Yakama Nation is in court in hopes of preventing public tours at the sacred Rattlesnake Mountain.

Congress passes bill with mine on sacred Apache land in Arizona (12/15)
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) said the package represented the 'worst of Washington.'

Senate heads to final vote on package with mine on sacred land (12/12)
The controversial defense bill transfers federal land to a private company for a mine on sacred Apache sites in Arizona.

House approves bill to address land issues for tribes in Oregon (12/12)
The bill benefits the Grand Ronde Tribes, the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Tribes, the Cow Creek Band, the Siletz Tribes and the Coquille Tribe.

Native Sun News: Bales taken at Rosebud Sioux Tribe spirit camp (12/12)
Tribal and federal agencies are looking into an incident involving the removal of dozens of giant alfalfa bales from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe’s Oyate Wahacanka Woecun Spirit Camp.

Quileute Tribe celebrates recovery of huge historic rock carving (12/11)
The rock depicts the slaying of the Red Lizard by K'wati, an important figure who turned the Quileutes from wolves to people.

Rep. Gosar won't apologize for calling Native Americans 'wards' (12/11)
The Arizona Republican made the inaccurate comment when challenged about a mine on sacred Apache lands.

Tribes challenge permit for Keystone XL Pipeline in South Dakota (12/10)
TransCanada needs to re-certify its permit for the pipeline route.

Mining company took remains and artifacts from tribes in Arizona (12/10)
Hopi and Navajo tribal members are upset with the handling of their ancestors by Peabody Energy.

Controversial defense bill includes Northern Cheyenne Tribe deal (12/09)
The bill places land in trust for the tribe although property near sacred Bear Butte in South Dakota is no longer included.

NATHPO launches effort to help U.S. military protect sacred sites (12/09)
Richard Meyers of South Dakota State University will be reaching out to Native communities as part of a study.

Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians join fight against mine deal (12/09)
The defense bill that includes the controversial land swap could pass the Senate later today.

Great Plains tribes call for removal of land swap from defense bill (12/08)
The 16 tribes of North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska add their voices in opposition to the Resolution Copper mine deal.

Land selections for two Alaska Native corporations in defense bill (12/08)
The 1,648-page defense bill includes land deals for Olgoonik Corporation and Sealaska.

Defense bill approves transfer of military site to Ho-Chunk Nation (12/08)
The tribe has been trying to acquire land at the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant since 1997.

Senate expected to approve defense bill for mine on sacred lands (12/08)
The 1,648-page package contains numerous provisions that have nothing to do with defense or the military.

Developers pursue $1B project on Navajo land by Grand Canyon (12/04)
The project includes restaurants, hotels, retail outlets, a trailer park and a tramway that would take visitors to the bottom of the canyon.

House approves bill to authorize mine on sacred site in Arizona (12/04)
The copper mine impacts land used by Apache tribes for food, medicine and ceremonies.

Karen Diver & Reggie Joule: Tribes take action on climate change (12/04)
The chairwoman of the Fond du Lac Band and the mayor of the Northwest Arctic Borough discuss their work on climate change task force.

White House recognizes two tribes as Climate Action Champions (12/04)
The Blue Lake Rancheria in California and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe in Michigan were selected for their efforts to address climate change.

Native Sun News: Crow Creek Sioux man upsets Senate with song (12/04)
In the wake of a recent Native American coup in Congress over the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline proposal, Sen. John Thune threatened a Republican Party backlash next year.

Water settlement measure for Hualapai Tribe headed to Obama (12/03)
The House and the Senate passed the Bill Williams River Water Rights Settlement Act this week.

House approves bills for Hualapai Tribe and tribes in Nevada (12/02)
H.R.4924, the Bill Williams River Water Rights Settlement Act, and H.R.2455, the Nevada Native Nations Lands Act, passed by voice votes.

North Dakota tribe puts oil refinery on pause to review plans (11/28)
The tribe has spent more than 10 years on the $450 million project.

Leslie Wheelock: Touting nation-to-nation trading and tourism (11/26)
The National Congress of American Indians and the American Indian/Alaska Native Tourism Association are promoting Native-made products.

Editorial: Yakama Nation must disclose plans for clean water (11/25)
Newspaper calls on the Environmental Protection Agency and the Yakama Nation to meet soon to discuss the tribe's clean water plans.

Vice: North Dakota tribe sees $25M a month in energy royalties (11/25)
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation is in the middle of an energy boom but tribal members say they aren't seeing any of the benefits.

House Natural Resources Committee passes three tribal bills (11/21)
The bills affect an Alaska Native corporation, the Hualapai Tribe and the Ponca Tribe.

North Dakota tribe in negotiations for pipeline to curb flaring (11/21)
An energy company needs permission to cross 1.8 miles of the reservation.

Bill Richardson: Indian Country feels effects of climate change (11/20)
A former Congressman, governor and Energy Secretary says Clean Power Plan will help tribes address the impacts of climate change.

USDA Blog: Youth from Angoon Tribe carry on their traditions (11/20)
Tribal members helped build a footbridge in the Tongass National Forest.

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