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Thomas O'Rourke: Yurok Tribe is a leader in forest restoration (05/22)
As much of our lands were clear-cut by non-Indians, the Yurok tribe knows all too well that the cost of restoring forests is much higher than the quick profits from cutting them down.

Matt Remle: Tribal nations take a stand to protect Turtle Island (05/22)
With the recent mass demonstrations in Seattle, tribal Nations across Turtle Island continue to lead the larger efforts to combat climate change, ending the desecration of Mother Earth, and towards protecting the welfare of future generations.

Coquille Tribe hosts National Indian Timber Symposium in June (05/21)
The Intertribal Timber Council organizes the annual event, set for June 8-1 at the Mill Casino Hotel and RV Park in Oregon.

Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on water (05/20)
Lawmakers and witnesses stressed the need for tribal, state and federal parties to work together to resolve long-standing water rights claims.

Apology sought for treatment of tribes at grizzly bear meeting (05/20)
James Walks Along, the historic preservation officer for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, was forced to stop addressing federal officials at a recent public meeting.

Energy Department announces new director of Indian office (05/19)
Chris Deschene is best known as the Navajo Nation presidential candidate who was ordered off the ballot last year.

Opinion: Protecting sacred places should matter to everyone (05/19)
Over the last 10 years, I have traveled around the world documenting the uniqueness of indigenous cultures and the universality of values that honor the sacred spiritual dimension of land and water.

Authorities look into brine spill on North Dakota reservation (05/19)
The Environmental Protection Agency is investigating Clean Water Act violations. The U.S. Attorney's Office is also looking into the spill of 1 million gallons.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe signs agreement for burial sites (05/19)
The federal and state governments will consult with the tribe on projects that affect burial grounds and other important sites.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets hearing on water rights (05/19)
Michael Connor, the deputy secretary of the Interior Department who has worked on several tribal settlements, is on the witness list.

Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe seeks water funding (05/19)
The largest rural water project in North America was originally intended to provide clean drinking water to residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation by piping water from the Missouri river to reservation residents.

Native Sun News: Comments sought on North Dakota pipeline (05/19)
People have until May 20 to comment on a private oil-and-gas pipeline system on the floor of Lake Sakakawea, the colossal Missouri River reservoir that runs through a wide swath of the Ft. Berthold Reservation in North Dakota.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe holds reburial ceremony next week (05/15)
The tribe will be putting 43 ancestors to rest. The remains were being held by three museums and institutions.

Navajo Nation tackles large horse population on reservation (05/15)
The tribe rounded up more than 8,900 horses in 2013 and the overwhelming majority were sold after no one came forward to claim them.

Maine lawmakers won't back fishing agreements with tribes (05/15)
The state continues to assert jurisdiction over tribal fishing activities and attempts to resolve the impasse have been at a standstill.

Blanket given to President Obama carries a hidden message (05/15)
The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate presented a star quilt to the president that was made by a tribal member.

Native Sun News: Tribes ignored in Yellowstone grizzly talks (05/15)
James Walks Along, the historic preservation officer for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, was forced off the stage at a recent public meeting.

New Navajo Nation leader won't pursue Grand Canyon project (05/14)
President Russell Begaye said he doesn't support the Grand Canyon Escalade and never did.

Native Sun News: Keystone protesters greet President Obama (05/14)
When President Barack Obama completed his agenda for visiting all 50 states with a stop in South Dakota, Native Americans and allies made sure to focus his attention on the longstanding demand to prevent the proposed construction of the Keystone XL tar-sands crude-oil pipeline.

Alex Jacobs: Governor strikes political deal for nuclear waste (05/14)
How can communities, Native and non-Native, stop such projects from developing, using up precious water, polluting the environment, presenting security risks that rationalize ever greater government intrusion?

Chumash Tribe reaches fire services agreement with county (05/13)
The tribe will pay for a new firefighter paramedic position and a $1.6 million ladder truck.

FBI broke rules in probe into Keystone XL Pipeline opponents (05/13)
Agents failed to secure permission from top officials as they investigated a group called Tar Sands Blockade.

Ancestors still remain in collections 25 years after NAGPRA (05/12)
More than 16,000 ancestors have been repatriated since 1990 but more 163,000 are still being held by museums, federal agencies and other institutions.

Nez Perce Tribe bars members from selling treaty fish harvest (05/12)
The ban applies to hatchery and wild salmon caught within the tribe's treaty territory.

DOI approves offshore drilling bid opposed by Alaska Natives (05/12)
Royal Dutch Shell plans to drill for oil and gas in the Chukchi Sea, an area used by Alaska Natives for subsistence foods.

Woman donates 200-acre Iowa farm to Rosebud Sioux Tribe (05/11)
Ella Jean Ray, who passed away in December at the age of 88, deeded the site to the tribe in her will.

Opinion: Incorporate Native knowledge into management (05/11)
Native ways of knowing don't always square with Western science, but they're rooted in millennia of culture and experience.

Opinion: Listen to Nez Perce Tribe on megaload shipments (05/11)
For over five years, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has worked to impose a terrible pet idea of his on the Nez Perce Tribe: to make U.S. 12 a high-and-wide corridor for football field-sized megaloads.

Mark Trahant: Alaska tribes eye role in wildlife management (05/11)
For too many years the state has spent significant resources litigating against a tribal say instead of listening.

Food: A high-protein snack inspired by the Kutzadika'a Tribe (05/08)
The recipe calls for just one ingredient -- a handful of alkali fly pupae, collected from Mono Lake in California for authenticity's sake.

Water conference in Arizona focuses on tribal perspectives (05/08)
The Gila River Indian Community is hosting the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center conference next month.

Column: Bois Forte Band welcomes visitors to fishing opener (05/08)
In many respects, the Bois Forte Band exemplifies ways that communities of different cultural backgrounds can get along, even when the issue is sharing natural resources.

Lawmakers plan bill to name wildlife refuge after Billy Frank (05/08)
The Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge in Washington would be renamed in honor of the late treaty rights activist.

Protest urges President Obama to deny Keystone XL Pipeline (05/08)
Tribal members are a holding a protest and rally to draw the president's attention during his visit to Watertown, South Dakota.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe victory in uranium case (05/08)
Native American and other opponents of uranium mining and milling in the southern Black Hills claimed victory when a Nuclear Regulatory Commission oversight panel ruled in their favor.

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