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Clara Caufield: Reflections about grizzly and black bears
Clara Caufield: Reflections about grizzly and black bears (November 9, 2018)

According to one of my Cheyenne relatives, there are many 'bad bear' stories in our history.


Judge extends order against grizzly bear hunts near Yellowstone
Judge extends order against grizzly bear hunts near Yellowstone (September 14, 2018)

Tribes are battling the Trump administration over protections for the sacred grizzly bear.


Tribes win decision blocking grizzly bear hunts near Yellowstone
Tribes win decision blocking grizzly bear hunts near Yellowstone (September 4, 2018)

Environmental groups, tribes and individuals sued the federal government seeking to block the hunt, which was slated to take part in areas around Yellowstone National Park.


Native Sun News Today: Tribes continue fight to protect grizzly bears
Native Sun News Today: Tribes continue fight to protect grizzly bears (April 17, 2018)

Referring to tribes’ lawsuit to protect the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem’s grizzly bears, Crow Creek Sioux Chairman Brandon Sazue noted that a top lawmaker is on their side.


Protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears lifted as tribes seek day in court
Protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears lifted as tribes seek day in court (August 1, 2017)

The Crow Tribe, the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, the Northern Cheyenne Tribe and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, along with tribal religious leaders, are fighting the Trump administration's decision to lift protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears.


Northern Cheyenne Tribe challenges Trump administration on grizzly bears
Northern Cheyenne Tribe challenges Trump administration on grizzly bears (June 30, 2017)

The Northern Cheyenne Tribe is planning to sue the Trump administration for removing protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park.


States cheer Trump decision on grizzly bears amid tribal concerns about hunts
States cheer Trump decision on grizzly bears amid tribal concerns about hunts (June 23, 2017)

The governors of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming are thanking the Trump administration for removing protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park.


Secretary Zinke removes protections for grizzlies over tribal objections
Secretary Zinke removes protections for grizzlies over tribal objections (June 22, 2017)

Just hours after promising to consult tribes before making any decisions that affect their interests, the new leader of the Department of the Interior heralded the removal of protections for grizzly bears.


Tribal opposition leads to delay on status of Yellowstone grizzly
Tribal opposition leads to delay on status of Yellowstone grizzly (January 12, 2017)

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has received more than 650,000 comments about protections for the sacred animal.


Native man in Saskatchewan fights off bear with hands and bottle
Native man in Saskatchewan fights off bear with hands and bottle (September 19, 2016)

Jack Ballantyne, 44, got some scratches on his arm but otherwise did not suffer serious injuries during the attack.


Tribes host prayer ceremony for grizzly bear at Glacier National Park
Tribes host prayer ceremony for grizzly bear at Glacier National Park (August 10, 2016)

Tribes say they weren't properly consulted about the Obama administration's decision to lift protections for the sacred animal.


Native Sun News: Tribes denounce racism in fight over grizzly bears
Native Sun News: Tribes denounce racism in fight over grizzly bears (August 2, 2016)

Native Sun News obtained a copy of the email sent to USFWS Director Ashe that is titled 'Stop the Racism' and catalogs a litany of verified incidents that GOAL categorizes as 'a shameful display of racism.'


Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe blasts grizzly bear decision
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe blasts grizzly bear decision (March 15, 2016)

The US Fish and Wildlife has announced its proposed rule to strip Endangered Species Act protections from Yellowstone’s grizzly bears that despite formal objections submitted by some fifty tribes and the Assembly of First Nations.


Tribes slam decision to remove protections for Yellowstone bears
Tribes slam decision to remove protections for Yellowstone bears (March 4, 2016)

Vice President Tom Poor Bear of the Oglala Sioux Tribe said the decision will lead to non-Indian hunting.


Tribes demand consultation on grizzly bears in Yellowstone
Tribes demand consultation on grizzly bears in Yellowstone (November 12, 2015)

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has acknowledged missteps in its outreach to Indian Country.


Native Sun News: Tribes slam grizzly bear policy as genocide
Native Sun News: Tribes slam grizzly bear policy as genocide (August 18, 2015)

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.


Native Sun News: Opposition grows to delisting of grizzly bears
Native Sun News: Opposition grows to delisting of grizzly bears (July 1, 2015)

Tribal opposition continues to mount against the federal government’s proposed removal of Endangered Species Act status from the iconic Yellowstone grizzly.


Native Sun News: Tribes seek removal of federal grizzly bear czar
Native Sun News: Tribes seek removal of federal grizzly bear czar (June 16, 2015)

Twelve Tribal Nations have called on Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to remove the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Grizzly Bear Recovery Coordinator, Dr. Chris Servheen, after questioning his 'fitness to participate in this process.'


Apology sought for treatment of tribes at grizzly bear meeting
Apology sought for treatment of tribes at grizzly bear meeting (May 20, 2015)

James Walks Along, the historic preservation officer for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, was forced to stop addressing federal officials at a recent public meeting.


Native Sun News: Tribes ignored in Yellowstone grizzly talks
Native Sun News: Tribes ignored in Yellowstone grizzly talks (May 15, 2015)

James Walks Along, the historic preservation officer for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, was forced off the stage at a recent public meeting.


Tribes seek consultation on status of Yellowstone grizzly bear
Tribes seek consultation on status of Yellowstone grizzly bear (May 1, 2015)

Tribes in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho are worried about the potential removal of the bear from the protections of the Endangered Species Act.


Native Sun News: Tribes take DOI to task over grizzly bear policy
Native Sun News: Tribes take DOI to task over grizzly bear policy (April 22, 2015)

In a strongly worded letter, the Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council has voiced misgivings about the impartiality of Christopher Servheen in any proposed tribal consultation process over the government’s controversial delisting of the Yellowstone grizzly bear.


Tribes in Montana and Wyoming oppose delisting of grizzly bear
Tribes in Montana and Wyoming oppose delisting of grizzly bear (January 9, 2015)

Tribes are worried about trophy hunting of the Yellowstone bear in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho.


Native Sun News: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe fights bear delisting
Native Sun News: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe fights bear delisting (December 24, 2014)

Delisting the Yellowstone grizzly bear does not just touch the lives of the Standing Rock Sioux people, but also the other 25 Tribal Nations the federal government has acknowledged hold an ancestral connection to Yellowstone.


Three dead and eight injured in accident on Seminole Reservation
Three dead and eight injured in accident on Seminole Reservation (December 10, 2014)

The accident occurred after a tribal member struck and killed a 300-bear with her vehicle.


Tribes oppose removal of grizzly bear from endangered list
Tribes oppose removal of grizzly bear from endangered list (November 12, 2014)

Tribes are worried that delisting will lead to state-sanctioned hunts.


Judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit against bear zoo on reservation
Judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit against bear zoo on reservation (July 3, 2014)

Two Eastern Cherokee elders want the zoo closed and the animals moved to a sanctuary.


Eastern Cherokee elders file lawsuit against reservation bear zoo
Eastern Cherokee elders file lawsuit against reservation bear zoo (December 3, 2013)

Two elders of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are moving forward with a lawsuit against a bear zoo on the tribe's reservation in North Carolina.


Eastern Cherokee elders give notice  to reservation   bear park
Eastern Cherokee elders give notice to reservation bear park (September 26, 2013)

Two elders of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are planning to sue the operators of a bear park on the tribe's reservation in North Carolina.


Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes  won't go after grizzly
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes won't go after grizzly (April 23, 2013)

The Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribes of Montana won't shoot a grizzly bear that attacked a man last week. The bear attacked a student from Salish Kootenai College on Friday morning....


Eastern Cherokees debate future of bear parks on reservation
Eastern Cherokees debate future of bear parks on reservation (February 20, 2013)

Members and leaders of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are debating the future of bear zoos on the reservation. Elders are pushing the tribe to outlaw the facilities. Chief...


USDA shuts down bear zoo on Eastern  Cherokee Reservation
USDA shuts down bear zoo on Eastern Cherokee Reservation (January 31, 2013)

The Department of Agriculture has shut down a bear zoo operated by a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina. The Chief Saunooke Bear Park was...


SA:   First Nation puts  science to work to protect the environment
SA: First Nation puts science to work to protect the environment (August 9, 2011)

"HEILTSUK TRADITIONAL TERRITORY, British Columbia—"Two sub-legal Manilas, 25 grams," says Ed Carpenter as he watches the electric scale's reading settle under the weight of the two clams. It's midday at...


Girl was bitten while feeding  baby  bear at Eastern Cherokee zoo
Girl was bitten while feeding baby bear at Eastern Cherokee zoo (July 22, 2011)

A nine-year-old girl was bitten in the hand while feeding a baby bear at a zoo run by a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The girl is...


Salish and Kootenai Tribes won't   prosecute for bear death
Salish and Kootenai Tribes won't prosecute for bear death (May 24, 2011)

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana won't file charges against a landowner who shot and killed a grizzly bear. Authorities said the shooting was justified. The bear was...


Salish and Kootenai Tribes investigating shooting of grizzly
Salish and Kootenai Tribes investigating shooting of grizzly (May 17, 2011)

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana are investigating the shooting of a female grizzly bear. A landowner shot the bear on Saturday. The animal was apparently after chickens....