The Lakota people referred to the buffalo as their relative, either by brother or sister.
A bill that changes the definition of 'wild bison' could hurt tribal treaty rights, Montana's governor says.
Montana's Republican Secretary of State is disputing the validity of a veto issued by the Democratic governor. Both officials are seeking higher office.
A treaty promise made to the Blood Tribe in 1877 is the subject of a new settlement.
It should not be up to the tribes of South Dakota to fill out applications hoping to be accepted as riders in the Buffalo Roundup.
It would be one of the happiest days of my life and I am sure in the life of many Lakota elder to see Lakota warriors dressed in their finest apparel riding across the He Sapa.
Citizens of the Blackfeet Nation will be exercising their treaty rights during a bison hunt next week.
Are there any Lakota warriors out there who can still ride horses?
Residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation were invited to watch and learn or participate in the bison butchering, and anyone who helped was able to take something home.
Officials are considering lethal and nonlethal methods to reduce a growing bison in the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona.
Lawmakers in the U.S. House are advancing a bill to reduce the number of bison at the Grand Canyon, just weeks after the National Park Service approved its own plan.
The Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup will never bring a sense of true history to South Dakota until the original people are allowed to participate.
Thanks to Secretary Ryan Zinke, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are back to square one when it comes to the National Bison Range in Montana.
The Quapaw Tribe is providing a full farm-to-table experience with its agricultural operations.
The National Bison Range is located entirely within reservation boundaries but the leader of the Interior Department described it as 'public' land.
Oh no what's happening to America's national mammal?
To deny our warriors the right not to join in a roundup that has our history written all over it is to deny our history.
Instead of listing wild herds as endangered and putting infrastructure in place to enforce their protection, tax dollars are being spent to protect the special interests of a single industry.
The $1 million plant will process beef, bison, and pork products and serve as a training facility for universities.
Greg Gianforte has reached out to tribes in Montana but apparently hasn't made many friends.
The idea of simply restoring the National Bison Range to federal trust ownership for the tribes for continued bison conservation and public visitation purposes is a logical one.
To us, bison are sacred to our people and with spiritual and historical significance to our cultural heritage.
The past is gone, but native South Dakotans can repair a lot of damage and greatly improve upon race relations if they stop thinking of the Lakota as a part of history that should be forgotten.
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.
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.
H.R.2908, the National Bison Legacy Act, recognizes the efforts of the Intertribal Buffalo Council in restoring bison to tribal homelands.
The Blackfeet Nation is putting the Northern Tribes Buffalo treaty into action.
Let them roam in Montana — protected by the Fort Peck fences.
This winter alone, between 600 to 900 of the animals will be killed during tribal and public hunts and some will be captured and sent to tribes for their use.
Some bison will be taken during tribal and public hunts and others will be captured and sent to tribes.
The agency is no longer seeking to remove 1,000 bison from the park this winter.
Tribal, state and federal officials are meeting to discuss treaty hunts and other management plans.
There is a historic marker west of Custer, South Dakota, that reads in part: 'Historic Sites, Buffalo Rock – Site where the last buffalo was killed in the Black Hills in 1887.'
Marsha Small, a Northern Cheyenne, has had the 'summer of a lifetime.'
President Mark Azure said the 19 animals that died didn't go without water.
To the people whose roots run deepest in Montana, almost nothing has inflicted more environmental and economic harm than eliminating wild buffalo.
The tribe found 19 bodies during and after the July 4 weekend. The cause of death hasn't been determined.
Well-preserved corn and sunflower seeds dating back more than 1,000 years were found at the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village.
Chairman Gerald Gray said a yearly allocation of two hunting licenses isn't enough to meet the needs of his people.
Students and staff gathered outside of Loneman School for a ceremony for the harvesting and processing of a 3-year old buffalo from the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s Slim Butte’s pasture.
The last six months have proven quite productive for the herd -- nine calves have been born since April 8.
The state allows hunters to kill bison that wander out of the park.
The buffalo fortunately has escaped extinction and, these days, is nurtured in parts of the Plains.
Some animals were taken by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the InterTribal Buffalo Council.
Do the Fort Peck Tribes actually own the bison transferred from Yellowstone Nation Park?
Sustainable Harvest Alliance not only connects tribal bison ranchers with markets, it encourages environmental sustainability, humane livestock practices, and Native American cultural resilience.
About 100 bison were finally transferred after a near-decade long wait.
The executive director of Honor The Earth calls on Canada to take advice from Native nations when it comes to making treaties.
Officials said they were confident of the tribe's ability to host and protect the herd.
Upwards of 400 bison are being culled from the Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
The tribe will raise bison for the first time in four decades.
Al Jazeera reports on the historic signing of a buffalo treaty between tribes in the United States and First Nations in Canada.
The Buffalo Treaty was signed on the Blackfeet Nation in Montana.
Tom France of the National Wildlife Federation says the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes deserve a management role at the National Bison Range in Montana.
Tribes in Montana and South Dakota are keeping rare and endangered species alive thanks to their preservation efforts.
Rosalie Little Thunder was a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe who worked to stop the slaughter of bison in Yellowstone National Park.
The third time could be the charm for the tribe's annual funding agreement.
The GOAT Blog on High Country News explores the Tanka Fund, an effort to restore bison to Indian communities.
The U.S. Interior Department is looking to tribes and tribal organizations to help beef up its efforts to promote bison restoration
The Cherokee Nation and the Fort Peck Tribes are among five finalists for the animals.