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Doug George-Kanentiio: Acting Native and surviving
Doug George-Kanentiio: Acting Native and surviving (January 7, 2020)

In Australia, that semi-arid land where the sun shines most of the year, the Black Serpent has come to rest.


Navajo Generating Station, coal mine face years of breakdown, cleanup
Navajo Generating Station, coal mine face years of breakdown, cleanup (January 6, 2020)

They may have turned out the lights, but the party’s not over at the Navajo Generating Station and its affiliated Kayenta coal mine.


Red Cloud to receive honorary degree
Red Cloud to receive honorary degree (December 11, 2019)

Oglala Lakota citizen Henry Red Cloud will receive an honorary doctorate degree from Washington College for his career in the pursuit of affordable and accessible renewable energy solutions.


Environmental groups file federal lawsuit against Rosebud Coal Mine expansion
Environmental groups file federal lawsuit against Rosebud Coal Mine expansion (November 19, 2019)

A lawsuit in federal court challenges the proposed expansion of the Rosebud Coal Mine in Montana.


Navajo Nation withdraws bond backing for Spring Creek Mine
Navajo Nation withdraws bond backing for Spring Creek Mine (November 18, 2019)

Calling the purchase of coal mines 'disrespectful' to the Navajo Nation, President Jonathan Nez is pulling the tribe's financial backing.


Tamara Toles O’Laughlin and Bill McKibben: Compensate poor people and people of color for climate change
Tamara Toles O’Laughlin and Bill McKibben: Compensate poor people and people of color for climate change (November 18, 2019)

Climate change disproportionately affects poor people and people of color. They should be compensated for their suffering.


'You just simply cannot trespass on somebody’s land': Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation hit with lawsuit
'You just simply cannot trespass on somebody’s land': Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation hit with lawsuit (November 14, 2019)

Citizens of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation are suing leaders of their tribe for allegedly trespassing on their land.


Navajo pull backing for tribal energy company over coal mine purchases
Navajo pull backing for tribal energy company over coal mine purchases (November 14, 2019)

'It’s going to take a long time for the harmony between us as people and Mother Earth to be completely restored, but this is a beginning.'


Navajo Nation rips support of coal company
Navajo Nation rips support of coal company (November 13, 2019)

Leaders of the Navajo Nation say they weren't informed about the purchase of three coal mines far from tribal territory.


KXL oil spill in North Dakota
KXL oil spill in North Dakota (November 12, 2019)

As tribal representatives took part in Keystone XL expansion hearings in South Dakota, the original pipeline erupted in neighboring North Dakota.


SRP confirms that last day for Navajo Generating Station just days away
SRP confirms that last day for Navajo Generating Station just days away (November 11, 2019)

An aging power plant that has provided jobs and revenues to the Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation is finally shutting down for good.


Tribes cheer passage of bills to protect ancestral lands from development
Tribes cheer passage of bills to protect ancestral lands from development (October 31, 2019)

Democrats on Capitol Hill are vowing to secure permanent protections for ancestral tribal territory after winning initial passage of legislation to stop energy development on sacred lands in two states.


KXL Pipeline fighters call for backup at water permit hearings
KXL Pipeline fighters call for backup at water permit hearings (October 30, 2019)

A Canadian company needs a large amount of water for the Keystone XL Pipeline. Tribes and water protectors are fighting back.


Spring Creek Mine re-opens, challenges remain
Spring Creek Mine re-opens, challenges remain (October 28, 2019)

A company owned by the Navajo Nation is now the third largest coal producer in the United States


The Arctic's future is Indigenous
The Arctic's future is Indigenous (October 11, 2019)

There are competing visions for the Arctic, including energy development and commerce. What about Indigenous voices?


YES! Magazine: Pipelines can endanger the lives of Native women
YES! Magazine: Pipelines can endanger the lives of Native women (October 7, 2019)

'When something happens to an Indigenous person, to a Native person, why isn’t that being heard? We’re just another number.'


‘New dawn’ on Rosebud: Tribal electric utility voters triumph
‘New dawn’ on Rosebud: Tribal electric utility voters triumph (September 26, 2019)

For the first time, Sicangu Nation citizens have gained the majority of seats on the board of directors for the company supplying their electricity.


Harrie Vredenburg: Indigenous ownership of pipeline on the table in Canada
Harrie Vredenburg: Indigenous ownership of pipeline on the table in Canada (August 28, 2019)

Project Reconciliation is a direct response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's call for Indigenous communities 'gain long-term sustainable benefits from economic development projects.'


Cronkite News: Native workers laid off as power plant nears closure
Cronkite News: Native workers laid off as power plant nears closure (August 26, 2019)

The last 265 workers at Kayenta Coal Mine are being laid off this month, another step toward the looming closure of the Navajo Generating Station that will bring the loss of hundreds more jobs this winter.


Presidential candidates tackle tough issues at historic Native forum
Presidential candidates tackle tough issues at historic Native forum (August 21, 2019)

From freeing Indian activist Leonard Peltier to improving Indian health care, the 2020 candidates for president didn't run from the difficult issues at the historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum.


Mark Trahant: Indigenous knowledge to saving climate and land
Mark Trahant: Indigenous knowledge to saving climate and land (August 12, 2019)

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report included interviews with Indigenous populations as a key source.


Cronkite News: Environmental groups lose challenge to tribal coal mine
Cronkite News: Environmental groups lose challenge to tribal coal mine (July 31, 2019)

Sovereign immunity has protected a coal mine owned by the Navajo Nation from being sued without the tribe's consent.


Native Sun News Today: North Dakota seeks $38 million for DAPL crackdown
Native Sun News Today: North Dakota seeks $38 million for DAPL crackdown (July 26, 2019)

A new lawsuit blames the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for encouraging Indigenous resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline.


Winona LaDuke: The new smallpox blanket being offered to Indigenous peoples
Winona LaDuke: The new smallpox blanket being offered to Indigenous peoples (July 22, 2019)

You can’t make this stuff up. At the end of the fossil fuel era, the plan is to transfer the liability to Native people.


Cronkite News: Bills to protect ancestral tribal lands from development advance
Cronkite News: Bills to protect ancestral tribal lands from development advance (July 18, 2019)

Democratic lawmakers beat back a series of Republican amendments before advancing bills to restrict mining around the Grand Canyon and on tribal lands in Arizona and New Mexico.


Bills to protect ancestral tribal lands from development set to advance
Bills to protect ancestral tribal lands from development set to advance (July 16, 2019)

Tribes are supporting legislation to ban energy development on ancestral lands in Arizona and in New Mexico.


Standing Rock Sioux Tribe seeks hearing on expansion of Dakota Access Pipeline
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe seeks hearing on expansion of Dakota Access Pipeline (July 11, 2019)

The backers of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline are seeking to double operations in North Dakota.


Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats go to the extremes on the environment
Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats go to the extremes on the environment (July 10, 2019)

The Green New Deal is nonsensical, unworkable and simply a departure from reality.


Native Sun News Today: Lakota visionary honors traditions with new technology
Native Sun News Today: Lakota visionary honors traditions with new technology (July 8, 2019)

On every reservation there is a visionary, a person who tries to create something new and promising, to protect something old and important.


National prayer days for sacred places facing threats across the land
National prayer days for sacred places facing threats across the land (June 20, 2019)

Observances and ceremonies for sacred places will be held across the land on the Summer Solstice.


Montana Free Press: Appeals court reverses Keystone XL injunction
Montana Free Press: Appeals court reverses Keystone XL injunction (June 19, 2019)

The fight against the long-delayed Keystone XL Pipeline is far from over despite a recent setback in the courts.


Native Sun News Today: Keystone XL threatens endangered species
Native Sun News Today: Keystone XL threatens endangered species (June 18, 2019)

The Keystone XL Pipeline will lead to habitat destruction on the Great Plains, one scientist warns.


House Committee on Natural Resources set to advance Indian Country bills
House Committee on Natural Resources set to advance Indian Country bills (June 17, 2019)

Bills addressing the sovereign rights of tribes, aging Indian schools and the history of Ponca people are moving forward on Capitol Hill.


Trump administration weighs new headquarters for Bureau of Land Management
Trump administration weighs new headquarters for Bureau of Land Management (June 11, 2019)

Is newly-confirmed Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt about to present a nice gift to his home state of Colorado?


Cronkite News: Native youth aim to hold U.S. accountable for climate change
Cronkite News: Native youth aim to hold U.S. accountable for climate change (June 7, 2019)

Can the government be sued for climate change? Native youth are hoping they can.


Trump administration defers to Congress on protections for ancestral lands
Trump administration defers to Congress on protections for ancestral lands (June 7, 2019)

Legislation to protect ancestral and sacred tribal lands is gaining steam on Capitol Hill.


Tribes back bill to ban new uranium mining around Grand Canyon
Tribes back bill to ban new uranium mining around Grand Canyon (June 4, 2019)

Fresh off one policy strike against the Trump administration, tribes and Democrats in Congress are looking to score another.


Trump administration offers another concession to tribes after loss in court
Trump administration offers another concession to tribes after loss in court (May 29, 2019)

The Trump administration's 'energy dominance' agenda is once again facing a reckoning in Indian Country.


Trump order hinders tribal energy contracts despite preference in federal law
Trump order hinders tribal energy contracts despite preference in federal law (May 21, 2019)

Federal agencies spent about $6 billion on energy for their facilities in 2017 yet tribes are being passed over for contracts.


Zoltan Grossman: Cowboys and Indians unite across the country
Zoltan Grossman: Cowboys and Indians unite across the country (May 20, 2019)

By teaming up to defend the place they all call home, 'cowboys and Indians' are protecting their lands and waters for all.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Democrats are forcing the Green New Deal on America
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Democrats are forcing the Green New Deal on America (May 20, 2019)

Two of the top oil and gas producing states are also the leaders in renewable power.


The Conversation: Indigenous-led clean-energy projects could power reconciliation
The Conversation: Indigenous-led clean-energy projects could power reconciliation (May 9, 2019)

Addressing climate change in Indigenous contexts requires leadership from Indigenous peoples, communities, organizations and governments.


The Conversation: Maps serve as powerful tool for Indigenous communities
The Conversation: Maps serve as powerful tool for Indigenous communities (May 6, 2019)

Our project, MappingBack, envisions mapping as a weapon and tactic to resist extractive industries on Indigenous lands.


The Revelator: Bringing energy independence to Indian Country
The Revelator: Bringing energy independence to Indian Country (May 2, 2019)

An organization focused on increasing energy independence for American Indians is helping to bring light, jobs and new opportunities to tribal communities.


Cronkite News: Largest oil field in Arizona sits on Navajo Nation
Cronkite News: Largest oil field in Arizona sits on Navajo Nation (April 29, 2019)

Arizona isn’t known as a big oil producing state, like Texas and North Dakota, but what oil is produced here is on Navajo land.


Mark Trahant: Republicans turn on Indian lawmaker in health care debate
Mark Trahant: Republicans turn on Indian lawmaker in health care debate (April 15, 2019)

Conservative politicians in Montana are vowing to defeat a Medicaid expansion bill sponsored by an Indian lawmaker.


Witness list for Congressional field hearing on sacred sites and energy development
Witness list for Congressional field hearing on sacred sites and energy development (April 15, 2019)

Pueblo and Navajo leaders are testifying about the need to protect ancestral lands in New Mexico.


'Foxes guarding the hen house': Trump nominee confirmed at Indian Country's most important agency
'Foxes guarding the hen house': Trump nominee confirmed at Indian Country's most important agency (April 11, 2019)

With David Bernhardt at the helm, the Department of the Interior has been one disaster after another, tribes and their advocates assert.


'Enough is enough': Tribes endorse bill to protect ancestral lands from Trump
'Enough is enough': Tribes endorse bill to protect ancestral lands from Trump (April 9, 2019)

With backing from one of the first Native women in Congress, tribes are calling for a permanent ban on energy development on ancestral territory.


Trump nominee inches closer to top spot at Department of the Interior
Trump nominee inches closer to top spot at Department of the Interior (April 4, 2019)

The Trump administration has been one policy disaster after another, according to tribal leaders, and it's about to get even more rocky at the Department of the Interior.


Native Sun News Today: Trump once again pushes Keystone XL Pipeline on Indian Country
Native Sun News Today: Trump once again pushes Keystone XL Pipeline on Indian Country (April 4, 2019)

As the Rosebud Sioux Tribe celebrated the anniversary of a spirit camp to resist the Keystone XL Pipeline, President Donald Trump took action to impose the project on the people.


The Revelator: Te-Moak Tribe decries lack of consultation on drilling plans
The Revelator: Te-Moak Tribe decries lack of consultation on drilling plans (April 3, 2019)

A plan to lease oil and gas drilling rights on nearly a million acres of land near the Te-Moak Tribe of the Western Shoshone illustrates the consistent lack of government consultation with tribes.


Native Sun News Today: Tribal precedents bring halt to fracking on public lands
Native Sun News Today: Tribal precedents bring halt to fracking on public lands (April 1, 2019)

A 'landmark' ruling against energy development is being credited to tribes who secured victories in court.


AUDIO: Confirmation hearing for David Bernhardt as Secretary of the Interior
AUDIO: Confirmation hearing for David Bernhardt as Secretary of the Interior (March 28, 2019)

The government post with the most responsibility in Indian Country might soon be filled by a longtime lawyer and lobbyist.


Mark Trahant: Navajo Nation won't be taking over troubled coal power plant
Mark Trahant: Navajo Nation won't be taking over troubled coal power plant (March 26, 2019)

The Navajo Nation’s interest in taking over a coal mine and a generating station has come to an end.


Alaska Natives on witness list for hearing on drilling in Arctic refuge
Alaska Natives on witness list for hearing on drilling in Arctic refuge (March 25, 2019)

Alaska Natives who are on opposite sides of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge are testifying on Capitol Hill.


Alaska Natives on opposite sides of energy development in Arctic refuge
Alaska Natives on opposite sides of energy development in Arctic refuge (March 20, 2019)

A bill to block energy development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge exposes a long-running divide among Native peoples in Alaska.


Rep. Deb Haaland: Indigenous peoples are under attack in Donald Trump's America
Rep. Deb Haaland: Indigenous peoples are under attack in Donald Trump's America (March 18, 2019)

We must stand up against toxic rhetoric and brutal attacks on the rights of indigenous peoples.


Native Sun News Today: Governor aims to stifle Keystone XL dissent
Native Sun News Today: Governor aims to stifle Keystone XL dissent (March 7, 2019)

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chair Harold Frazier had an immediate response to South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s announcement of bills to kneecap dissent over the Keystone XL Pipeline.


Mark Trahant: The Indigenous woman who could bring down Canada's government
Mark Trahant: The Indigenous woman who could bring down Canada's government (March 6, 2019)

In the 1950s an Indigenous woman could not even hire a lawyer but in 2019 Jody Wilson-Raybould teaches a masters’ class in the rule of law.