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.
A Canadian company needs a large amount of water for the Keystone XL Pipeline. Tribes and water protectors are fighting back.
For the first time, Sicangu Nation citizens have gained the majority of seats on the board of directors for the company supplying their electricity.
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.'
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.
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.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report included interviews with Indigenous populations as a key source.
Sovereign immunity has protected a coal mine owned by the Navajo Nation from being sued without the tribe's consent.
A new lawsuit blames the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for encouraging Indigenous resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline.
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.
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.
Tribes are supporting legislation to ban energy development on ancestral lands in Arizona and in New Mexico.
The backers of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline are seeking to double operations in North Dakota.
The Green New Deal is nonsensical, unworkable and simply a departure from reality.
On every reservation there is a visionary, a person who tries to create something new and promising, to protect something old and important.
The fight against the long-delayed Keystone XL Pipeline is far from over despite a recent setback in the courts.
The Keystone XL Pipeline will lead to habitat destruction on the Great Plains, one scientist warns.
Bills addressing the sovereign rights of tribes, aging Indian schools and the history of Ponca people are moving forward on Capitol Hill.
Is newly-confirmed Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt about to present a nice gift to his home state of Colorado?
Can the government be sued for climate change? Native youth are hoping they can.
Legislation to protect ancestral and sacred tribal lands is gaining steam on Capitol Hill.
By teaming up to defend the place they all call home, 'cowboys and Indians' are protecting their lands and waters for all.
Two of the top oil and gas producing states are also the leaders in renewable power.
Addressing climate change in Indigenous contexts requires leadership from Indigenous peoples, communities, organizations and governments.
An organization focused on increasing energy independence for American Indians is helping to bring light, jobs and new opportunities to tribal communities.
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.
Conservative politicians in Montana are vowing to defeat a Medicaid expansion bill sponsored by an Indian lawmaker.
Pueblo and Navajo leaders are testifying about the need to protect ancestral lands in New Mexico.
With David Bernhardt at the helm, the Department of the Interior has been one disaster after another, tribes and their advocates assert.
With backing from one of the first Native women in Congress, tribes are calling for a permanent ban on energy development on ancestral territory.
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.
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.
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.
A 'landmark' ruling against energy development is being credited to tribes who secured victories in court.
The government post with the most responsibility in Indian Country might soon be filled by a longtime lawyer and lobbyist.
The Navajo Nation’s interest in taking over a coal mine and a generating station has come to an end.
Alaska Natives who are on opposite sides of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge are testifying on Capitol Hill.
A bill to block energy development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge exposes a long-running divide among Native peoples in Alaska.
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.
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.
Indian Country, like other rural parts of the country, is right in the middle of changing times.
The so-called Green New Deal is here and its policy is the definition of socialism.
Tribal nations are supporting legislation that would impact the route of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Americans deserve better than to foot the bill for the Green New Deal’s reckless, expensive, and unattainable goals.
Citing Standing Rock as a driving force, Democrats in Congress are calling for a Green New Deal to address climate change and other issues.
Fawn Sharp has a message for big oil: Time’s up.
Water protectors from far and wide gathered to celebrate and foster the International Treaty to Protect the Sacred from Tar Sands Projects.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will be hearing arguments in a dispute between the Swinomish Tribe and rail company in Washington state.
It’s important that settlers understand what Unist'ot'en represents in the era of reconciliation currently being promoted by governments in Canada.