Congress went on break last week but not before sending another pro-tribal bill to President Donald Trump.
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation residents, who live at the center of oil fracking fields, were among the first critics of the Trump administration's environmental proposals.
The Colville Tribes are celebrating after securing a huge victory against the world's largest mining company.
Treaty tribes believe a pollution-based economy is not sustainable. No price can be placed on the value of human health or the resources that sustain us.
The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians has acquired land near its reservation in northern California.
The Trump administration has put fossil fuel interests over the planet’s life support system.
Scott Pruitt aggressively rolled back agency regulations even as he was dogged by ethical questions at the Environmental Protection Agency.
The nation's highest court won't be letting Indian Country rest over the summer.
The Yerington Paiute Tribe continues to be left out of decisions affecting a polluted mining site in Nevada.
The Ft. Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes decried the most recent toxic oilfield spill as all the more reason to resist TransCanada Corp.’s construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Chairman Mark Fox of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation has been thrust into the spotlight with a new role.
With his job in jeopardy, the leader of the Environmental Protection Agency can count on at least one defender in Indian Country.
The White Mountain Apache Tribe cleaned up contamination from meth labs with a brownfields grant from the Environmental Protection Agency.
The Trump administration is siding with industry interests in a closely-watched reservation boundary case pending at the U.S. Supreme Court.
The $1.3 trillion spending bill approved by Congress and signed into law last week includes the largest infusion of funds for Indian housing in nearly a decade.
A 'special assistant' to Secretary Ryan Zinke resigned from the Department of the Interior after CNN uncovered her racist and bigoted statements posted online.
After being abandoned by the Trump administration, the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe are taking their homelands case to the nation's highest court.
An energy company paid a $49,000 fine to the federal government for contaminating water on the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation.
The Dewey Burdock project would be the most significant mining operation in South Dakota in the last twenty years.
The Crow Tribe is dealing with another crisis after vandals caused significant damage to a key water system on the reservation in Montana.
The Yerington Paiute Tribe is trying to hold the prior owners of an abandoned copper mine in Nevada accountable for polluting the environment.
In its continued fight against a mine near sacred waters, the Menominee Nation wants stronger federal regulations to apply as officials weigh the final permit for mine approval.
Tribes are struggling to get the attention and funding necessary to clean the water their people rely on. News21 investigates.
The Trump administration has abandoned two tribes as they seek to protect their homelands in Wyoming from an attack by the state government.
The new leader of the Environmental Protection Agency is criticizing the Obama administration for the Gold King Mine disaster but won't change course when it comes to the Navajo Nation.
The Environmental Protection Agency said it will consult with tribes and Alaska Native corporations about a controversial gold mine that many of them oppose.
Tribes are vowing to protect their communities from climate change but they will have to go it alone due to limited support from the Trump administration.
Tribal territory in the northeastern part of Oklahoma bears the unfortunate distinction of being known as the worst Superfund site in the United States.
About 40 percent of Navajo Nation citizens don’t have access to running water in their homes.
The Pebble Mine had been squashed by the Obama administration -- even Barack Obama visited the area to meet with Native fisherwomen.
A grassroots organization on the Ft. Berthold Reservation has put the Environmental Protection Agency on notice that deregulation of environmental protections is unacceptable from the viewpoint of social justice.
Congress has a spending plan. And it rejects most (but not all) of President Donald J. Trump’s priorities.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s release of “apparent violations” of surface and groundwater requirements in uranium mill cleanup underscored the latest efforts to prevent the permitting of proposed new mines and mills in the Black Hills.
Doesn’t it seem that we are all living in a reality show called 'Keeping up with the Trumps.'
A federal appeals court sided with the Environmental Protection Agency in a complex dispute over the facility on the Navajo Nation.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke appears to be working well with the situation but Administrator Scott Pruitt of the Environmental Protection Agency doesn't seem to be happy.
The Environmental Protection Agency plans to to issue underground water permits for the uranium mining and milling project opposed by the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
The new Trump Administration budget is short on details, but clear on direction.
The Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe can't exercise authority in a border town known as Riverton.
Scott Pruitt, as attorney general in Oklahoma, repeatedly fought tribes on jurisdiction, immunity and taxation fronts.
Multiple federal agencies were unable to provide disaster relief to the Navajo Nation after the Gold King Mine disaster that spilled 3 million gallons of toxins into the Animas River, the tribe’s president told a Senate panel.
As Oklahoma's attorney general, Scott Pruitt has fought tribes on jurisdiction, immunity and taxation.
Eight of the Republican president-elect's picks are going before the Senate this week.
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt (R) tried to get the lawsuit filed by the Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation thrown out of court.
Trump’s line-up of cabinet nominees tells us that his Administration is coming squarely for Native land and Native natural resources.
Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt has fought tribes on jurisdiction, sovereign immunity and taxation fronts.
Brownfields are an opportunity often missed by tribes and developers.
A federal appeals court is hearing arguments in two cases affecting the Navajo Generating Station.
An August 2015 spill at the abandoned mine in Colorado sent at estimated 3 million gallons of toxic waste into the waters of three reservations.
'Tribal treaty rights are the law of the land,' the leader of the Environmental Protection Agency said at the White House Tribal Nations Conference.
Environmental and tribal activists welcomed the government’s announcement that it had designated the Gold King Mine a Superfund site, advancing the cleanup of an area contaminated by a multimillion-gallon toxic spill last year.
Federal officials took the first step this week toward a planned $1 billion cleanup of abandoned uranium mines in and around the Navajo Nation.
The tribe needs $18 million to $20 million to fix the water system but it doesn't have the money.
The Navajo Nation is suing the Environmental Protection Agency and private companies after millions of gallons of toxic waste entered the water supply.
Key members of Congress are supporting the tribe's call for accountability one year after the Gold King Mine disaster.
A spill at an abandoned mine in Colorado polluted the waters on three reservations in August 2015.
The bill includes increases for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service but Democrats say it falls short of the true needs.
Some 94 million gallons of radioactive liquid broke the dam of an evaporation pond at the Church Rock uranium facility, washing into the Rio Puerco channel, which carried it downstream past Gallup, New Mexico, and all the way to Winslow, Arizona.