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Former White Mountain Apache Tribe chairman Ronnie Lupe passes on
Former White Mountain Apache Tribe chairman Ronnie Lupe passes on (August 13, 2019)

'He no longer belongs to us; he belongs to the ages,' Chairwoman Gwendena Lee-Gatewood said of the legendary Ronnie Lupe.


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.


Cronkite News: Groups score win in effort to protect California condors
Cronkite News: Groups score win in effort to protect California condors (May 31, 2019)

Environmental groups are trying to ban the use of lead shot out of concern for endangered California condors.


Cronkite News: Supreme Court rules in endangered frog case
Cronkite News: Supreme Court rules in endangered frog case (November 28, 2018)

The Supreme Court made it harder to designate critical habitat for endangered species, in a ruling that business and property rights groups said corrects federal government overreach.


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.


Trump administration seeks to revamp Endangered Species Act
Trump administration seeks to revamp Endangered Species Act (July 23, 2018)

The Trump administration's plan to revamp the Endangered Species Act is drawing praise from the industry and scorn from environmental groups.


Republicans seek to 'modernize' federal endangered species law
Republicans seek to 'modernize' federal endangered species law (July 13, 2018)

'Republicans are turning their back on the most vulnerable species in the country,' an environmentalist said.


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.


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.


Kootenai Tribe aims to revive only herd of caribou in United States
Kootenai Tribe aims to revive only herd of caribou in United States (October 3, 2016)

Only about 12 Selkirk caribou live in parts of Idaho and Washington state.


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.'


Tribes in northern California take action to protect salmon runs
Tribes in northern California take action to protect salmon runs (June 24, 2016)

The Hoopa Valley Tribe and the Yurok Tribe have seen back-to-back years of fish kills and this year's runs are shaping up to be some of the worst on record.


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.


PBS: Tribes in Pacific Northwest facing a future without salmon
PBS: Tribes in Pacific Northwest facing a future without salmon (July 18, 2012)

"Billy Frank, Jr. was 14 the first time he was arrested for fishing. It was 1945, and he was on the Nisqually River in Washington state. Frank and other members...


9th Circuit rules for Karuk Tribe in case over mining along river
9th Circuit rules for Karuk Tribe in case over mining along river (June 4, 2012)

An en banc panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled for the Karuk Tribe of California in a dispute about gold mining along the Klamath River. By a...


Judge orders DOI to  consider status of desert eagles in Arizona
Judge orders DOI to consider status of desert eagles in Arizona (December 5, 2011)

A federal judge has ordered the Interior Department to consider placing the desert-nesting bald eagle back on the list of endangered species. The San Carlos Apache Tribe and other...


Judge orders more environmental review for polar bear rule
Judge orders more environmental review for polar bear rule (October 18, 2011)

A federal judge ordered the Obama administration to undertake an environmental review of a special polar bear rule that was issued during the Bush era. In May 2008, the U.S....


Opinion: Collaboration key to restoring jobs, salmon in Northwest
Opinion: Collaboration key to restoring jobs, salmon in Northwest (August 22, 2011)

"Recently, the Obama administration's plan to restore endangered Columbia and Snake River salmon was declared illegal by U.S. District Judge James Redden in Portland, Ore. The Columbia/Snake was once the...


Editorial: Judge not amused by  Columbia River salmon plans
Editorial: Judge not amused by Columbia River salmon plans (August 4, 2011)

"Finding the keys to managing risks to salmon and steelhead the length of the Columbia River system could use less lawyering and something more akin to a Truth and Reconciliation...


Editorial: Secretary Salazar plays politics with gray wolves
Editorial: Secretary Salazar plays politics with gray wolves (April 22, 2011)

"As part of its budget bill, Congress approved a brief rider, 11 lines long, that removes gray wolves in Idaho and Montana from the protections of the Endangered Species Act....


Tara Sweeney: Habitat designation threatens Alaska Native  lives
Tara Sweeney: Habitat designation threatens Alaska Native lives (January 24, 2011)

"The Department of Interior's recent critical habitat designation for polar bears should concern all Americans. The department's decision is flawed; it is a poor attempt to legislate climate change through...