The Trump administration is being pressed to remove protections for the grizzly bear, an animal held sacred by numerous tribes.
The Mount Graham red squirrel is found only in the Pinaleño Mountains of Arizona, home of a sacred Apache place.
The Ute Tribal Business Committee appreciates the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s efforts to establish a new policy promoting the direct collection of eagle feathers found on tribal lands.
Bald and golden eagle remains that are found in Indian Country will be able to stay there under a new policy adopted by the federal government.
Leaders of the Ute Tribe and the Yankton Sioux Tribe are calling on fellow Indian nations to oppose an eagle feather petition they say weakens treaty rights and undermines sovereignty.
A petition that could lead to major changes in the way eagle feathers are eagle parts are handled by the federal government has generated significant controversy.
The Keystone XL Pipeline will lead to habitat destruction on the Great Plains, one scientist warns.
Environmental groups are trying to ban the use of lead shot out of concern for endangered California condors.
Federal misdemeanor charges have been dropped against four humanitarian aid workers who faced criminal convictions for their work along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Four humanitarian aid workers were found guilty after leaving aid for migrants in a restricted area of a national wildlife refuge.
No More Deaths has been providing water, food and medical aid for migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border for more than a decade.
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.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is promising to do something about an eagle feather he said his family took without permission.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is seeking to strengthen the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act in response to lax enforcement of the law.
The Trump administration's plan to revamp the Endangered Species Act is drawing praise from the industry and scorn from environmental groups.
Tara Sweeney waited a long time to be confirmed as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs. Who is to blame?
Key members of Congress are taking a look a subsistence, just a week after tribes scored an unusual victory in a treaty rights case.
The change in power in the nation's capital has proven beneficial for a Native community thousands of miles away.
Alaska Native corporations stand to benefit from development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge but the Gwich'in people strongly oppose oil and gas development.
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 Northern Cheyenne Tribe is planning to sue the Trump administration for removing protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park.
The governors of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming are thanking the Trump administration for removing protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park.
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.
The National Bison Range is located entirely within reservation boundaries but the leader of the Interior Department described it as 'public' land.
Residents of King Cove have been pushing for the road for decades as a way to save lives in their Aleut community.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has received more than 650,000 comments about protections for the sacred animal.
Indian Country remains wary of Republican president-elect Donald Trump but change in the nation's capital could benefit a rural Native community in Alaska.
'With the jury acquittals last week of Ammon and Ryan Bundy and their accomplices in the 41-day armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon last winter, the lives of federal land managers in the American West got a whole lot more difficult.'
'This is off-the-charts unbelievable,' a defense attorney said in response to the shocking verdicts.
A juror who once worked for the federal government was removed after questions were raised about his impartiality.
Anti-government protesters with guns and ammunition took over a federal refuge that was once a reservation for the Burns Paiute Tribe.
Only about 12 Selkirk caribou live in parts of Idaho and Washington state.
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe filed the case but the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe wants to ensure its voice is heard as the fight continues.
An attorney for one of the ringleaders claimed the federal government didn't own a refuge that was stolen from the Burns Paiute Tribe.
The armed occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon generated international and criminal charges.
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.
Tribes say they weren't properly consulted about the Obama administration's decision to lift protections for the sacred animal.
The Acoma Pueblo ceremonial shield is being held by an auction house in France that has made millions of dollars by selling tribal items.
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.'
Officials shut down construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline immediately after objectors at the Sacred Stone Spirit Camp on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation raised a 'human shield of prayer' on May 24.
The Upper Sioux Community, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other tribes have raised concerns about a burial site in the path of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
The Obama administration has dropped an appeal in the long-running case.
According to authorities, Jake Ryan helped dig a road and latrines on and near sacred areas at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.
The Interior Department is promising to increase the Oregon tribe's role at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, its ancestral home.
The US Fish and Wildlife has announced its proposed rule to strip Endangered Species Act protections from Yellowstone’s grizzly bears that despite formal objections submitted by some fifty tribes and the Assembly of First Nations.
A superseding indictment was unsealed and listed more charges against 26 people in connection with the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.
Eric Lee Flores, 22, apparently went back and forth between his reservation and the wildlife refuge in Oregon at the start of the 41-day occupation.
Vice President Tom Poor Bear of the Oglala Sioux Tribe said the decision will lead to non-Indian hunting.
The 41-day occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon cost taxpayers at least $3.3 million.
Cliven, Ammon and Ryan Bundy and two of their supporters were indicted for taking up arms against federal officers in Nevada.
The trenches were large and at least one of them was found to contain human feces, according to a document filed in federal court.
Authorities will be looking for damage to sacred sites and thousands of artifacts at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.
Cliven Bundy is being held in the same jail as his two sons and is facing charges in connection with a standoff at his ranch in Nevada in 2014.
The National Bison Range was established in 1908 and is located entirely within the boundaries of the Flathead Reservation.
Some 850 tribal members each received just $743.20 in 1969 for the taking of their 1.78-million acre ancestral reservation.
The FBI continues to negotiate with the holdouts in hopes of resolving the takeover of the ancestral reservation of the Burns Paiute Tribe.
Even as the group dwindled, Burns Paiute Tribe Chairwoman Charlotte Rodrique expressed concerns about the occupation.
The mainstream media, however, is unlikely to ever acknowledge that to this day the lands in question are still Northern Paiute Nation territory.